Jobs / Politics
By Joseph Gallagher firstname.lastname@example.org Some of the federal stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will save or create jobs in Hunts Point, but obtaining those funds was difficult, and some of the projects they will pay for are behind schedule.
The surprisingly narrow margin has led pundits and politicians to ask: Could Thompson have won? The answer may lie in the attitudes of voters in neighborhoods like Hunts Point and Longwood.
Rev. Ruben Diaz, who represents Hunts Point in the New York State Senate, will direct $2 million in state funds to Bronx-based and Latino nonprofits, he announced at a breakfast meeting on Aug. 17 that gathered politicians, including his son the Bronx Borough President, and recipients of the money.
By Joseph Gallagher email@example.com As Bronx borough president, Adolfo Carrion Jr. emphasized affordable housing and pressed for development. The next Bronx Borough President will emphasize schools, said the two men vying to succeed Carrion in interviews with The Hunts Point Express. “I want to be selfish,” said Assemblyman Ruben Diaz […]
News / Politics
A coalition of Hunts Point neighborhood activists, legal aid organizations, and prisoners rights groups say the city shouldn’t build a 2,000-bed jail at the Oak Point rail yard.