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Longwood nonprofit faces fraud charges

The building where

The accused mastermind behind a long-running scam to rip off millions from the federal government while subjecting the developmentally disabled to unnecessary medical tests at a Longwood clinic is facing up to 25 years in state prison if found guilty.

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Blink Fitness gym opening in Longwood

A second Blink Fitness gym is due to open in Longwood later this year, at 932 Southern Boulevard off of Hunts Point Avenue. The gym signed a 15-year lease and will replace the failed Conway Stores, which occupied the space until a couple of months ago. Blink is part of […]

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Hunts Point Library hosts card game sessions

A set of Yu Gi Oh Cards.

Yu Gi Oh is a Japanese collectable card game that was created, developed, and published by Konami, a Japanese entertainment company, in 1998. The card game is based off the fictional game of Duel Monsters which was created by manga artist Kazuki Takahashi.

Education / News

Rocking the Boat sailing program garners national acclaim

Rocking the Boat students sail on the East River

Just one year after adding a sailing program to its roster, Rocking the Boat has been recognized by the America’s Cup sailing organization.

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Express reporter is honored

Ajhani Ayres with her Aronson award.

A reporter for the Hunts Point Express won this year’s undergraduate honor from the James Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism for her story about three women who have lived on Kelly Street for decades, keeping the community spirit there alive.

Government / News

Residents, elected officials protest city’s jail plans

City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca addressing protesters at a Rally on Saturday in front of the potential site for a new jail on Halleck Street.

City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca and State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein organized the protest after they heard that Hunts Point was on Mayor De Blasio’s list for potential locations for a new 2000-bed prison.

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Jazz Fest hits the roof!

Jazz Fest hits the roof!

Commuters looked on from the elevated Freeman Street subway station. Passersby spontaneously grabbed dance partners on the street. And those just making their way down Louis Niñé Boulevard this past Saturday stopped in their tracks. They were all gazing up to the roof of the Northpoint Medical Facility, where Bobby […]

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Salamanca gives nod to mayor’s revised housing plan

Newly elected City Councilman Rafael Salamanca voted earlier this week in support of Mayor de Blasio’s controversial pieces of legislation for affordable housing and rezoning. Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability, with the addition of some key revisions. On Tuesday, the Council approved the mayor’s $41 billion plan […]

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Salamanca headquarters celebrates election victory

Rafael Salamanca celebrates his victory with supporters at his campaign headquarters following the Feb. 23 special election.

Votes on mayor’s housing plan and city budget await new Councilmember Nearly an hour after polls had closed for the 17th Council District’s special election, people were ready for a party at Rafael Salamanca’s headquarters. Supporters filled the small storefront space on East 163rd Street, plates of rice and cups […]