NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Environment

New scorecard: Hunts Point’s access to waterfront is borough’s best

New scorecard: Hunts Point’s access to waterfront is borough’s best

A new scorecard unveiled by a coalition of environmental groups this week finds Hunts Point’s waterfront to be among the Bronx’s best in two of three categories, but among the worst in a third grouping.

Education

From Nigeria to Hunts Point, and beyond

Kudirat Alimi

Through her education at Hyde and the school’s connections with community based organizations, Kudirat Alimi became socially conscious and active about the issues affecting her community.

Police

Coster Street drug ring broken up

Coster Street drug ring broken up

A violent Hunts Point-based ring that sold crack, heroin and ammunition and committed holdups has been dismantled, as the result of a joint investigation that involved the federal government, the Bronx DA and the NYPD.

Politics

Vandals deface local mural…three times

Omar Freilla of Greenworker Cooperatives, Wanda Salaman of Mothers on the Move and Danny R. Peralta of The Point CDC in front of the vandalized wall.

Over the past 15 years, the community service arm of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, CITGO, has been the principal—-and sometimes, the only—-funder for South Bronx grassroots groups Green Worker Cooperatives, and advocacy group Mothers on the Move.

Food / Jobs

Mayor kicks off Bronx Week at food distribution markets

Photo courtesy of City Hall.

The mayor spoke at the Hunts Point Cooperative Market on Food Center Drive to kick off the second installment of the City Hall in Your Borough.

Health / Video

Longwood program battles surge in drug use

Longwood program battles surge in drug use

As of 2016, 34 in every 100,000 residents in the Bronx died from an overdose, more than gun homicides and car crashes combined, according to a study by the New York Department of Health.

News

Post office audit confirms residents’ suspicions

Post office audit confirms residents’ suspicions

The Postal Service has finally reached a conclusion that residents have known for years: mail delivery here stinks. Now the USPS is promising to do something about it.

News

Mayor’s plan could mean another jail for South Bronx

Rikers Island Prison Complex as seen from Barretto Point Park.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to close the Rikers Island Prison Complex could mean another jail for the South Bronx after residents here fought for years to close others down. The plan is to replace the jails on the 400-acre island with smaller jails in each borough. Rikers currently holds […]

Health / Parks

Phoenix on brink of undefeated season

Phoenix on brink of undefeated season

For the Phoenix of South Bronx High School, the pressure was officially on. To keep their undefeated 12-0 season going, they’d have to score in the last rays of spring light.