NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Food

Produce Market hosts annual food giveaway

Young people return from the Food Giveaway with bags of food.

“You want me to be honest? This here is good food,” said Monti Harris, 22. He expressed his disdain for the fast food restaurants in the neighborhood. “I’m tired of buying sandwiches and Chinese food. I want some soul food.”

Government / Politics

Presidential election results stun Hunts Point voters

A sign offering directions to voting booths at IS 74 for voters on Nov. 8.

After voting overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton, the South Bronx watches in disbelief as Trump wins The nation was shocked on Wednesday as election results came in, showing that the country’s next president will be Donald J. Trump. While this news may have been welcomed in the middle of the country, […]

Police

Livery cab driver indicted for 2013 hit-and-run

A livery cab driver appeared in Bronx Criminal Court on Monday to face an indictment for a 2013 hit-and-run on Westchester Avenue and Fox Street that left an 11-year-old boy severely injured. Djanfarou Touh, 37,  was extradited from Germany during the first week in November. Touh fled the U.S. two […]

Education / Environment

North Brother island could soon be a boat ride away

The abandoned sanitarium on North Brothers Island. Photo: Maria Torres

If city officials have their way, North Brother Island could soon be a short boat ride away from Hunts Point for the public, but conservationists caution that steps must be taken to protect its plants and birds.

Education / Environment

Rocking the Boat students take on most complex task yet

Rocking the Boat students take on most complex task yet

After 20 years and 49 boats, Rocking the Boat students are taking on their most complex project yet.

Environment / Government

Native son stays home to run Community Board 2

Ralph Acevedo

Board 2 voted in longtime board member and Hunts Point native Ralph Acevedo as its new district manager.

Education

College student helps start new community based effort

Stephanie Portillo

Resident college student Stephanie Portillo helps start up Hunts Point Habla/Speaks – a new community based project, which will allow residents to share their ideas.

Environment

Project aims to prepare Hunts Point against big storms

Project aims to prepare Hunts Point against big storms

A group has been hired to solicit ideas and concerns from residents in order to understand how to protect at-risk areas of the peninsula from future storms.

Food / Government

Officials seek federal funding for food hub

Officials seek federal funding for food hub

More importantly for local residents, supporters of the project say the expansion would provide Bronxites with easier access to fresh fruits and vegetables and will generate 95 permanent jobs.