Government / Police
The Bronx Borough President wants the New York State Legislature to create a new online registry that would list gun owners who have been convicted of gun-related crimes. In his annual State of the Borough address on March 5,, Ruben Diaz Jr. urged the legislature to establish a gun crime [...]
Jobs / Politics
Ruben Diaz Jr. wants four more years.
The Office of the Bronx Borough President will be accepting applications for all 12 Community Boards from city residents who live or work in the Bronx. Community boards are comprised of local residents, who are appointed by the Borough President of each of the city’s five boroughs to serve in [...]
Education / Parks
Adults hope football will help keep kids off drugs Residents who oversee a local youth football team in hopes of keeping them drug-free, want to convert an abandoned Longwood tennis court into a turf field where the kids can practice. Glen Williams, a former drug counselor, says he wants to [...]
Economy / Environment
Company enlists support of grassroots spokesmen Online grocer FreshDirect has enlisted two more leaders of grassroots organizations in the Bronx to support its move to the Harlem River Rail Yard. Steve Ritz of Green Bronx Machine and Chris Norwood of Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute have endorsed the company, [...]
Economy / Transportation
MTA’s proposal for new route excites local commuters For years, Hunts Point residents have heard the sound of Amtrak trains speeding past without stopping, en route to northern destinations. Now, Metro-North is considering adding a line with a stop in Hunts Point, using those same tracks.
Education / Environment
For its sixth annual School Fair, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children teamed up with Green Apple Day of Service to transform Hunts Point Riverside Park into an environmental festival.
Business / Food
By this fall, a festival could attract food-loving New Yorkers to the parking lot of the Fulton Fish Market, hopes the city agency that oversees the Food Distribution Center.
Next month, the Bronx Borough President will roll out the red carpet for a Bronx native who has grown successful as a rapper with songs that deman women. Is this really an achievement to celebrate as a symbol of our borough?