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Down East Seafood, Bronx River Alliance win environmental award

Down East Seafood, Bronx River Alliance win environmental award

A Hunts Point food distributor and a non-profit organization that works to restore the Bronx River were each announced as winners of a prestigious national award in April. Down East Seafood Inc. and The Bronx River Alliance won the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Quality Award, an honor granted annually […]

Environment

Familiar face to chair Bronx River Alliance

Familiar face to chair Bronx River Alliance

The Bronx River Alliance has announced a new chairperson for its board of directors for the first time in three years. Bronx native Kellie Terry-Sepulveda, executive director of Hunts Point’s The Point Community Development Corporation, was named to replace Joan Byron at the board’s helm. Terry-Sepulveda has been a member […]

Environment / Health / News / Parks

Oysters promote health of Bronx River

Oysters promote health of Bronx River

Elizabeth Severino stepped into the Bronx River, waded to Rocking the Boat’s small motor boat, reached into a bucket and held up two young oysters. She views the oysters as a sign of the river’s rebirth.

Environment / News / Parks

In the news, Sept. 13-19

In the news, Sept. 13-19

Former Community Board 2 chairman Roberto Garcia and Parks Dept commissioner Adrian Benepe were honored by the Bronx River Alliance on Sept 16 for their long years of service to the Bronx. Garcia, who now serves as senior director of community and government relations at Montefiore Medical Center and executive […]

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In the news, August 26-September 9

General Colin L. Powell will be returning to his Longwood roots on Thursday, Sept 9th to inaugurate a 50-unit condo building for low-income tenants at 715 Fox St. at the corner of Leggett Ave. The building will be named for Powell, who spent his formative years growing up in an […]

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Bronx River Alliance honors Garcia

Roberto Garcia

The Bronx River Alliance will honor the former chair of Community Board 2 at its annual Upstream Soiree fundraiser on Sept. 16 in Hunts Point Riverside Park. “We celebrate his contributions to improving the health, community life and economic development of the Bronx in myriad influential roles he has held […]

News / Transportation

In the news, August 8-14

An explosionin a communications room at the Longwood Avenue stop for the No. 6 train delayed service and closed the station for about half an hour, The Daily News reported. A battery blew up, releasing hazardous chemicals and noxious smoke, which sent one transit worker to the hospital. The new […]

Crime / News / Parks

Vandals strike Hunts Point Riverside Park

Vandals strike Hunts Point Riverside Park

By Bernard L. Stein and Joe Hirsch Vandals spray-painted tags on virtually every surface in Hunts Point Riverside Park on June 20, doing thousands of dollars in damage to the park that is Hunts Point’s gateway to the Bronx River. They smeared the letters HTU and the word “slug” on […]

Environment / Food / Parks

Fish parade brings fun and games to waterfront

Fish parade brings fun and games to waterfront

By Fausto Giovanni Pinto faustogpinto@yahoo.com An underage stilt walker, a unicycling clown and a school of fish were just some of the many characters that rolled through Hunts Point on June 19th as part of the 7th annual Fish Parade. The Classics N.Y. Bike Club, a staple of every Fish […]