Post Tagged with: "City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr."

Health / Parks

City shoots for safe injection site in Longwood

Van Asher

The city’s plan to make Longwood home for a new safe injection site for intravenous drug users is facing resistance from residents, who argue that the neighborhood is already awash in homeless shelters and social service programs, and can’t handle any more.

Government

Jail reformers tell mayor to float The Boat away

Darryl Herring, who spent three weeks on the Vernon C. Bain floating jail barge before being transferred to Rikers Island,

Jail reform advocates joined elected officials in front of a barbed wire fence that separates the Fulton Fish Market parking lot on Food Center Drive from the Vernon C. Bain Detention Center, to demand that the mayor close the jail otherwise known as “The Boat.”

News

City announces plans for new jail in Mott Haven

The Mott Haven site where the city wants to build a new jail.

Not so fast, said two other elected officials with a major say in the matter.

Government / Politics

Salamanca will chair City Council’s Land Use Committee

Rafael Salamanca Jr.

City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. was named to chair the City Council’s influential Land Use Committee, where he will be responsible for working to shape zoning measures, development and affordable housing across the city.

Government

Participatory Budgeting initiative surges ahead

Courtesy of Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr.'s Office

Project ideas range from technology upgrades in schools to park renovations to bike racks and lanes.

Politics

Republican candidates face long odds in local City Council races

Patrick Delices is street campaigning at Hunts Point Station last Wednesday.

Even though no Bronx Republican has won a seat on the New York City Council in two decades, the party’s candidates in the 8th and 17th Council districts are not giving up on tomorrow’s general election without a fight.

Health

Councilman pushes for opioid antidote in schools

A vile of naloxone.

The South Bronx had the highest rate of drug overdoses in the city last year, according to a study by the health department. City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. is proposing a bill to require local schools to have the antidote on hand to administer if needed, but the mayor’s office is pushing back.

Education

HPAC fair gathers longtime residents and newcomers

Claudell and Jovan draw their favorite thing to do outdoors while their mother, Claudia Vaughan, learns new recipes to cook at home.

More than 400 people attended the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s back to school fair, going home with backpacks for the kids and healthy recipes for the adults.

Government / Politics

Salamanca easily wins Democratic primary

Rafael Salamanca Jr.

Rafael Salamanca Jr. cruised to victory in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary, defeating retired health care administrator Helen Hines in a bid to continue representing Hunts Point and Melrose in the City Council.