Post Tagged with: "City Councilman Rafael Salamanca"

Government / News

New legislation introduced to monitor shelters

Neighbors hold a vigil for the Ambrose sisters in front of 720 Hunts Point Ave.

In the aftermath of a tragedy that claimed the lives of two toddlers in a Hunts Point apartment that was being used as a shelter, four city council members and the Bronx borough president have collaborated to draw up a new law to keep an eye on landlords who try to cut […]

Immigration / Politics

Elected officials rail against Trump’s threatened cuts

Rep. Jose E. Serrano, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca on the steps of the State Supreme Court building on the Grand Concourse on Jan. 26.

Elected officials say they will protect New Yorkers’ interests if Donald Trump carries out threats to cut off funding to the Big Apple because of its status as a sanctuary city.

Environment / Government

Bronxites to city: Slash our trash

Bronxites to city: Slash our trash

Fearing that years of effort to limit the amount of garbage trucked into Hunts Point and Port Morris was about to be lost some 70 local and environmental activists rallied at Councilman Rafael Salamanca’s District office in Longwood on Dec. 19 to urge him to get behind legislation to share the burden of waste disposal.

Housing

Shelter system under renewed scrutiny after Hunts Point tragedy

Apartment 1C is cordoned off as officials investigate the cause of the accident that killed two toddlers.

Elected officials have vowed to take action to avoid future accidents like the one that killed two girls on Wednesday, and also discontinue the city’s “cluster-site” shelter system.

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.

Government / Politics

Fundraising starts for September primary

Fundraising starts for September primary

Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. has built an early fund-raising lead in advance of the September Democratic primary, with big contributions from the Bronx Democratic Party machine and elected officials, along with numerous smaller contributions.

Housing

Southern Boulevard building among city’s worst

Tenants Liliane Collado and her mother, Marfies Tavarez, at their apartment at 922 Southern Boulevard.

922 Southern Boulevard has earned the dubious distinction of landing on the city housing department’s list of worst landlords, along with several other buildings in the neighborhood.

Government / News

Residents, elected officials protest city’s jail plans

City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca addressing protesters at a Rally on Saturday in front of the potential site for a new jail on Halleck Street.

City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca and State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein organized the protest after they heard that Hunts Point was on Mayor De Blasio’s list for potential locations for a new 2000-bed prison.

News

Salamanca gives nod to mayor’s revised housing plan

Newly elected City Councilman Rafael Salamanca voted earlier this week in support of Mayor de Blasio’s controversial pieces of legislation for affordable housing and rezoning. Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability, with the addition of some key revisions. On Tuesday, the Council approved the mayor’s $41 billion plan […]