Post Tagged with: "City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo"


City calls for changes to the Sheridan

The illustration shows the city’s newly designed, narrower Sheridan, with increased access to the Bronx River. The second shows the area around Oak Point Avenue, where the city says it will recommend ramps that would run directly to the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center.

Advocates, who for over a decade have fought to replace the highway, with housing, businesses, parks and easy access to the Bronx River, are happy with some parts of a new city plan, but not with others.


Pabón announces council candidacy at Hunts Point library

Julio Pabón, far left, giving a stump speech to supporters while formally announcing his candidacy for City Council, near the Hunts Point Branch Library on May 21.

Candidate says he’s in a long line of South Bronx Puerto Rican activists City Council hopeful Julio Pabón invoked the memory of Bronx Puerto Rican activists of the past as he officially announced his candidacy at a May 21 press conference at the in Father Gigante Square next to the […]


Southern Blvd. residents rally at housing court

A tenant of 1058 Southern Blvd. protests at Bronx housing court.

Tenants argue the court system is not helping them fight an abusive landlord, but instead is helping the owner to punish them for complaining.


Legendary Puerto Rican regiment honored

Puerto Rican veterans helped unveil a new sign on Southern Boulevard at Westchester Square on Nov. 30th commemorating the Borinqueneers of the US Army's 65th Infantry Regiment.

Street renaming casts spotlight on brave fighters The stretch of Southern Boulevard from Bruckner Boulevard to Fordham Road was renamed for the 65th Infantry Regiment, the Puerto Rican soldiers better known as the Borinqueneers, who were renowned for their heroism in several wars. A half-dozen veterans from the regiment were […]


Homes, hearts sink on Prospect Ave.

Homes, hearts sink on Prospect Ave.

Substandard construction by an irresponsible developer is to blame for the rapid deterioration of a 114-home development between Fox and Beck Streets near East 149th Street and Prospect Ave., according to city officials. The value of their homes is sinking as fast as their backyards, the homeowers say. .


City ignoring residents over Sheridan, say advocates

City ignoring residents over Sheridan, say advocates

They say officials are shutting them out of planning process South Bronx residents, activists and elected officials unhappy with the city’s recent announcement it will no longer consider tearing down the Sheridan Expressway are questioning the way planners reached their conclusion. In a May 10 public hearing at the BankNote […]