Post Tagged with: "Community Board 2"

Politics

Rafael Salamanca announces City Council run

Rafael Salamanca announces City Council run

Community Board 2 District Manager Rafael Salamanca has announced he will run for the vacant 17th district city council seat, joining a long list of candidates.

Police / Transportation

Trip to laundromat ends tragically for local woman

The Intersection of Seneca and Bryant avenues.

More than a month after a 16-wheel box truck struck and killed a Hunts Point woman, residents and shopkeepers around Seneca and Bryant avenues are slowly coming to terms with the loss of a neighborhood friend.

Jobs / Transportation

Baldor prepares for major expansion

The Food Center Drive entrance to Baldor Specialty Foods.

As Baldor Specialty Foods prepares to expand and add 350 jobs, local leaders worry that truck traffic will outweigh some of the benefits to the neighborhood, and that many of those jobs will not go to residents.

News

Community activist Twana Gilliard-Green dies at 42

Twana Gilliard-Green

A longtime local activist and community board member, Twana Gilliard-Green, succumbed to a protracted battle with lupus. She died on Oct. 31.

Education

Local school squeezed for play space

Students from the Bronx Charter School for the Arts compete with parked cars for play space on Longfellow Avenue.

Community Board 2 has joined sides with the Bronx Charter School for the Arts to push the transportation dept. to limit cars on their street so that students can play in peace.

Housing

Renters eagerly await affordable housing

The building at

The mayor’s plan to build 80,000 affordable apartments is badly needed, say residents, but sky-high demand and median income guidelines have some worried they won’t be able to take advantage.

Transportation

Residents tell traffic engineers: ‘Leave our street alone’

Dr. Lucretia Jones points out the problems she says the city has brought about by turning her block into a one-way.

In July, the transportation department converted part of Dawson Street to a two-way street to cut down on a major speeding problem. But when they extended the project to change traffic flow on an adjacent block without informing the community, residents were furious.

Business / Health

Planned marijuana dispensary divides Hunts Point

The site of a proposed new medical marijuana dispensary on Oak Point Ave.

A company that specializes in selling medical marijuana is slated to open a dispensary in Hunts Point on Jan. 1 2016, worrying some residents that it will bring back with it the kinds of vice and crime the community has been fighting for decades.

Environment / Food

Flood protection funds aren’t enough, say advocates

An artist's sketch shows what the Hunts Point waterfront could look like with federal and city funding to create jobs and protect the shoreline.

Community leaders worry that Hunts Point isn’t getting the focus it should from federal and city officials to help safeguard it from future storms that could potentially cripple the city’s food supply and flood the neighborhood.