Government / Politics
Hugo Chavez called President George W. Bush the devil and President Barack Obama a “clown” and an “embarrassment,” during a 15-year tenure as president of Venezuela in which he worked to curb the influence of the United States in Latin America. But he also saw to it that poor tenants [...]
Environment / Transportation
Fifty area residents and advocates from local community groups marched across Southern Blvd. to tell representatives of several government agencies that tearing down the Sheridan Expressway is key to improving the quality of life in the South Bronx.
Dissatisfied with the response, they walked out on a public meeting.
Business / Transportation
The Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market, the country’s largest food distribution market and the second biggest on the planet, will receive $10 million in federal funding to help bring the creaking forty-five year-old facility into the 21st century. Two US senators from New York and two members of Congress announced [...]
Business / Food / Jobs
A Congressman, state senator and two members of the New York City Council have asked the State Department of Transportation to reconsider the lease that gives a private company control of the land where FreshDirect is planning to build its new headquarters. The legislators, who represent Mott Haven, are calling [...]
Environment / Food / Health / Parks
by Anika Anand; Video by Kenneth Christensen Residents learn about recycling, conservation at annual festival For the fifth straight year, Bronxites gathered at St. Mary’s Park to celebrate Earth Fest, sharing ideas for innovative ways to green the planet. Representatives from businesses, community organizations, and city agencies combined on April [...]
Business / Health
Paloma Izquierdo-Herandez, President and CEO of Urban Health Plan in Hunts Point, was honored in Washington DC on March 27th, for her accomplishments and contributions as a Latina leader in the community.