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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.

Health

Legionnaires’ update: Community Board says city must do better

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill de Blasio at an August 10 press conference, announcing legislation to inspect cooling towers. 

Community Board 2 says the city must do a better job keeping residents and landlords updated about developments in the recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, after cooling towers on three local buildings tested positive for legionella.

Food

Church that fed Longwood’s poor evicted

Parishioners and supporters of Word of Life International rally to keep the church and pantry from being evicted from their Westchester Ave. building on

A Longwood church with an in-demand food pantry was evicted in July. Though the social services nonprofit that owns the building says the church hasn’t been paid its bills, the pastor says greed is fueling the dispute.

Economy / Housing

Hunts Point debates Spofford’s fate

Residents and city officials discuss the future of Spoffod at The Point on July 29.

Plans to redevelop the notorious Bridges Juvenile Center, better known as Spofford, are finally moving ahead and organizations from the Bronx and beyond want in on the action.

Crime / Police

Hoe Ave. drug bust takes down 20

914 Hoe Ave.

NYPD and FBI bust a suspected drug ring at 914 Hoe Ave.

Business / Environment

Auto shops near arrival date

Pablo Estevez of Sunrise Cooperative addressing fellow auto workers at a July 10 meeting on Jerome Ave.

Community Board 2 says it will keep an eye on an influx of new auto businesses that were forced to leave Queens, to ensure they comply with environmental regulations.

Business / Environment

Waterfront cement facility in the works

An artist’s rendering of a 16-acre parcel near Oak Point Ave., which would include wetlands, a greenway, a new pier and a state-of-the-art cement plant.

A Canadian cement company will break ground in August on a 16-acre parcel at the end of East 149th Street, building a facility it said will “revolutionize” the way cement is distributed around the region through water-borne transportation.

News / Police

Blaze damages Social Security building

An NYPD flyer released on Dec. 31, with an image of the suspected arsonist.

A fire that may have been deliberately set resulted in the evacuation of Longwood’s Feldco building, where Community Board 2, the social security office and a program for the developmentally disabled are located.

Business / Economy

HRA moves into BankNote Building

HRA's new space at the BankNote Building is now open for business.

After two years of planning and renovations, the Human Resources Administration has moved its Bronx operations to Hunts Point’s historic BankNote building.