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Grassroots group puts down roots in Longwood

Members of the grassroots community education and advocacy group Take Back the Bronx.

Advocacy group Take Back the Bronx will settle down in Longwood, where it will continue advocating for residents against bad landlords and police brutality, while also offering yoga and martial arts classes.

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Occupy the Bronx takes action at home

Occupy The Bronx supporters march down Southern Blvd. in Hunts Point to a speakout against police brutality held in front of the Hunts Point Library on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Even before police evicted Occupy Wall Street from Zuccotti Park, its local affiliate Occupy the Bronx had turned its attention from lower Manhattan to its home borough, joining other grassroots organizations in neighborhood-based demonstrations on Saturday afternoons. On Nov. 19, the action was in Hunts Point. Some 50 people gathered […]

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Bronxites join Wall Street protesters

Slide show by Anika Anand and Kenneth Christensen Article by Kenneth Christensen maxwellchristensen@gmail.com Last weekend, residents of the Bronx collectively introduced themselves to the Occupy Wall Street protest in Manhattan’s financial district. “The Bronx is in the house! Say what? The Bronx is in the house!” they called as they […]

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City drops plan for Hunts Point jail

City drops plan for Hunts Point jail

The city has abandoned plans to build a new jail in Hunts Point, four years after then Corrections Commissioner Martin Horn announced his intention to build a 2,000-bed facility on a 28-acre waterfront site in the Oak Point rail yard. In addition, the 870-bed jail barge now moored near the […]

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Plans for Hunts Point jail remain on hold

Plans for Hunts Point jail remain on hold

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com The city’s plan to build a jail in Hunts Point remains in limbo while Mayor Bloomberg decides who his next Corrections commissioner will be. Martin Horn resigned as commissioner of the city’s Department of Correction in July to teach at John Jay School of Criminal Justice.

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Judge puts Oak Point jail on hold again

Coalition celebrates order delaying hearings By Janice Harrison Janice7074@gmail.com A court order that halted the city’s plan to build a 2,000 bed jail in Hunt’s Point will remain in effect until at least June 12, a federal judge has ruled. The decision, reached after a hearing in Bankruptcy Court in […]

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Hunts Point arms for battle over jail

A coalition of Hunts Point neighborhood activists, legal aid organizations, and prisoners rights groups say the city shouldn’t build a 2,000-bed jail at the Oak Point rail yard.