The word “ghetto” touches off a heated debate about a new mural in Melrose.
It was standing room only on a Saturday afternoon in March at a Melrose church known for its social activism streak, where residents came, hoping to hear the city’s mayoral candidates explain their positions on the issues. There was only one problem: The three candidates considered frontrunners in next November’s [...]
By Daniel Bejarano In the 1950s and ’60s the streets of the South Bronx were brimming with music. The sound of conga drums reverberated between rooftops. Afro-Cuban and jazz rhythms merged with son, mambo and chachacha beats on stoops in Hunts Point, Longwood and Mott Haven to create a new [...]
There will be a new face in local politics if the new district lines released on Jan. 26 by a committee of legislators take effect. Instead of being represented in the state senate by Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr., most of the Hunts Point peninsula would be attached to a district [...]
Nos Quedamos, Melrose’s leading developer and manager of affordable housing, has been closed for more than a week in a dispute over its leadership. The organization’s board locked its executive director Yolanda Gonzalez out amid accusations that she had used funds improperly while laying off longtime workers.
Grassroots organizations from Hunts Point, Longwood, Mott Haven and Melrose were well-represented at an international conference on climate change in Bolivia in April. “There are tangible parallels that exist between the indigenous people in Bolivia and Hunts Point,” said Tanya Fields, one of more than a dozen local residents who [...]