A panel of representatives from the city’s Environmental Justice Alliance urged hundreds of young people at a presentation in Brooklyn, to ramp up efforts to slow global warming.
They say officials are shutting them out of planning process South Bronx residents, activists and elected officials unhappy with the city’s recent announcement it will no longer consider tearing down the Sheridan Expressway are questioning the way planners reached their conclusion. In a May 10 public hearing at the BankNote [...]
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 [...]
Bronx community groups took to the streets of Manhattan on April 9th to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plans to test new garbage disposal technology they fear will end up hurting the South Bronx. Representatives from The Point CDC, Nos Quedamos, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice and other community organizations [...]
Gilberto Rivera, one of the co-founders of the Melrose-based housing organization Nos Quedamos, died on Nov. 25. He was 75. Rivera, who had been president of Nos Quedamos’ board, suffered a massive stroke shortly after a board meeting at the Nos Quedamos office on Melrose Ave. on Oct. 5. He [...]
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.
By Nicholas Loomis email@example.com Legendary emcee Grandmaster Caz has been packing parties in the South Bronx since 1974, but none quite like the one at St. Mary’s Park in Mott Haven for this year’s Earth Day on April 24. . By noon on the beautiful spring day, the crowd [...]
Residents, who had suffered in water-damaged apartments and without such basics as heat and hot water, had high expectations for the new management. Two years later, three of the four Hunts Point buildings have been renovated, but some tenants still wait for repairs.
Tenants at troubled complex see progress, but problems remain By Prakirti Nangia firstname.lastname@example.org Bethzaida Nieves was seven-and-a-half months pregnant when she began having trouble stepping through her own door. Her belly hadn’t grown too large. Instead, a pipe below her apartment had burst, releasing steam that caused the wooden floorboards [...]