Education / Politics
Two new community-based projects were introduced at the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s ninth annual Back-to-School Fair: Hunts Point Habla, where residents can weigh in on issues that concern them, and a Career Readiness Program for teens at HPAC. Hunts Point Habla, or Hunts Point Speaks, was launched by the […]
Government / Politics
As the district manager of Community Board 2 Rafael Salamanca was an energetic advocate for Hunts Point and Longwood as well as a visible presence at neighborhood meetings that addressed concerns about traffic on the area’s truck-burdened streets and issues of health and housing.
News / Politics
Votes on mayor’s housing plan and city budget await new Councilmember Nearly an hour after polls had closed for the 17th Council District’s special election, people were ready for a party at Rafael Salamanca’s headquarters. Supporters filled the small storefront space on East 163rd Street, plates of rice and cups […]
Rafael Salamanca reported a war chest of $48,515 to the city’s Campaign Finance Board in the first round of filings on Jan. 15, followed by Amanda Septimo with $27,580 and Joann Otero with $8,382.
Community Board 2 District Manager Rafael Salamanca has announced he will run for the vacant 17th district city council seat, joining a long list of candidates.
Police / Transportation
More than a month after a 16-wheel box truck struck and killed a Hunts Point woman, residents and shopkeepers around Seneca and Bryant avenues are slowly coming to terms with the loss of a neighborhood friend.
Government / Parks
Playground 52, Hunts Point Playground, Lyons Square Playground and Longfellow Gardens will undergo renovations, as part of a mayoral initiative to repair small city parks in underserved areas.
In 2013, more Bronx residents died of complications from the AIDS virus than in any other borough, according to the city health department.
Environment / Parks
The New York City Parks Department picked Hunts Point as the launching spot for the NYC Tree Census – the first official count of the city’s green residents in three decades.