Post Tagged with: "Rep. Jose E. Serrano"


Serrano bashes Trump’s budget

The South Bronx’s representative in Washington isn’t mincing words in proclaiming his opposition to the agenda of President Donald Trump.

Immigration / Politics

Elected officials rail against Trump’s threatened cuts

Rep. Jose E. Serrano, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca on the steps of the State Supreme Court building on the Grand Concourse on Jan. 26.

Elected officials say they will protect New Yorkers’ interests if Donald Trump carries out threats to cut off funding to the Big Apple because of its status as a sanctuary city.

Food / Government

Officials seek federal funding for food hub

Officials seek federal funding for food hub

More importantly for local residents, supporters of the project say the expansion would provide Bronxites with easier access to fresh fruits and vegetables and will generate 95 permanent jobs.


Serrano wins Democratic primary

Serrano wins Democratic primary

Rep. Jose E. Serrano won the New York Democratic primary on June 28, trouncing the challenger, political newcomer Leonel Baez. Serrano won 8,343 to Baez’s 990.

News / Politics

Tuesday’s primary pits incumbent against upstart

Leonel Baez

Longtime Democratic incumbent Jose E. Serrano will try to fend off a challenge from a political newcomer in Tuesday’s primary in New York’s 15th Congressional District.

Economy / Environment

Funding against storms falls short, say planners

A rendering of the Hunts Point waterfront as envisioned by the PennOlin group.

At a public informational meeting at The Point, a team of planners told residents that government money so far promised to protect the waterfront from storms and flooding is about 5 percent of what’s needed.

Environment / Jobs

Public hearing on shore protection set for Jan. 15

An artist's sketch shows what the Hunts Point waterfront could look like with federal and city funding to create jobs and protect the shoreline.

The Point CDC will host a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 15, to update the community on the federal government and the city’s plans to protect Hunts Point from future storms and flooding.

Environment / Parks

Starlight Park gets flood protection grant

Starlight Park

A $4.4 million federal grant is aimed to establish new wetlands at Starlight Park, helping to protect the park and nearby residents from flooding caused by future storms.


City surrenders on Hunts Point jail

City surrenders on Hunts Point jail

Plans call for new South Bronx site By Joe Hirsch Photo by Amy Ponce Demonstrators marched and rallied last April to protest plans to build a jail in Hunts Point.   After a nearly two-year-long roller coaster ride of legal entanglements and community and political opposition, the city Department […]