Amanda Septimo has set her sights on the open City Council seat in Bronx District 17, which includes Hunts Point and Longwood. At 24, Septimo would become the youngest council member in the city.
A new push to federally fund community gardens has a South Bronx backer in Washington. Rep. José E. Serrano announced in March that he and other Congressional Democrats have proposed the Community Gardening and Nutrition Act of 2014. The bill calls for volunteers from the AmeriCorps Program to work with […]
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 […]
It was 1974, and a group of South Bronx residents were looking for someone to fill a vacant seat on the state Assembly. The pick from the community was nearly unanimous: It would be Evelina Antonetty, surely. But public office was of no interest to the forty-something activist. Instead, she […]
Congressman José E. Serrano voted against the legislation raising the nation’s debt ceiling, saying the package urged on Congress by President Barack Obama and the leaders of both parties cut necessary programs and failed to raise taxes on the wealthy.