Post Tagged with: "Rep. Jose Serrano"

Environment / Health / News

Monitors hired to nose out NYOFCo stench

Monitors hired to nose out NYOFCo stench

Under a cloud of uncertainty about its future following the loss last month of its contract with the city, the embattled sewage-to-fertilizer company NYOFCo now faces a new challenge: around-the-clock scrutiny of its odor by an independent team of engineers. But at a public meeting at the Point CDC on […]

Environment / News

City cuts ties with NYOFCo sewage plant

City cuts ties with NYOFCo sewage plant

NYOFCo, the sewage processing plant with the candy-striped smoke stack that has afflicted Hunts Point residents with sickening smells for the last 18 years, has lost its contract with New York City. But in a defiant statement, the company said it would keep operating, and warned that without the money […]

News / Politics

Latino Museum shortchanges NYC, says Senator

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com A museum dedicated to Latinos in the United States has been in the pipeline in the nation’s capital for several years, but at least one Latino lawmaker from the Bronx is unhappy. State Senator Rubén Díaz Sr. is concerned that Puerto Ricans and New Yorkers are […]

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Tax form assistance is on the way for taxpayers, says Congressman

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com Every year thousands of New York taxpayers seek the aid of tax return preparers to help file their returns. Many are ripped off by unscrupulous or incompetent scammers, say consumer organizations. Congressman José Serrano says this year the federal government will offer better protections. The Internal […]

Jobs / Politics

Stimulus funds are hard obtain and late to be spent

By Joseph Gallagher josephtgallagher@gmail.com Some of the federal stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will save or create jobs in Hunts Point, but obtaining those funds was difficult, and some of the projects they will pay for are behind schedule.

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Geithner visits Hunts Point, promises funding

Geithner visits Hunts Point, promises funding

by Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com The Secretary of the United States Treasury, Timothy Geithner, came to the Point on June 29 to announce that economic help is on the way for poor communities around the nation hard hit by the recession. Geithner told a crowded gathering on the roof of the […]

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Blast shakes Hunts Point fertilizer plant

Blast shakes Hunts Point fertilizer plant

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com A pre-dusk explosion at the New York Organic Fertilizer Company badly damaged a storage silo at the plant on Oak Point Avenue and sent sludge and fertilizer pellets flying into its parking lot. No one was injured, but the state Department of Environmental Conservation ordered the […]

Environment / News

Little fish signal big changes in Bronx River

Little fish signal big changes in Bronx River

Environmentalists celebrate return of alewife By Meredith Goncalves meredith.goncalves@gmail.com Here’s what the rebirth of the Bronx River looks like: it’s about 10 inches long with silvery skin and it swims. In late March, naturalists netted four little fish called alewife in the river, and in doing so won a bet […]