Post Tagged with: "South Bronx"

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Costumed crusaders flock to Halloween Parade

The teenage zombie-nurse and even younger Spiderman may not know it, but they were marching for a good cause on Oct. 28. For the 26th year in a row, the New South Bronx Halloween Parade brought a mix of Halloween silliness to Hunts Point, along with a mission to improve […]

Environment / News

Sustainable South Bronx leader moves on

After three years as executive director of Sustainable South Bronx, Miquela Craytor is leaving to to oversee the city’s industrial policy at the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Michael Brotchner, a graduate of Wesleyan University with an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, has been named interim […]

News

Bronxites join Wall Street protesters

Slide show by Anika Anand and Kenneth Christensen Article by Kenneth Christensen maxwellchristensen@gmail.com Last weekend, residents of the Bronx collectively introduced themselves to the Occupy Wall Street protest in Manhattan’s financial district. “The Bronx is in the house! Say what? The Bronx is in the house!” they called as they […]

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Sr. Thomas honored for 60 years of service

Sr. Thomas honored for 60 years of service

Sister Thomas, who has served Hunts Point children and families for nearly half a century, was honored on Aug. 28 for her 60th Jubilee, marking 60 years as a Sister of Charity of New York. Sister Trude “Thomas” Collins, SC, spent most of those years at Saint Athanasius Church and […]

News / Parks

Conguero comes home to Park 52

Sammy Garcia playing congas with his band at the 52 Latin Jazz Concert Series

“He came out of the fires of the Bronx,” said a childhood friend of Sammy Garcia, ” “and now he’s a famous musician with his own band.”

Environment / Politics

From the editor: Say no to an incinerator

Twelve years ago, a huge crane pried the stacks off the South Bronx Medical Waste Incinerator on the eastern end of 138th Street where it meets the East River. Hundreds of Bronxites who had protested that it was poisoning the air they breathed cheered as the last incinerator in New […]

News / Politics

Remembering a neighborhood activist

Remembering a neighborhood activist

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 […]

Jobs / Politics

Neighborhood voices: Fight for the future

Neighborhood voices: Fight for the future

By Mark Naison I have been driving around the Bronx a lot lately and am trying hard to be positive and optimistic. There is certainly much to celebrate. What were once decayed neighborhoods are being filled with new housing complexes, some of which are beautifully designed and filled with inspiring […]

Art

Surviving Hunts Point’s bad old days

Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] By Peter A. Jackson mrpjacks@gmail.com Ricky Flores’ friends call him the “Jimmy Olsen Guy” because, like Superman’s sidekick, he always has a camera in his hands. Flores […]