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 […]
Education / Food
In a neighborhood with the city’s lowest high school graduation rate, the Hunts Point Alliance for Children’s Back to School Fair brought excitement to students and parents at the beginning of the school year, to counteract that statistic.
Community Board 2 says the city must do a better job keeping residents and landlords updated about developments in the recent outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, after cooling towers on three local buildings tested positive for legionella.
Government / Health
Hunts Point’s top health care provider, Urban Health Plan, will be awarded $250,000 in federal grant money to renovate administrative space at its Plaza Del Castillo health center at 1515 Southern Boulevard. The funds will allow the facility to “expand the services available to patients,” said Congressman José E. Serrano, […]
Health / Housing
While environmental justice groups battle air pollution, a health care network is taking on indoor conditions in run-down apartment buildings.
On a Monday morning in November, a group of administrative assistants, customer service professionals, medical assistants, and case managers all gathered at an inconspicuous storefront on Hunts Point Avenue with a common goal: To find more fulfilling work. The cross section of workers and unemployed gathered at Project H.O.P.E. , a […]
Business / Culture
The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance will dance no more at Hunts Point’s historic BankNote Building, after the investment company that bought the building five years ago bids them an unceremonious ‘adieu.’
Parks / Transportation
City asks residents to help imagine a remake City officials told Community Board 2 at an April meeting that Monsignor Raul Del Valle Square will soon undergo a major facelift, and they want local residents to share their ideas of what the revamped space could look like. The tiny square, […]
Street renaming casts spotlight on brave fighters The stretch of Southern Boulevard from Bruckner Boulevard to Fordham Road was renamed for the 65th Infantry Regiment, the Puerto Rican soldiers better known as the Borinqueneers, who were renowned for their heroism in several wars. A half-dozen veterans from the regiment were […]