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 [...]
Environment / Health
Results from soil testing by the state have revealed worrying levels of toxins on a Longwood site the local health care agency Urban Health Plan had planned to convert into parking space for its growing operation. Three years ago the organization signed a contract to buy the empty lot at [...]
Business / Health
Paloma Izquierdo-Herandez, President and CEO of Urban Health Plan in Hunts Point, was honored in Washington DC on March 27th, for her accomplishments and contributions as a Latina leader in the community.
By Daniel Bejarano It took 14 years of car accidents, but finally, the Department of Transportation has put two new stop signs at the corner of East 156th and Kelly Streets. The signs went up March 16th, just two days after a contentious community board meeting at which residents blasted [...]
Health / Jobs / News
A staple provider of healthcare in Hunts Point and Longwood for the past 37 years is adding services to the neighborhood, while reducing pressure on its own strained facilities. Construction has begun on a new 54,000 square-foot, six-story building at 1054 Simpson Street, that Urban Health Plan officials say will [...]
Health / Jobs
Urban Health Plan, the clinic that has served residents of the South Bronx since 1974, has announced it will soon expand its operations to serve 1,000 additional patients annually. The new space will be located on the 4th floor of the group’s main facility at 1065 Southern Boulevard. The expansion [...]
Environment / Food / News
Fresh fruits and vegetables grown on nearby farms will be sold to the public every Friday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. through October at the corner of Southern Boulevard and Westchester Ave. The initiative, called Youthmarket, is one of eight across the city, in which 16-to-20-years-olds sell the fresh [...]
An examination of federal records posted on the government website recovery.gov shows that millions of dollars of Recovery Act funding that has been reported as being used to stimulate the Bronx is not actually new money, and other funding attributed to the Bronx is not being used in the borough at all.