Post Tagged with: "Urban Health Plan"

Education / Politics

HPAC’s Back-to-School Fair introduces two community-based projects

HPAC’s Executive Director Jill Roche accepts a check from Councilmember Rafael Salamanca for the organization’s career readiness programs at last month’s Back-to-School Fair.

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

HPAC fair draws hundreds to Riverside Park

Hunts Point students create pens with The Laundromat Project

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.


Legionnaires’ update: Community Board says city must do better

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Mayor Bill de Blasio at an August 10 press conference, announcing legislation to inspect cooling towers. 

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

Urban Health Plan awarded federal grant

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

A new front in the fight against asthma

Urban Health Plan is looking to reduce Hunts Point's high asthma rates through a new educational initiative.

While environmental justice groups battle air pollution, a health care network is taking on indoor conditions in run-down apartment buildings.


Health group offers job training

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

Legendary dance group gone from BankNote

Arthur Aviles and Charles Rice-Gonzalez in front of Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance's new headquarters at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Westchester Village. after 15 years in the BankNote Building.

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

Overhaul planned for Msgr. Del Valle Square

Monsignor del Valle Square before renovations began last year.

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, […]


Legendary Puerto Rican regiment honored

Puerto Rican veterans helped unveil a new sign on Southern Boulevard at Westchester Square on Nov. 30th commemorating the Borinqueneers of the US Army's 65th Infantry Regiment.

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 […]