Safety remains a concern for Hunts Point pedestrians Traffic on Hunts Point's streets
Attorney general announces green trucks initiative A new fleet of electric trucks is
Southern Boulevard revitalization plan draws critics…again Protesters denounce the city's plans for redeveloping Southern Boulevard, at an Apr. 11 workshop in Crotona Park East.
Abolitionists say new jail is not needed Residents gather at The Point
Environment Members of the Bronx River Alliance, the parks department and environmental groups restock the Bronx River with alewife on Apr. 3

Third annual ‘Running of the Fish’ marks herrings’ return

The Bronx River Alliance, in collaboration with the parks department, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection collaborated in early April to stock the Bronx River with 400 alewife, a type of river herring.

Politics Jose E. Serrano

Rep. Jose E. Serrano will not seek re-election

Rep. José E. Serrano has announced he will not seek re-election for Congress in 2020. 

Health Volunteers at the Food Bank For NYC  warehouse in Hunts Point repackage hygene and feminine products for women and girls in poverty.

New Yorkers give back at Hunts Point’s Food Bank

The event, part of the Woman to Woman campaign that takes place every March during Women’s History Month, seeks to raise awareness and funds to help distribute these expensive products that sometimes are forgotten when people think of basic needs for women in poverty. 

Culture , Food Maria Torres (front) and Tanya Fields (in red dress) were among five Bronx women honored

Powerful Bronx women honored

Female strength and resilience were palpable when some of the Bronx’s most accomplished women were recognized at an award ceremony at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on March 22.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Environment

Environmental groups push for a green deal

At a rally in Albany

The proposal, which has been described as a New York State version of the Green New Deal currently under debate in the U.S. Congress, would be the first of its kind nationally, and could encourage other states to attack climate change head-on, its backers say.

Art / Culture

Young Artists showcase their talent

Nayely (second to left) pictured with Casita Maria’s Marketing and Media Manager Luis Pagan (left), young artist Samuel Agyei (second to right), 18, and Director of Creative Arts Programs Gail Heidel (right).

Through their artwork, the young artists re-remember their ancestry by delving into myths and legends like El Dorado and the Guyanese folktale of Baccoo. 

Business / Jobs

Uprooting a dangerous industry: Garbage reform explained

Workers strike for back pay in front of Sanitation Salvage on Manida Street in January.

The new framework is a start, union representatives and drivers like Mondesi say, but it could be even stronger. Some business owners, meanwhile, say the reform will make it harder to stay afloat.  

Housing

Prolonged elevator outage strands seniors in Hunts Point building

Angela Centeno in her apartment at 840 Southern Boulevard.

When SEBCO caught wind of residents crossing over buildings via the roof, the company placed a round-the-clock security guard on the sixth floor to ensure residents could no longer use the roof, but still provided no alternative options for residents.

Business / Jobs / News

Advocates cast suspicious eye on Amazon delivery facility plans

Advocates cast suspicious eye on Amazon delivery facility plans

Despite its ample size, the new facility would employ no more than 10 full-time staffers or as few as five. Thus far, there is no stipulation for local hiring.

News / Politics

Biaggi pushes for campaign finance reform

State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi addresses attendees at a town hall in Parkchester.

State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is leading the charge for a new campaign finance reform measure in New York State, to limit the influence of big money in state politics.

Education

Hunts Point teacher is finalist for $1 million teaching award

Melissa Salguero with her students.

Hunts Point music teacher Melissa Salguero is a top 10 finalist for a $1 million teaching prize that will be awarded in Dubai on March 24.

Police

Elderly man held up at gunpoint for $18 in senior center

A surveillance video shows the suspect,

Although the victim was unharmed, the light the incident cast on security problems in the building has led to the removal of the company that was previously responsible for residents’ safety.  

Business

Garbage workers demand back pay from Sanitation Salvage on MLK day 

Former workers demand back pay in front of

About 20 former Sanitation Salvage workers and members of Teamsters Local Union 813 held signs that said “Stop the War on Workers” and shouted, “Pay your workers, Sanitation Salvage.” They were demanding back pay they say the company owes them for promised vacation time and years of overtime.