Serrano tabbed to chair Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science Jose E. Serrano
Pilot project helped Bronxites clear summonses and warrants A pilot project across the South Bronx last fall aimed to help residents eliminate open warrants for minor offenses.
Girls and femmes celebrate potential at Casita Maria’s teen leadership summit A focused Fatoumata Barry, 18, prepares to launch a defensive kick at the day’s most popular workshop.
Workers, advocates rejoice as Sanitation Salvage announces it will close A Sanitation Salvage truck.
Parks Longfellow Playground officially opens

Longfellow Playground officially opens

As part of its Community Parks Initiative, the city invested $3.2 million to resuscitate the former Longfellow Gardens at the corner of Longfellow Ave. and E. 165 Street.

Jobs Councilman Rafael Salamanca (with mic) and Assembylman Marcos Crespo lead chants

Protesters demand city oust construction company, following racist outbursts

Several of the seniors joined elected officials and dozens of other angry area residents to demand that the city cut off its $47 million contract with a Westchester-based Halcyon construction company., following allegations of racism.

Politics Alessandra Biaggi and a supporter share a hug following her election victory.

Biaggi trounces Republican to win seat on State Senate

All of the Biaggi supporters who had convened were veterans of her nearly year-long campaign to oust JeffreyKlein, the incumbent of 14 years and one of the most powerful figures in Albany, and then to finish the task by running against a Republican opponent in the general election on Nov. 6.

Environment , Jobs The solar panels

Local company harnesses the sun to power the neighborhood

But although this new community solar farm on Commerce Avenue promises cleaner energy, good jobs for Bronxites and lower electric bills for homeowners and renters around the city, many locals are unaware of the benefits it says it will bring.

NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

Culture

Blast from the past: Bronxites relive the history of hip-hop

The event was put on by the Bronx Documentary Center and featured a panel with Tobak, and two local photographers, Ricky Flores and Joe Conzo, whose iconic pictures of the underground hip-hop movement helped shape the book.

Education / Environment

Rocking the Boat receives state environmental grant

Rocking the Boat will receive $77,775 from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for its work

Rocking the Boat will receive $77,577 for its Measuring Bronx River Water Quality and Pathogen Levels initiative.

Culture / Food

Boogie Down Grind looks to keep Bronx character at home

Boogie Down Grind looks to keep Bronx character at home

The locally-owned Boogie Down Grind on Hunts Point Ave. offers menu options ranging from oatmeal to the “Big Pun Panini” sandwich, all for prices on par with Dunkin’ Donuts. 

Food

Residents find Thanksgiving turkeys aplenty at Father Gigante Plaza

Residents wait to get a turkey for their Thanksgiving .

Hunts Point businesses joined Community Board 2 to ensure that residents in need wouldn’t go without a turkey on Thanksgiving Day.

Police

Police beat: Oct. 18-26

Police beat: Oct. 18-26

Although violent crime remained down across the area in October, officers at the 41st Precinct station house on Longwood Avenue advise residents to be vigilant to guard against two familiar crime patterns that have resurfaced in recent weeks: purse snatchings and car-mirror thefts.  Here were some of the more noteworthy […]

Health

New initiative brings free yoga to The Point

New initiative brings free yoga to The Point

Although attendance at The Point has been low so far, program founders and community leaders hope that with time, improved outreach, and funding the program will grow in popularity and become self-sustaining.

Police

Lack of NYPD surveillance raises safety concerns in local parks

In front of Bill Rainey Park on Longwood Avenue.

At a public safety meeting held at the Police Athletic League center on Longwood Avenue, angered parents voiced their concerns about the safety of their children in recent months. 

Environment

City alters flood preparedness plans for peninsula

The flood plan

City planners held a hearing at the Point CDC on Oct. 10 to elicit feedback from residents and discuss changes to the original plan, which initially included emergency generators and heating and cooling units that residents were concerned would produce carbon emissions. 

Education

Fat Joe promotes education in Longwood

Fat Joe with students and faculty from

A full house auditorium filled with hundreds of anxious middle schoolers from I.S. 217 School of Performing Arts and Accion Academy sat on the edge of their seats anticipating the arrival of Fat Joe on October 11.