Articles written by: Bernard L. Stein

Education

Classes don’t end when school’s out

Clockwise from left, Jurnee Thompson, Arlyn Rosario, Alyssa Calderon and  Genesis Rodriguez are among the students in the PAL after-school program at PS 48.

Since 2008, the PAL in Hunts Point has been working with children at the school on Spofford Avenue, providing a safe environment where students from age five to 11 can mix play with learning about a variety of subjects.

Culture

At local gym, the fight is with the street

Alexis Hernandez works out at the heavy bag.

Once a leader of the Savage Skulls, Ponce Laspina now devotes his life to keeping young men from following the path to trouble he once walked.

Art

Hunts Point Field Day explores creativity

Tours of the public art on local walls were a highlight of the Hunts Point Field Day.

An arts project that engages residents where they wash their clothes leads a celebration of Hunts Point’s rich artistic tradition.

Education / Religion

In debt, St. Ignatius may close

Students at St. Ignatius School, educated in separate classes for boys and girls, score high on tests.

Parents and teachers are scrambling to save St. Ignatius School, with a fundraising campaign that must raise $1.3 million in a matter of weeks to prevent the school from being closed.

Business / Environment

New allies join FreshDirect foes

The site in the Harlem River Yards that FreshDirect is slated to occupy.

Sustainable South Bronx, Greenworker Cooperatives and the Bronx Council on Environmental Quality have joined the opposition to FreshDirect’s move to the Harlem River Yards.

Environment / Politics

From the editor: Just garbage

Garbage trucks on parade.

The city is supposed to build a new garbage facility in Manhattan to relieve the South Bronx of the unfair burden it has shouldered for years. Now, though, some politicians are wavering.

Business / Government / Transportation

Highway studies cost $20 million

Under the Bruckner Expressway

Consultants benefited most from canceled project Taxpayers spent more than $20 million for studies of the Sheridan and Bruckner expressways before the State Department of Transportation pulled the plug on the project last year, new information obtained by The Hunts Point Express through the Freedom of Information Law shows. The […]

Economy / Environment

FreshDirect hires Majora Carter

Majora Carter speaking at the South Bronx EarthFest in St. Mary's Park

Majora Carter, the noted South Bronx environmentalist, has been hired by FreshDirect to combat opposition to its relocation to Mott Haven.

Carter’s husband James Chase, the communications director for her consulting company The Majora Carter Group, confirmed that she has been under contract for the last two months to advocate on the on-line grocer’s behalf.

Business / Environment

State scraps plan to keep trucks off local streets

State scraps plan to keep trucks off local streets

The State Department of Transportation has abandoned plans to take truck traffic off the streets of Hunts Point by building new ramps from the Bruckner Expressway to Oak Point Avenue. In a notice published in the Federal Register on June 12, the Federal Highway Administration said money to build the […]