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Environment

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

Members of the Bronx River Alliance, the parks department and environmental groups restock the Bronx River with alewife on Apr. 3

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

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

Jose E. Serrano

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

Government / Politics

Serrano tabbed to chair Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science

Jose E. Serrano

The Subcommittee oversees the federal departments of Justice, Commerce, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation, the FBI, and the Census Bureau, among others.

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.

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.

Environment / Transportation

New alliance launched to boost barge transport

New alliance launched to boost barge transport

A new alliance composed of public agencies, port authorities, and waterfront communities up and down the east coast will work to cut down on the number of trucks that clog city streets and contribute to air pollution, by ensuring that many more barges are put to use to transport freight. 

Parks / Police

Longwood couple charged with killing and mutilating victim 

Longwood couple charged with killing and mutilating victim 

A Longwood couple has been indicted in connection with the killing of a 25-year-old woman, and the burial of her dismantled remains in Barretto Point Park and Crotona Park earlier this month. 

Parks

Floating pool to stay in Hunts Point

The floating pool provides recreation for thousands every summer.

The floating pool will remain at Barretto Point Park for at least another four years, the Parks Department announced Friday. In addition, the park has grown by 1.2 acres of land transferred from the city Department of Environmental Protection, which operates the sewer plant next to the park. The new […]

Parks / Transportation

Federal funding approved for Sheridan conversion

A rendering of the new Sheridan

The Federal Highway Administration will provide $75 million to New York State to help repurpose the Sheridan Expressway from a mile of underused highway into a human-friendly boulevard that can be walked or biked across to get to the Bronx River.