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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. 

Transportation

Working group formed for Metro-North expansion

Working group formed for Metro-North expansion

The newly formed Bronx Metro-North Working Group convened for the first time in early August.

Food

Urban Health Plan gets $50,000 in Health Bucks

Urban Health Plan gets $50,000 in Health Bucks

“You shouldn’t have to be wealthy to live a healthy lifestyle,” said Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr., adding that the Health Bucks program is “a great way to improve low-income access to NYC farmers markets.”