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Vandals strike Hunts Point Riverside Park

Vandals strike Hunts Point Riverside Park

By Bernard L. Stein and Joe Hirsch Vandals spray-painted tags on virtually every surface in Hunts Point Riverside Park on June 20, doing thousands of dollars in damage to the park that is Hunts Point’s gateway to the Bronx River. They smeared the letters HTU and the word “slug” on […]

Environment

Oil spill contaminates Bronx River

An oil spill discovered on the Bronx River in White Plains on June 2, has been determined to be heating oil from a nearby apartment building, according to the Bronx River Alliance. So far, the oil has been contained in Westchester, the organization said in a statement.

Education

Actors turn Hunts Point into enchanted forest

Actors turn Hunts Point into enchanted forest

By Hannah Rappleye hannah.rappleye@gmail.com On a recent afternoon at The Point CDC, a young girl in a Catholic school uniform collapsed onto the ground. “Dear master,” cried 12-year-old Brooklyn Campbell. “I can go no further! O, I die for food! Here lie I down, and measure out my grave.” “Farewell, […]

Education

Longwood alumni pass torch of success

Longwood alumni pass torch of success

By Azriel James Relph Azriel.james.relph@gmail.com It had been 25 years since they had last been together in the schoolyard of IS 116 on Tiffany Street. Back then the Bronx was burning, and signs reading “Save Our Schools” hung from classroom windows. This time the graduates were there to make sure […]

News

Reporter for Express is honored

Hunter College honored Joseph Gallagher with its Aronson Award for Social Justice for his reporting in The Hunts Point Express, in a ceremony on May 3 that also included awards to a group of outstanding professional journalists for far-reaching investigative reporting and commentary.

News / Parks

A father’s legacy between the base paths

12-year-old Efren Madera tags out a runner heading for third base.

By Amy Yensi NYCity News Service A Hunts Point Express profile Margarita Benitez Villegas wanted to see her father’s name everywhere—on banners, posters, and stitched onto baseball jerseys throughout the South Bronx. She wanted to make sure that the late evenings he spent at St. Mary’s Park playing baseball with […]

Video

Earth Fest reaches out with music and games

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Earth Fest reaches out with music and games

Earth Fest reaches out with music and games

By Nicholas Loomis loomis@motthavenherald.com Legendary emcee Grandmaster Caz has been packing parties in the South Bronx since 1974, but none quite like the one at St. Mary’s Park in Mott Haven for this year’s Earth Day on April 24. .   By noon on the beautiful spring day, the crowd […]

Education

Opportunity knocks for Hunts Point high schoolers

Opportunity knocks for Hunts Point high schoolers

By Carmen Corchado corchado@huntspointexpress.com and Juliana Mazo mazo@huntspointexpress.com Margaret Arias is going to Stanford. Or maybe Duke. Or Columbia. Or Harvard. Esthefany Castillo will be a freshman at Wesleyan next fall. They and seven other high school seniors from Hunts Point are not only headed to college, but to far-flung […]