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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.


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.”


Participatory Budgeting voting underway

Participatory Budgeting voting underway

A citywide government program called Participatory Budgeting allows citizens to vote on how the local council member will spend part of his money – up to $1 million — in the district.

Art / Culture

Pilot program announced to launch local arts initiatives

Six South Bronx groups will receive grants to help them extend cultural programming in their communities, as part of a new pilot program.

Food / Jobs

Mayor kicks off Bronx Week at food distribution markets

Photo courtesy of City Hall.

The mayor spoke at the Hunts Point Cooperative Market on Food Center Drive to kick off the second installment of the City Hall in Your Borough.


Serrano bashes Trump’s budget

The South Bronx’s representative in Washington isn’t mincing words in proclaiming his opposition to the agenda of President Donald Trump.


Bronx River cleanup wins national award

Students at local schools help clean up the Bronx River shore.

On Feb. 17 the Bronx River Alliance and the New York City Department of Parks will be awarded the Audrey Nelson Award, for their work reviving the Bronx River. The award is given annually to an exemplary community development program.


Livery cab driver indicted for 2013 hit-and-run

A livery cab driver appeared in Bronx Criminal Court on Monday to face an indictment for a 2013 hit-and-run on Westchester Avenue and Fox Street that left an 11-year-old boy severely injured. Djanfarou Touh, 37,  was extradited from Germany during the first week in November. Touh fled the U.S. two […]

Government / Politics

Incumbents sweep Democratic primaries

Incumbents sweep Democratic primaries

Incumbents held serve across the South Bronx in four Democratic primaries on Sept. 13. In the 17th City Council district, Rafael Salamanca beat Helen Foreman-Hines to retain his seat, serving Hunts Point, Longwood and Melrose. Salamanca finished the evening with 2,450 votes, or 62.3 percent, to Foreman-Hines’ 1,485— 37.6 percent. […]