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Environment

Historian Morgan Powell found dead

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Renowned Bronx historian and environmentalist Morgan Powell has been found dead in Brooklyn, according to an Oct. 9 report in The Bronx Chronicle.

Environment

Sustainable South Bronx to help run Cool Roofs

Hunts Point environmental group Sustainable South Bronx has been selected by the New York City Dept. of Buildings to be the program administrator for the city’s Cool Roofs Program this year. The local organization will work with the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency to help promote the program. Program […]

Government / Health

Urban Health Plan awarded federal grant

Hunts Point’s top health care provider, Urban Health Plan, will be awarded $250,000 in federal grant money to renovate administrative space at its Plaza Del Castillo health center at 1515 Southern Boulevard. The funds will allow the facility to “expand the services available to patients,” said  Congressman José E. Serrano, […]

Business

BankNote Building changes ownership

The landmark BankNote Building, which occupies a full city block in Hunts Point, has been sold.

The BankNote Building will change hands just in time for the anticipated arrival of a new major tenant, the city’s Human Resources Administration.

Education

Aug. 28 Back to School Giveaway at Casita Maria

School supplies will be given out on a first come first serve basis for 200 students at Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education on Thursday, August 28 between 5 and 7 p.m. at 928 Simpson St. Children must be present in order for parents to pick up the supplies. […]

Politics / Transportation

Diaz pushes for commuter rail service for Hunts Point

Earlier this week Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. urged the state Assembly to finance Metro North expansion to the area as part of its 2015 capital plan.

Business / Environment

Environmental group receives green energy contract

Sustainable South Bronx is one of five community-based organizations around the city that will receive two-year contracts with the state to engage local homeowners and businesses in energy-saving strategies.

Environment

Environmental workshop to be held July 15 at Longwood Art Gallery

Longwood Art Gallery and inClimate will hold the next PERCENT FOR GREEN event on Thursday, July 15 at on Tuesday between 2 nd 4 pm., The roundtable and workshop is organized by artist Alicia Grullón, as she aims to propose and then lobby to pass a Percent for Green bill to benefit […]

Government

New community board members announced

Ten new members were appointed to Community Board 2, the board that represents Hunts Point and Longwood.