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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.

Education / Parks

Playstreets program starts soon

The Police Athletic League's Summer Playstreets Program will kick off on July 7.

Some streets will be closed off to traffic so kids can use them for fun and games this summer.

Parks

11th Annual Fish Parade highlights youth

PS 48's marching band at the 11th annual Fish Parade.

The 11th annual Hunts Point Fish Parade made its way through the streets of the peninsula to Barretto Point Park, kicking off summer on the peninsula.

Crime

Police warn of burglary wave

A series of daytime break-ins, all by the same burglars, police believe, has led the 41st Precinct to issue a warning, suggest precautions and ask residents for help to catch the theives.

Environment / Parks

Starlight Park gets flood protection grant

Starlight Park

A $4.4 million federal grant is aimed to establish new wetlands at Starlight Park, helping to protect the park and nearby residents from flooding caused by future storms.

Crime / Police

Officer from 41st Precinct honored for bravery

Deputy Inspector Philip Rivera, left, stands alongside Officer Juan Pichardo atht eh 41st Precinct on Longwood Avenue on June 10. Pichardo received an award for his courage earlier in the day, after turning the tables on four armed burglars last year.

Officer Juan Pichardo received an award for bravery for singlehandedly breaking up an attempted burglary while off duty in 2013, and at the same time wiping out a dangerous crime ring.

Education

HPAC holds Book Bash

Hunts Point families enjoyed a visit from The Man in the Yellow Hat (HPAC ECE teacher, Anya Perret) and Curious George (HPAC Scholar, Anthony Muentes) at the Hunts Point Alliance for Children's first Book Bash on May 31st held at the Hunts Point Recreation Center.