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Health / News

Hunts Point health center teaches by example

By Sarah Grieb sarah.e.grieb@gmail.com Project HOPE’s center on Hunts Point Avenue is itself a health ambassador. Established in September 2008, the center is designed to feel more like a home than a medical office. There are two big overstuffed red chairs and a couch, games and a refrigerator full of […]

News

Geithner visits Hunts Point, promises funding

Geithner visits Hunts Point, promises funding

by Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com The Secretary of the United States Treasury, Timothy Geithner, came to the Point on June 29 to announce that economic help is on the way for poor communities around the nation hard hit by the recession. Geithner told a crowded gathering on the roof of the […]

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Blast shakes Hunts Point fertilizer plant

Blast shakes Hunts Point fertilizer plant

By Joe Hirsch news@huntspointexpress.com A pre-dusk explosion at the New York Organic Fertilizer Company badly damaged a storage silo at the plant on Oak Point Avenue and sent sludge and fertilizer pellets flying into its parking lot. No one was injured, but the state Department of Environmental Conservation ordered the […]

News / Parks

Climbing, sliding, hanging in the air

Climbing, sliding, hanging in the air

By Jeanmarie Evelly jmevelly@gmail.com Students from Middle School 424 and the Hyde Leadership Charter School on Bryant Avenue celebrated the opening of a new playground they helped design themselves. On a warm June afternoon, they clambered up rope ladders, swung from rings and climbed walls in the school yard on […]

News / Parks

Hunts Point Riverside Park wins national honors

Hunts Point Riverside Park wins national honors

Down amidst the mountains of scrap metal and the forbidding fences of industry sits one of the neighborhood’s crown jewels, a cozy little park right on the Bronx River. Now that park is receiving not only visits from local residents and canoeists, but it’s getting national attention as well for […]

Environment / Jobs

Co-op converts trash to treasures

Co-op converts trash to treasures

By Maria Clark mariapclark@gmail.com On a recent morning, Joel Frank and Jerome Villanueva were hauling heavy marble slabs from one side of the space to the other, while Janco Damas cleaned and arranged kitchen sinks along the back wall of a large warehouse on a small Morrisania side street.

News / Transportation

Park shuttle spared from budget cuts

Park shuttle spared from budget cuts

By Maria Clark maria.clark@journalism.cuny.edu The shuttle bus to the floating swimming pool at Barretto Point Park will be up and running again this summer thanks to some much needed funding from President Obama’s stimulus package. The future of the shuttle had remained unclear for months while the MTA proposed drastic […]

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Where the deals are in Hunts Point food stores

Where the deals are in Hunts Point food stores

By Alexia K. Arthurs Alexia.Arthurs@gmail.com For Hunts Point resident Jacqueline Franco, the recession hasn’t just hit close to home. It’s in her kitchen. “The prices are ridiculous,” says the 40-year-old mother of six. “Milk was what? $2? $3? Now it’s almost $5 per gallon.”

Art / Environment

Fish Parade celebrates Hunts Point

Fish Parade celebrates Hunts Point

By Maria Clark The streets of Hunts Point were teeming with marine life last Saturday, as dozens of young people dressed as mermaids and fish marched in the 6th annual Fish Parade. The lively sea creatures were joined by canoes that float on land, a pirate ship and a gorilla […]