Jobs / News

Sustainable South Bronx workers form a union

The staff of Sustainable South Bronx has voted to form a union to help chart the direction of the environmental organization after a dispute over–among other issues–its signature job training program.

Business / Jobs

Building Yankee Stadium: Who you gonna call?

Maureen O'Connor at her desk

By Venita Virgia Johnson Center Sheet Metal is a get-your-hands-dirty kind of place whose employees work with steel and aluminum to fabricate custom-built heating ducts and other equipment. The factory occupies a typical Hunts Point industrial building. The one-story utilitarian structure on East Bay Avenue two blocks from Food […]

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Market upgrade and greenway move forward

The Hunts Point market on Edgewater Road.

Improvements called for in the Hunts Point Vision Plan are on the way.

Environment / Jobs

New program promises 300 ‘green’ jobs

The recipient of a $4 million federal grant is promising that 300 unemployed residents of Hunts Point, Longwood, Mott Haven, Melrose and Port Morris will find jobs under a new training program for “green” jobs. The Consortium for Worker Education will use the money to establish a Center for Environmental […]

Education / Environment / Food / Health / Jobs

From the editor: A school the neighborhood needs

Beans in The Point's vegetable garden.

Three decades ago, Hunts Point was the location of an adventure so visionary and so daring that many people branded it as nuts. In the midst of the catastrophe that had overtaken the South Bronx, on a rubble-strewn three-plus acre lot next door to the sewer plant, an organization called […]

Jobs / Politics

Stimulus funds are hard obtain and late to be spent

By Joseph Gallagher Some of the federal stimulus money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will save or create jobs in Hunts Point, but obtaining those funds was difficult, and some of the projects they will pay for are behind schedule.

Environment / Jobs

Co-op converts trash to treasures

Co-op converts trash to treasures

By Maria Clark 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.

Health / Jobs

Small Longwood church feeds the hungry

Small Longwood church feeds the hungry

By Fausto Giovanny Pinto Every Saturday Pastor John Udo-Okon wakes up at 3 a.m. to park his two vans along 162nd Street, around the corner from his church, Word of Life Christian Fellowship International. The vans reserve a patch of sidewalk for his food giveaway program, which feeds as […]

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‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

By Sarah Trefethen A number of Mott Haven community leaders are complaining that they have been left out of planning the South Bronx Greenway’s future. At stake, they argue, is not only recreation but jobs.