Government

Government / Politics

Serrano tabbed to chair Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science

Jose E. Serrano

The Subcommittee oversees the federal departments of Justice, Commerce, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation, the FBI, and the Census Bureau, among others.

Politics / Transportation

Workers, advocates rejoice as Sanitation Salvage announces it will close

A Sanitation Salvage truck.

Once Sanitation Salvage’s trucks stop rumbling through the South Bronx’s streets, say advocates, those streets will be safer for everyone else. 

Politics

Biaggi trounces Republican to win seat on State Senate

Alessandra Biaggi and a supporter share a hug following her election victory.

All of the Biaggi supporters who had convened were veterans of her nearly year-long campaign to oust JeffreyKlein, the incumbent of 14 years and one of the most powerful figures in Albany, and then to finish the task by running against a Republican opponent in the general election on Nov. 6.

Politics

Upstart rocks Bronx political world

Alessandra Biaggi celebrates victory at the Bronx Alehouse in Kingsbridge on Sept. 13.

Out of 175 residents of the peninsula who cast votes on Thursday, 110 voted for Klein and just 65 for Biaggi. Across the Bronx, however, Biaggi received 15,656 votes, to Klein’s 14,224.

Politics / Transportation

Speed cameras return to Hunts Point

Crossing guard Aada Alvarado directs traffic on the corner of Faile and Aldus Streets, close to P.S. 75

Speed cameras in school zones all over New York City were turned back on last week, after Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order that extended the program for 30 days.

Government / Housing

Southern Boulevard rezoning opponents disrupt planning meeting

Shellyne Rodriguez of Take Back the Bronx at an open house in East Tremont on June 14.

South Bronx residents confronted city officials at an open house in East Tremont last Thursday, over the proposed rezoning of a large swath of Southern Boulevard between Longwood and Crotona Park.

Environment / Government / Parks

Community rallies for a reversal of state’s Sheridan plan

The Metro-North expansion plan

Community groups and residents are urging the state to reverse its decision to place exit ramps from the Sheridan Expressway on Oak Point and Leggett avenues, as part of an ambitious revitalization plan.

Government

Jail reformers tell mayor to float The Boat away

Darryl Herring, who spent three weeks on the Vernon C. Bain floating jail barge before being transferred to Rikers Island,

Jail reform advocates joined elected officials in front of a barbed wire fence that separates the Fulton Fish Market parking lot on Food Center Drive from the Vernon C. Bain Detention Center, to demand that the mayor close the jail otherwise known as “The Boat.”

News / Politics

Sepúlveda wins special election for State Senate seat

Luis Sepúlveda

Democrat Luis Sepúlveda won a special election for a seat on the State Senate in the 32nd senatorial district last night, easily defeating his two challengers.