Activists walk to support AIDS victims

AIDS walk participants march down Coster Street, holding a sign that displays their support for those living with the virus.

South Bronx residents took to the streets to raise awareness of the high rates of HIV and AIDS in the community.

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, […]

Health / Housing

A new front in the fight against asthma

Urban Health Plan is looking to reduce Hunts Point's high asthma rates through a new educational initiative.

While environmental justice groups battle air pollution, a health care network is taking on indoor conditions in run-down apartment buildings.


Federal grant will help fund health center

A Longwood-based health care agency will receive $812,500 in federal grant money over the next five years to continue providing numerous services for Bronx residents. The funding for La Casa de Salud is part of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise referred to as Obamacare.


Health group offers job training

On a Monday morning in November, a group of administrative assistants, customer service professionals, medical assistants, and case managers all gathered at an inconspicuous storefront on Hunts Point Avenue with a common goal: To find more fulfilling work. The cross section of workers and unemployed gathered at Project H.O.P.E. , a […]

Environment / Health

New green roof cools and cleans

The Point's new green roof.

With the installation of a new green roof atop The Point CDC, visitors can now marvel at what’s right under their feet.

Food / Health

Fresh food boards the bus

Tanya Fields, center in green blouse, introduced residents to her mobile market at a "Meet the Bus" event.

A food justice activist wants the city’s first mobile food market to roll in the South Bronx.

Health / Housing

Longwood psychiatric residence planned

A social service organization wants to convert this empty lot into a 61-unit apartment building, with 20 units for special needs residents, on Rev. James A. Polite Ave. near the corner of E. 166 St.

Representatives of a non-profit group hoping to construct a new residence with 20 apartments for people with psychiatric diagnoses got an earful from members of Community Board 2.

Food / Health

An oasis in the food desert

An oasis in the food desert

A new community supported fishery has joined two-year-old Corbin Hill Farm to provide pickups of just-caught and just-picked food to Hunts Point residents.