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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.

Politics

Special election: Three candidates vie for open State Senate seat

Special election: Three candidates vie for open State Senate seat

Whoever wins the special election will hardly have time to get their seat warm. Another election will follow in the fall, for the two-year term that starts next January.

Housing

Demolition of Spofford juvenile detention center to begin

Cybeale Ross signs in to a community meeting at The Point on April 10th

Demolition of the former Spofford juvenile detention center will start this summer, now that the City Council has given the green light to The Peninsula, the development that will replace it.

Government

Participatory Budgeting voting underway

Participatory Budgeting voting underway

A citywide government program called Participatory Budgeting allows citizens to vote on how the local council member will spend part of his money – up to $1 million — in the district.

Parks / Transportation

Community urges state to change Sheridan plan

Protesters rallied at Hunts Point Riverside Park on March 26.

Concerned citizens gathered at Hunts Point Riverside park on Monday, urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo not to build off-ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road.

Education / News / Politics

Melrose students join national walkout

Sophomore Jade Outlaw, 16, sings an acapella version of "Shine," a song written after Parkland by two student survivors.

South Bronx Community Charter High School students honor the national school walkout to end gun violence.

Culture / News

Not your average mama; she’s ‘BronxMama’

Katechis met Perrino through their daughters in 2012 and have been working together for BronxMama for the past six years.

The blog has become a lifestyle blog that provides extensive content — from local events to giveaways to reviews to travel ideas to job/volunteer opportunities and more for — Bronx families.

Housing / News

City holds town hall on Ready to Rent program for affordable housing

City holds town hall on Ready to Rent program for affordable housing

The Department of Housing and Preservation Development is providing free financial counseling and housing assistance for residents seeking affordable housing.

Culture / Politics

Bronxite develops podcast covering hyper-local news

Desiree Joy Frias

The hosts hope to bring awareness to hyper-local issues while keeping it progressive without a specific political slant. In the wake of the shut-down of local news outlets like DNAinfo and Gothamist, the team knew that hyper-local news coverage is essential.