NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

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.

Transportation

Working group formed for Metro-North expansion

Working group formed for Metro-North expansion

The newly formed Bronx Metro-North Working Group convened for the first time in early August.

Housing

Funding announced for new Bronx housing developments

Funding announced for new Bronx housing developments

The Bronx Borough President’s office has allocated more than $3 million in capital funding for five housing developments, including $800,000 for The Peninsula on Spofford Avenue in Hunts Point and $500,000 for a new development at 111 Willow Avenue in Port Morris. 

Economy

Judge agrees to settlement between Popular Community Bank, plaintiffs

Judge agrees to settlement between Popular Community Bank, plaintiffs

Popular Community Bank has been ordered to pay over $7.4 million to some of its customers and their attorneys, after a judge in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit last week. Judge O. Peter Sherwood ruled that a settlement between the […]

Art / Culture

The Point’s photography program celebrates 20th anniversary

The Point’s photography program celebrates 20th anniversary

The photographers were from the latest class of students from the International Center of Photography’s program, which on July 25 marked its 20th anniversary at The Point. 

Economy

Popular Community Bank awaits judge’s decision

Popular Community Bank awaits judge’s decision

A judge in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan will decide on Aug. 6 whether a settlement should go forward in a class action suit that would require Puerto Rico’s biggest bank to pay nearly $8 million to some of its customers and their attorneys.

Food

Urban Health Plan gets $50,000 in Health Bucks

Urban Health Plan gets $50,000 in Health Bucks

“You shouldn’t have to be wealthy to live a healthy lifestyle,” said Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr., adding that the Health Bucks program is “a great way to improve low-income access to NYC farmers markets.”

Art / Environment

Riverdale exhibit features South Bronx artists, environmental issues

Riverdale exhibit features South Bronx artists, environmental issues

Concern about the deteriorating environment and rising waters is at the heart of an art exhibit in Riverdale that features several South Bronx artists.