Post Tagged with: "Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo"


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.”

Crime / Food / News / Parks

In the news: June 28-July 4

The Point has harvested its first crop from its garden tended by the teens of Action in a raised bed next door to Hunts Point Riverside Park. Fifty heads of lettuce will go to the new Hunts Point CSA Farmshare. The guardians of Park 52 rescued one of their own […]

Crime / Politics

Arroyos’ relative heads to prison

The culprits in a scandal that has cast a shadow on Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo and City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo are headed to a federal pen. Richard Izquierdo Arroyo, the assemblywoman’s grandson and chief of staff, was sentenced to a year and a day for stealing $115,000 from a […]

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In the news, June 21-28

In the news, June 21-28

Starting July 5, 16 lucky teens will build a wooden rowboat, take it on a five-day trip and get paid for it, as Rocking the Boat launches its summer program. Another 20 youngsters will explore the estuaries surrounding the Bronx, learning navigation techniques and working to improve the ecological health […]

News / Politics

Politicians’ kin admits he stole from tenants

Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo

The head of a Bronx non-profit has admitted that he embezzled $115,000 intended to help low-income tenants and funneled some of the money to Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo, his grandmother, and Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo, his aunt. Richard Izquierdo Arroyo, pleaded guilty in federal court on March 12, and faces […]