Post Tagged with: "City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr."

Housing

Legislation designed to put a dent in homelessness

Flowers

Intro. 1211 calls on affordable housing developers who receive subsidies from the city, to set aside 15 percent of all preserved or newly created units for homeless families. Current city policy sets that number at just five percent. 

Jobs

Protesters demand city oust construction company, following racist outbursts

Councilman Rafael Salamanca (with mic) and Assembylman Marcos Crespo lead chants

Several of the seniors joined elected officials and dozens of other angry area residents to demand that the city cut off its $47 million contract with a Westchester-based Halcyon construction company., following allegations of racism.

Business / Environment

Cement terminal opens on East River waterfront

The Cielo di Gaspesie will make two monthly deliveries of cement from Quebec to a new terminal in Hunts Point.

The grounds feature a 100,000-square-foot, 24-hour operational terminal as well as a quarter-mile public access greenway that stretches between the terminal and the wetlands along the East River waterfront. 

Health / Parks

City shoots for safe injection site in Longwood

Van Asher

The city’s plan to make Longwood home for a new safe injection site for intravenous drug users is facing resistance from residents, who argue that the neighborhood is already awash in homeless shelters and social service programs, and can’t handle any more.

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

City announces plans for new jail in Mott Haven

The Mott Haven site where the city wants to build a new jail.

Not so fast, said two other elected officials with a major say in the matter.

Government / Politics

Salamanca will chair City Council’s Land Use Committee

Rafael Salamanca Jr.

City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. was named to chair the City Council’s influential Land Use Committee, where he will be responsible for working to shape zoning measures, development and affordable housing across the city.

Government

Participatory Budgeting initiative surges ahead

Courtesy of Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr.'s Office

Project ideas range from technology upgrades in schools to park renovations to bike racks and lanes.

Politics

Republican candidates face long odds in local City Council races

Patrick Delices is street campaigning at Hunts Point Station last Wednesday.

Even though no Bronx Republican has won a seat on the New York City Council in two decades, the party’s candidates in the 8th and 17th Council districts are not giving up on tomorrow’s general election without a fight.