Post Tagged with: "City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo"

Business / Environment

Community board looks to keep auto shops out

About 50 auto shops that were thrown out of Queens have signed a lease to move into this warehouse on Leggett Avenue.

Angry about being shut out of discussions, local leaders say Hunts Point doesn’t need another 50 auto repair shops.

Housing / News

Faile Street tenants fight on

Tenants of 836 Faile Street joined their counterparts on Jackson Avenue in Melrose to protest conditions under property owner Stabilis Management.

Stabilis specializes in acquiring run-down properties, and housing advocates say it milks buildings for profit without regard to their tenants.


Upgrades underway at Longwood complex

New plant beds are part of a number of upgrades at Stebbins-Hewitt Houses in Longwood.

Residents of Stebbins-Hewitt Houses in Longwood have one more reason to celebrate this holiday season. Tenants in the 119-apartment complex on Rev. James A. Polite Avenue are making plans for ways to put their new courtyard to best use. A big Christmas bash tops the agenda.

Government / Politics

Arroyo swamps Pabon to retain Council seat

Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo celebrates victory with at The Clock Bar in Port Morris on primary day.

The incumbent will be back representing Hunts Point and Longwood, after surviving a vigorous challenge from upstart Julio Pabon.

Government / Immigration

Campaign Finance Board denies Arroyo funds

Campaign Finance Board denies Arroyo funds

But incumbent says she will continue fundraising One local politician is conspicuously absent from the latest list of candidates getting public funds to run for office. For the second time in two weeks, on Aug. 15 the city’s Campaign Finance Board denied City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo’s request for […]


Arroyo to stay on ballot says Board of Elections

City Council candidate Julio Pabón in Supreme Court following an August 8 hearing.

The referee ruled that even though more than a thousand of the signatures on nominating petitions were fraudulent, enough valid signatures remained to meet the threshold of 450 required by law.

Art / Culture

Hunts Point celebrates its Casita

Flor de Toloache performed at the South Bronx Culture Trail Block Party at Casita Maria on August 3.

Casita Maria threw a day-long block party, the latest event in its South Bronx Culture Trail, to commemorate eight decades of service to the young people of Hunts Point and Longwood.

Government / Politics

Fraud allegations mar Council race

Lawyer Donald Dunn shows copies of petitions for the Arroyo campaign he and City Council candidate Julio Pabon claim are wrought with forged signatures.

Challenger claims incumbent’s staff forged signatures The race for Hunts Point’s seat on the City Council became a whole lot more heated in late July, as the challenger, Julio Pabon, publicly accused incumbent Maria del Carmen Arroyo of standing by while her campaign staff forged large numbers of signatures to […]

Government / Politics

Community board greets new members

Community Board 2 members and staff met in Longwood on June 22.

New and currently serving members of Community Board 2 gathered for a retreat in June to get a better understanding of how they can best serve Hunts Point and Longwood.