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From the editor: Occupy the Bronx

“The Bronx is in the house,” thundered 60 or 70 people last Saturday afternoon as they marched into a public square in lower Manhattan. The chant announced their presence to more than a thousand demonstrators already assembled in Zuccotti Park to protest against corporate greed and a government that serves […]

Environment / Politics

From the editor: Say no to an incinerator

Twelve years ago, a huge crane pried the stacks off the South Bronx Medical Waste Incinerator on the eastern end of 138th Street where it meets the East River. Hundreds of Bronxites who had protested that it was poisoning the air they breathed cheered as the last incinerator in New […]

Health / Parks

From the editor: city says pay to stay healthy

Responding to the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity in the South Bronx, the city has pioneered free fitness programs in its recreation centers, engaging residents of all ages. But City Hall wants to make it harder for the poorest people in the city’s poorest neighborhoods to use the recreation […]

Business / Crime / Environment / Parks / Transportation

In the news, August 26-September 9

General Colin L. Powell will be returning to his Longwood roots on Thursday, Sept 9th to inaugurate a 50-unit condo building for low-income tenants at 715 Fox St. at the corner of Leggett Ave. The building will be named for Powell, who spent his formative years growing up in an […]

Environment / News

In Bolivia, activists see Hunts Point in a mirror

photo by Toyin Hussein Oluwakemi Adebanjo, 2009. Climate change conference inspires local organizations

Grassroots organizations from Hunts Point, Longwood, Mott Haven and Melrose were well-represented at an international conference on climate change in Bolivia in April. “There are tangible parallels that exist between the indigenous people in Bolivia and Hunts Point,” said Tanya Fields, one of more than a dozen local residents who […]

Environment / Jobs

From mean streets to green jobs

From mean streets to green jobs

Listen to the podcast Four years-ago, Mott Haven resident Pablo Negron, 24, was jailed for assault. When he was released, he settled for one of the few jobs that would employ someone with a criminal record, a minimum wage job as a maintenance worker. He wanted to change his life, […]

Education / Food

Cooks learn healthy eating one recipe at a time

Cooks learn healthy eating one recipe at a time

By Vishal Persaud Two large purple eggplants lay on a small wooden cutting board, surrounded by knives, metal baking pans and containers of salt, pepper and herbs as an intimate cooking class began on a recent Wednesday evening. “So, who’s had eggplant before?” Lara Cely asked the five students […]

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‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

By Sarah Trefethen A number of Mott Haven community leaders are complaining that they have been left out of planning the South Bronx Greenway’s future. At stake, they argue, is not only recreation but jobs.