Post Tagged with: "Urban Health Plan"


Health group offers job training

On a Monday morning in November, a group of administrative assistants, customer service professionals, medical assistants, and case managers all gathered at an inconspicuous storefront on Hunts Point Avenue with a common goal: To find more fulfilling work. The cross section of workers and unemployed gathered at Project H.O.P.E. , a […]

Business / Culture

Legendary dance group gone from BankNote

Arthur Aviles and Charles Rice-Gonzalez in front of Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance's new headquarters at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Westchester Village. after 15 years in the BankNote Building.

The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance will dance no more at Hunts Point’s historic BankNote Building, after the investment company that bought the building five years ago bids them an unceremonious ‘adieu.’

Parks / Transportation

Overhaul planned for Msgr. Del Valle Square

Monsignor del Valle Square before renovations began last year.

City asks residents to help imagine a remake City officials told Community Board 2 at an April meeting that Monsignor Raul Del Valle Square will soon undergo a major facelift, and they want local residents to share their ideas of what the revamped space could look like. The tiny square, […]


Legendary Puerto Rican regiment honored

Puerto Rican veterans helped unveil a new sign on Southern Boulevard at Westchester Square on Nov. 30th commemorating the Borinqueneers of the US Army's 65th Infantry Regiment.

Street renaming casts spotlight on brave fighters The stretch of Southern Boulevard from Bruckner Boulevard to Fordham Road was renamed for the 65th Infantry Regiment, the Puerto Rican soldiers better known as the Borinqueneers, who were renowned for their heroism in several wars. A half-dozen veterans from the regiment were […]

Environment / Health

Contaminated soil delays clinic’s expansion

Results from soil testing by the state have revealed worrying levels of toxins on a Longwood site the local health care agency Urban Health Plan had planned to convert into parking space for its growing operation. Three years ago the organization signed a contract to buy the empty lot at […]

Business / Health

Izquierdo-Hernandez honored in DC

Paloma Izquierdo-Herandez, President and CEO of Urban Health Plan in Hunts Point, was honored in Washington DC on March 27th, for her accomplishments and contributions as a Latina leader in the community.


Accident-prone corner gets stop sign

By Daniel Bejarano It took 14 years of car accidents, but finally, the Department of Transportation has put two new stop signs at the corner of East 156th and Kelly Streets. The signs went up March 16th, just two days after a contentious community board meeting at which residents blasted […]

Health / Jobs / News

Local health center plans new addition

Architect's rendering of the new UHP facility.

A staple provider of healthcare in Hunts Point and Longwood for the past 37 years is adding services to the neighborhood, while reducing pressure on its own strained facilities. Construction has begun on a new 54,000 square-foot, six-story building at 1054 Simpson Street, that Urban Health Plan officials say will […]

Health / Jobs

Urban Health Plan announces expansion

Urban Health Plan, the clinic that has served residents of the South Bronx since 1974, has announced it will soon expand its operations to serve 1,000 additional patients annually. The new space will be located on the 4th floor of the group’s main facility at 1065 Southern Boulevard. The expansion […]