Fully one-third of the races for the NYS legislature feature uncontested candidates. Gotham Gazette and City Limits explore the phenomenon in a joint report.
NYCHA officials are trying to make the city agency more approachable to public housing tenants, Mott Haven Herald reports.
Some worry that rezoning a stretch of Jerome Avenue in the Bronx would displace one of the city’s few remaining concentrations of auto service businesses, reports Bronx Bureau.
Businesses are changing hands in neighborhoods like Mott Haven, turning over from Dominican and Puerto Rican to Mexican ownership as members of the older generation retire and move to warmer climes, reports Mott Haven Herald.
Almost a year since $5 billion in SNAP benefits were slashed, more low-income Bronx residents are turning to food pantries. But in the borough with the highest levels of food insecurity – which also faces an “obesity crisis” – food pantries have been scrambling to feed locals, reports The Riverdale Press.
Bronx residents and local officials want Stericycle, which operates a medical waste transfer facility, out of Port Morris, Mott Haven Herald reports.
A low-income co-op in the Bronx may be seized by the city because it cannot pay off $1.3 million it owes, Hunts Point Express reports.
El Diario profiles the pastor of a church in the Bronx that is Pentecostal, a faith that is drawing more Latinos.
Some residents of Kingsbridge are concerned that development might negatively affect the Bronx neighborhood, Norwood News reports.
Nicolás Maduro urged the release of long-time political prisoner Oscar López Rivera.
Tired of being the “junk yard” of the city, residents say they want “green jobs.”
Thousands turned out to celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day at the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx, a location convenient for many of the borough’s Mexican residents, reports Diario de Mexico.
After two decades of growth, the Bronx’s Ecuadoreans seek to gain the visibility and political empowerment that their Queens siblings have achieved, El Diario reports.
Losing in the primaries to incumbent Gustavo Rivera for a Bronx State Senate seat, Fernando Cabrera had released a video generously praising the Ugandan government, reports Gay City News.
A documentary, “The Fix,” follows patients recovering from heroin addiction and hepatitis C.