Tag Archives: The Bronx

New Bronx Community Board 8 District Manager

22 May

Community Board 8 has a brand new district manager, Patricia Manning. Yet she’s a 30-year veteran of the office. (I remember working with her briefly in the early 1990s, when I was working for the borough president and the Department of Sanitation in Community Boards 11 and 8 on education and helping communities adhere to the brand new recycling law. I also remember her daughter worked (works?) at the Botanical Garden in the Bronx. More news on her new gig in The Riverdale Press.

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5.21.14 Bronx Matters

21 May

The Bronx housing group CASA continues to organize against landlords they say attach unwarranted fees to rent, reports the Daily News. Last September, I reported on a CASA demonstration regarding the same issue on City Limits’ Bronx Bureau site.

Speaking of housing issues (an ongoing borough crisis on several levels) a nonprofit’s effort to take over a troubled Melrose building on Jackson Avenue was quashed by HPD, according to a detailed article in the Mott Haven Herald.

“I feel like when the de Blasio Administration came in that would put a stop to the old administration ways.” – See more at: http://www.motthavenherald.com/2014/05/12/melrose-tenants-still-limbo/#sthash.odrsLJYI.dpuf

The Norwood News reports on a stunning effort to bring beauty to Bronx laundromats.

The Great and Glorious Grand Army of The Bronx is back at it, reports the Daily News. That group, which took to the streets recently to protest Marble Hill’s assignment to Manhattan rather than the borough it has long physically occupied, now wants the Bronx to be referred to its official name, The Bronx, reports the Daily News. Speaking of which, only the Brooklyn page of the Daily News was in the issue delivered to our home in THE BRONX this morning. “Bronx News” was nowhere to be found except for online.