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Activists are organizing opposition to the Department of City Planning’s (DPC) proposal to rezone the northwest Bronx to accommodate more affordable housing as the city gets ready to make its … more
Local activists have successfully compelled Metro-North to relocate idling trains away from Marble Hill, but now they are unhappy with the new spot for the vehicles — just three miles … more
  After promising to devote $1 million of the district’s budget to suggestions from the community, northwest Bronx Councilman Andrew Cohen has announced the scheduling of five … more
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. slammed NYCHA for its plans to lease open parts of public housing property so developers can build on it. An Aug. 19 Politico New York interview with NYCHA … more
Northwest Bronx Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz came under criticism from people at a Community Board (CB) 8 meeting last week who suggested he is putting the interests of his co-op ahead of other … more
The northwest Bronx’s elected officials from U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer to Councilman Andrew Cohen are opposing a deal to lift sanctions on Iran in exchange for limits on its nuclear … more
The City Council and mayor were working on legislation to deal with Legionnaire’s disease as the number of people with the condition rose to 86 on Tuesday, according to news … more
July campaign finance disclosures showed fundraising by state elected officials falling to a 12-year low, according to Capital New York.  However, state Sen. Jeff Klein appeared to be immune … more
A deal on Iran’s nuclear program and the re-establishment of diplomatic ties with Cuba have made for a historic summer. Rep. Eliot Engel, whose district includes the northwest Bronx, mostly … more
As Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to crack down on the ride-hailing service Uber, local councilmen are voicing opposite views on the move.Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, the chairman of the transportation … more
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