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Affordable Housing Groundbreaking

Located in the Longwood section of the Bronx, 920 Westchester Avenue will provide 110 new affordable homes to low-income families
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NYC's Worst Landlords Watchlist

The Public Advocate has launched a campaign to identify, track, and hold accountable New York City’s most irresponsible landlords. ...
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Groundbreaking Ceremony For Bronx Affordable Housing Complex

POKO Partners, LLC in partnership with New York City Housing Partnership, celebrates the start of construction with a groundbreaking ceremony on the first phase of a $13 million development which will result in bringing 37 affordable apartments over three sites to working class families in the Bronx....
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Bronx Affordable Housing Goes Green

Construction finally has begun on Via Verde, a sustainable, mixed-income housing project in the South Bronx designed by Grimshaw Architects and Dattner Architects....
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Newly Rehabilitated Rental Apartments

Arista UAC Properties, LP is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for 266 affordable housing rental apartments....
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Borough President On The Armory

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Council Member Fernando Cabrera jointly announced the members of the newly formed Kingsbridge Armory Task Force....
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Oasis Of Row Houses In Bronx

There is an oasis of tranquil row houses amid Bronx pre foreclosure homes, old low-income housing and broken industrial buildings in the Hunts Point area of Bronx. ...
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Low-Income Senior Housing Strapped

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the Obama Administration to increase funding for fiscal year 2011 for the Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program. In a letter to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, Schumer noted that in fiscal year 2010, Congress appropriated $825 million for Section 202 programmatic funding....
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Bronx Foreclosed Homes Sales Surge

Bronx foreclosed homes for sale have been surging in all types of neighborhoods in the borough because of job loss....
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New Affordable Housing In South Bronx

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Rafael E. Cestero announced today the selection of the developers who will construct mixed-use affordable housing on the last large city-owned tracts of land in the Melrose Commons North Urban Renewal Area (URA), the same neighborhood that became notorious for massive private-sector disinvestment and arson during the 1970's....
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1085 Washington Avenue Apartments

Today, Bronx Pro Real Estate Management celebrated the opening of 1085 Washington Avenue Apartments, a 90-unit, LEED-certified affordable housing complex....
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$30M For Community Development

Governor David A. Paterson announced last week $34.7 million in grants that will help expand affordable housing, revitalize New York"s Main Streets, and modernize local infrastructure. The awards, which are financed through the New York State Community Development Block Grant (NYS CDBG) and New York Main Street (NYMS) programs, are also expected to attract $48 million in additional investment to local communities....
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12,500 Units Of Affordable Housing

New York City Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Raphael E. Cestero announced today that amid a nationwide economic downturn and an uncertain housing market, the City has financed more than 12,500 units of affordable housing for middle-class and low-income New Yorkers over the last fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2009....
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124 S. Bronx Affordable Housing Units

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Rafael Cestero, together with Comunilife Inc. President & CEO Dr. Rosa M. Gil and Blue Sea Development Company principals Les Bluestone and Avery Seavey today announced the start of construction of the Prospect Macy Development....
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Thinking About Buying A Home?

Learn how to navigate the homebuying process with certified homebuying counselors in a completely sales-free, educational environment. The New York home buyer education program and neighborhood housing services of New York City team up to provide free homebuying seminars....
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30-Ac. Hunters Point Parcel Bought

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Queens) and other elected officials announced last week the $100 million acquisition of 30 acres of land for affordable housing at Hunters Point South in Long Island City. The site will eventually include 5,000 units of housing, of which 60% will be affordable to moderate and medium income families....
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Bronx Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj Accepted Donations From The Albanian Mob

Bronx Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj accepted campaign cash from two men indicted for money laundering in connection with drug trafficking and a scheme to smuggle AK-47s and a rocket launcher to Kosovo, records show.
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Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day is the time set aside to honor those who lost their lives in service to their country.
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Lightning In Bronx: Goal For Willie Negron

Inside the front lobby of the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center in the Rosedale section of Bronx, Willie Negron waits patiently with a net of basketballs, uniforms and energy drinks. He is the owner, GM and coach of a semi pro basketball team that carries a lot of responsibility.

Bronx Woman Dies After Fall From Fifth Floor Of Apartment Building

A Bronx woman died after plummeting from the window of her fifth-floor apartment Friday and detectives are trying to determine if she was pushed, police sources said.
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Ridgewood Savings Bank Partners With Ariva To Provide Free Tax Preparation Services

Ridgewood Savings Bank is offering eligible Bronx, NY residents free tax preparation assistance this tax season with services provided by the non-profit organization, Ariva. Residents are eligible for tax preparation assistance if they are single with no dependents and earn less than $30,000, or file with dependents and earn less than $54,000.
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Bigot Busted For Bashing Gay Man With A Rock In Bronx

A crazed bigot smashed a gay man — who once accused the actor who voiced Elmo of victimizing him — in the head with a rock and a pipe, officials said.
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Sword Attack In Bronx Leaves Victim With Serious Arm Injury

A man wielding a sword seriously injured another man in Bronx Monday afternoon.
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Remembering The Crew Of Space Shuttle Challenger

Today, 31 years later, we remember the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
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Billy Wharton

is the editor of The Socialist and the Socialist WebZine. His articles have recently appeared in the Washington Post, Monthly Review Webzine, Dissident Voice, The Indypendent, Common Dreams and Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal. Billy lives in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx.