It was business as usual last Wednesday as Crime Prevention Officer Reina Marrero walked past the 40th Precinct’s holding cells. One was occupied. But on Halloween, these cells will be filled with a crop of unearthly inmates.
The South Bronx had the highest rate of drug overdoses in the city last year, according to a study by the health department. City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. is proposing a bill to require local schools to have the antidote on hand to administer if needed, but the mayor’s office is pushing back.
A handful of residents who attended a meeting with police officers complained about a preponderance of used syringes and needles being discarded in parks and playgrounds by people who frequent the Hub’s numerous methadone clinics.
Ever since their defeat at the Senior Swim Olympics this past summer, the St. Mary’s Senior Marlins have dedicated themselves to reclaiming their 2016 Champion status, but say that lack of access to the pool at St. Mary’s Rec Center is holding them back.
For students at M.S. 343 in Mott Haven, a visit to the principal’s office is a treat. Principal Vincent Gassetto’s headquarters is where they’ll find Buttons, a tan terrier mix puppy nestled on a blue plaid dog bed.
On Oct. 2, Topping was one of four activists nationwide to receive an anti-corruption award from The New York City Independence Club, a group whose stated goal is to promote non-partisan politics and grassroots activism.
The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp. (SoBRO) announced that it has hired a replacement for its longtime director Philip Morrow, who retired last March. Steven Brown, who has spent his whole career running nonprofits geared towards affordable housing and job training, was named president and CEO of the organization this month.