Majora Carter

Lobbyists smoothed way for FreshDirect

Lobbyists smoothed way for FreshDirect

In its quest to relocate to the Bronx with millions of dollars in city and state tax breaks and subsidies, FreshDirect has spent freely on well-connected lobbyists and consultants, public records, other documents and interviews show.

FreshDirect hires Majora Carter

Majora Carter, the noted South Bronx environmentalist, has been hired by FreshDirect to combat opposition to its relocation to Mott Haven.

Carter’s husband James Chase, the communications director for her consulting company The Majora Carter Group, confirmed that she has been under contract for the last two months to advocate on the on-line grocer’s behalf.

Education Dept. vetoes school for green jobs

The city Department of Education has rejected a proposal to create a high school based on the ideas of the founder of Sustainable South Bronx and devoted to training students for jobs that can improve the environment.