Tag Archives: South Bronx

Seven new cases of Legionnaires’ reported in east Bronx

Howard Zucker. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

The city’s health department is reporting seven new cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the east Bronx. All seven residents have underlying health problems and are currently in the hospital, according to a press release from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The announcement comes less than two months …

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In FEGS’ Wake, Jewish Board Set For New Scrutiny

The fast-morphing social-service agency is the new behemoth on the block.

Deana Beckford was caught unaware last December when she read in the newspaper that FEGS, the massive social service agency, was having financial problems. “It was very shocking,” recalled Beckford, a social worker who had worked for FEGS for the previous four years. Several weeks later, she said she learned …

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Residents want assurances of affordable housing and local jobs

Magnusson Architecture and Planning

An architect’s rendering of proposed development along the Harlem River.

Anxiety rises over waterfront redevelopment Port Morris and Mott Haven residents sounded off Thursday night on plans to redevelop the Special Harlem River Waterfront District, demanding more information about the number of jobs and affordable housing units the proposal would generate for Bronx residents. The South Bronx Overall Economic Development …

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New York Zoning Plan Requires More Affordable Homes

Protesters after a City Planning Commission meeting on Monday. The zoning plan is opposed by some tenant and community advocates.

Developers who want to build in certain areas of New York City would be required for the first time to set aside at least 25 percent of their units for lower-income residents under proposed zoning rules officially released Monday by the de Blasio administration. The requirement, known as mandatory inclusionary …

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Bronx public housing resident hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease

A resident of the Melrose Houses in the Bronx has been hospitalized with Legionnaire's disease.

A resident of the Melrose Houses in the Bronx has been hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease, Health Department officials said Wednesday. Legionella bacteria was found in the water system of one building in the NYCHA-run complex. The city is installing filters in tenants’ apartments to prevent the bacteria from spreading, officials …

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