City and state officials broke ground on the construction of new parkland that will connect Starlight and Concrete Plant parks and complete a missing connection to the greenway along the shoreline of the Bronx River.
A coalition whose goal is to put a dent in alcohol and drug abuse by South Bronx youth was awarded $125,000 in federal funding in September to further its cause.
Fifty area residents and advocates from local community groups marched across Southern Blvd. to tell representatives of several government agencies that tearing down the Sheridan Expressway is key to improving the quality of life in the South Bronx.
Dissatisfied with the response, they walked out on a public meeting.