08/28/14 8:00am
08/28/2014 8:00 AM
Siris Barrios, community liaison with Renaissance Downtowns, outside the company's office on Peconic Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Siris Barrios, community liaison with Renaissance Downtowns, outside the company’s office on Peconic Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Growing up in the 1980s and’90s in a racially divided part of Los Angeles, where drugs and gangs were prevalent, Siris Barrios remembers well the days of the 1992 L.A. riots and the civil unrest she saw.

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05/13/14 11:14am
05/13/2014 11:14 AM
A show of hands on Monday night for 'Riverside Rediscovered,' the name of the project to revitalize the hamlet. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A show of hands on Monday night for ‘Riverside Rediscovered,’ the name of the project to revitalize the hamlet. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

And the winner is… “Riverside Rediscovered.”

That’s the name attendees at Monday’s Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association chose for the upcoming effort to revitalize Riverside, which has long been one of the more impoverished and crime-ridden hamlets in the county.  (more…)

05/06/14 10:35am
05/06/2014 10:35 AM
County Executive Steve Bellone, second from right, discusses Southampton Town's Riverside plans with, from left, Councilwoman Christine Scalera, Councilman Brad Benter, Sean McLean of Renaissance Downtowns, and Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

County Executive Steve Bellone, second from right, discusses Southampton Town’s Riverside plans with, from left, Councilwoman Christine Scalera, Councilman Brad Benter, Sean McLean of Renaissance Downtowns, and Southampton Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Steve Bellone, meet Riverside.

The Suffolk County Executive was given a bus tour of one of Southampton Town’s poorest, most crime-ridden, rundown neighborhoods Wednesday morning in hopes of getting his support for a number of ongoing efforts to revitalize the area. (more…)