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Special election: Three candidates vie for open State Senate seat

Special election: Three candidates vie for open State Senate seat

Education, Politics April 20, 2018 at 12:27 am 0 comments

Whoever wins the special election will hardly have time to get their seat warm. Another election will follow in the fall, for the two-year term that starts next January.

Melrose students join national walkout

Melrose students join national walkout

Education March 29, 2018 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

At South Bronx Community Charter High School on Washington Avenue in Melrose, students were not allowed to walk out due to the cold weather but instead took part in a ‘a step into the circle’ exercise, where students form a large circle and move into the center when different statements read aloud ring true for them.

Grassroots groups help create young activists

Grassroots groups help create young activists

Education December 29, 2017 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

Creating a safe, engaging space for youth to talk about social justice issues empowers them to act, local organizations agree.

DOE gets schooled by Comptroller’s office

DOE gets schooled by Comptroller’s office

Education December 18, 2017 at 1:46 pm 0 comments

In the state of New York one semester of health must be taught during middle school, yet only 57 percent of NYC eighth graders completed it.

Upbeat NYC band played a blend of salsa and jazz as residents danced and ate at the Power in Place kickoff. Photo: Avery Miles

Public space initiative sparks interest

Art, Education December 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

Last Saturday, local residents danced, ate and socialized at the Metropolitan College of New York on East 149th Street, while celebrating the beginning of a project to bring public spaces to life in the neighborhood.

Local school adopts a comfort dog

Local school adopts a comfort dog

Education October 23, 2017 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

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.

Mott Haven Academy celebrates anniversary and growth

Mott Haven Academy celebrates anniversary and growth

Education September 17, 2017 at 1:23 pm 0 comments

This school year, a group of 100 students in the fifth and sixth grade will form the inaugural cohort of Mott Haven Academy Middle School for Social Leadership. Eventually, the school will be Pre-K through eighth grade.

Tech group, Assemblyman team up to provide computers

Tech group, Assemblyman team up to provide computers

Education September 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

Nine students from local schools and universities received free desktop computers at the second annual TechFIN computer distribution in August.