Education

Mott Haven school building crumbles

Mott Haven school building crumbles

Education, Government October 17, 2009 at 7:33 am 20 comments

‘Castle on Concourse’ languishes in neighborhood poised for growth By Maria Clark [email protected] The passage of time has not been kind to the former school building nicknamed the “Castle on the Concourse.” Entire sections of the roof have collapsed. Plastic tarps cover the holes. Rotted wooden planks shield the windowsRead More

East Side House celebrates three graduations

East Side House celebrates three graduations

Education July 19, 2009 at 9:37 am 2 comments

By Maria Clark [email protected] Prior to signing up for the GED certification course with the Youth and Adult Education Services at East Side House on Alexander Avenue, Jose Rivera, 18, had a hard time believing he would ever graduate from high school, let alone graduate at the top of hisRead More

Mott Haven community center is reborn

Mott Haven community center is reborn

Education March 24, 2009 at 3:44 pm 1 comment

Critics mourn an end to boxing at Betances By Lindsay Lazarski [email protected] For years the thumping of fists pounding punching bags, the scuffle of sneakers and the grunts of athletes were the sounds a visitor heard at the Betances Community Center and Boxing Gym. Now, the scratch of pencils andRead More

Education Dept. vetoes school for green jobs

Education Dept. vetoes school for green jobs

Education March 1, 2009 at 8:16 am 2 comments

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.