Archive for "Immigration"

Church celebrates 125th anniversary

Church celebrates 125th anniversary

Melrose landmark has welcomed immigrants for over a century Chants of “Hallelujah, Hallelujah,” echoed through the ornate gothic chapel at the heart of Immaculate Conception Church on East 150th St. in Melrose. Unofficially ordained “The Cathedral of the Bronx” by congregation members, the Roman Catholic church celebrated 125 years of community service on Nov. 11. […]

For young and undocumented, a reprieve

For young and undocumented, a reprieve

Although some people in the US without legal status will benefit from a recent change in immigration policy, reform advocates argue it’s not nearly enough.

Schools struggle with language barriers

Schools struggle with language barriers

The “No Child Left Behind” Act, established by the Bush administration in 2002, stated that all students should have equal access to a high quality education. But in the Bronx, where the number of residents who speak English “not well” or “not at all” has risen by about 15 percent to over 312,000 since 1990, language is a significant barrier to achieving that goal.

In the news, July 26-August 1

In the news, July 26-August 1

Beginning a string of three homicides in seven days, 18-year-old Troynisha Harris was killed by a man who jumped from a Lincoln Town Car and plunged a knife into her neck on July 24. Harris and a friend were sitting on a stoop on 166th Street at 3:30 a.m. when the attacker struck. When Harris’s […]

Mott Haven mural depicts immigrants’ dream

Mott Haven mural depicts immigrants’ dream

Residents helped create public art Last summer, a colorful mural titled “Y yo ya estaba! I was already here!” took shape on the parking lot wall of Iglesia Evangélica Española, the Bronx Spanish Evangelical Church on the block of East 156th Street between Tinton and Union avenues. Artist Virginia Ayress invited residents and members of […]