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Kids learn to love their greens

Kids learn to love their greens

Education, Health March 10, 2011 at 8:21 am 1 comment

Federal initiative helps kids and parents learn healthy eating habits As eight children sat around a table at East Side House waiting for snacks they played a game of call-and-response. “Vegetables,” shouted Aaren Kokubun, the group leader. “Go!” screamed the children. “Cake,” Kokubun shouted. “Whoa!” came the answer. The childrenRead More

Students bid sad farewell to Pius V High School

Students bid sad farewell to Pius V High School

Education March 10, 2011 at 8:18 am 10 comments

Students and teachers fought a losing battle to save the only high school on the Archdiocese of New York’s list of “at-risk” schools slated for closing.

Lincoln Hospital wins national recognition

Health March 10, 2011 at 8:13 am 0 comments

Breast Imaging Center fights cancer with new equipment By Shuli Levine When Jane Smith made an appointment for a mammogram, she expected to wait for hours in a crowded, down-at-heel room. So she was as surprised as she was pleased to spend a short wait in a handsome room designedRead More

Former athlete makes passion profitable

Former athlete makes passion profitable

Business March 10, 2011 at 7:30 am 1 comment

Baseball has always been Jorge Medina’s passion. He’s finally made it to Yankee Stadium, though not the way he once dreamed of.

Proposed cuts worry Mott Haven school officials

Education, Politics March 10, 2011 at 6:46 am 0 comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed laying off city school teachers in dramatic numbers to compensate for budget shortfalls. In Mott Haven, the Courtlandt School, an elementary school on E. 140th St., would take a beating, potentially losing as many as a third of its 53 teachers.  Samuel Gompers Career andRead More

Latin music retailers salsa into the sunset

Latin music retailers salsa into the sunset

Business March 9, 2011 at 7:02 pm 0 comments

Passing Elvio’s Latin cd shop on Third Avenue in Melrose, you could imagine you were back in the 1970s. Willie Colon’s iconic salsa smash “Todo tiene su final” (Everything has an Ending) is playing onto the street over the loudspeaker. Oldsters and youngsters alike are milling over the beat-up woodenRead More

Proposed education cuts cast pall over Mott Haven schools

Education, Jobs, Politics February 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed laying off city school teachers in dramatic numbers to compensate for budget shortfalls. If the cuts are passed by the state Senate and Assembly as proposed, the school districts that comprise Mott Haven, Melrose, Hunts Point and Longwood would not be spared.

Nos Quedamos reopens after shutdown

Housing, News February 16, 2011 at 6:44 pm 0 comments

Nos Quedamos, Melrose’s leading developer and manager of affordable housing, reopened in late February after a two-week shutdown when a dispute over its leadership forced the organization to close. The organization’s board locked its executive director Yolanda Gonzalez out amid accusations that she used funds improperly while laying off longtimeRead More