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From the editor: Sonia from the Bronx

From the editor: Sonia from the Bronx

Education, Government November 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm 0 comments

The children were acting up as only excited children can. They bounced; they clambered over one another; their din filled the Lovinger Theater at Lehman College. Their excitement was understandable. After all, they had just met a justice of the United States Supreme Court. And not just any justice. TheyRead More

Restaurant hopes fresh+fast=success

Restaurant hopes fresh+fast=success

Business November 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

The restaurant at 145 Bruckner Blvd. has no tables for patrons, but men in hardhats, denim and Dickies, cram into the 400-square-foot eatery, ordering lunch from the owner, Hercules Kontogiannis, who is also the cashier.

In the News, Nov 1-7

Uncategorized November 1, 2010 at 2:32 pm 0 comments

Seven runners in the 2010 New York City Marathon will be running to raise funds for children’s services for the non-profit, BronxWorks, formerly known as Citizens Advice Bureau. Anyone wishing to cheer the runners on will have a chance to do so, as the organization is bringing together a contingentRead More

No more on the down low, gay leaders vow

No more on the down low, gay leaders vow

News, Police October 31, 2010 at 8:12 pm 1 comment

South Bronx lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community leaders are uniting to combat the rise in anti-gay crimes in their borough and beyond.

In their own words: LGBT Bronxites react

In their own words: LGBT Bronxites react

Police October 31, 2010 at 8:10 pm 1 comment

The recent anti-gay crimes in Morris Heights left lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered residents in the Bronxthem unnerved. Some felt the suicides of gay children and young adults, like Tyler Clementi, could have been stopped if LGBT communities united to say it’s OK to be gay or transgendered. Others thoughtRead More

New charter school beckons future doctors

New charter school beckons future doctors

Education October 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm 1 comment

Unlike any other school in New York, the Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School will equip students with both academic and vocational training so that upon graduation, all students will be certified Emergency Medical Technicians.

That will equip the graduates, who come from an area where 38 percent of residents live below the poverty line, according to the Census, to earn an income immediately after high school.

Alumni return to Mott Haven for a big birthday

Alumni return to Mott Haven for a big birthday

Education, News, Religion October 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

St. Luke’s School is marking a past that stretches back a century by looking forward. At its 100th birthday celebration on Oct. 2, the school announced a $2 million fund-raising campaign in an effort to salute the past by securing the future.

At a time when the Archdiocese of New York is closing Catholic schools, the parish school on East 139th Street in Mott Haven is determined to be around for many more anniversaries.

Festival brings residents to Harlem River shore

Festival brings residents to Harlem River shore

Environment, News, Parks September 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm 2 comments

Carlton Curry and his daughter Carleta sat on the lawn at Mill Pond Park watching a hawk displayed by the Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy against a backdrop of a teepee, with the Harlem River beyond.

“We need more events like this, a lot of events,” Curry said.