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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.

In the News, Sept 27-Oct 3

Politics September 27, 2010 at 2:53 pm 0 comments

St.Luke’s School on E. 139th St. near the corner of Cypress Ave will be celebrating its 100th year Anniversary on October 2nd. Alumni from around the country will be attending, to participate in school tours, along with a mass and evening event at Eastwood Manor. Those interested in attending areRead More

Local school receives top honor

Local school receives top honor

Education September 21, 2010 at 7:57 pm 2 comments

A Mott Haven school has won a prestigious national award for its innovative math curriculum. The Library School of Finance and Technology, otherwise known as MS 223, earned the Middle School Mathematics School of Distinction award in September from the Intel Corporation, which honored 18 schools from across the country,Read More