A panel of substance abuse professionals and law enforcement officers presented cautionary tales warning about the dangers of drugs and alcohol to preteens at a June 22 public discussion in Longwood. More than 200 students attended the Town Hall style event at the Entrada Academy Middle School at 977 Fox [...]
Rep. Jose E. Serrano won the New York Democratic primary on June 28, trouncing the challenger, political newcomer Leonel Baez. Serrano won 8,343 to Baez’s 990.
News / Politics
Longtime Democratic incumbent Jose E. Serrano will try to fend off a challenge from a political newcomer in Tuesday’s primary in New York’s 15th Congressional District.
Crime / Police
A cop with a history of taking down some of the borough’s notorious gangs and crews is the new commanding officer at the 41st Precinct.
A plaque was unveiled to honor the late Lieutenant M. Christopher Pupo, who died on June 23, 2012 at the age of 39, after battling cancer contracted while cleaning up the rubble from the Twin Towers after 9/11.
A second Blink Fitness gym is due to open in Longwood later this year, at 932 Southern Boulevard off of Hunts Point Avenue. The gym signed a 15-year lease and will replace the failed Conway Stores, which occupied the space until a couple of months ago. Blink is part of [...]
Josie Carbone, who became principal at Girls Prep on Kelly St. in 2009, is featured in a new book that profiles several school leaders who have built exemplary schools in underserved NYC communities. She’ll be leaving the day-to-day operations at Girls Prep to replicate her programs here at other locations.
Public and charter school administrators came together with education advocates for a panel discussion at Hostos Community College, to exchange views about ways of easing tensions over scarce resources.
Fourteen seventh-grade female students got a jolt of girl power when the Panamanian ambassador to the United Nations, Laura Flores, stopped by St. Ignatius Middle School school for a special visit.