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At Longwood gathering, youth speak out for safer schools

At Longwood gathering, youth speak out for safer schools

By Maria Clark mariapclark@gmail.com Teens from around the Bronx gathered in Longwood in August to rap, recite poetry, and speak out against teen violence, while also criticizing policies that put metal detectors and overzealous security officers in their schools. The event, at the studio of Longwood area hip-hop recording artists […]

Art / Education

Performing Shakespeare the Hunts Point way

Kiannae Laws, Brooklyn Campbell, Chyna Anthony and Eliezer Diaz, onstage in this year’s Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble performance of The Tempest. The Ensemble put on the classic at The Point and at the Julia Miles Theater in Manhattan, in May.

A wizard and his daughter, a witch’s son and a spirit meet up with the crew and passengers of a ship wrecked in a storm on an enchanted island off Hunts Point on May 30. The wizard, the spirits and the rest were fifth and sixth graders, putting on a […]

Education / Health

Feisty doc still fighting for Hunts Point

Feisty doc still fighting for Hunts Point

Dr. Richard Izquierdo pushes city to open a new school By Maria Clark maria.clark@journalism.cuny.edu When Richard Izquierdo was 5, a family friend asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. “A doctor,” he answered. Now, as he makes his rounds between his two clinics on Southern Boulevard, […]

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‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

‘We were left out,’ Mott Haven leaders say

By Sarah Trefethen sarah.trefethen@motthavenherald.com A number of Mott Haven community leaders are complaining that they have been left out of planning the South Bronx Greenway’s future. At stake, they argue, is not only recreation but jobs.

Education / News

Charter school signs on to stay in BankNote

Charter school signs on to stay in BankNote

Hunts Point’s historic BankNote building will continue to be home to the the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School, at least until 2022. The school, which serves a population of 275 students has extended its lease on the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the Lafayette Avenue building.

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9 area high school students win $50,000 scholarships for ‘passion’ and achievement

9 area high school students win $50,000 scholarships for ‘passion’ and achievement

By Michel Ovalle Michelovalle@hotmail.com Nine high school students from the Hunts Point area will be helped to attend college with $50,000 scholarships, under a program called Project 2015, sponsored by the New Jersey-based Family Development Center. Hunts Point Alliance for Children coordinated the local search for worthy students. In addition […]

Education

StepUp! adds enrichment to learning

Photo by Kevin Lee

Casita Maria program will move back to Hunts Point By Kevin Lee kklee@hunter.cuny.edu Photo by Kevin Lee It’s 4:30 p.m., the end of a day of lessons and homework, and students are working on arts and crafts projects at their desks in the library of the Clara Barton School on […]

Education / Environment

City turns down ‘green’ school

City turns down ‘green’ school

By Prakirti Nangia pnangia@hunter.cuny.edu The city Department of Education has rejected a proposal to create a high school based on the ideas of the founder of Sustainable South Bronx and devoted to training students for jobs that can improve the environment. The Majora Carter Achievement Academy was the brainchild of […]

Education

Hunts Point children find Shakespeare’s magic

Hunts Point children find Shakespeare’s magic

By Monica A. Suma monicasuma@gmail.com Five girls, 10- 11- and 12-years old move in a circle singing a strange song: “You spotted snakes, with double tongue, /Thorny hedgehogs, be not seen; /Newts and blind-worms do no wrong; /Come not near our fairy queen.” A bit shy at first, they repeat […]