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A 22-nation gathering visits Hunts Point

By Dan Allen Dantallen@gmail.com What do a Barbadian banker, a Palestinian social worker and a member of the Tanzanian parliament have in common? They were part of a 22 country delegation of young political leaders who convened at The Point’ s theater on May 1 for wide-ranging discussion of activism, […]

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Youth from around the world meet in Hunts Point

Youth from around the world meet in Hunts Point

At mini-United Nations, teens share views with visitors By Dan Allen Dantallen@gmail.com Photos by Dan Allen Visitors to The Point from Saudi Arabia were surprised to encounter outspoken young women from the South Bronx. A Hunts Point community center has been serving as a mini-United Nations as part of a […]

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A new look for Hunts Point Avenue

A new look for Hunts Point Avenue

A drab street is to become a handsome boulevard By Kathy-Ann Joseph kathyannjoseph@gmail.com An architects rendering shows Hunts Point Avenue after refurbishing. The “main street” of the Hunts Point peninsula, Hunts point Avenue, is scheduled to undergo a $5 million facelift next year that aims to improve its appearance and […]

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A new look for Hunts Point Avenue

A new look for Hunts Point Avenue

A drab street is to become a handsome boulevard By Kathy-Ann Joseph kathyannjoseph@gmail.com An architects rendering shows Hunts Point Avenue after refurbishing. The “main street” of the Hunts Point peninsula, Hunts point Avenue, is scheduled to undergo a $5 million facelift next year that aims to improve its appearance and […]

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Students defend Banana Kelly

Students defend Banana Kelly

School gets B from city but F from state By Dan Allen Dantallen@gmail.com Photos by Dan Allen Students make themselves comfortable at the entrance to Banana Kelly High School. Sub par English test scores earned Longwood Avenue’s Banana Kelly High School a failing grade from the New York State Department […]

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Carrion to fund Banana Kelly clinic

By Dan Allen Dantallen@gmail.com The yearly evaluations required by the federal No Child Left Behind law, the State Education Department and the city Department of Education create a game of risk and reward in which the stakes are high. Jesse Mojica, director of education and youth services for Borough President […]

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Weak eyes hurt Hunts Point children

When students don’t see, they don’t learn By Dan Allen Dantallen@gmail.com Click here play this podcast IE/Safari Click here to access Hunts Point Podcasting IE/Safari/FireFox Thirty-five hundred students who attend public elementary schools in the community school district that includes Hunts Point and Longwood have been classified as learning disabled. […]

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Telltale signs of a problem

Symptoms of CI can be hard to spot, but here are some signs that your child might suffer from it: Squinting or closing one eye while reading Skipping lines in a book when reading aloud. Fatigue after a few minutes of reading. Fatigue after school. Avoidance of reading. Headaches. Blurred […]

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Residents want bus to go to park

Residents want bus to go to park

By Luis M. Mostacero Photo by Luis M. Mostacero Barretto Point Park When Barretto Point Park opened almost two years ago, Hunts Point residents regarded the five-acre waterfront park as a sign of hope. But even before the park was completed, they, and the advocates who convinced the city to […]