Post Tagged with: "Hunts Point"

Art / Education

Students lead panel on women’s suffrage

From left to right: Rahim Hough, Ashley Santiago, Aisha Beltran, Jennifer Asokwah, and Jesus Roblas.

The 14-member Women’s Suffrage Commission, which was established by state law, will run programs celebrating the accomplishments of women’s suffrage through 2020. But LEAP’s focus is rooted a little deeper.

Religion

Monsignor Neil Connolly dies at 83

Father Connolly

St. Athanasius’ former pastor was longtime activist Monsignor Neil Connolly, who lived to serve the community and believed in making leaders out of the people who lived there, died on April 1. He was 83 years old. He died in his sleep at the priests’ retirement home in the Bronx.

Education

Hyde students hone their debating skills

Students from Hyde Leadership Charter School pose for a photo after their debate tournament on March 18.

Waiting for their name to be called, 27 students gathered in an over-crowded cafeteria during lunch period last fall for a chance to audition for the Hyde Leadership Charter School’s middle school debate team.

Art / Culture / Education / Video

Teen wordsmiths take the mic

Urban Word NYC Poetry Slam 2017 Prelim Contestant Leslie Lopez Performing

Teenaged wordsmiths performed their poetry at The Point CDC in March, in the preliminary rounds of Urban Word NYC.

Government / Housing / Politics

NYCHA residents rally for repairs, funding

NYCHA residents rally on the steps of City Hall for repairs and funding

Bronx public housing residents, community organizations, labor unions and elected officials gathered on the steps of City Hall in February to demand adequate funding and oversight of the long neglected and dilapidated NYCHA buildings.

Environment / News

Resiliency Project holds third community workshop

Lucia Hernandez, Ilea Burgos, and Angela Tovar attend the 23rd annual Bronx Speak Up! event at Lehman College.

“Hurricane Sandy was an eye-opener. People realized how vulnerable our community was,” said Illea Burgos, outreach coordinator for the Green Worker Cooperative.

Art / Immigration / Politics

Artist converts her Mott Haven home into art gallery

Marco Saavedra leads an artist talk and workshop in his first solo show in an apartment “gallery” in Mott Haven.

“Some of the artists have never had the opportunity to actually teach about their work or share their work with a larger audience,” said Blanka Amezkua.

Health

PharmaCannis opens a medical marijuana dispensary in Hunts Point

Hunts Point residents gather at PharmaCannis to register for a card that will allow patients to obtain medical marijuana.

Many residents who felt that the previous planned location was too isolated are relieved that the dispensary will be in a high-traffic area. They were nervous that the isolation of the company’s former choice of locations, and the fact that its transactions are in cash, would have made it a target for crime.

Education / Environment

Rocking the Boat students take on most complex task yet

Rocking the Boat students take on most complex task yet

After 20 years and 49 boats, Rocking the Boat students are taking on their most complex project yet.