Post Tagged with: "Melrose"

Education / News / Politics

Melrose students join national walkout

Sophomore Jade Outlaw, 16, sings an acapella version of "Shine," a song written after Parkland by two student survivors.

South Bronx Community Charter High School students honor the national school walkout to end gun violence.

Government / Religion

Mott Haven church takes on Preservation Commission

Parishioners at Mass on a recent Sunday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Father Skelly and the Archdiocese of New York are completely against landmark designation, feeling that the financial burden of maintaining the church to historic standards will be too much for a congregation whose median income is $25,000.

Education

After school program unites area kids

Students play games at Unitas.

Over the years, Unitas’ after school program has served hundreds of children, but perhaps even more unique is its ability to keep them coming back.

Art / Crime

New film warns of drug scourge

Director Juan Shamsul Alam, center, reviews a script with actors Angel Salazar, left, and Tony Vozzo, right.

The surge in heroin use across the city has prompted one Bronx playwright and director to use film as a means to warn about the drug’s growing danger.

Art

‘Ghetto for Life’ mural ignites debate

Three views of Banksy's controversial mural.

The word “ghetto” touches off a heated debate about a new mural in Melrose.

News / Politics

Arroyo blames employees for forged signatures

Maria del Carmen Arroyo

Incumbent City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo admitted under oath that people employed by her campaign had committe fraud.

Government / Politics

Frontrunners are no-shows at Melrose mayoral forum

Pastor Kahli Mootoo of the Bright Temple Ame Church denounced mayoral candidates for failing to show up at a forum in Melrose on March 9.

It was standing room only on a Saturday afternoon in March at a Melrose church known for its social activism streak, where residents came, hoping to hear the city’s mayoral candidates explain their positions on the issues. There was only one problem: The three candidates considered frontrunners in next November’s […]

Art / Education

Bronx Trail traverses area’s musical roots

By Daniel Bejarano In the 1950s and ’60s the streets of the South Bronx were brimming with music. The sound of conga drums reverberated between rooftops. Afro-Cuban and jazz rhythms merged with son, mambo and chachacha beats on stoops in Hunts Point, Longwood and Mott Haven to create a new […]

News / Politics

New senate district cuts Hunts Point off

Sen. Jeff Klein

There will be a new face in local politics if the new district lines released on Jan. 26 by a committee of legislators take effect. Instead of being represented in the state senate by Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr., most of the Hunts Point peninsula would be attached to a district […]