Post Tagged with: "St. Athanasius School"

Education

Letter to the editor: Hunts Point shares experiences with African counterparts

Unitas

Because of its reputation as a center for conflict resolution and community peacemaking, Unitas was selected to host a visit from a group of peacemakers from Uganda and Rwanda.

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.

Religion / Video

Halloween parade dedicated to legendary nun

A reveler at the New South Bronx Halloween Parade holds up a banner remembering Sister Thomas.

Hunts Point honored the legacy of beloved nun Sister Thomas at the 29th Annual New South Bronx Halloween Parade.

Education

Legendary coach returns to his roots

College hoops coach Bobby Cremins returned to his alma mater, St. Athanasius, on March 8, to run through drills with the current class.

Raised in Hunts Point, Bobby Cremins traveled far to become one of basketball’s winningest coaches. But he never forgot where he came from

Education / News

Legendary nun honored in Hunts Point

Sister Thomas greets a well-wisher at a celebration to honor her at Father Gigante Plaza on Sept. 9.

In the 1970’s, as crime, poverty and fires ravaged the South Bronx, activist nun Sister Thomas could be seen tirelessly pushing a shopping cart up and down the streets of Hunts Point, collecting food and clothing for the poor. On September 9th, about 200 people gathered in Father Gigante Plaza […]

Business / Education / Health / News

Teen smoking declining, but not fast enough

By Shanae Simmons A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General validates what anti-smoking campaigners working in Hunts Point already know: fewer young people are smoking than in the past, but big tobacco companies are still doing everything they can to create new customer addicts. The findings underscore the need […]

Education / News

Ballroom dancing teaches kids footwork and confidence

Ballroom dancing teaches kids footwork and confidence

By Danny R. Peralta dannythepoint@gmail.com In the sun-drenched gymnasium at St. Athanasius school on Southern Boulevard, formally dressed 5th and 8th graders sat expectantly in a large circle, waiting for their big moment.. Dozens of parents, siblings, students, and local residents lined the walls of the auditorium with video and […]

Environment

What’s that smell? the Hunts Point sewage plant

For more than a decade Hunts Point Organizations have fought to make a local sewage processing plant respect its neighbors’ needs. Now they’re trying something new: buying stock and using their power as shareholders to demand improvements.