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Education

Town Hall warns of dangers of underage drinking

A speaker at Entrada Academy

A panel of substance abuse professionals and law enforcement officers presented cautionary tales warning about the dangers of drugs and alcohol to preteens at a June 22 public discussion in Longwood. More than 200 students attended the Town Hall style event at the Entrada Academy Middle School at 977 Fox […]

News

Express reporter is honored

Ajhani Ayres with her Aronson award.

A reporter for the Hunts Point Express won this year’s undergraduate honor from the James Aronson Awards for Social Justice Journalism for her story about three women who have lived on Kelly Street for decades, keeping the community spirit there alive.

Government / Politics

Bronx voters decisively back Clinton

Bronx voters decisively back Clinton

The margin of victory was larger in the 15th congressional district, which includes Hunts Point and Mott Haven, than in any of the other 26 congressional districts in the state. With 95 percent of the votes counted in the district, Clinton had 72 percent of the votes.

Politics

The Point previews City Council election

Teen activists and adults joined at The Point CDC to watch a live feed of candidates for the open 17th district City Council seat square off.

Politics

OP ED: Voters should tune in for candidate debate on Jan. 27

OP ED: Voters should tune in for candidate debate on Jan. 27

The candidate forum will be streamed live at: http://www.bronxnet.org/ and can be seen on BronxNet (Ch. 67)/Fios (Ch. 33).

Art

Photography club keeps the art form accessible

Giacomo and David Delgado at work.

By encouraging photography of Bronx scenes and organizing free exhibitions at which to display the resulting work, the group seeks to improve residents’ appreciation of their borough.

News

Local drug abuse prevention group awarded federal funds

A coalition whose goal is to put a dent in alcohol and drug abuse by South Bronx youth was awarded $125,000 in federal funding in September to further its cause.

Education / Environment

Reporter for Express is honored

Hunts Point Express reporter Iyeisha Barrie (right) with Aronson Awards host and journalist Rebecca Carroll.

Hunts Point Express reporter Iyeisha Barrie, a junior at CUNY Hunter College, won the prestigious Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism in the undergraduate category. Barrie, who reported for the Express in the fall of 2014, won for her story on a new method of tracking air quality launched recently by […]

Environment

March 26 discussion on repurposing empty lots

One of 100 vacant lots a team of Hunter College researchers has mapped. The research team will meet with residents at The Point on March 25 at 7 p,m. to discuss possible public uses for the vacant spaces.

A team of researchers is engaging the community in discussions about what to do with 100 vacant lots they have identified on the Hunts Point peninsula.