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Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

14 Habitat families celebrate their new Bronx homes

Bronx: Fourteen Habitat-NYC families received the keys to their new homes just in time for Christmas at The Melody, the newest of Habitat-NYC’s projects of low-income working affordable housing in Longwood, South Bronx, named for the neighborhood’s musical legacy. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

Monroe athletes post their best numbers

Bronx: The Monroe Mustangs indoor track team is enjoying a brilliant season on the track and also in the classsroom. Led by pole vaulter Francisco Javier Escobar and shot-putter Danzel Rolle, who both came up aces with 4.0 GPA’s in their freshman semesters at Monroe, eleven other Mustangs achieved GPA scores of over 3.5. In fact, the GPA average for the entire 45-member team is at 3.0. Comment.

Friday, Dec. 23, 2011

CPR in schools saves a life in The Bronx

Bronx: A day after Bronx student, Louis Flores, 17, returned to school after being saved by a 26-year New York City public school system veteran when he collapsed on the gym floor, the American Heart Association is reminding New Yorkers that knowing CPR, especially in the school-setting, does save lives. Comment.

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

Talented teens, top artistes light Harlem

Bronx: The holiday season in Harlem came to life as Harlem’s own Grammy and Oscar nominated music group Impact Repertory Theatre; youth groups Vy Higgins Gospel for Teens and the Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts’ Voices of Excellence choir took center stage for the 35th Annual Harlem Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. Comment.

Monday, Dec. 19, 2011

God and Goddesses engaging exhibiton

Arts & Theater: Self-taught artist and illustrator for almost 20 years, Brooklyn born and bred, now Bronx resident Laura James of Antiguan heritage, is having a show of paintings and objects, rich in images, texture and feeling, entitled “God and Goddesses” in the Corridor Gallery of the Interchurch Center in Manhattan. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011

10 Bronx businesses honored

Bronx: It has been a tough year for most businesses across the country. Daily reports of retail closings and decline in consumer spending has caused many to close their doors. The 2nd Annual ‘Tribute to Bronx Businesses’ luncheon, awarded Bronx businesses for beating the odds during this turbulent economic year. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011

Garifuna Coalition honors former SVG consular aide

Brooklyn: J. Erlene Williams-King, a former aide to the St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ New York Consul General, was honored on Nov. 19 by the New York-based Garifuna Coalition U.S.A, Inc. at the group’s Yellow, White and Black 2011 Gala at the Eastwood Manor, Bronx. Comment.
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