Keith Wright wins Ben Franklin Club endorsement

Assemblyman Keith Wright has won the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club’s endorsement in the race for outgoing Rep. Charles Rangel’s seat.

DOE promises action on PS 207 crisis

The Department of Education (DOE) replied to The Press inquiries about reports that the situation was still unchanged at P.S. 207 where allegations of widespread bullying and a case of sexual …

No sign of progress at PS 207

Months after parents of P.S. 207 students went public with allegations of widespread bullying and one case of sexual harassment among children, exacerbated by stonewalling from the administration, …

Political arena

Parsing the primary

Weeks of campaigning, heavy press coverage and a heated debate in Brooklyn culminated in a presidential primary with no surprises. Hillary Clinton decisively defeated U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in the …

Meeting the face of the Bronx

Two new exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of the Arts shed light on borough-based artists and their way of portraying the community. “Bronx Focus: Paintings by Valeri Larko” and …

‘Comeback Kids’ recognized

Community Board (CB) 8 gives Comeback Kid Awards every year to acknowledge local students who have overcome challenges and demonstrated improvement. “It is our belief that by recognizing our …

April 27, 2016 crime round-up

Five people who attacked and robbed a 25-year-old man on Sunday were apprehended by police the same day, according to authorities. A 17-year-old was robbed and there was grand larceny from an auto.

IN-Tech debaters triumph

The IN-Tech Academy’s (M.S./H.S. 368) debate team has yet another victory to celebrate. Two students made it as semi-finalists to the NYC Urban Debate League (UDL) Bronx Championship, placing …

Nature beckons to Riverdale poet

In the poetry of longtime Riverdale resident Nina Tassi, nature is not just one’s environment, but a force to be reckoned with. “For me, the extremes of nature — mountains, …

College welcomes more tech for educators

During an all-day workshop at Manhattan College on April 15, students and faculty members were able to experiment and learn about Microsoft’s latest resources and tools for …

Senior guide available

Don’t rage while you age. Turn to the pages of the 2016 Senior Resource Guide, compiled by Community Board 8. The document provides information on how to access basic necessities, supportive …

Film with Fanuzzi

African Film Festival could yield future Oscar winner

Our community is rich in can-do, civic volunteerism. And poor in movie theaters. So thank goodness for Jackie Fischer. When she is not making the Marble Hill Houses bloom with daffodils and …

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