Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Five classrooms at a Head Start center in Woodside are filled with young children learning to read, write and count.
In one classroom, students sing in English, Spanish and Bengali and dance to “La Bamba.”
The coming months could see fewer low-income families in the area receive childcare and early childhood education services because of federal budget reductions. Many of the families include immigrants from Latin America and South Asia.
The cuts are part of sweeping federal budget reductions known as the sequester.
Friday, March 15th, 2013
Artist Sally Novak’s latest piece, titled “Benevolence,” features a linen curtain mounted over a red, yellow and orange acrylic painting of a fire.
“It’s just something that I had to get out,” Ms. Novak said.
Thursday, February 7th, 2013
When the Barclays Center drew 17,732 fans for the Brooklyn Nets’ home opener in November, everyone in attendance thought they were celebrating the birth of the first pro basketball team in borough history. But historian Claude Johnson wants everyone to know that the Smart Set Athletic Club, also known as the one of the “Black Fives,” deserves that title.
“These were the negro leagues of basketball that did for their sport what Jackie Robinson did for baseball,” said Mr. Johnson, founder of the Black Fives Foundation.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Five years ago, while on his way home from school in the Bronx, then-10-year-old Julio Garcia noticed a group of teenagers in military uniform and wondered why they were marching.
Julio is now a staff sergeant with that group, the Washington Greys Military Cadets, which was started by the U.S. Army Junior Guard to help keep at-risk kids off the streets and instill the discipline and confidence they need to succeed in college.