Failing school gets little support from politicians

Jamillah Cooper, a parent at the Tech International Charter School, says she will work to keep the school open, despite its plan to close at the end of June. She talks about how much her daughter …

Engel tells town hall meeting: No more handshakes for President Trump

In his 29 years in Congress, U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel has become famous for hearty handshakes with president after president as they walked down the aisle to address joint sessions of Congress. Not …

School murals show an array of art styles

Cubism. Pointillism. Post-Impressionism. Pop art. Those are some of the periods the 10 murals painted by seven juniors and seniors at IN-Tech Academy (M.S./H.S 368) cover. The …

Indivisible group unites against Trump agenda

After the election of Donald Trump as president, Yonkers resident Eileen O’Connor and her spouse were “despondent,” she said. She sent out emails to friends, asking what were they …

Uncovering the hidden history that lingers beneath the surface

An underground river that flows through a vaulted brick tunnel. A hidden passage between two buildings of a historic estate, a dark and chilly channel into which no member of the public appears to …

For young actors, excitement and search for excellence mix in ‘Lion King Jr.’

Bubbly laughter rang through the backstage of Lehman College’s Lovinger Theatre during a production of Lion King Jr. by a troupe from ...

Manhattan students volunteer as tax preparers

Manhattan College student Gino Giglio is a self-described “tax nerd.” When he is not watching a New York Mets games and other favorite sports teams on television, he is reading the latest issue …

Art takes a noir look at modern politics

What started off as an exhibition exploring the impact of the film noir genre has developed into ...

Police Beat

March 2, 2016 crime round-up

A car was stolen, another was broken into, and yet another got a fresh coat of graffiti within a single day of the past week—a week that saw a spate of car-related crimes throughout. …

Art tolls for gun victims

When Marisa Gonzales Silverstein read that an average of 92 Americans are killed as a result of gun violence each day, she decided to ...