MMCC picks up Head Start funding


Mosholu Montefiore Community Center was one of five local pre-kindergarten programs to receive additional Head Start funding.

MMCC received $1.27 million in funding for its five pre-K locations, including one at 3880 Sedgwick Ave., in Kingsbridge Heights.

“This federal funding is great news for organizations in the Bronx working to provide young children with the tools they need to get a strong start in life,” said U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in a release. “I always fight in the Senate for the resources that help prepare our children for success.”


New semester at SUNY Oswego

SUNY Oswego welcomes three students with local roots as the fall term starts.

• Driana Mejia of Riverdale Avenue — who attended Cathedral High School —is beginning a major in adolescent education.

• Julainny Rodriguez of Netherland Avenue — who attended Saint Vincent Ferrer High School — has begun a psychology major.

• Gabrielle Roubanian of Palisade Avenue — who attended New York City Laboratory School for Collaborative Studies — is taking on sociology.

Princeton Review included Oswego in its 2019 guidebook as one of the best northeastern colleges, as well as among the best green colleges.


Rotary proposes $60K for Holocaust archive

The Bronx Rotary Club is working toward funding a grant that would allow Manhattan College to start a Holocaust survivor archive on the school’s Riverdale campus.

The archive is expected to be based around Herman Zierig, who worked at the Society of Survivors of the Riga Ghetto in Latvia, and was a member of the Anti-Defamation League’s task force, where he helped identify Nazi war criminals.

The grant is estimated to be worth $60,000.


Diaz promises $7.3M to schools

Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., says he’ll spend 22 percent of his capital projects budget this year on public schools.

The funds — $7.3 million in all — will be distributed to 56 public school projects across the borough, including $600,000 to renovate the cafeteria at Bronx High School of Science.

Other schools will receive new smartboards and laptops as well as upgraded programs in science, technology, engineering and math.