ST. RAYMOND STUDENTS EXPLORE ANCIENT ROME
St. Raymond Elementary School fourth and fi fth graders had a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and handle authentic 3,000-year-old Roman artifacts when Marisa Horowitz-Jaffe,
Museums with Marisa founder, presented her Discovering Ancient Rome! workshop on Tuesday, April 16 inside the school’s main library. Horowitz-Jaffe, an archaeologist and museum
educator, discussed the Forum, the Colosseum, Roman temples and the empire’s lesser known buildings.
Each fourth grader discovered something interesting within their studies. Photo by Kasey Rodriguez
Students used magnifying glasses to observe inscriptions and
details on Roman artifacts. Photo by Kasey Rodriguez
TORRES, PARK ACTIVISTS DEMAND $$
After years of decreased funding and low staffi ng levels at the NYC Parks Department,
Councilman Ritchie Torres, Bronx Park East Community Association and New Yorkers for
Parks held a press conference demanding the Mayor invest $100 million in the Parks Department
to hire more full-time maintenance workers and fund other staffi ng needs.
(l-r) Paulette Spencer, Bronx Community Health; Emily Walker, New Yorkers for Parks; Adrianna
Espinoza, New York League of Conservation Votes; Nilka Martell, Loving the Bronx;
Councilman Torres and some of the Wildcats showed their support for an increased budget.
Photo by Fernando Justiniano
Councilman Rafael Salamanca met with the
School Construction Authority to discuss
new school development, tech upgrades,
new playgrounds and new gymnasiums for
schools in Council District 17.
Councilman Salamanca (r) gave his insights
regarding P.S. 320’s design.
Photo courtesy of Councilman Rafael Salamanca’s
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The City Council commemorated the
41st anniversary of Run the Bronx on
Thursday, April 18.
Dennis Brown, son of the late Dr. Roscoe
C. Brown Jr., attended the milestone
Photo by Jewel Webber