15 BRONX WEEKLY February 3, 2019 www.BXTimes.com
MONTEREY HOUSES UNVEILS MULTIGENERATIONAL MURAL
On Friday, January 25, Councilman Ritchie Torres; Robyn Walker-Murphy,
Groundswell executive director; lead artist Nadya Voynovskaya
and young public housing residents of Monterey Houses unveiled a
new mural celebrating generations of leaders that have contributed
to building community at the development and uplifting the Bronx.
(above) The mural created by Monterey Houses residents celebrates
generations of leaders that have defi ned a community.
Photo by Silvio Pacifi co
(l-r) Gil Simmons, Monterey Houses Resident Associaton president;
Daryl Sisco; Robyn Walker-Murphy; Councilman Torres and lead artist
Nadya Voynovskaya. Photo by Silvio Pacifi co
CB 11’S JOHN FRATTA RETIREMENT CELEBRATION
Councilman Mark Gjonaj thanked Community Board 11’s John Fratta for his many years of
service during his retirement celebration.
CB 11 members and Gjonaj (2nd row, c) presented a signed farewell card to Fratta.
Photo courtesy of Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s Offi ce
SOTOMAYOR READS TO BRONX STUDENTS
In honor of Dream Big Day, Bronx Children’s Museum and Hostos Community College cohosted
a special reading event for 200 P.S. 49, P.S. 55 and St. Anselm students featuring
Bronx natives U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and ‘Scandal’ actress Kerry
Washington on Friday, January 25. Justice Sotomayor discussed her published picture book,
‘Turning Pages: My Life Story’ while Washington moderated a question-and-answer discussion
between the students and Sotomayor.
Justice Sotomayor (l) and Kerry Washington (r) listened and answered many students’
questions. Photo by Edward Watkins
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