13 BRONX WEEKLY December 9, 2018 www.BXTimes.com
HOPE CENTER HONORS
Hope Center recently honored its resident veteran Recreation
director Joseph Wright for his service to our nation.
Joseph Wright (l) happily accepted a cherry wood display
case of a fl ag that fl ew over the Capitol and a certifi cate
from Hope Center administrator Dovid Liff.
Photo courtesy of Centers Health Care/Hope Center
ICE SCREAM OPENS AT
MALL AT BAY PLAZA
Ice Scream celebrated its grand opening on Monday, November
19 on the Mall at Bay Plaza’s fi rst fl oor next to H&M.
Ice Scream Shop owner John Pinkhasov (c) celebrated with
shop designers Julien Albertini and Alina Pimkina from Asthetique
Archetectural and Design Firm.
Photo by Silvio Pacifi co
MOVEMENT SPEAKS AT MOTT STREET SENIOR CENTER
Every fall since 2012, Dances for a Variable Population has been running a 12-week MOVEMENT SPEAKS program at Mott
Street Senior Center. Teaching artists Margaret Yuen and Magda Kaczmarska lead this year’s program culminating on
Monday, December 10 at 10:45 a.m.
Center director Suzanne Yuen (back, c) with a bold and committed group of elders experimenting with new ways of moving
while expressing themselves with strength and creativity. Photo courtesy of DVP
SALAMANCA AT BALDOR’S GIVES BACK EVENT
Councilman Rafael Salamanca attended Baldor’s Give Back event at The Point CDC on Saturday, November 17.
Salamanca (c) joined Baldor employees and volunteers as they gave out more than 500 complete Thanksgiving meals to
the community. Photo courtesy of Councilman Rafael Salamanca’s Offi ce
OPIOID CRISIS IN THE SOUTH BRONX
Councilman Rafael Salamanca and
Councilwoman Diana Ayala, Third Avenue
Business Improvement District,
NYPD, city agencies and the Mayor’s
Offi ce conducted a walking tour of The
Hub and surrounding streets most affected
by rampant opioid use.
Salamanca (c) highlighted the need
for coordinated efforts between
providers, NYPD and offi cials at city,
state and federal levels.
Photo courtesy of Councilman Rafael
Salamanca’s Offi ce