MC to Facilitate Post-Election Dialogue

An email from President Brennan O’Donnell to the college community highlighted a plan to help students and faculty talk through one of the most divisive and negative presidential campaigns in American history. In the aftermath of the election of President-elect Donald Trump, who is the first person elected to the executive branch of the federal government with no government or military experience, people have staged … Continue reading MC to Facilitate Post-Election Dialogue

Athletic Advisors implement New Study Hall Requirements

Neil Perry’s day is not unlike most student athletes. Perry has early morning practices with Manhattan College’s swim team at 8 a.m., most days, and a second practice at 6 p.m. Between those sessions Perry has class, and this semester, he even has a class where finds time for an additional four hours of community service each week. But he was counting on all of … Continue reading Athletic Advisors implement New Study Hall Requirements

Arsonist Sets Fire to Unopened Deli

An arsonist allegedly tried to set fire to a deli that has yet to even open, police said. They said someone intentionally set fire to 5993 Broadway, where a new store, Gourmet Deli and Bagels, is currently under construction. Cops say the storefront, which used to house Sandwich King 2, and Stiff Weasel the year prior, caught fire at about 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 11. … Continue reading Arsonist Sets Fire to Unopened Deli

Former MC Professor Produces Film on Cambodian Genocide

When John Pirozzi first set out to make “Don’t Think We’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock N’ Roll,” he said he wanted to help tell the story of the 1975 Cambodian Genocide through its own music. Pirozzi said that the film, which was inspired by his work on a previous film in Cambodia, took ten years to produce. About halfway through filing, Pirozzi said he brought … Continue reading Former MC Professor Produces Film on Cambodian Genocide

Jogger Slashed in Van Cortlandt Park

A man was slashed while jogging in Van Cortlandt Park on Tuesday night, suffering a 2-inch laceration on his right cheek. Police say that the victim, identified as Joel Rosario 29, was running in the park, near the Dog Run at about 7:33 p.m., when two males approached him. Rosario told police he felt like one of them had punched in the face before realizing … Continue reading Jogger Slashed in Van Cortlandt Park

Bronx District Attorney Visits Riverdale, Discusses Plans to Revitalize Position

The Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark attended the 50th Precinct Community Council meeting on Mar. 10, as part of an effort by her office to increase community involvement with the district attorney’s office. Clark said she has spent the last two months since her inauguration on Jan. 20 visiting various community meetings in order to make her presence known to constituents. “I’ve been going to … Continue reading Bronx District Attorney Visits Riverdale, Discusses Plans to Revitalize Position

Barcelona Bites Denied Cabaret License by Community Board

The public safety committee of Bronx Community Board 8 voted to deny an application by Barcelona Bites for a cabaret license on Mar. 3. The special hearing was convened after a small controversy on Nov. 12, when Urbano Estevez, the bar’s owner, applied for a liquor license for his new restaurant, Yokomo.  During that night’s meeting, committee member Bob Press mentioned that there was an … Continue reading Barcelona Bites Denied Cabaret License by Community Board

First L.G.B.T.+ Group Allowed to March in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

For the first time since 1991, an L.G.B.T.+ group was allowed to march in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The Lavender and Green Alliance, also known as Muintir Aerach na hÉireann in Gaelic, marched in the parade, along with 300 supporters and activists who have worked since 1994 for the right to participate.  Among the attendees, former speaker of … Continue reading First L.G.B.T.+ Group Allowed to March in St. Patrick’s Day Parade