Mount Hope Monitor is now online:
On University Avenue, a Safe Haven for Kids and Teens
For decades, the former Hebrew Institute of University Heights lay empty, its windows and doors boarded up, its once elegant stone walls grimy with dirt and graffiti. But no longer.
Jail for Dogfighting Ringleader
Mount Hope resident Alexander Estephane has been jailed for running a dogfighting ring out of the basement of his house on East 179th Street.
Sedgwick Houses Resident Murdered, Boyfriend Arrested
Maxine Collier was stabbed to death inside her apartment at 1535 University Ave. last month. Her boyfriend has been charged with her murder.
Bx18 Bus Saved
The MTA originally planned to discontinue the Bx18 bus, runs between Undercliff Avenue and the Grand Concourse. But following a public outcry the bus has been spared. In a statement, Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson called the decision a "big win for our community."
City Approves Local High School’s Move to the South Bronx
The city’s Panel for Educational Policy has voted to approve the Department of Education’s recommendation that University Heights Secondary School’s move to the South Bronx High School in Morrisania. Many students oppose the decison and have vowed to fight on.
Local Cop Tied to $1 Million Perfume Heist
Kelvin Jones, a 28-year-old police officer who had been recently assigned to the 46th Precinct, has been charged with attempting to steal $1 million worth of perfume from a warehouse in New Jersey.
Group Rallies Against Schumer’s Immigration Plan
VAMOS Unidos, a nonprofit that represents street vendors, held a rally at Fordham Lutheran Evangelical Church on March 20 to protest an immigration reform overhaul proposed that same week by New York Senator Charles E. Schumer and Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
Also, here's our Events and Announcements section. Among this month's listings: The New York Opera Forum will perform Vaughner’s Das Rheingold at Fordham Evangelical Lutheran Church (2430 Walton Ave.) on Friday, April 16. Tickets are just $5.