Youth and Children

SBHS Festival Youth Choir at The Vatican
(courtesy of Saint Barnabas High School)

Saint Barnabas High School Students Return from Vatican – Mass with Pope Francis

Saint Barnabas High School students are back from their performance at the Vatican in Rome. Bronx, NY — After a seven day whirlwind adventure, Saint Barnabas High School students have returned from their invitation to sing at a special Vatican […]

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Health Groups Urge Gov. Christie to Sign Bill Raising Tobacco Sales Age to 21

Raising The Age Will Protect Kids and Save Lives WASHINGTON, DC — The following is a Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association Founders Affiliate, American Lung Association in New Jersey and Global Advisors on Smokefree […]

Hip Hop Workshop for Teens

Hip Hop Workshop for Teens

Top Tips for ‘Baby Proofing’ Your Indoor Air

Top Tips for ‘Baby Proofing’ Your Indoor Air

MADISON, WI, Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — For new parents, ensuring a house is safe is a top priority. Outlets are covered, gates are installed near stairs – any visible hazard is addressed. Unfortunately, not all dangers can be seen with […]

by · January 5, 2016 · Environment, Youth and Children
Top 10 Baby Names of 2014 — Sophia and Ethan

Top 10 Baby Names of 2014 — Sophia and Ethan

Sophia holds fast as top name for girls; Ethan claims the number 1 spot for boys The NYC Health Department announced on Wednesday that Ethan and Sophia were the most popular baby names in New York City in 2014. Sophia […]

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Law Protecting Children From Tip Over Deaths Signed By Cuomo

New Law Inspired by Incidents in Upstate New York Where Children Were Killed by Falling Furniture, Television Just in time for the holiday season, legislation protecting children from tip over incidents involving heavy pieces of falling furniture or televisions has been signed […]

Project Mc2 - one of the six on demand New Year's Eve countdowns exclusively on Netflix.

Netflix Finds 9:00 p.m. is the New Midnight This New Year’s Eve

Netflix Wants You to Celebrate the Most Famous 10 Seconds of the Year Whether It’s Midnight or Not with Special Kid-Sized Countdowns  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., /PRNewswire/ — This year you can celebrate as a family and still have time for […]

Suzanne McCabe (left), Scholastic Editor-at-Large and host of the new podcast, "Scholastic Reads," chats with Scholastic Editor, Cheryl Klein (right), about her harrowing experiences trying to keep the "Harry Potter" manuscripts top secret. "Scholastic Reads" is a new biweekly podcast all about children's books and the joy and power of reading, featuring in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes stories from the world of children's publishing. Listen now: http://www.scholastic.com/scholasticreads (Credit: Scholastic) (PRNewsFoto/Scholastic Inc.)

New Podcast Series, “Scholastic Reads,” Launched on Monday, 12/14

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — “Scholastic Reads,” a new podcast about children’s books and the joy and power of reading launches today with a behind-the-scenes look at the Harry Potter series as told by Cheryl Klein, the continuity […]

by · December 14, 2015 · Education News, Youth and Children
Tony and his Mother, Sharon, enjoy a day at Coney Island, compliments of The Center for Family Support as part of ‘staycation’ package they provided for them this summer.

Center for Family Support Fundraising Drive To Assist A South Bronx Youngster

South Bronx Youth Needs Educational Supports to Succeed Bronx, NY  –  Tony J is a handsome, kind young man with intellectual disabilities, who lives with his mother, Sharon, in the South Bronx.  The Center for Family Support (CFS) has supported […]

by · December 14, 2015 · Education News, Youth and Children
Bronx Borough President’s Chess Challenge

Bronx Borough President’s Chess Challenge

          More than 250 Bronx Students To Compete in Bronx Chess Tournament On Tuesday, December 15, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will welcome more than 250 students, grades 3-8, from Bronx public schools to the […]

by · December 13, 2015 · Youth and Children
Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York and Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York

Bronx man indicted for sex exploitation, enticement & child pornography crimes

A Bronx man, David Lee Keith, 38, was recently indicted on four federal counts arising from his sexual exploitation and enticement of minors and receipt of child pornography. Keith was arrested on November 17, 2015, in the Bronx and has been in Federal custody […]

Here Come the ‘Cityboys’

Here Come the ‘Cityboys’

Here Come the ‘Cityboys’ By Rich Mancuso   They have been playing sandlot football in the Bronx a long time. And for the many ballplayers who have put on the helmets and pads it has been an extension of competing […]

by · November 17, 2015 · Sports, Youth and Children
Lady Tigers in Need of Donor Support

Lady Tigers in Need of Donor Support

Lady Tigers in Need of Donor Support by Koi Germany, Jr.     The Lady Tigers need your help! Short of the goal for their annual athletic retreat to Florida State University, the softball team is now calling upon Bronxites […]

NYPD Offers Halloween Safety Tips

NYPD Offers Halloween Safety Tips

  The NYPD Community Affairs Bureau has some important Halloween safety tips for children, parents and guardians. Police want Halloween to be enjoyable, and above all safe. Halloween Safety   Halloween is one of the most enjoyable days of the […]

Op-Ed: Girls Prep Changes Lives — Zarida Teel

Last week, I spoke to thousands of families from across New York City who came together to demand an end to separate and unequal education in the city we love. I spoke up for my daughter Aliza, but also for […]