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Common Council unveils rebirth of "Central Park." #HudsonValley #NY #Parks #NYSParks #Outdoor #Adventure #Government #Me...
05/07/2021
Common Council Unveils Rebirth of “Central Park” - Hudson Valley Press

Common Council unveils rebirth of "Central Park." #HudsonValley #NY #Parks #NYSParks #Outdoor #Adventure #Government #Meeting

By Madison Langweil POUGHKEEPSIE – The City of Poughkeepsie Common Council held a virtual meeting over Zoom on Monday, May 3, regarding updates on the Southern Waterfront Redevelopment Task Force and the Eastman Park Oval. The Southern Waterfront Redevelopment Task Force aims to foster and facilit...

The YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester announces it has launched the Westchester Center for Racial Equity, a dedica...
05/06/2021
Westchester Center For Racial Equity, Has Been Launched - Hudson Valley Press

The YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester announces it has launched the Westchester Center for Racial Equity, a dedicated space for working towards advancing racial equity in the county. #YWCA #RacialEquity #WhitePlains #Westchester #Equity #DoSomething

WHITE PLAINS – The YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester announces it has launched the Westchester Center for Racial Equity, a dedicated space for working towards advancing racial equity in the county. The Center is a further demonstration of the YWCA’s commitment to racial justice, a mission ...

Thirteen students honored at 22nd annual Hudson Valley Latino Scholarship Awards. #Education #Scholarship #Latino #Latin...
05/05/2021
Thirteen Honored at 22nd Annual Hudson Valley Latino Scholarship Awards - Hudson Valley Press

Thirteen students honored at 22nd annual Hudson Valley Latino Scholarship Awards. #Education #Scholarship #Latino #Latina #HudsonValley #DoSomething #HigherEducation #College #CollegeBound #NewYork

By Jennifer L. Warren NEWBURGH – A mix of potent emotions permeated inside the Newburgh Ramada Inn last Thursday evening as thirteen special, talented area youth were presented with scholarship honors. Sheer happiness and pride radiated on the faces of the honorees and their families as their acad...

Listening to the great voice of Luther Vandross who would have turned 70 this year. #HappyBirthday #LutherVandross #Ente...
05/04/2021
Luther Vandross’ Music Celebrated on 70th Birthday - Hudson Valley Press

Listening to the great voice of Luther Vandross who would have turned 70 this year. #HappyBirthday #LutherVandross #Entertainment #Music #Legend #GoneTooSoon

NEW YORK – Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announces the RIAA certification of four of Luther Vandross’ signature singles: “Dance With My Father” (Platinum), “Here and Now” (Platinum), “Endless Love” (Platinum) and “A House Is Not A Home” (Gol...

Looking for a good movie to check out this weekend - We Broke Up! #Movie #MovieTheater #WeBrokeUp #Film #Critic #Enterta...
05/02/2021
“We Broke Up” Movie Keeps Audience Guessing - Hudson Valley Press

Looking for a good movie to check out this weekend - We Broke Up! #Movie #MovieTheater #WeBrokeUp #Film #Critic #Entertainment

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic Make up or break up. What will they do? This film’s title points in one direction. However, what’s to come will keep audiences guessing. And as they wonder, they’ll experience the complexities of a relationship that is being tested. It’s often said ...

Beacon commits to use 100% renewable electricity. #Environment #Politics #Beacon #NewYork #HudsonValley #GoGreen #Enviro...
04/30/2021
Commit to Use 100% Renewable Electricity - Hudson Valley Press

Beacon commits to use 100% renewable electricity. #Environment #Politics #Beacon #NewYork #HudsonValley #GoGreen #Environmental

BEACON – The City of Beacon City Council adopted a resolution at its meeting Monday night establishing a policy for the City to purchase 100% renewable electricity for its government operations in 2021 and beyond. In addition, the Council also authorized ex*****on of an agreement with a Community ...

County Executive announces Green New Deal for Ulster County. #UlsterCounty #NewYork #ILoveNY #GreenNewDeal #Politics #En...
04/30/2021
Pat Ryan Announces Green New Deal For Ulster - Hudson Valley Press

County Executive announces Green New Deal for Ulster County. #UlsterCounty #NewYork #ILoveNY #GreenNewDeal #Politics #Environment #DoSomething

OLIVEBRIDGE – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan last Thursday released his Green New Deal plan for Ulster County. Joined by environmental leaders from throughout the Hudson Valley, the report consisting of over 30 goals and targets makes Ulster County the first County in New York State and among th...

April showers bring May flowers... and the new community gardens at the library are sure to grow! #HudsonValley #Garden ...
04/29/2021
Community Gardens Grow at Newburgh Free Library - Hudson Valley Press

April showers bring May flowers... and the new community gardens at the library are sure to grow! #HudsonValley #Garden #Food #Community #GrowYourFood #Farming

By Jennifer L. Warren NEWBURGH – Maday Luna absolutely loves the beauty and power of seeds; she now wants to inspire others to benefit from all the magic and hope they provide. The Newburgh Free Academy North junior Luna was provided that platform three years ago when she joined the Our Core’s A...

Vassar's ALANA Center to be named for Professor Jeh Johnson. #Vassar #BLM #HudsonValley #NewYork #History #Education #Ti...
04/28/2021
Vassar’s ALANA Center to be Named for Jeh Johnson - Hudson Valley Press

Vassar's ALANA Center to be named for Professor Jeh Johnson. #Vassar #BLM #HudsonValley #NewYork #History #Education #TimeForChange

POUGHKEEPSIE – Vassar College’s ALANA Center, which provides resources and programs for students of color, will be named for Professor Jeh Vincent Johnson, the pioneering African American architect and former Vassar faculty member who designed it. President Elizabeth H. Bradley made the announce...

Dutchess County offering rent and utility relief program. #HudsonValley #DutchessCounty #Help #Rent #Utiltiy #Covid #Bil...
04/23/2021
$1.1M Available for Emergency Rent and Utility Relief Program - Hudson Valley Press

Dutchess County offering rent and utility relief program. #HudsonValley #DutchessCounty #Help #Rent #Utiltiy #Covid #BillPay

POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison have announced more than $1.1 million in funding is available through a COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utility Relief program for low- and moderate-income households adversely affected by the pandemic. A...

Catholic Charities hosts 15th annual celebration. #HudsonValley #NewYork #CatholicCharities #GoodNews #Celebration
04/22/2021
Catholic Charities Hosts 15th Annual Celebration - Hudson Valley Press

Catholic Charities hosts 15th annual celebration. #HudsonValley #NewYork #CatholicCharities #GoodNews #Celebration

By Jennifer L. Warren Many refer to them as “Community Champions.” However, they simply view themselves as ordinary people, doing their part to make things better during these trying times. Thursday evening, those “essential workers,” hailing from Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, were g...

Verdict is in on George Floyd case. Derek Chauvin convicted on all counts.
04/20/2021
Derek Chauvin Convicted on All Counts - Hudson Valley Press

Verdict is in on George Floyd case. Derek Chauvin convicted on all counts.

By Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Esq. The convictions for second degree murder, third degree murder and second degree manslaughter of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, is the first step towards rebuilding trust in communities of color th...

Need a ride to get your vaccination? Dutchess County is offering free rides. #COVID #Pandemic #Transportation #Bus #Dutc...
04/16/2021
Dutchess Offers Free Rides to Vaccination Sites - Hudson Valley Press

Need a ride to get your vaccination? Dutchess County is offering free rides. #COVID #Pandemic #Transportation #Bus #Dutchess #NewYork #GetYourShot

POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has announced that Dutchess County Public Transit is offering free transportation to residents with COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the County’s two Fixed Points of Dispensing (PODs), as well as future pop-up sites throughout the county...

Poughkeepsie's Rev. Bottoms was honored on Easter Sunday. #HudsonValley #Poughkeepsie #Religion #BLM #BlackPress #Easter
04/16/2021
Reverend Bottoms is Honored on Easter - Hudson Valley Press

Poughkeepsie's Rev. Bottoms was honored on Easter Sunday. #HudsonValley #Poughkeepsie #Religion #BLM #BlackPress #Easter

POUGHKEEPSIE – Parishioners, community leaders, and elected officials gathered outside of the Beulah Baptist Church after Sunday mass to honor their pastor, Reverend Dr. Jesse Voyd Bottoms Jr, with a surprise tribute. A portion of Catharine Street, between Cottage and Mansion Streets in Poughkeeps...

The fight against White Supremacy here and around the country. #StopTheHate #HudsonValley #WeAllLiveHere #BLM #BlackPres...
04/14/2021
Fighting White Supremacy Around the United States - Hudson Valley Press

The fight against White Supremacy here and around the country. #StopTheHate #HudsonValley #WeAllLiveHere #BLM #BlackPress

By Jennifer L. Warren BEACON – The danger we face now in 2021-not just 75 years ago- is very real. It’s a frightening reality that Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek, from Beacon Hebrew Alliance elaborated upon in his opening remarks Thursday evening. “According to the FBI, Armed Right Wing groups pose ...

Looking for a good movie to see this weekend? Check out Godzilla vs. Kong, in theaters and HBO Max. #Entertainment #Movi...
04/10/2021
Time For a Brawl, Let’s Dive into Godzilla vs. Kong - Hudson Valley Press

Looking for a good movie to see this weekend? Check out Godzilla vs. Kong, in theaters and HBO Max. #Entertainment #Movie #MovieTheater #KingKong #Godzilla #Pandemic

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic It’s a brawl. In this corner weighing several hundred tons with leathery reptile skin, Godzilla. In that corner weighing in at several hundred tons and wearing a fur coat, Kong. Wait for the bell to ring. Wait for it… These two superstar behemoth monste...

Free transportation to COVID Vaccine appointments. #COVID #Vaccine #Transportation #Pandemic #HudsonValley
04/09/2021
Free Transport to COVID Vaccine Appointments - Hudson Valley Press

Free transportation to COVID Vaccine appointments. #COVID #Vaccine #Transportation #Pandemic #HudsonValley

NEWBURGH – The City of Newburgh is pleased to offer transportation services free of charge to City of Newburgh residents to and from scheduled COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Beginning April 1, 2021, City of Newburgh residents can schedule a free ride to and from a vaccination appointment withi...

Dr. Angela White of Rising Ground, longtime educational leader and advocate of children with disabilities has been honor...
04/08/2021
Rising Ground’s Dr. Angela White is Honored - Hudson Valley Press

Dr. Angela White of Rising Ground, longtime educational leader and advocate of children with disabilities has been honored. #Education #Women #History #BlackPress #BLM #HudsonValley #RisingGround #Westchester

YONKERS – At a ceremony commemorating Women’s History Month last night, the Westchester County Board of Legislators honored the achievements of Dr. Angela White for her work as a longtime educational leader and advocate for children with disabilities, and designated Wednesday, March 24, 2021, as...

Meet Angelica Hibbert, a high school senior, who has dreams of becoming a doctor. #Education #HudsonValley #NewYork #BLM...
04/07/2021
Angelica Hibbert Dreams Of Becoming A Doctor - Hudson Valley Press

Meet Angelica Hibbert, a high school senior, who has dreams of becoming a doctor. #Education #HudsonValley #NewYork #BLM #BlackPress #HerStory #College #Dreams #HigherEducation

By Jennifer L. Warren BEACON – For some high school students, Biology is a science class that has to be taken and passed; however, for Angelica Hibbert, the subject runs far, far deeper. “I have always loved Biology; it takes me to another world, a place where I’m learning things, and I just w...

The former dormant IBM site will be redeveloped. #UlsterCounty #NewYork #HudsonValley #Development #IBM
04/03/2021
Former Dormant IBM Site Will Be Redeveloped - Hudson Valley Press

The former dormant IBM site will be redeveloped. #UlsterCounty #NewYork #HudsonValley #Development #IBM

KINGSTON – Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan signed Resolution No. 112 which will allow for the transfer of the former IBM site, Enterprise West, to the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance (UCEDA). The unanimous support by the Ulster County Legislature will allow for the once dormant site t...

Marist College hosted a “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Speakers Series" that featured Lindsay Wagner. #Marist #College #...
04/02/2021
Find Your Voice and Embrace the Journey - Hudson Valley Press

Marist College hosted a “Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Speakers Series" that featured Lindsay Wagner. #Marist #College #NewYork #BLM #HudsonValley #Empowerment #Diversity #Equity #Inclusion #Education

By Madison Langweil POUGHKEEPSIE – From directionless desires to gaining invaluable experience in the world of fashion, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and of “The Cut,” Lindsay Wager, highlighted her weaknesses and strengths that helped mold her into finding her niche in being a strong v...

Former Councilwoman Gay Lee wants another bite at the apple. #Politics #NewYork #Newburgh #HerStory #RunForSomething
04/01/2021
Former Councilwoman Gay Lee is Running Again - Hudson Valley Press

Former Councilwoman Gay Lee wants another bite at the apple. #Politics #NewYork #Newburgh #HerStory #RunForSomething

NEWBURGH – Former Councilwoman Gay Lee would like another bite of the apple. She is running for City Council in the city of Newburgh, Ward 1. Lee is known for focusing on the actual problems that impact all people­. Lee believes that in order to serves as a city council member a vision of changed...

We take you on an inside look at Black female leaders in politics. #NewYork #Politics #Women #History #HerStory #Change ...
04/01/2021
Inside Look: Black Female Leaders Within Politics - Hudson Valley Press

We take you on an inside look at Black female leaders in politics. #NewYork #Politics #Women #History #HerStory #Change #Leaders #BLM #BlackPress

By Madison Langweil WESTCHESTER – Five nodding heads and five pairs of doughty eyes were those of five unique women who demonstrated strength and commitment as black female leaders in the world of politics and justice. On Wednesday, March 24, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Westchester Alumnae C...

Even during a pandemic World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated. #WDSD #HudsonValley #NY #DownSyndrome #MakeADifference #Be...
03/30/2021
World Down Syndrome Day is Celebrated - Hudson Valley Press

Even during a pandemic World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated. #WDSD #HudsonValley #NY #DownSyndrome #MakeADifference #BeTheChange #DoSomething

By Jennifer L. Warren NEWBURGH – Sunday, March 21, marked World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD.) People all over celebrated this special day by wearing mismatched, colorful socks- symbolic of the extra chromosome D.S. People possess. Town of Newburgh resident, Rose Lisi, a long-time advocate for D.S. as ...

Rep. Bass remembers watching what happened to Rodney King 30 years ago. #BLM #America #USA #Justice #Video #WhatsChanged
03/29/2021
30 Years Ago, I Watched Rodney King Beaten; The Fight Goes On - Hudson Valley Press

Rep. Bass remembers watching what happened to Rodney King 30 years ago. #BLM #America #USA #Justice #Video #WhatsChanged

By Rep. Karen Bass March 3, 2021 when I first saw the tape of Rodney King being beaten in the middle of the street on March 3, 1991, I was not horrified or surprised. I was hopeful. I believed that now, finally, the public would believe what Black and Latino activists had been saying: that […]

Sloop Clearwater honors several women for Women's History Month with "She Sailor Sea Stories." #HudsonValley #Sloop #Cle...
03/26/2021
“She Sailor Sea Stories” Presented By Clearwater - Hudson Valley Press

Sloop Clearwater honors several women for Women's History Month with "She Sailor Sea Stories." #HudsonValley #Sloop #Clearwater #Women #History #HerStory #ILoveNY #HudsonRiver #Sailing

By Madison Langweil Three different women with three different stories spoke on Monday, March 22, to over 100 individuals fixated on their lives involving a boat, the Clearwater Organization, and the Hudson River. The three women: Cate Cronin, Betsy Garthwaite and Cindy Smith were hosted by Clearwat...

Gabrielle Hill talks about why she is seeking political office. #Politics #HudsonValley #BLM #OC #WomenInPolitics #Elect...
03/25/2021
Gabrielle Hill Seeks County Legislator Post - Hudson Valley Press

Gabrielle Hill talks about why she is seeking political office. #Politics #HudsonValley #BLM #OC #WomenInPolitics #Elections

By Jennifer L. Warren NEWBURGH – It’s a slightly chilly, mid-March afternoon and Gabrielle Hill is enjoying the outdoors in a setting close to her heart, Tyrone Crabb Park, on the corner of Grand and South Streets in the City of Newburgh. “This is where I grew up and have always lived,” says...

Be sure to check out today's conversation starting at 10am as we zero in on the theme “BLACK BUSINESS Challenges, Respon...
03/19/2021
Black Press Week Will Focus on Black Businesses - Hudson Valley Press

Be sure to check out today's conversation starting at 10am as we zero in on the theme “BLACK BUSINESS Challenges, Responsibilities, and Opportunities Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic. #Businesss #BlackBusiness #BLM #Challenge

Considering the challenges facing Black Businesses and the Black Press as a result of COVID-19, the National Newspaper Publishers Association Fund Black Press Week will zero in on the theme “BLACK BUSINESS Challenges, Responsibilities, and Opportunities Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic.” The two-day vir...

Taking a closer look at the impact of health disparities on communities of color. #HudsonValley #Health #Disparities #BL...
03/18/2021
Impact of Health Disparities on Communities of Color - Hudson Valley Press

Taking a closer look at the impact of health disparities on communities of color. #HudsonValley #Health #Disparities #BLM

By Madison Langweil “Overall, black people live four years less,” said Megan Deichler, Executive Director of Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center. “There are racial disparities.” These racial disparities experienced by many minorities in the state, and across the nation include: heal...

Howland Cultural Center in Beacon is celebrating Women's History Month - all month long! #HudsonValley #Women #History #...
03/12/2021
Howland Center Celebrates Women’s History Month - Hudson Valley Press

Howland Cultural Center in Beacon is celebrating Women's History Month - all month long! #HudsonValley #Women #History #NY #ILoveNY #ARt #Culture #RiseUp

By Jennifer L. Warren BEACON – “Women’s history is spilling over everywhere, not only in the United States, but throughout the world,” affirmed long-time Howland Cultural Center Board Member and former President, Florence Northcutt. “Women have their voice and are using it in grand, effect...

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