Harlem Times Staff

The Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church and president of SUNY College at Old Westbury, receives UNCF Shirley Chisholm Community Service Award

Group highlights Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change as an example of his commitment to improving education in the community. One of Harlem’s most influential pastors was recently celebrated by the United Negro College Fund for his commitment to education. The Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church, received the UNCF …

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Two Harlem Parks Headed in Different Directions in New Park Group’s Survey

Just call it a tale of two parks. While Marcus Garvey Park in Central Harlem received a score of 91, up from 64 two years ago, on the Report Card on Large Parks by New Yorkers for Parks, St. Nicholas Park, on the west side of Harlem, is in decline, dipping to a 77 from a score of …

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New BlackBerry coming to the US on March 22

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion will launch its new touchscreen smartphone in the U.S. with AT&T on March 22. The release will come several weeks after RIMlaunched the much-delayed devices elsewhere. AT&T said Monday that the Z10 will be available for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Sales of the device began in the U.K. and Canada shortly …

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Judge blocks New York City large-soda ban, Mayor Bloomberg vows fight

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed on Monday to appeal a judge’s ruling that struck down his pioneering ban on large sugary drinks sold by the city’s restaurants, movie theaters and other food service businesses just a day before it was to take effect. The judge called the ban “arbitrary and capricious” in an 11th-hour decision …

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Harlem Robotics Team Advances To Championship Event

The Harlem Knights robotics team from the Frederick Douglass Academy took home one of the top honors at the FIRST NYC Regional Robotics Competition this week at the Javits Center. FIRST, which stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is a non-profit organization working to promote science and technology learning among young …

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Preparation and Vows of Defiance as Big Sugary Drink Ban Is Set to Start

With one day to go before Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s ban on large sugary drinks goes into effect across the city, some big-drink lovers, and the places that serve them, vowed defiance. Others accepted it with a shrug. Then there were people like Leonardo Scarpone, the owner of Sanpanino, an Italian sandwich shop in Greenwich Village, …

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Beyonce and Adele to Perform at First Lady Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday Bash

It’s still a year away, but U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama has booked as early as now two of her most favorite singers for her 50th birthday bash at the White House. Grammy Award winners Adele and Beyonce Knowles have been asked to perform at Mrs. Obama’s A-list private party next year on January 17, with the “Skyfall” singer reportedly already accepting the invitation. “America’s …

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Women’s Art Reflections in Fiber: Harlem Memorabilia Exhibit

Here’s a Women’s History Month event that reflects our unifying mantra: “A woman’s work is never done.” A new Uptown visual art exhibition that celebrates women’s fiber artwork especially quilting, is sure to inspire and bring back memories. Harlem Memorabilia: Reflections in Fiber, is set for an opening reception Thursday, March 14, 5pm-7:30pm, Interchurch Center’s Treasure Room Gallery, …

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