Tag: newburgh

  • Leadership and Social Activism Creating Change in Newburgh

    Leadership and Social Activism Creating Change in Newburgh

    Ali Muhammad, leader of Melanin Unchained, is no stranger to local activism, from participating in community cleanup events and clothing drives to leading Melanin Unchained, a Newburgh-based non-profit organization. Community development and enrichment are at the center of Muhammad’s goals, stating in an interview, “a city that supports one another grows together.” Melanin Unchained focuses…

  • Will the Trend Toward Film Releases on Streaming Services Continue Post-Pandemic?

    Will the Trend Toward Film Releases on Streaming Services Continue Post-Pandemic?

    COVID-19 has wrecked our world like we’ve never seen before. Businesses were forced to shut down, streets remained quiet for months and homes turned into offices. The movie industry was especially hit by the pandemic. The shutdown of movie theaters all across the world stopped films from being screened live. Safety concerns over the global…

  • Casino Race Heats Up, Pits Residents Against Each Other

    Casino Race Heats Up, Pits Residents Against Each Other

    Battle lines have been drawn.  New York has entered the final phase of the siting process to determine where in the Catskill/ Hudson Valley Region the next casino will be authorized. Residents from all corners of the region, even some from outside, attended the public comment event last month in Poughkeepsie to discuss the best place for a…

  • Habitat for Humanity Revived on Campus

    Habitat for Humanity Revived on Campus

    The Habitat for Humanity Club on the SUNY New Paltz campus was revived during the fall 2010 semester. Communication among members of the original club faltered, causing Habitat for Humanity to become inactive at SUNY New Paltz.  Upon returning to school, Kevin Harvey, third-year public relations major, realized that the club had gone missing and decided to…

  • Return to Castle Grayskull

    So now I was at George Washington’s Revolutionary era headquarters in the dilapidated downtown area of Newburgh, New York. About 20 parents and children were packed tightly into what used to be Washington’s dining room. Washington spent 16 and a half months here with his wife and troops waiting for the Paris Peace Treaty to…