Tag: Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College Tests Positive For Legionnaires’

According to an email obtained by Welcome2TheBronx, Hostos Community College, which has an enrollment of over 7,000 students, has tested positive for Legionella, the bacteria which causes Legionnaires’ disease, however it is 10x below the threshold for recommended cleansing action by OSHA guidelines. Still, Hostos Community College went ahead and made sure that all cooling towers were treated and cleaned regardless of the results.

The building sits catty-corner to the Bronx General Post Office which tested also tested positive for Legionella and remained closed for several days while its cooling towers were treated and cleaned and is one of 5 buildings in a 1/2 mile radius from each other as you can see by zooming in on the map below.

‘Bronx Memoir Project – Volume 1’ — A MUST Read For Lovers of All Things Bronx —Launches This Wednesday!

Welcome2TheBronx is excited to announce that this coming Wednesday, December 3rd, The Bronx Council on the Arts will officially launch the first volume of the ‘Bronx Memoir Project’. This is the culmination of long journey and series of workshops led by Charlie Vázquez, Director of the Bronx Writers Center.

We were fortunate enough to get our hands on a copy of the book a few months ago and it is a wondrous journey of our borough as seen by its residents. The settings vary by location, century, and cultural experiences but The Bronx is what ties all these wonderful short stories together.

WATCH: Puerto Rican Culture Celebrated At Hostos Community College This Past Weekend

This past Saturday, Hostos Community College hosted the 9th Annual Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Exhibition along with the 3rd Annual Puerto Rican Authors Book Expo in celebration of the 28th Anniversary of Puerto Rican History Month organized by Comité Noviembre. The day also saw 5th Annual South Bronx Folk Festival which celebrates the spirit and cultures of the community.