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Ashley Broadbelt

James Black Jr. King of Chessboard: Bed Stuy Youth wins

It’s morning at I.S. 318 on Walton Street in Williamsburg and James Black, Jr., 12, looked across the chessboard at his opponent, coach Elizabeth Vicray, and hit the timer with his right hand. “Checkmate,” he said, smiling. And so went another chess victory for Black, Jr., a Bedford-Stuyvesant resident who  is determined to become the […]Read More

Bed-Stuy Swim Team Makes Splash

The Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Piranhas Swimming team continues to take a bite out of the competition from other teams around the state. The squad, consisting of local kids from seven to 17, came in a strong second place at the recent sixth annual Elias Karmon Diversity Meet.  It was a marked improvement from last year’s sixth […]Read More

Bed-Stuy YMCA Fights Diabetes With Education

Looking for a way to change your eating habits or  gain a new healthier lifestyle? Well, look no further than the YMCA’s new program. The Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA has a new program geared towards diabetes prevention.  The program focuses on healthy eating habits and fitness as well as acting as a support group. The Y Diabetes […]Read More