On Jan. 20, Sampson suffered a heart attack, which ultimately took his life at the age of 73. As a sign of remembrance, Community Board 2 has voted unanimously to co-name East 163rd Street and Rev. James A. Polite Avenue after Sampson.
For the fourth consecutive year since the Real Life Church opened in Hunts Point, Pastor Reggie Stutzman and his wife Isabella organized a Thanksgiving meal at The Point CDC for members of the community who had nowhere else to go.
Parents and teachers are scrambling to save St. Ignatius School, with a fundraising campaign that must raise $1.3 million in a matter of weeks to prevent the school from being closed.
A record number of people took part in Hunts Point’s annual Thanksgiving Community Outreach Dinner, providing turkey and all the trimmings to many who would otherwise have suffered from hunger or loneliness on the holiday.