Saint Joseph’s School for the Deaf was founded in 1869 in the Fordham section of the Bronx, New York. The original founders were of the religious order, The Society of the Daughters of the Heart of Mary. The small school building soon outgrew the demand for enrollment and a second branch opened in Brooklyn in 1874. The need for the education of deaf boys opened yet another branch in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx known as Oakland Cottage in 1876.
During this period, the education of the students focused on dressmaking and cooking for the girls and printing for the boys. In 1891, the boys department printed a monthly newsletter called, Saint Joseph of the Oaks. It became a source of revenue for the school for the next sixty years.
By 1913, the increase in population of deaf children resulted in the opening of our present building. Since then, the handsome red brick building has been an impressive landmark in the Bronx. The surrounding neighborhood, as well as the city and state of New York, applauds the school for its success in educating deaf children for more than 135 years.
On the agenda for this month will be the reading of the Treasury Report, new merchant member announcements, any merchant member issues and the TNMA status report. Our sponsor for this meeting will be Edward J. Kovac, a financial advisor from New York Life.
What makes a community?...The historic markings? The newsworthy events? The people? In an era where technology has pulled us away from the heart and soul of what makes us; members of the community, a close-knit strong front, is the disconnect from those authentic genuine relationships built through support and face-to-face interactions.
TNMA members volunteered to clean out and beautify the tree basins directly in front of Rite Aid and across the street from Rite Aid.
Throggs Neck Residents
In order to provide Throggs Neck with more diversity and improve on the services already
available, we would appreciate it if you would complete the Throggs Neck Residents survey.
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Throggs Neck Merchants
In an effort to address issues relating to Throggs Neck area merchants, we have compiled a
survey to help determine the needs of the Throggs Neck business community. If you are a
merchant or business owner in or around Throggs Neck, please take a moment and fill out our
Merchants survey. You do not have to be a member merchant to take the survey. Thank you in
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