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Park Exer Maria Arcudi Simon marks her 100th year

Maria Arcudi Simon, who turned 100 last week, likes to enjoy a glass (or two) of wine now and then to lift her mood and take the edge off her arthritis pain. Photo: Martin C. Barry

U of M completes phase one at its new satellite campus

Martin C. Barry Officials from three levels of government were among the dignitaries who turned out on Sept. 20 for the official opening of the new Science Complex at the University...

New social housing coming, says Borough Mayor Fumagalli

The VSP borough council holds meetings on the second floor at 405 Ogilvy Ave. in Park Extension. Martin C. Barry Delivering her monthly report on new developments in the borough, Villeray/St-Michel/Parc...

Social housing activists oppose bakery demolition

Members of the Comité d’action de Parc Extension (CAPE) held a quiet protest outside last week’s demolition committee meeting. Martin C. Barry Over the objections of a group of people...

Pakistanis celebrate anniversary of their nation’s independence

Patriotic Pakistanis approach Howard Park on Aug. 17 after parading north on Querbes Ave. in Park Extension. Martin C. Barry Hundreds of people of Pakistani origin from all over Montreal gathered...

Indian independence celebrated in Park Ex with boisterous parade

India Independence Day marchers take a break at a corner on Querbes Ave. for a well-deserved photo-op. Martin C. Barry Park Extension’s Querbes Ave. resonated with joy and jubilation on the...

India Canada Association celebrates India’s 73rd anniversary

Among the guests were (centre) Montreal city councillor for Côte des Neiges Magda Popeanu and Saint-Laurent Liberal MP Emmannuella Lambropoulos. (PXN) Members of the India India Canada Association of Montreal celebrated India’s 73rd Independence Day,...

Celebrating Greek culture and identity in Park Ex

Traditional Hellenic dancers enlivened the corner of d’Outremont Ave. and Saint-Roch St. in Park Extension during the Greek Cultural Festival. Martin C. Barry The usually tranquil corner of d’Outremont Avenue and...

Himalaya Seniors hold second meeting on discrimination

Nizam Uddin, general secretary of the Himalaya Seniors, was one of many guests to light the candelabra, a tradition at the beginning of many of the organization’s activities. Martin C. Barry

Racism discussed during Himalaya Seniors workshop on discrimination

Rose NGO Ndjel, coordinator of Park Extension-based Afrique au-Féminin, speaks during the Himalaya Seniors of Quebec’s seminar and workshop on the impact of racism and discrimination on cultural minorities at the William Hingston centre on July...