CBC News story helps celebrate 50th year of Beach Metro Community News

As part of the celebrations surrounding Beach Metro Community News’ 50th year in the community, CBC News Toronto recently did a story on our newspaper. CBC reporter Talia Ricci interviewed former Beach Metro News general manager, and current special advisor on the volunteer board, Sheila Blinoff, long-time cartoonist Bill Suddick, and reporter Ali Raza on […]

Virtual community meeting on East York building for people exiting homelessness set for May 3

By ALI RAZA, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A three-storey building designed for individuals exiting homelessness planned for East Toronto has been a hot issue for local residents who have expressed several concerns about the future occupants. Residents are once again invited to a virtual community engagement session on Monday, May 3, with Beaches-East York Councillor […]

Beach Village BIA names Paul Bieksa as new executive director

By ALI RAZA, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Beach Village Business Improvement Area (BIA) has a new executive director – Paul Bieksa. That means he’ll work with the business community along Queen Street East in the Beach as well as with other BIAs in East Toronto to support local businesses. “I’m very excited to land […]

Scarborough’s Randell Adjei named Ontario’s first Poet Laureate

By ALI RAZA, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Scarborough’s Randell Adjei is Ontario’s first Poet Laureate, and he hopes to inspire young poets and artists in communities across the province. Legislators of all parties passed a private member’s bill from Windsor-Tecumseh NDP MPP Percy Hatfield to appoint Adjei as the province’s first Poet Laureate. The bill […]