• USPS cancels most planned service cuts in Bronx

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesThe U.S. Postal Service, after pressure from elected officials, including Congressman Jose E. Serrano, has canceled most planned service cuts to the Bronx, according to a news release Tuesday, September 12.“The Postal Service’s plans would have gutted services by removing more than 120 jobs from post offices across the borough, which would have made lines longer and increased frustration for many Bronxites who depend upon reliab
  • St. Joe’s School For The Deaf B-T-S

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesFaculty and staff recently welcomed St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf students with cheers and big smiles for their first day of school.
  • MPCA Installs New Board Members

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Morris Park Community Association hosted its New Board Members Swearing-In Ceremony on Wednesday, September 6 at its clubhouse on 1824 Bronxdale Avenue.
  • Core Realty Family Opens TN Office

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesCore Realty Family celebrated the grand opening of its new office at 3602A E. Tremont Avenue on Thursday, September 7.For more information, contact Core Realty Family at (718) 684-1411.
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  • Sydney House fills need for affordable housing

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesA $2.8 million affordable housing project, Sydney House, was kicked off with a ceremony at the site, 839 Tilden Street in Williamsbridge, on Thursday, September 7.Councilman Andy King presented a check for the $2.8 million from his capital budget to Habitat for Humanity New York City and Almat Group to set into motion plans for a 57-unit residential building at the corner of Tilden Street and Bronxwood Avenue.Sydney House will be the larges
  • Spellman Varsity Wins Season’s 1st Game

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesCardinal Spellman High School’s Varsity Football team started off their season with a 7-0 victory over St. Dominic High School on Saturday, September 9.The team will face off against Riverdale County on Saturday, September 16 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Monte Earns Breastfeeding Recognition

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesMontefiore’s Breastfeeding Committee hosted a recent celebration at the Montefiore Jack D. Weiler Hospital unveiling the new Baby Friendly Hospital Designation Certificate. The event was a celebration and recognition of the work of providers to support mothers as they breastfeed their newborns.
  • Former rapist found living at family shelter: pols

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Arthur CusanoBronx TimesLocal elected leaders are railing against city policy that allowed a sex offender to live in the former Whitestone Capri Hotel at 555 Hutchinson River Parkway, located near the Whitestone Bridge in a family homeless shelter among young children.The sex offender in question was on probation for raping a 15-year-old.
    The issue of sex offenders living in close proximity to minors has drawn scrutiny in recent weeks.According to a report publis
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  • CB 9 Appreciation Dinner Awards Ceremony

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesCommunity Board 9 hosted its fourth annual Appreciation Dinner on Friday, September 8 at the Bronx YMCA. The celebration honored many local workers, residents and organizations which have displayed excellent community service throughout the district.
  • 9/11 memorial at Hutch Metro Center hosts unveiling

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Arthur CusanoBronx TimesNortheast Bronx residents and local leaders gathered at a new memorial to the September 11th attacks on Wednesday, September 13 to remember the tragedy that claimed thousands of lives 16 years ago.Kicking off with a performance of ‘Amazing Grace’ by the Port Authority Police Pipe and Drum Corp, the half-hour ceremony was held at a newly erected memorial adjacent in the parking lot of the Marriot Residence Inn hotel at the Hutch
  • Teen Shot On Morris Avenue

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesPolice are investigating a teen who was shot in Melrose last week. According to police, on Tuesday, September 5 at 7 p.m. 40th Precinct police officers responded to Lincoln Hospital for an assault that happened earlier that day. Upon arrival, police encountered the 15-year-old victim who stated he was walking southbound on Morris Avenue when an unknown suspect fired a round striking the victim in the upper right arm. The victim transporte
  • King, Bailey Honor College Bound Scholars

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesSenator Jamaal Bailey and Councilman Andy King presented Bronx Entrepreneurship Scholarship Foundation Awards, 4-year college scholarships, to five local scholars on Saturday, September 2 at the Mall at Bay Plaza.The Bronx Entrepreneurship Scholarship Foundation Awards college-bound high school seniors were selected based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need and as an expressed interest in entrepreneurship and or business.
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  • Hope Center Residents Visit Rye Playland

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Hope Center took 20 residents on a fun-filled trip to Rye Playland on Monday, September 4 in celebration of Labor Day Weekend.
  • Herman’s Hermits At Seton Park

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesSenator Jeff Klein hosted English beat rock band Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone at this summers’s final Summertime Symphonies Concert on Wednesday, August 30 at Seton Park.
  • Effort begins to name school after hero officer

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesA movement is underway to name a new school in Castle Hill after one of New York’s Finest who died in the line of duty.
    Community Board 9 is spearheading an effort to name P.S. 583 after NYPD Sergeant Paul Tuozzolo, a police officer who died after being shot while making an apprehension in CB 9’s service area in November 2016.
    Tuozzolo was the schools sergeant for the 43rd Precinct, said William Rivera, CB 9 district manager.
  • St. Mother Teresa’s Helping Hands For Houston

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesSenator Jeff Klein, assembly members Michael Benedetto and Mark Gjonaj and the Morris Park Community Association sponsored the St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s Helping Hands for Houston volunteer effort on Saturday, September 9 at Loreto Park. Many residents and local businesses contributed canned goods, clothing, toiletries, pet food and baked goods to help Houston families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. All proceeds were donated to
  • St. Benedict’s Church Hosts Blood Drive

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesSponsored by Knights of Columbus, New York Blood Center’s Donate Blood to Save a Life was held on Sunday, September 10 at St. Benedict’s Church’s basement.
  • Man Shot Outside 2690 Webb Avenue

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesPolice are searching for the gunman responsible for shooting a man over the weekend. According to police, a 40-year-old man was shot in his back and shoulder after getting into an argument with the suspect described as a male teenage on Saturday, September 9 just after 10 p.m. outside 2690 Webb Avenue. The victim was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital for treatment and is listed in stable condition. Anyone with information is asked to call Cr
  • Condo complex penalized over ‘no pets’ policy

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesThe NYC Commission on Human Rights recently won its case in defense of a resident of Parkchester South Condominiums who was threatened with eviction over her service dog.Michelle Berrios, a nurse practitioner who has lived in her condo for nearly 30 years, started butting heads with management in March 2015 over its ‘no pets’ policy.
    A Parkchester security guard wrote her a ticket for owning a toy poodle named Brownie, according
  • Bronx Y Celebrates Bon Appetit Fundraiser

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesFour local leaders for a treat at this year’s Bronx YMCA Bon Appetit Fundraiser on Thursday, September 7 at 2 Castle Hill Avenue. The annual celebration paid homage to honorees Gary Axelbank, ‘BronxTalk’ host; Rosemary DeLuca, former Wildlife Conservation Society executive; Demetris Giannoulias, Spring Bank founder and CEO; and Nalini Singh, Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy: A College Board School principal.
  • Blue Lights Safety Program launched at 4 parks

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesA new safety initiative will make Bronx parks safer.
    Local elected officials joined NYC Parks and the NYPD in announcing the completion of Phase One of the Blue Lights Parks Safety Pilot Program for four local parks at a press conference on Wednesday, August 30 at Soundview Park.As part of Phase I, 40 blue light emergency call boxes have been installed in Pugsley Creek Park, Soundview Park, Concrete Plant Park and Starlight Park.The progr
  • AARP Hosts Council Candidates Forum

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesAARP hosted a forum for city council candidates competing for open seats in the 13th and 18th Council districts on Wednesday, September 6 at Maestro’s Caterers.Representing the 13th Council District were Republican candidate John Cerini and Democratic candidates Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, John Doyle, Egidio Sementilli, Victor Ortiz and Marjorie Velazquez.Representing the 18th Council District were Democratic hopefuls Amanda Farias, El
  • Residents to protest Webster Avenue shelter plans

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Arthur CusanoBronx TimesCommunity members are planning a rally to protest a proposed men’s shelter planned for a commercial building on Webster Avenue.Sam’s Floor Coverings at 3041 Webster Avenue, better known as Sam’s Carpets, filed a building permit to add a third level to the two-floor building in January.
    The approved application includes work to alter the building from commercial/mercantile use to R-1 - residential, hotel and dormitory use
  • Silver Beach Hosts Parade of Athletes

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesSilver Beach residents worked hard over their Labor Day Weekend by competing in their neighborhood’s traditional sports competition.This year’s Labor Day Weekend Games winners were honored before their neighbors, family and friends at the Parade of Athletes on Sunday, September 3 inside the Silver Beach Gardens.
  • Edgewater Park Labor Day Olympics Swim Races

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesEdgewater Park residents made waves celebrating their neighborhood’s annual Labor Day Olympics Swim Races on Monday, September 4 at Sandy Beach.The aquatic sporting event featured several races including the 50 Yard Backstroke, 20 Yard Swim, 100 Yard Swim, 30 Yard Swim, 40 Yard Swim, 50 Yard Swim, 50 Yard Tire and Tube Race, 100 Yard Dungaree Clothes Swim, Orange Gathering Contest, Pancaking Flipping Contest, Potato Peeling Contest,
  • Edgewater Park Labor Day Olympics’ Parade Of Athletes

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesIn honor of Labor Day, the Edgewater Park Athletic Association hosted the Parade of Athletes, an awards ceremony honoring the winners of this year’s Labor Day Olympics, on Monday, September 4.The winners received medals and trophies for swimming, track, cheerleading, singing, a Baby Parade and other competitions.
  • CB 7 to protest Webster Avenue shelter plans

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Arthur CusanoBronx TimesCommunity Board 7 is planning a rally to protest a proposed men’s shelter planned for a commercial building on Webster Avenue.Sam’s Floor Coverings at 3041 Webster Avenue, better known as Sam’s Carpets, filed a building permit to add a third level to the two-floor building in January.
    The approved application includes work to alter the building from commercial/mercantile use to R-1 - residential, hotel and dormitory use -
  • Apartment Fire At 1137 Longfellow Ave.

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesFirefighters are investigating a fire that happened over the weekend in Longwood.According to the FDNY, firefighters responded to a fire on the third floor apartment of 1137 Longfellow Avenue on Sunday, September 10 at 9 a.m. The fire remains under investigation.
  • 16th Annual Lt. Clesse Run Honors 9/11 Victims & Fallen Police

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesCommunity and law enforcement members honored the memories of 9/11 victims, a late 49th Precinct lieutenant and a slain 46th Precinct police officer at the 16th annual Lieutenant Thomas Clesse Memorial 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 9 in Pelham Parkway. Participants, young and old, ran in the race which began on Eastchester Road continuing on Pelham Parkway to White Plains Road and returned to Pelham Parkway. The yearly tradition was
  • Ft. Motte Church Hosts Council Debate

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesResidents of East Harlem, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood and Port Morris learned more about their 8th Council District candidates’ platforms and how they will address local issues in a candidates forum held on Thursday, August 31 at Fort Motte Baptist Church. Democratic candidates Tamika Mapp and Diana Ayala attended the debate, however Democratic candidates Israel Martinez and Robert Rodriguez, Republican Daby Carreras
  • Angolan Colobus Monkey Born At Bronx Zoo

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo welcomed a bouncing baby Angolan colobus monkey born this August in the Congo Gorilla Forest exhibit. The baby, whose gender is yet to be determined, joins six colobus monkeys in the troop consisting of one adult male, two adult females, one juvenile female and one juvenile male.
  • Gjonaj defeats Vacca choice/Sen. Diaz captures the 18th CD Dem nod

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By the Bronx Times Reporter StaffBronx TimesMark Gjonaj, Ruben Diaz Jr. and Ruben Diaz Sr. were among the Democratic primary victors celebrating at Maestro’s Caterers on Tuesday, September 12.Gjonaj, Democratic candidate for the 13th Council District, squeaked ahead of Marjorie Velazquez with 38.63 percent of the votes to her 34.36 percent, with 95.6 percent of the votes reported to the Board of Elections.
    John Doyle came in a distant third with 19.10 percent,
  • 3 council seats wide open; some encumbents challenged

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesMost Bronx Council members are facing Democratic challengers to represent the party on primary day, Tuesday, September 12,with the exception of term-limited council members.The primary races to replace term-limited James Vacca and Annabel Palma are covered extensively on page 5.Melissa Mark-Viverito, who represents the 8th Council District which encompasses El Barrio/East Harlem, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood, and Port Morris,
  • NYCHA Conference At Soundview Houses

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesFor the first time in 13 years, NYC Housing Authority has received the highest designation from the Department of Housing and Urban Development for its Section 8 program two years in a row. This incredible accomplishment was announced on Tuesday, August 29 in a press conference at Soundview Houses, the site of a new project-based development providing housing for 86 low-income Bronx elders.
  • Legion Post sets pre-airing of PBS’s ‘The Vietnam War’

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesA preview of what promises to be an epic film about an important and troubled time in American history is coming soon to a local veterans post.
    The Sam Young American Legion Post 620 will hold a one-hour preview of the PBS’s latest documentary: the 18-hour Ken Burns and Lynn Novick film ‘The Vietnam War,’ which airs nationwide beginning on Sunday, September 19.
    The veterans post will view select excerpts from the film a
  • Delfonics, Chiclettes At Vets Memorial Park

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Delfonics and the Chiclettes gave an energetic performance at Senator Jeff Klein’s Summertime Symphonies on Monday, August 28 at Bicentennial Veteran’s Memorial Park.
  • Candidates Discuss 2800 Bruckner Blvd.

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesA special 13th Council District Candidate Forum was held to discuss the controversy surrounding 2800 Bruckner Boulevard on Tuesday, August 29 at Throggs Neck Community Church. The evening’s candidates included Republican candidate John Cerini; Independent candidate Alex Gomez and Democratic candidates Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, John Doyle, Victor Ortiz, Egidio Sementilli and Marjorie Velazquez.
  • Bronx Y Conducts Swim Team Screening

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Bronx YMCA hosted an inclusive free screening of its swim team on Saturday, September 2.
  • 3 council seats wide open; some incumbents challenged

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesMost Bronx Council members are facing Democratic challengers to represent the party on primary day, Tuesday, September 12,with the exception of term-limited council members.The primary races to replace term-limited James Vacca and Annabel Palma are covered extensively on page 5.Melissa Mark-Viverito, who represents the 8th Council District which encompasses El Barrio/East Harlem, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood, and Port Morris,
  • WWE Superstars Visit CHAM Kids

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesWWE Superstars Becky Lynch, Bayley, Xavier Woods, Big E and Kofi Kingston along WWE Ambassador Dana Warrior visited kids at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore on Wednesday, August 16 as part of WWE’s SummerSlam Week in the community.The special guests presented surprise WWE gifts to patients who enjoyed WWE themed arts and crafts, face painting and a photo booth where they dressed up in WWE attire.
  • Viviana Bianchi named BCA’s 5th executive director

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesOne of the borough’s premiere arts organizations has a new executive director.
    The Bronx Council on the Arts, a non-profit focusing on locally-based arts, artists and programing, appointed Viviana Bianchi as its new executive director after a six-month search.
    Bianchi began her new position on Tuesday, September 5.
    She takes the helm of the grassroots organization at an exciting time in a history stretching back to 1962.
    The contin
  • Saks Off Fifth Opens In Bay Plaza

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesSaks Off Fifth celebrated its Bay Plaza store’s grand opening on Thursday, August 31 at 290 Baychester Avenue, the former home of Barnes and Noble. To honor the special occasion, the first 50 shoppers who arrived between Thursday, August 31 to Monday, September 4 received a sweet treat and a chance to win a $50 Saks Off Fifth gift card. Saks Off Fifth is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 8
  • Harrington Ave. Summer Block Party

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThere was a great deal of summertime fun to be had at the Harrington Avenue Block Party on Saturday, August 26 at Harrington Avenue between Mayflower and Edison avenues.
  • Food & Wine Festival’s ‘Hip Hop for Hunger’ set for September 16

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Boogie Down Bronx will live up to its namesake in a lively charitable celebration.Eat nYc the Bronx Food and Wine Festival, Windows of Hip Hop and Aval and Co Runway Production will present ‘Hip Hop for Hunger’ on Saturday, September 16 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Andrew Freedman Home, rain or shine.Hosted by hip hop legends Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz and Culinary Ambassador of the Bronx Baron Ambrosia, the third annual charita
  • Temple Hatikva Celebrates 7th Birthday

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesTemple Hatikva celebrated its seventh birthday at a special Kiddush on Friday, August 25 following Shabbat services in Bronx House.
  • Major renovations completed at Colucci Park

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesMajor renovations have just been finished at a park and playground in Pelham Bay.
    Community members, parkgoers and NYC Parks Department personnel gathered for a ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 31 that celebrated new amenities at Colucci Playground.
    The $800,000 overhaul at the park began in 2016 after extensive consultation with the communityThe park is named after Florence Colucci, the first president of the Pelham Bay Taxpayers Asso
  • Klein, Salamanca Host Naloxone Training

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesIn honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, Senator Jeff Klein and Councilman Rafael Salamanca joined members from NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, NYS Department of Health and Forward South Bronx Coalition to host a free naloxone training on Thursday, August 31 at Urban Health Plan on 1065 Southern Boulevard.
  • Father of son killed in MP shooting has questions

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Arthur CusanoBronx TimesThe father of a man killed in a dispute last month at a Morris Park home said he is still searching for answers after his son’s assailant received a light sentence.Michael Mendoza, 21, was killed on the morning of Friday, August 11, by 26-year-old Joseph Matos at Matos’ home at 1651 Tomlinson Avenue.
    Matos shot Mendoza through an apartment window while Mendoza was standing on his porch.
    Mendoza, who was joined by three other pe
  • Diaz, De Blasio Tour Orchard Beach

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBorough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted Mayor de Blasio during the borough president’s weekly Summer Concert Series at Orchard Beach on Sunday, August 27. During the visit, the duo discussed plans for the historic Orchard Beach Pavilion’s forthcoming renovation. Diaz, de Blasio, Governor Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie have combined to provide $50 million in capital funding towards the renovations.
  • Street renamed for Chapman, housing advocate

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Arthur CusanoBronx TimesA Bronx street now bears the name of Francis ‘Al’ Chapman, the former chair of the board of directors at the Kingsbridge Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association.Members of the KHNIA were joined by Senator Gustavo Rivera and Councilman Fernando Cabrera on Monday, August 28 to name the intersection of University Avenue and West 197th Street in Kingsbridge Heights to honor the longtime community activist.The busy location wil

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