• P.S. 108 continues annual salute to local veterans

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesFor the ninth year, a school in Morris Park has celebrated veterans in a big way.
    P.S. 108 held its 9th Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration on Friday, November 10, inviting about three-dozen veterans to the school to honor their service and draw attention to their accomplishments.
    The school’s former custodial engineer, Michael Tierney, founded the annual event with the support of the entire school community, and emceed it this
  • McGee awarded Quilts of Valor award

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Sarah ValenzuelaBronx TimesThe Leonard H. Hawkins American Legion Auxiliary Unit 156 awarded the ‘Quilts of Valor’ to William McGee on Sunday, November 5 at its Veterans Pancake Breakfast.McGee is 91-years-old and a Pacific Theater World War II U.S. Navy combat veteran.Reach Reporter Bob Guiliano at (718) 260-4599. E-mail him at bguiliano@cnglocal.com.
  • Hunts Point Market holds annual Gives Back

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesMore than 25,000 pounds of holiday offerings were donated to members of Hunts Point Community on Saturday, November 11.The merchants at the Hunts Point Produce Marketcame together to hold the Annual ‘Hunts Point Gives Back’ to Hunts Point, a Community Event, on Saturday, November 11, at the Julio Carballo Little League Basketball court, 1230 Lafayette Avenue.Members of the Hunts Point Community were provided with fresh, healthy,
  • Gods Love We Deliver makes a veterans’s life fulfilled

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Sarah ValenzuelaBronx TimesThanksgiving meals are about more than the family gathering and heaping dishes of food for God’s Love We Deliver.The organization focuses on “improving the health and well-being of men, women and children living with serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition,” according to their mission statement.Their service to the metro New York area may seem vast, but for Morrisania resident, Charles Bell, their serv
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  • Vets Remembrance at Peace Memorial Plaza

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesMorris Park Community Association, Knights of Columbus, Mary Queen of Peace Council, Morris Park Kiwanis and the American Legion hosted a Veterans Day of Remembrance at the Rudy Macina Peace Memorial Plaza at Pelham Parkway North and Williamsbridge Road at 11 a.m., on November 11. Reach Reporter Bob Guiliano at (718) 260-4599. E-mail him at bguiliano@cnglocal.com.
  • MP 1980s memorbilia collector shares 30,000 memories

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesA Morris Park resident has found a unique way to remember his childhood and celebrate his favorite decade.
    John-Paul ‘JP’ Annunziato is sharing his collection of 1980s memorabilia, containing over 30,000 items, online and on social media platforms to encourage and inspire others to pursue to their dreams despite any adversity.
    What started out as collecting materials related to his youth after the passing of his parents in 20
  • Little Theater Are Spellman Finalists

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesThe Little Theater at Cardinal Spellman was packed with standing only room left for the late comers.The finalists brought their best monologues.Here is a list of the finalists: Kimora Chambers, Amado Lambert, Faith Williams, Karlene Rivera, Kamryn Tommy, Lakshmanath Sawak, Britney Rivas, Jya Sears, Oilivia Mancino, Samantha Justiniano, Destiny Garcia, Walter Ohams, Roxxy DaCosta, Sualée Wright, Nya Castro, Tiffany Reyes, Caitlin Rodr
  • KFC test-markets its new hot-honey chicken locally

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesThe Bronx Times Reporter dispatched a hungry reviewer to a local Kentucky Fried Chicken to try its newest offering being test-marketed in the Bronx for a limited time.The site of choice was 1959 Bruckner Boulevard on Thursday, November 9, for an all-expenses paid lunch/work break.
    The order, chicken tenders, with iced tea, was not too hot, not too sweet - and as Goldilocks said after she sampled the Three Bears’ porridge - the taste o
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  • Veterans ceremony held at Beth Abraham

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesVeterans received a medal and certificate from Sgt. Michael Illage during a veterans ceremony at Beth Abraham Hospital & Medical Center, 2401 White Plains Road, on Veterans Day Saturday, November 11.Reach Reporter Bob Guiliano at (718) 260-4599. E-mail him at bguiliano@cnglocal.com.
  • Native American Festival held

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesThe Office of Multicultural Affairs held its first Native American Festival at the Rose Hill campus on Saturday, November 11, from noon to 4 p.m. in the McGinley Center.The event included Native drummers, a hoop dancer, and vendors selling indigenous memorabilia.Reach Reporter Bob Guiliano at (718) 260-4599. E-mail him at bguiliano@cnglocal.com.
  • Family Life Academy plans fourth charter school

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesAdditional seats for grades 5 through 8 will soon become available at a planned charter middle school campus set for 316 E. 165th Street, with expectations to open for the 2018 school year.A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday, November 10.Family Life Academy Charter Schools will bring to the Bronx its fourth middle school, according to the Rev. Raymond Rivera.Founded in 2000 by Rev. Rivera, FLACS opened its first school in 2001, and
  • Bronx Center nursing home celebrates veterans

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesBronx Center, a skilled nursing facility in Soundview, held a celebration of veterans in their facility in honor of Veterans Day recently.Veterans were presented with medals from the staff to celebrate and remember their service to their country.Bronx Center is part of Centers Health Care. Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260?4597. E-mail him at procchio@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.
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  • Senator Klein sponsors 10th annual Veterans Day Breakfast

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesSenator Jeff Klein hosted his 10th annual Veterans Day Breakfast before Throggs Neck’s 33rd annual Bronx Veterans Day Parade on Sunday, November 12.The breakfast was hosted in partnership with Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and Councilman James Vacca.During the breakfast, the elected officials gave awards to the families of the parade’s honorary grand marshals.Klein also provided $15,000 in funding for
  • Man fatally struck by garbage truck

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesA man died after being struck by a garbage truck on Tuesday, November 7, officials say. The incident happened at Jerome Avenue and E. Gun Hill Road around 5 a.m., according to emergency responders.The unidentified homeless man was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim reportedly was from the area. Police are still investigating the incident.Photo by Edwin SotoReach Reporter Bob Guiliano at (718) 260-4599. E-mail him at bguiliano@cnglocal
  • Fourth annual Peruvian procession held in the Bronx

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesLa Hermandad De Cargadores y Sahumadoras Del Señor De Los Milagros Del Condado Del Bronx held its fourth annual procession in the Bronx on Sunday, November 12. Held at St. Phillip Neri Church, the annual procession was started by Bronxites after the ceremony was held in every borough except the Bronx.
    Senor De Los Milagros (Lord of Miracles) is an image painted of Jesus Christ that is venerated in Lima, Peru.
    Reach Reporter Bob Guili
  • Coop grapples with shelter/Fordham Hill residents ready to fight DHS

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesIn the fiery aftermath of a town hall meeting on Wednesday, October 25, about a soon-to-be opened men’s homeless shelter, which did not satisfy the Fordham Hill Owners Corporation, the board of directors is now seeking the help ofCouncilman Fernando Cabrera to intervene with the NYC Department of Homeless Services.The board sent a letter to the DHS and Bowery Residence Committee on Friday, November 3.
    But as of Wednesday, November 15,
  • Around Town

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesThe Bronx Times Reporter will publish your announcements. Send announcements along with photo, to: Bronx Times Reporter, 3604 E. Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY or e-mail Bronxtimes@aol.com.
    Please include a phone number or a way to contact you in case of questions.Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Around Town.
    Financial Literacy
    Popular Community Bank and Community Board 6 are presenting a financial literacy workshop called Inve
  • Arcdiocese letter infuriates StFdeC parishioners

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesA group of parishioners who fought to have their concerns about a former pastor’s conduct investigated are not satisfied with the archdiocese’s conclusion on the matter.
    The Concerned Parishioners of St. Frances de Chantal sent a letter to Archdiocese of New York officials and Pope Francis taking exception to an ADNY letter to the parish explaining its findings in the Fr. Peter Miqueli debacle that nearly tore the parish apar
  • 33rd Annual Veterans Day Parade held in Throggs Neck

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesUnited Veterans Parade Committee of Greater New York held their 33rd Annual Bronx Veterans Day Parade in Throggs Neck on Sunday, November 12.This year’s grand marshal was Christopher J. Devoy from Edgewater Park, a retired USMC master sergeant.Lining the parade route were students from 15 local schools.The march along East Tremont Avenue, Randall Avenue and the Throgs Neck Expressway service road culminated with a ceremony at Bicen
  • Van Nest Veterans Day

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesThe East Bronx History Forum in partnership with the Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance held a ceremony in honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11. The event took place at noon at the Van Nest Memorial. Gene DeFrancis, a U.S. Navy veteran and Allerton International Merchants Association president, was honored at the event. The NYC Parks Department, which manages the memorial, is set to undertake a major renovation of the area in 2018.
  • Shop Healthy Encourages Better Health

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Healthy Beverage Zone and other Bronx organizations co-sponsored Eat Smart Month, an initiative designated to spotlight the borough’s commitment to encourage health living habits on Wednesday, November 1.
  • Ghanaian Mayor Visits Fordham University

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Bronx African American History Project and Fordham University professor Mark Naison’s class were host to a distinguished group of public officials from the Central Region of Ghana on Tuesday, October 31.As a result of this meeting, a Partnership Agreement was signed linking the City of Cape Coast to the Bronx for tourism, cultural exchange and educational collaboration.
  • CHAM Diabetes Patients Enjoy Halloween

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesChildren with diabetes who receive care at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore brought their stash of trick-or-treat goodies to the fifth annual Halloween Candy Exchange to swap it for a toy or gift card on Wednesday, November 1.The event encouraged kids with diabetes to still participate in fun holidays with their peers, but not overindulge in the chocolate and candy collection.
  • Sam Young Post 620 Hosts Halloween Party

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesEveryone was in good spirits at the Samuel H. Young American Legion Post 620 Boosters Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28.
  • Miles Coffee Bar to offer baked pies for holidays

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesThe Miles Coffee Bar, 4039 E. Tremont Avenue, is preparing to sell homemade pies and cakes baked fresh for the holidays.Opened on March 8 next door to Muscle Maker Grill,the coffee bar will offer for sale homemade pies such as apple, blueberry, along with banana bread, cornbread, according to Mario D’Agostino, who owns both eateries.Customers are welcome to request specialty items including vegan pies or cakes.“Around here there
  • Lehman College Exhibits Gothic Artwork

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesLehman College Art Gallery welcomed the fall season in style with the opening reception of ‘Dark and Stormy Night Gothic Influence in Contemporary Art’ on Wednesday, November 1.The exhibit will be on display until Saturday, February 10 at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard W.
  • Ericson Place gets new speed humps near Samuel Young American Legion Post #620 and East Tremont Avenue

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesAfter stating their concerns about traffic safety, a local veterans organization and their neighbors have finally gotten some relief.
    Just in time for Veterans Day, two new speed humps were installed on a stretch of Ericson Place between East Tremont Avenue and Zulette Avenue in the Waterbury-LaSalle/Pelham Bay community.The humps were installed along with signage alerting motorists of their presence and appropriate roadway markings both
  • Diaz Celebrates Halloween PumpkinFest

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBorough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. in collaboration with Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, the Throggs Neck Resident Council and the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, celebrated the Boogie Down Bronx’s annual PumpkinFest and Halloween Spooktacular on Tuesday, October 31.
  • NYC Soccer Initiative unveiled new mini pitch in Soundview

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Sarah ValenzuelaBronx TimesA new addition to a public school is making kids talk with their feet.On Tuesday, October 17, ten of the first 50 new soccer mini pitches were unveiled around the five boroughs as part of the New York City Soccer Initiative.
    One of these new mini soccer fields opened at P.S. 93 and the excitement of its unveiling is still alive and kicking.The idea for this initiative was part of an overall agenda, started by Major League Soccer last ye
  • Knicks Visit Career, College Prep Students

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Knicks, Chase Bank and the BUILD youth program guided high school students through every step of launching their own small business on Thursday, October 26 at Bronx Career and College Preparatory High School.
  • Elected Officials Host Safe Streets, Safe Treats

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesAssembly members Mark Gjonaj and Michael Benedetto, Senator Jeff Klein, the 49th Precinct, Morris Park Community Association and Community Board 11 hosted the second annual Safe Streets and Safe Treats on Tuesday, October 31 at Morris Park Avenue between Colden and Paulding avenues.
  • City Island Chamber Hosts Halloween Parade

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe streets of City Island were filled to the brim with ghouls and ghosts at this year’s Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 31. Hosted by the City Island Chamber of Commerce, the parade featured children and their families marching from Hawkins Place to Pelham Cemetery on Minnieford Avenue in their spookiest Halloween attire.
  • 22nd annual turkey trot will make you work before Turkey Day

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Sarah ValenzuelaBronx TimesThe Throggs Neck Benevolent Association’s annual 5k run is set to trot on for a 22nd year.
    While no turkeys are actually involved in the TNBA’s Turkey Trot, this fun run/walk is still expected to see another year of scenic views and good company according to TNBA volunteer, Karin O’Connor.“It’s a really great day for the community to come together to do something athletic and fun,” O’Connor said
  • Young K&Q Chess Tournament

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Young Kings and Queens Chess Club and Edenwald Library co-hosted an educational chess tournament on Saturday, October 28.
  • King, Co-op City Help VI Victims

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesCouncilman Andy King, Riverbay Corp. and Co-op City residents announced an imminent shipment of supplies for residents of the hurricane impacted U.S. Virgin Islands on Monday, October 30.Volunteers loaded a 40-foot container with over 20 pallets of supplies including water, food, generators, baby supplies, batteries and first-aid materials.
  • Jonas Bronc Academy’s schoolwide effort helps hurricane victims

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Sarah ValenzuelaBronx TimesAge is only a number when it comes to being a community activist and these elementary and middle school-aged students have proven just that.When Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in October, it left residents with limited to no access to basic essentials like food, clean water, and hygiene products while simultaneaously wiping the island of its power grid overnight.
    Puerto Ricans are still struggling to access these bare necessitie
  • Jacobi Medical Center holds one-year demonstration of shipping container sized battery

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesA local hospital is working with renewable energy.The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, along with hospital officials and the private sector, is testing a new battery that is the size of a shipping container as a source of renewable and backup power for Jacobi Medical Center, one of the city’s Health and Hospital Corporation’s facilities.
    According to a hospital spokesman, the battery that is 20-feet long is
  • Beth Abraham Hosts Halloween Party

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBeth Abraham residents and staff had a scary good time celebrating Halloween on Tuesday, October 31.
  • Veterans Parade will honor fallen veterans

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Sarah ValenzuelaBronx TimesAs Veterans Day approaches, the Throggs Neck community honors our late veterans one last time.
    Annually, the United Veterans Parade Committee of Greater New York receives submissions from the Bronx community of military veterans who have passed away within the last year.
    These submissions are sent by family members, friends, or other members of the community.These veterans are then recognized posthumously for their service during their
  • Pumpkin Smash At Lehman College

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBronxites and the NYC Compost Project had a smashing good time disposing of unwanted pumpkins, jack o’ lanterns and gourds at this year’s Pumpkin Smash on Wednesday, November 1 at Lehman College.
  • NeighborhoodLIFT gives $20k downpayment grant to couple to purchase home

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesTwo lucky borough residents are getting help to buy a new home.
    Maggie Nieves and Jimmy Seus were mortgage applicants who received a $20,000 grant towards a down payment for their first home of their own, which they are purchasing in Clason Point.
    The Soundview couple were beneficiaries of a program called NeighborhoodLIFT, which set aside $8.3 million for hundreds of perspective homebuyers who attended a Brooklyn event on Friday, Novemb
  • Lehman College hosts hackathon, Nov. 10 through Nov. 11

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBronxites interested in the science and tech industries should consider attending a two day event.The chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at Lehman College will host the fourth annual two day hackathon from Friday, November 10 at 3 p.m. until Saturday, November 11 at 5 p.m. at the college’s Music Building on 250 Bedford Park Boulevard W.A hackathon is a design sprint-lik
  • King Hosts Veterans Day Celebration

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesCouncilman Andy King hosted the 12th Council District’s second annual Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, November 3 at Einstein Loop, Room 45 in Co-op City.The event featured keynote speaker William E. Thomas of the Wounded Warrior Project and honored 12 distinguished local veterans for their service.
  • Joy Fellowship Church’s Family Fun Night

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesPastor Alton Joseph of Joy Fellowship Church hosted its 13th annual Family Fun Night on Tuesday, October 31 for over 175 people to participate in the festivities.
  • Allerton Merchants Hosts Pumpkin Carving

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Allerton International Merchants Association and residents created their own jack o’ lanterns at the annual Pumpkin Carving celebration on Friday, October 27 at the Bronxwood Avenue Tree.
  • Plethora of Bronx Veterans Day events on Nov. 11th

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesThere’s no shortage of Veterans Day events in the borough.
    Events to remember the men and women who have served their country and those who made the ultimate sacrifice will take place around the Bronx on Saturday, November 11, and in the days immediately preceding and following.
    Perhaps the largest event honoring veterans is the 33rd Annual United Veterans Parade Committee of Greater New York, which steps off at noon on Sunday, Nov
  • Pelham Parkway Halloween Parade, Party

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBoys and girls of every age got into the Halloween spirit at the fourth annual Pelham Parkway Halloween Parade and Party on Saturday, October 28. Hosted by Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, Councilman James Vacca, the Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association, the Allerton International Merchants and the White Plains Road Business Improvement District, the ‘spooktacular’ yearly parade kicked off at the southeast corne
  • Man Shot Dead Inside Apartment

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesPolice are searching for two suspects wanted in connection to a shooting homicide. According to a NYPD spokesman, 47th Precinct police responded to a call of shots fired inside of 3950 Bronx Boulevard on Friday, November 3 at 7:36 a.m. Upon arrival, police officers discovered tenant Raul Melendez, 22, unconscious and unresponsive with gunshot wounds to his stomach and head. EMS responded to the scene, but Melendez was pronounced dead on a
  • Man Arrested For Ex-Girlfriend’s Murder

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesPolice have made an arrest in the homicide of Zoila Feliz.Her ex-boyfriend Darrin Rose, 22, of 480 E. 188th Street, was arrested on Thursday, November 2 and faces charges of murder, manslaughter, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.According to the NYPD, 43rd Precinct police officers discovered three-months pregnant Feliz, 22, with her throat slit inside 1161 Stratford Avenue on Wednesday, November 1 at 12:48 a.m.She was pronounce
  • Jacobi Medical Patients Celebrate Halloween

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesJacobi Medical Center patients and staff were treated to a funsized Halloween party on Tuesday, October 31.

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