• St. Helena Church’s Parish Carnival

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesSt. Helena Church hosted its second annual Parish Carnival on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 inside its parking lot. The annual festival featured carnival rides and games, raffles and a variety of traditional carnival and ethnic food.
  • P.S. 36’s 5th Grade Graduation

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesP.S. 36 hosted its fifth grade graduation ceremony on Friday, June 23 which featured Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Councilwoman Annabel Palma as guest speakers.
  • Pollo Campero Celebrates National Fried Chicken Day

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBronxites celebrating National Fried Chicken Day flocked to Pollo Campero at 2450 Grand Concourse for a three-day celebration from Wednesday, July 5 to Friday, July 7.
  • Plans announced to rehab Bicentennial Mem’l Park

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesImprovements to a monument area in a park dedicated to veterans should make the picturesque site even more so.
    NYC Parks Department confirmed that it is beginning work on a $200,000 project to enhance the plaza area around a monument and ceremonial ramparts dedicated to veterans at Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park at Weir Creek.
    The plaza near the ramparts, monument and flagpole overlooking the creek will be outfitted with interlockin
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  • Hope Center Hosts July 4th BBQ

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesOver 30 residents and their families enjoyed a fun and patriotic barbecue on Monday, July 3 to celebrate Independence Day a day early at the Hope Center. The celebration featured delicious hot dogs, hamburgers, shish kabob and watermelons; music; super bingo and a surprise visit from a mini therapy horse decked out in red, white and blue.
  • Diaz Sponsors Guyana Day Celebration

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBorough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and the Guyana Independence Committee co-hosted the second annual Bronx Guyana Day Celebration on Tuesday, June 20 at Melanie’s Restaurant. The celebration was held in honor of Guyana’s 51st anniversary of independence and to recognize the borough’s growing Guyanese population.
  • TransAlt Hosts Ride For Giovanni Nin

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesTransportation Alternatives Bronx Activist Committee hosted the second annual Memorial Ride for Giovanni Nin on Friday, June 30 at East Tremont and Mayflower avenues. Nin’s family, TransAlt members and Councilman James Vacca offered heartfelt speeches prior to the race. Nin, 26, died last June after he was struck on East Tremont and Baisley avenues while attempting to cross mid-block from the westbound to the eastbound side of Tremo
  • Ribbon cut on Parque De Los Ninos improvements

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesPeople of all ages gained access to a newly rebuilt oasis with the finishing of a major improvement at a Soundview park.
    Dignitaries from across the borough cut a ribbon on Monday, July 10 to celebrate $1.5 million in improvements at Parque De Los Ninos’ playground and basketball court along the park’s southern border.
    The work included new play equipment for children ages 2 to 12, a spray shower, safety surfacing, plantings,
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  • Fordham BID Screens Top Gun

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Fordham Road Business Improvement District hosted a special screening of the classic 1986 film ‘Top Gun’ starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis on Friday, June 30 at Fordham Plaza.
  • Co-op City July 4th Fireworks

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesCo-op City’s patriotism was on full display at its traditional Independence Day Block Party and Fireworks Show on Monday, July 3 on the Greenway opposite the Co-op City Little League Field. Sponsored by Riverbay Fund, the annual celebration featured live music, delicious food and a fireworks display in honor of our nation’s 241st birthday!
  • TN opera singer holds ‘dream’ fundraiser

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesA local opera singer has a dream to attend one of the best performing arts colleges in the world, and is looking for community support.
    Kayla Faccilongo of Throggs Neck has started a gofundme.com fundraiser with a $10,000 goal that would help her move to London and attend the Royal Academy of Music.She plans on attending in the fall to further perfect her technique as an opera singer.
    Faccilongo, 24, who recently graduated from CUNY Quee
  • Students Create Election Booklet

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesCenter for Urban Pedagogy and the NYC Campaign Finance Board collaborated with teaching artist Emily Young and Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School students to dig deeper into local elections on Thursday, June 29 at the Bronx Music Heritage Center.
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  • NYPD Detective Injured During Traffic Stop

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesA NYPD detective is recovering from an accidental self-inflicted injury caused during a traffic stop.According to a NYPD spokesman, a detective conducting a car stop at the intersection of Westchester Avenue and Simpson Street on Friday, July 7 at around 3:30 p.m. accidentally discharged his weapon striking himself in the leg.The car’s occupants Elizabeth Rios, 20, of 1113 South Townsend Street, and Luis Morales, 32, of 1074 Clinton
  • Metro UrgiCare Opens On Square

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesMetro UrgiCare celebrated the grand opening of its newest Bronx location at 1434 Williamsbridge Road on Saturday, July 8.
  • PPNA, Lions Club donate the gift of sight

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesTwo local organizations are helping third world children and their families see their world from a new perspective.The Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association and the Bronx Lions Club partnered up for a wonderful humanitarian project to collect used eyeglasses for underprivileged children and adults residing in third world countries.According to Steve Glosser, PPNA vice president, the donated spectacles will be sterilized, cleaned and hav
  • Man Shot Dead At Soundview Houses

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesPolice are searching for the gunman responsible for fatally shooting a man at Soundview Houses.According to police, Darren Massenburg, a 32-year-old father, was discovered with a gun shot wound to the head in front of the housing complex on Friday, June 30 at around 2:30 a.m.Massenburg was pronounced dead on arrival by first responders.No arrests have been made in this ongoing investigation.Anyone with information is asked to call Crime S
  • Locust Point Under The Stars Concert

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesJust Nuts Party Band and Dennis Dion Nardone made everyone’s night at the recent Locust Point Dancing Under the Stars Concert.
  • Ensemble plans upcoming classical concerts

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesA classical music ensemble is planning four upcoming concerts for the public to enjoy.
    The concerts, performed in Woodlawn, Bedford Park and Co-op City between July and October, promise to bring high quality chamber music to local communities for free.
    The Bardekova Ensemble, founded about 30 years by Julliard-trained oboe player Ellen Bardekoff, a Fordham community member and life-long Bronxite, has upcoming dates at the Woolworth chape
  • Boricua College Celebrates Academic Year

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBoricua College hosted its End of the Academic Year Celebrations on Tuesday, June 27 to commemorate a year of higher education at the college, encourage students to continue their education next year and encourage this year’s alumni to return for their Masters degree.
  • NYC Sanitation Distributes Organics Bins

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe NYC Department of Sanitation and NYC Organics Distribution of Bins for Organics Curbside Collection gave Pelham Bay residents collection bins on Thursday, July 6.
  • Man Jumps To Death From Forest Houses

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesPolice are investigating an apparent suicide at the Forest Houses complex.According to police, an unidentified 21-year-old man plummeted from the 14-story building on Saturday, July 8 at 9:15 a.m.The victim jumped from the housing project’s roof.Officials stated that a small rubbish fire flared up on the building’s top stairwell landing about the same time the man jumped.Firefighters quickly doused the flames.Police are invest
  • DEA Serves Warrant At 2344 Story Avenue

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesDrug Enforcement Administration agents served a warrant at 2344 Story Avenue on Thursday, July 6 at 6 a.m.According to a DEA spokesperson, the DEA and Yonkers police commissioner Charles Gardener announced that same day the unsealing of an indictment and a complaint charging six defendants with allegedly engaging in distributing heroin throughout the southern district of New York.The defendants Christopher Coleman, Jonathan Acquino, Lisa
  • Bronx Zoo launches new aerial attractions

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Arthur CusanoBronx TimesThe Bronx Zoo has launched two new attractions on its property on the heels of its hit Animal Planet show, ‘The Zoo.’The first, Nature Trek, opened on Friday, July 1. Nature Trek is a fully-netted bridge-and-tower course and nature play area geared toward families with young children.Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the new attraction encourages the exploration of the natural world through play. It is included with the purchase of a Bro
  • BASE Inaugural Class Graduates

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesNYC’s most computer-proficient students celebrated their graduation from the Bronx Academy for Software Engineering’s inaugural class on Wednesday, June 28 at Fordham University’s McGinley Ballroom.
  • Asm. Joyner Hosts NY LEO Students

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesAssemblywoman Latoya Joyner met with more than two dozen students and staff from the New York Legal Education Opportunity Program on Friday, June 30. The meeting gave students the unique opportunity to see first-hand how a busy legislative office provides a range of services to thousands of Bronx families.
  • New York Salutes America Fireworks Extravaganza

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Bronx was the first in the nation to wish America a happy 241st birthday with its annual New York Salutes America Boardwalk Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza on Thursday, June 29 at Orchard Beach.Co-hosted by Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Senator Jeff Klein, the Bronx’s official launch to the year’s Independence Day celebrations featured the third annual ‘Bronx Empanada Eating Contest,’ live music per
  • Law Enforcement Remembers Late Police Officer Familia

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesScores of police officers from NYC, state and around the world paid their respects to a fallen police officer killed in an unprovoked attack. Ten blocks of the Grand Concourse transformed into a sea of blue as police officers stood outside of World Changers Church to give a final salute to slain police officer Miosotis Familia on the morning of Tuesday, July 11. Approximately 5,000 mourners packed into the church to remember the fallen 46
  • Just Nuts At Trump Golf Links

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesJust Nuts Party Band performed a crowd pleasing summertime concert on Wednesday, July 5 at Trump Golf Links.
  • Hunts Point Fire Displaces 10 Familes

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesFirefighters responded to a four-alarm fire inside the 5-story, 20-unit apartment building on 860 Hunts Point Avenue on Tuesday, July 4 at 1:10 p.m.Ten people, including four civilians and six firefighters, suffered non-life threatening injuries from the blaze.Of the approximately 12 units damaged, five were destroyed.The entire building was vacated for the night.American Red Cross volunteers were on the scene to provide temporary housing
  • Foundation launches Familia family fundraiser

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Arthur CusanoBronx TimesThe family of slain Bronx NYPD police officer Miosotis Familia will get help from a foundation as questions continue to surround the circumstances of her death and her deceased murderer.Leaders of the Stephen Siller Tunnels to Towers Foundation announced at a Friday, July 7 press conference in Times Square the foundation was collecting donations for the Familia family.Chairman Frank Siller, the brother of Stephen Siller, a firefighter who
  • Bronx Times Reporter Honors 25 Bronx Influential Women

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Bronx Times sang the praises of 25 unsung community leaders at its eighth annual 25 Bronx Influential Women Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 28 at Maestro’s Caterers.This year’s distinguished honorees were Sara Bonizio; Sulma Arzu-Brown; Lorraine C. Corsa, Esq.; Carolina DiFuccia; Josephine Fanelli; Bernadette Ferrara; Lourdes Melendez-Gamez; Roberta Gjonaj; Kerry A. Lee; Melissa Libran; Ana Melendez; Carolyn Murphy; Mar
  • Bronx Lebanon Remembers Victims

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBronx Lebanon Hospital held a somber vigil in honor of the victims of the recent Bronx Lebanon Hospital shooting and slain police officer Miosotis Familia on Thursday, July 6.
  • Bronx Boom’s Very Real/Forum: Attractive rents, location entice developers

    See this story at BxTimes.com.Arthur CusanoBronx TimesThere have been times the Bronx was deemed the next big thing, only to see interest wane. But this time, the interest may actually be very realThat was the opinion of some prominent Bronx developers at a forum hosted by the Urban Land Institute of New York at the Bronx Museum, of the Arts on Tuesday, July 12.
    “This time feels a little bit different,” said Guy Leibler, president of Simone Healthcare Development. “Part of that
  • Joyner Funds Citizens Committee For NYC

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesAssemblywoman Latoya Joyner announced $225,000 in state funding to Citizens Committee for NYC, one of the nation’s oldest micro-funding organizations, on Monday, June 26 at Mullaly Bikepark. The $225,000 is a legislative grant award in the fiscal 2018 state budget and the first-ever state grant award for the citywide non-profit.
  • Boy Scout Golf Tourney At VCPk

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Boy Scouts hosted its fifth annual Boy Scout Golf Invitational on Monday, June 26 at Van Cortlandt Golf Course Clubhouse. All proceeds raised will provide camp scholarships for needy Bronx boy scouts.
  • HS ballplayer hopes to continue catching in college

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesThis young man wants to continue to ‘play ball,’ and to be of service to his local community.
    Maxx Puya of Norwood, a recent high school graduate who is weighing several athletic scholarship offers at local colleges, says he turned down potentially lucrative out-of-town scholarship offers so he could stay in touch with his neighborhood.Puya, a member of Fordham Preparatory School’s 2017 graduating class, is a catcher on
  • BronxWorks Hosts Sapphire Gala

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe BronxWorks 2017 Sapphire Gala celebrated 45 years of lifting lives and building futures at 583 Park Avenue on Monday, June 12.
  • WellCare Welcome Room’s Grand Opening

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesA ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in honor of the WellCare’s Welcome Room opening at 1043 Southern Boulevard on Wednesday, June 28.
  • Klein Sponsors, Attends St. Theresa’s Fest

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesSenator Jeff Klein attended the St. Theresa Feast on Friday, June 23. St. Theresa’s Parish devoted the gymnasium to host the games and bounce houses sponsored by Klein.
  • Diaz, Trust For Public Land Open School Playground

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBorough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; The Trust for Public Land and P.S. 214 joined others in opening the brand new state-of-the-art playground designed by P.S. 214 students on Tuesday, June 27.
  • City Island included in ‘Island Hopping’ promotion

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesCity Island tourism, a perennial feature of summer in the borough, is getting a boost from NYC & Company.
    NYC & Company just launched a new campaign, both locally and internationally, called Island Hopping, highlighting the exciting features found on the six smaller islands within the city.
    Included among well-known tourist destinations like Ellis Island and Liberty Island was City Island, which Chris Heywood, NYC & Company v
  • Walker-Santiago re-elected as CB 7 chair

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Arthur CusanoBronx TimesCommunity Board 7 chairwoman Adaline Walker-Santiago will serve in the position for another term.Walker-Santiago was re-elected at the Tuesday, June 20 full board meeting.
    She first joined the board in 2010 and was first elected chair in 2013, and said she was proud of what the board had accomplished.“I’m very proud of my board, they are the best,” she said. “There are very dedicated, strong, professional people on
  • Spellman Pro Life Club Visits Homes

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesCardinal Spellman Pro Life Club’s Angeles Sequeira, Miyoshi Huicochea, Katherine Gomez, Rudy Salcedo, Davida Okeke, Gabriela Chinga and Taina Edmund delivered over a dozen boxes and bags of diapers, formula, clothing and many other baby items for the annual Baby Shower drive for Good Counsel which collected items from the entire school.
  • Woodlawn senior housing plan gets downscaled

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Arthur CusanoBronx TimesA controversial senior housing project planned for Woodlawn has been downscaled by the developer after vocal opposition from residents.The developer, Brooklyn-based Woodlawn Affiliates LLC, has reduced the scale of the project planned for 69-85 E. 233rd Street from 92 to 80 units.
    The apartment makeup was also changed, from 92 studio apartments to a mix of 42 studio and 38 one-bedroom apartments.Members of the Woodlawn Taxpayers & Comm
  • W. 229th Step Street to get $6.6M face lift

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesSteps are being taken to refurbish a heavily trafficked 90-year-old Kingsbridge staircase.NYC Department of Design and Construction acting commissioner Ana Barrio and NYC Department of Transportation Bronx Borough commissioner Nivardo Lopez joined local elected officials and community leaders on Wednesday, June 28 to break ground on the $6.6 million reconstruction of the West 229th Street Step Street connecting Heath Avenue at its lowest
  • Salamanca, Yankees’ Leyritz Promote Meals

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesTo raise awareness of the city’s free summer meals program and the 15 sites that will participate, Councilman Rafael Salamanca and former New York Yankee Jim Leyritz passed out milk and Yankees tickets to P.S. 75 students on Wednesday, June 28. District 17’s Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports, Barretto Playground, M.S. 302, P.S. 75, P.S. 152, the Hunts Point School, Bronx River Mini Pool, Horseshoe Playground, J.H.S.
  • Boogie On The Boulevard Celebrated

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Boogie Down Bronx lived up to its namesake with the always enjoyable Boogie on the Boulevard, the largest Opens Streets event in the borough, on Sunday, June 25. The Grand Concourse’s center lanes were closed to cars and open to a world of live music, games, sports activities, food and dancing.
  • Rite for Business, Mutz help fill TN mall

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesA new business-to-business oriented financial services company is the latest addition to the thriving Throggs Neck Shopping Center.RiteCheck, a check cashing and financial service center, officially opened its business-themed Rite For Business in the mall with a Thursday, June 29 ribbon cutting.
    The grand opening of Rite for Business, along with other recently opened businesses such as Mutz, an Italian food eatery in a fast-paced environ
  • MTA Artist Teaches P.S. 205 Students

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesMixed media sculptor Amir Bey, creator of ‘The Procession of Folk #3’, a visually stunning installation of 12 faceted stained-glass windows along the elevated platform at the Mount Eden Avenue station commissioned through the MTA’s Arts for Transit program, worked with five third grade students at P.S. 205 to demonstrate drawing techniques for their classes late June performance of ‘Aladdin’ on Friday, June 2
  • FDNY Fight Fire At 3146 Wissman Avenue

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesFirefighters responded to a fire at 3146 Wissman Avenue on Monday, June 26 at 9:20 a.m. A female occupant and her pet cat were both rescued by EMS. The cause remains under investigation.Photo by Edwin Soto

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