• 19 accused members of the 'Slut' gang arrested in bust

    Nineteen suspected gang members face federal charges after a massive takedown in the Bronx.
  • P.S. 134 Hosts Summer Coding Classes

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation hosted a coding class on Thursday, August 3 at P.S. 134 in which students learned how to use the coding programming language Scratch. The summertime classes are held weekdays between the hours of 1:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Newsies Perform At Williamsbridge Oval Park

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesWilliamsbridge Oval Park was alive with the sounds of Broadway at a special screening of Disney’s ‘Newsies: The Broadway Musical’ on Monday, July 31 featuring special guest performances and interactive crowd dance lessons.
  • Diaz Hosts Abrazo Dominicano Celebration

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesSenator Ruben Diaz, Sr.; assembly members Luis Sepulveda, Marcos Crespo and Victor Pichardo and Council members Rafael Salamanca and Fernando Cabrera toasted several local Dominican leaders at the annual Abrazo Dominicano in New York on Friday, July 28 at Maestro’s Caterers. This year’s distinguished honorees included Luz Tavarez, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York’s Government and Community Relations dire
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  • ‘Antonia Vazquez Way’ named after trailblazer

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesA street in University Heights was co-named after a woman who dedicated much of her life to improving conditions for her community.
    Antonia Vazquez, the founder of the Davidson Community Center, was honored with a street co-naming at Davidson Avenue and West Burnside Avenue on Saturday, August 5.
    Vazquez, who moved to 1985 Davidson Avenue in 1963, was a driving force behind bringing programs and services to a community that badly needed
  • Heroin drug operation foiled in Morris Heights

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesAn apartment in Morris Heights harbored a heroin-packaging operation that was capable of distributing more than 10,000 individual-dose glassine envelopes of heroin on the street.The drug factory was disrupted by law enforcement officials on Wednesday, August 2, when they arrested five suspects who had been under surveillance operating out of 1678 Nelson Avenue, a six-story apartment building in Morris Heights.NYC special narcotics prosecuto
  • Gibson, Torres Bring Healthy Food Access

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesCouncil members Vanessa Gibson and Ritchie Torres presented food shoppers at McKinley Square on Tuesday, August 1 with Health Bucks coupons redeemable for healthy foods, discussed the importance of healthy food access for Bronxites and staged a healthy cooking demo for children.
  • Carmen S. Wins Empire City’s Car Giveaway

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Bronx came up aces again when the borough’s own Carmen S. was named the second lucky winner of Empire City Casino’s Porsche Boxster Luxury Car Giveaway on Monday, July 31.
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  • Breakthrough Students Visit Yankee Stadium

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesMiddle school students from Breakthrough New York’s summer academic program paid a visit to Yankee Stadium for Career Day on Thursday, July 27.
  • Salud Hosts Community Health Fair

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesAssemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, Salud and CUNY in the Heights celebrated Salud’s sixth annual Community Health Fair Press Conference on Wednesday, August 2 in their efforts in educating the community in nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle.
  • Monroe College’s CD 14 Candidate Forum

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesMonroe College’s auditorium was filled with over 200 residents eager to speak to the Council District 14 candidates at a public forum on Tuesday, August 1. Hosted by the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, Bailey Houses, Community Action for Safe Apartments and Bronx Health Reach, residents had the opportunity to engage the candidates in discussions on such local topics as housing, the Jerome Avenue rezoning and the King
  • Food Bank For NYC Honors Million Meals Club

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesFood Bank for NYC raised banners at its 90,000-square-foot warehouse in the Hunts Point Market on Friday, August 4 to recognize the companies and individuals that have each donated more than a million meals to needy New Yorkers, amounting to 46.7 million meals in total. This year’s distinguished honorees included Krasdale Foods Inc.; Farm Fresh; Target; HP-Food; Frank Brunckhorst Co. Boar’s Head; Fresh Direct; Baldor Specialty
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  • Fish fry for TN Houses’ tenants without gas

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesA trio of elected officials joined forces to sponsor a fish fry on Friday, August 4, for residents of Throggs Neck Houses who are without cooking gas.Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblymen Mark Gjonaj and Michael Benedetto hosted the buffet featuring the tasty deep-fried fish, along with pasta, chicken and side dishes, at the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, Throggs Neck Unit, 550 Balcom Avenue.The gas leak was discovered on Friday, July, 28.
  • Bronx leaders remember CB 7 DM, Andrew Sandler

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Arthur CusanoBronx TimesCivic leaders from across the Bronx are mourning the loss of one of their own who passed away much too soon.
    Andrew Sandler, the district manager for Community Board 7, died Saturday, August 5, after a long bout with an unspecified cancer. He was 31 years old.Sandler was hired to lead CB 7 in January of 2016 but had been absent for much of the time due to an unspecified probationary issue and later the debilitating effects of his illness.
  • TN Classic Car Cruise Revs Up Excitement

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Throggs Neck Classic Car Cruise had hearts and motors revving with excitement on Tuesday, August 1 at Hammonds Cove Marina. Guests viewed the many classic American muscle cars, hot rods, customs and stockers on display; listening to music and grabbing a bite to eat at the Ice House Cafe. A large portion of the proceeds raised went to lifelong Throggs Neck resident and male breast cancer survivor Michael Singer to donate to the Male Br
  • Patterson Playground sports new ball field

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesA Mott Haven playground has opened its own Field of Dreams for local baseball players.On Thursday, July 27, NYC Parks commissioner Mitchell Silver; DREAM executive director Richard Berlin; Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; former New York Yankee first baseman Mark Teixeira and representatives from Cal Ripken Foundation, Under Armour and Baseball Tomorrow Fund celebrated the grand opening of Patterso
  • M.S. 118 Wins PAL’s Pennant Quest

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBronx youngsters joined approximately 200 Police Athletic League Summer Day Camp children from all five boroughs on Thursday, July 27 in PAL’s annual Pennant Quest at DeWitt Clinton Park in Manhattan. The city-wide Pennant Quest brought to life PAL’s theme of ‘Music from Around the World’ with sixth to eighth grade teams representing different global music genres who competed in such games as tug of war, an obstacl
  • City Island celebrates iconic bridge’s history

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesCity Island’s treasury of nautical history is holding an artistic exhibit before the island’s now demolished iconic green crossing fades into memory.
    The City Island Nautical Museum’s ongoing exhibit of paintings, video, photographs, etchings and postcards is now on display, celebrating the razed bridge that served as the community’s only access point by road from 1901 to December 2015.
    The museum’s original
  • Car Crashes Into Parkchester Median Fence

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesPolice responded to a late night car crash last week in Parkchester. According to a NYPD spokesman, 43rd Precinct police responded to a motor vehicle collision at Metropolitan Avenue and Grant Circle on Thursday, August 3 at 11 p.m. Upon arrival, police observed a 36-year-old woman operating a 2005 Toyota Camry which had collided into a metal fence across 1557 Metropolitan Avenue and Pine Drive. EMS responded and both driver and a 31-year
  • Calvary Hosts Golf & Tennis Classic

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesMore than 325 people attended Calvary Hospital’s 29th annual Golf and Tennis Classic on Monday, July 31 at Brae Burn Country Club and Century Country Club in Westchester County. The event raised over $300,000 for Calvary programs and services patients and their families.
  • Stagg-built homeless housing draws CB 12’s wrath

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Arthur CusanoBronx TimesLocal community leaders are railing against a White Plains Road building that recently started to house homeless families, but a city spokesman said the building has been in operation for months.
    Councilman Andy King led a protest with several neighborhood leaders outside the seven-story residential building at 3677 White Plains Road on Monday, July 31 to protest what he called a ‘bait and switch’ by the developer, the Stagg Gr
  • La India Performs At SummerStage

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesLatin award winning Princess of Salsa La India performed at the City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage show on Friday, July 28 at St. Mary’s Park.
  • Bollywood Comes To Westchester Square

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Westchester Square Business Improvement District, Councilman James Vacca, the Bharati Dance Academy and several community groups hosted the fifth annual Bollywood in the Bronx on Saturday, July 29.
  • Bedford Park luxury rental building launched

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesA new luxury apartment building has begun accepting tenants at 2763 Morris Avenue in Bedford Park. No date for occupancy has been set yet.Elina Golovko of Douglas Elliman Real Estate has been named the exclusive leasing and marketing agent for the project.“Basically, the rent varies,” said Jessica Kroll, public relations manager for Elliman. “For one bedroom, it’s $1,900 to $2,875. I think that the response rate they
  • Altice USA Hosts STEM Day At Fordham U

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesAltice USA, the provider of Optimum-branded TV, phone and Internet services in the New York metro area, hosted a day of science, technology, engineering and math learning on Thursday, August 3 with CitySquash students at Fordham University.
  • Boy fighting cancer boosted by new friend

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesFor 6-year-old Kaitlyn Barrios of Throggs Neck, her desire to operate a lemonade stand wasn’t sparked by a need to earn money for herself.Instead, Kaitlyn wanted to raise money to help a boy in his battle with cancer, according to her mother, Katherine, who is friends with a relative of 7-year-old Jaidan Carter, a boy diagnosed with neuroblastoma.Jaidan’s story is told on a Go Fund Me page, “Jaidan’s Courageous Cance
  • 52nd PCT. Celebrates National Night Out Against Crime

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesIn keeping with a time honored tradition, the 52nd Precinct and 52nd Precinct Community Council hosted the annual National Night Out Against Crime police-community partnership celebration on Tuesday, August 1 at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center.
  • 49th PCT. Celebrates National Night Out Against Crime

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesCommunity and law enforcement enjoyed a time honored tradition bringing each other together for a night of great fun and understanding. The 49th Precinct, 49th Precinct Community Council and Neighborhood Development Initiatives Corp. hosted the 34th annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 1 at Comras Mall. The police-community partnership celebration featured live music by Just Nuts Party Band, dancers, amusement rides,
  • 45th PCT. Hosts National Night Out Against Crime

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe annual National Night Out Against Crime helped bring everyone closer together. The 45th Precinct and 45th Precinct Community Council celebrated the 34th annual nationwide police-community event on Tuesday, August 1 at Co-op City’s Greenway. This year’s festivities included live musical performances, an awards presentation and a special screening of ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ sponsored by Assemblyman Michael Benedett
  • 2 excess Bronx church buildings desanctified

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesAs Catholic parishes in the Bronx continue to merge, some parishioners have had to choose another location to worship.Four such parishes— St. Brendan/St. Ann, St. John/Visitation — merged into two and resulted in the churches of St. Ann and Visitation being ‘deconsecrated,’ according to an Archidiocese of New York spokesman.The church of St. Brendan, 333 E. 206th Street, absorbed former St. Ann parishioners; and the

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