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

    Nineteen suspected gang members face federal charges after a massive takedown in the Bronx.
  • Weekend Walks Hurricane Relief Concert

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Bainbridge Avenue and East 204th Street Merchants, NYC Department of Transportation and MAS Productions in conjunction with Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc., presented a successful hurricane relief concert and car show on Saturday, October 7 on East 204th Street between Bainbridge and Decatur avenues.
  • Town hall for 233 Landing Road homeless residence

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesA town hall is scheduled to air concerns over residents moving into the $62.8 million homeless residence at 233 Landing Road in University Heights.The Landing Road public meeting is set for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, in the Fr. Smith Center, 2345 University Avenue.It is being organized by the NYC Department of Homeless Services and the Bowery Residents Committee, according to Rachel Bradshaw, vice
  • Holy Family Students Make Apple Cider

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesHoly Family School’s UPK class recently made apple cider from scratch.The students each took turns pressing the apples to create fresh cider for everyone’s delight.
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  • BCHN Honors Healthfirst’s Dr. Beane

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBronx Community Health Network honored Dr. Susan Beane, Healthfirst medical director and senior vice president, for her leadership in establishing innovative community programs in NYC neighborhoods, during a benefit jazz concert on Sunday, October 8 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
  • Safe Haven Network Attends PPNA Meeting

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesRev. Dr. Que English, Safe Haven Network International founder and chairwoman, was the guest speaker at the Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 10 at Bronx House.Safe Haven Network International is an action network providing education and awareness training to professionals and the general public including wrap-around services for victims and survivors of human trafficking and domestic viol
  • R.A.I.N. Hosts Alzheimer’s Caregiver Walk

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesRegional Aid for Interim Needs, Inc. hosted its Alzheimer’s Caregiver Walk on Tuesday, October 10 at Orchard Beach to help those living with the disease.
  • Diwali Festival Lights Up The Bronx

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesOver 300 people commemorated the 21st annual Vishnu Mandir Diwali ‘Festival of Lights’ celebration on Friday, October 13 at the Sonia Sotomayor Community Center.Deepavail or Diwali, an important and sacred time to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists around the world, gets its name from the row of clay lamps lit outside of practitioners’ homes symbolizing their inner light protecting them from spiritual darkness.Honorees r
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  • Crime Victims Support Services sets fall fundraiser

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesAfter assisting crime victims for two decades, a local non-profit program is in need of help following recent state mandated funding cuts.Crime Victims Support Services of the North Bronx, Inc. will host its fall fundraiser ‘An Evening with Elvis’ on Friday, November 3 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the American Turner Club on 748 Clarence Avenue.The event features live musical performances by Elvis tribute artist Patrick Perone,
  • CB 6 hosts mayor’s 37th town hall meeting at I.S. 254

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesCommunity Board 6 district manager John Sanchez and Councilman Ritchie Torres praised the mayor at his 37th town hall meeting held on Wednesday, October 4.“The town hall was great, like Christmas came early for Community Board 6 because all of our top budget priorities were funded,” Sanchez said about the meeting held at I.S. 254, at 2452 Washington Avenue.“It was an honor to bring Mayor de Blasio to (Council) District 15
  • Westchester Square BID Airs ‘Monsters, Inc.’

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Westchester Square Business Improvement District got into the Halloween spirit by hosting a special screening of the classic Pixar film, ‘Monsters, Inc.’ on Saturday, October 14 at Lane Avenue.
  • Electeds seek Columbus petition signatures

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesAn effort is ongoing in the borough’s Italian-American enclaves to save a beloved statue of Christopher Columbus.
    Locals are participating in at least two petition efforts to implore a public art review commission established by Mayor de Blasio to keep a statue of Christopher Columbus in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle.
    The Sons of Italy placed petitions concerning the 18-member commission’s review of all city monuments on
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  • Diaz Honors Italian American Leaders

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBorough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted his annual Italian American Heritage and Culture Month ‘Mese della Cultura Italiana’ Celebration on Thursday, October 12 at the Bronx Zoo’s Schiff Family Great Hall.This year’s exemplary honorees were Councilman James Vacca; Frank Seddio, Esq., Brooklyn Democratic Party chairman and Seddio & Associates attorney; Maria Caruso, City Island Chamber of Commerce director of t
  • Bronx Fit Body Boot Camp Celebrates 30th

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesMr. America personal trainer Butch Nieves celebrated his business Bronx Fit Body Boot Camp’s 30th anniversary with a special book signing celebration on Saturday, October 14 at 3229 E. Tremont Avenue.Nieves’ book, ‘Train Hard, Train Smart, Have Fun’ is available on Amazon.
  • Borough’s cyclists get set for annual Tour de Bronx

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesBorough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted a press conference on Monday, October 16, at Woodlawn Cemetery to encourage cyclists to participate in the Tour de Bronx.The largest free cycling event in New York state will occur on Sunday, October 22. Log onto www.tourdebronx.com to register or for more information.Established in 1994 by the office of the borough president and the Bronx Tourism Council as a means to promote a healthier lifestyle,
  • American Legion Riders Festival & Bike Show

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Bronx County American Legion Riders Festival Day and Bike Show got hearts and motors revving with excitement on Sunday, October 15 at the Samuel H. Young American Legion Post 620.The event featured live music, face painting, volleyball, 50/50, horseshoe tossing, bike challenge and mouth-watering treats.
  • Villa Maria Academy Celebrates Peace Day

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesVilla Maria Academy commemorated its 13th annual Peace Day activities on Friday, October 13 by singing songs, reading poems and painting more than 300 stones arranged into a ‘No Nukes’ sign.
  • Pastor fuming over laptop from hell

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesAn ongoing investigation into a Bronx pastor’s purchase of a laptop computer from Amazon is having national security implications.Tyrone Holmes did not know that when he bought a new shrink-wrapped Macbook from Amazon it had actually had a previous international owner who downloaded confidential software onto it.Investigators are “stumbling, trying to come up with discovery,” Holmes said. “I guess they’re tryin
  • Off-duty PSA 8 police officer arrested for public lewdness

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesAn off-duty Police Service Area 8 housing police officer is facing charges for alleged public lewdness.According to police, Adam Fridson, 43, a 12-year veteran and Brewster resident, was arrested by Internal Affairs Bureau officers at the 5th Precinct in lower Manhattan on Tuesday, October 17 at 8:45 a.m. for allegedly exposing himself to two school-aged sisters in Throggs Neck.Fridson faces two counts each of endangering the welfare of a
  • Fordham Road BID Celebrates Fordham Road Fair

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe streets of Fordham were alive with music and fun!The Fordham Road Business Improvement District celebrated its Fordham Road Fair on Saturday, September 30 at East Fordham Road and Creston Avenue.The fun-filled community extravaganza featured live musical performances by hip hop legends Grandmaster Caz, Melle Mel and Sugarhill Gang; fresh produce samplings; an inflatable rockwall and dance routines.
  • Daffodil Project At St. Mary’s Park

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesNew Yorkers for Parks, the citywide independent champion of quality open space, distributed 500,000 free daffodil bulbs to volunteers in all five boroughs on Saturday, October 14.A living memorial to the victims of 9/11, the free daffodil bulbs were available for groups and individuals to plant in parks, community gardens, schoolyards, street tree pits and other public spaces.
  • Bank robber causes panic/Uses bomb scare diversion to hit 2nd bank

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesThe suspect in an attempted bank robbery of Citibank, 3924 E. Tremont Avenue, on Thursday, October 12, was charged with robbery and criminal possession of a firearm, according to NYPD detectives.Anthony Bari, 56, told arresting officers from the 45th Precinct that he was homeless, according to police detective Sophia Mason with the NYPD public information office.
    Bari’s master plan to divert police manpower failed.
    First, he allegedly
  • Stagg Group Donates To Hurricane Relief

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Stagg Group donated a total of $15,000 to the hurricane relief fund for Puerto Rico on Friday, September 29.The company made a $10,000 donation to Ayuda Puerto Rico through the Acacia Network and donated building materials valued at $5,000.
  • Jacobi Provides Organ Donation Education

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesJacobi Medical Center staff and volunteers partnered with LongLiveNY.org on Wednesday, October 4 to educate patients and visitors about the importance of organ donation. Approximately 20 people registered to become donors following the event.
  • Baby Gelada Exhibited At Bronx Zoo

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesA four-week-old baby gelada has made its public debut at the Bronx Zoo’s Baboon Reserve.Native to Ethiopia, the zoo’s gelada group is comprised of one adult male, three adult females, two juveniles and the infant.
  • Spellman’s Pilots Defeat JFK Knights

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesCardinal Spellman High School’s Cardinal Spellman High School’s Varsity Football Team, the Pilots defeated John F. Kennedy Catholic High School’s Knights with a score of 19 to 7 on Saturday, October 7.The Pilots will play Nazareth on Saturday, October 14 at 6 p.m. at Tilden High School.
  • Forum planned in aftermath of fatal school stabbing

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Bob GuilianoBronx TimesMembers of a parent action committee are planning a forum in the aftermath of a fatal stabbing at the Urban Assembly School of Wildlife Conservation.Helen Guzman, an organizer with the New Settlement Parent Action Committee, said a meeting on Tuesday, October 10, will prepare the committee for the forum, set to be held on Wednesday, October 25.
    Parents and principals from the school district will be invited.The forum will take place at Comp
  • Electeds Host Natural Disaster Donation Drive

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe New York Hispanic Clergy Organization hosted a donation drive to support the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the earthquake in Mexico City on Saturday, September 30.Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr.; assembly members Marcos Crespo and Luis Sepulveda and Councilman Rafael Salamanca participated in the event in which raised tons of lifesaving supplies for these victims.
  • DSNY Team Deployed To Help Puerto Rico

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe NYC Department of Sanitation sent 31 workers to Puerto Rico on Friday, October 6 to help the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency in coordinating a debris management support team to assist in debris clearance and disposal operations.The team expects to be in Puerto Rico for two weeks.
  • Somos Taino M.C. Hosts Hurricane Relief Effort

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Somos Taino Motorcycle Club hosted a Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief Effort on Saturday, October 7 at 1531 Ericson Place.The fundraiser collected vital supplies such as personal hygiene supplies, water, water purification tablets, diapers, flashlights, bug spray, canned non-perishable foods, first-aid kits, baby formula, gloves, hand sanitizer, backpacks, towels, batteries and Gatorade for hurricane impacted residents.

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