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

    Nineteen suspected gang members face federal charges after a massive takedown in the Bronx.
  • WHEDco, NYU collab for Melrose exhibition

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesA non-profit development organization recently collaborated with a city university to launch a history exhibit.Earlier this month, Women’s House and Economic Development Corporation partnered with New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study for the ‘Narrating Our Neighborhood: The Melrose Oral History Project’ exhibition.The history exhibit, which took place from Friday, May 5 to Friday, May 12 in the m
  • Fire at vacant HP home claims two lives

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesA vacant attached row house in Hunts Point has experienced another fire.At about 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, the FDNY responded to a blaze at 615 Faile Street, after receiving a call about a fire on the roof of the two-story vacant building.Two men in their 30s, believed to have been squatters at the derelict residence, located on Faile Street near Randall Avenue, were killed in the blaze, while 12 others, including four firefighte
  • Figueroa A NYS Woman of Distinction

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesSenator Jeff Klein honored 85th Assembly District Female Democratic Leader Antonia Figueroa at the annual NYS Women of Distinction ceremony in Albany on Tuesday, May 9.Since retiring from her 35-year career at Sony Music, Figueroa is serving her community as a member of the Bronx Democratic County Committee’s Executive Committee, 43rd Precinct Community Council, Police Service Area 8 Community Council and Neighborhood Advisory Board
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  • Bronx Fashion Week’s Evening Of Couture, Cuisine

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBronx Fashion Week and Affinity Health transformed the Bronx Museum of the Arts into a glamorous runway for this year’s fashion show on Saturday, May 6.Hosted by Bronx Fashion’s Caridad ‘La Bruja’ De LaLuz, the high fashion celebration featured models showcasing the latest designer duds in the fashion industry, networking opportunities and delicious cuisine.
  • BP Diaz Kicks Off Bronx Week

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBorough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted a media preview and celebration to initiate this year’s Bronx Week festivities on Monday, May 8 at the Veterans’ Memorial Hall in the Bronx County Building.Diaz and the Bronx Tourism Council formally announced Dr. Manny Villafuna, actor Selenis Leyva, DJ Funkmaster Flex and singer-songwriter Prince Royce as this year’s Bronx Walk of Fame inductees.For more information on Bronx Wee
  • Benedetto’s Keep Your Promise Campaign

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesAssembly members Michael Benedetto and Mark Gjonaj recently thankedIcahn Charter 4 School eighth graders for participating in their Keep Your Promise Campaign effort to bring Barnes and Noble Booksellers back to the Bronx.For additional information on the campaign, contact Joshua Adams at Benedetto’s East Tremont Avenue district at (718) 892-2235 or Leon Tulton atBenedetto’s Co-op City office at (718) 320-2220.
  • AARP Hosts Free Shredding Day

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBorough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli joined AARP ‘Operation: Stop Scams’ shredding event on Wednesday, May 3 at Bronx Borough Hall to help New Yorkers keep documents out of the hands of identity thieves.The effort was part of a statewide series of event providing everyone free and secure destruction of personal financial records and other sensitive documents.
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  • Vet Center Opens In Westchester Square

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Bronx Veterinary Center celebrated the grand opening of its newest location at 66 Westchester Square on Sunday, May 7.The newly renovated state-of-the-art 1,600 square foot facility is now open for to the furriest of friends and their caretakers.For more information, contact the center at (718) 933-1002 or (718) 215-PETS.
  • Seton Falls Hosts Park Ranger Tour

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBronxites feasted their eyes on Seton Falls Parks’ natural beauty during the Seton Falls Park Coalition’s Park Ranger Nature Tour on Sunday, May 7 at Baychester Avenue and East 233rd Street.
  • Klein Honors Local Jewish Leaders

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesSenator Jeff Klein, in partnership with Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, celebrated his third annual Jewish American Heritage Month Celebration on Sunday, May 7 at Bronx House honoring local Jewish American leaders and their many accomplishments and contributions to our community.This year’s distinguished honorees were Kay Cardona, Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association member; Marcy Gross, Community Board 11 board member and Paul Klein, T
  • Gifford Avenue group home proposed

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesA group home has been proposed for a long-vacant house on a very narrow one-way street.Unique People Services sent notices to elected officials and Community Board 10 this week announcing its intention to open a group home for six developmentally disabled young women at 2717 Gifford Avenue, near Bruckner Boulevard.
    Martin Prince, CB 10 chairman, said that the board is now in the process of scheduling a hearing within 40 days and notifyin
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  • Eastchester Center for Cancer Care’s Cancer Survivor BBQ

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesA great time was shared by all who attended Eastchester Center for Cancer Care’s Cancer Survivor BBQ Celebration on Thursday, May 11.Co-hosted by Keller Williams Realty, the free event featured delicious barbecue, music, games and prizes, photos, Zumba, a magic show, massages, manicures and wig fittings.
  • ‘Community on Patrol’ puts eyes on the road

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesA civic group dedicated to keeping streets safe and assisting their local precinct has activated its community patrol.
    Community On Patrol, a recently founded non-profit organization that has been itching to start a volunteer patrol in the northeast Bronx for two years, recently hit the streets in Country Club, Throggs Neck, Spencer Estate and Locust Point.
    According to Niko Kritikos, COP president and CEO, he and another volunteer have
  • 19th Annual Bankers Breakfast Held

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe 19th annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast ‘Transforming the Bronx’ was celebrated on Friday, May 12 at the Villa Barone Manor.
  • BxD’s Emma Ketteringham Selected to be a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard Law School

    The Bronx Defenders is proud to congratulate Emma Ketteringham, managing director of our Family Defense Practice, for being selected to be a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard Law School for the 2017-2018 academic year. Emma is one of a select few from across the country and around the world to be awarded this honor due to her outstanding career in public interest law and her ongoing dedication to serving low-income families in the Bronx.
    The Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows Progra
  • Judge Raps NYPD for ‘Gotcha’ Tactics in Civil Seizures

    “Displeased by the New York City Police Department’s ‘troublesome’ litigation tactics, a state judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit seeking information on what happens to millions of ‘unclaimed’ dollars seized in civil forfeitures.”
    Courthouse News Service on the latest development in our lawsuit challenging lack of transparency in NYPD property seizures. Read the article here.
    For more on the lawsuit, click here.
  • Morris Heights Health Center opens 8th facility

    See this story at BxTimes.com.Arthur CusanoBronx TimesSince it was first published in 2009, the Bronx has had the dubious distinction of ranking 62 out of 62 New York counties in the annual Robert Wood Johnson County Health Ranking health report.Morris Heights Health Center is hoping to change that distinction with its eighth and newest Bronx Medical and Wellness Center at 1227 Edward L. Grant Highway.
    MHHC maintains 30 sites in the Bronx, including school-based clinics, and serves 52,000 patien
  • Jacobi Hospital’s Gala Awards Night

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesJacobi Hospital hosted its gala celebration on Thursday, May 4 at Villa Barone Manor.This year’s distinguished honorees were Christopher Mastromano, Jacobi Hospital CEO and Dr. Mark F. Mehler, Jacobi Hospital’s Department of Neurology chairman.
  • Divers Revitalize Orchard Beach

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesHundreds of divers enjoyed a beach adventure at the eighth annual Orchard Beach Clean-Up and Clam Bake on Sunday, May 7.Divers took to the water to help restore the Long Island Sound and the beach’s natural beauty.The event was made possible by the Scuba Sports Club of Westchester County, Captain Mike’s Diving Services, Island Diving, Northeast Dive News, Beneath the Sea, Oceanblue Divers, Scuba New York, Ski & Scuba Conne
  • Diaz Hosts Bx. Week Labor Breakfast

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesBorough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted his fourth annual Bronx Week Labor Breakfast on Thursday, May 11 at the Bronx County Building’s Veterans’ Memorial Hall.The event honored Vincent Alvarez, NYC Central Labor Council president; Tara Martin, NYS Nurses Association state political director; Bobby Murray, Plumbers Local Union No. 1 Bronx Board of Business Agents president and business agent; Tamara Rivera, NYC and Vicinity D
  • Children’s Hospital At Monte’s Prom

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesThe Children’s Hospital at Montefiore hosted over 100 teens for food, music and dancing at its eighth annual safari-themed prom on Saturday, May 6.Teens were also treated to make-up and manicures on the hematology-oncology unit before making their grand entrance to the transformed event space.Operation Prom and Men’s Warehouse donated dresses and tuxedos, Taylor Creative donated decorations and Pegasus Productions donated ligh
  • Astor Services Hosts Awards Gala

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesAstor Services for Children and Families’ Young Professionals Board celebrated its second annual gala to support Bronx children combating mental health issues on Thursday, May 4 at Manhattan Supreme Court.During the special occasion, Protiviti Inc. was honored with Astor’s Corporate Partnership Award.
  • 139th St. residents protest landlord, management

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesTenants at a south Bronx apartment buildingsay they can no longer tolerate their harsh living conditions.On Monday, May 8, residents of 386 E. 139th Street, accompanied by the South Bronx Tenants Movement, held a press conference to publicize their terrible living situation.Since February, the building’s tenants have faced deplorable living conditions, including water leaks, mold, collapsed ceilings as well as rodents and roach in
  • Vacca At P.S. 71’s ‘CATS’ Production

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesCouncilman James Vacca visited P.S. 71 on Thursday, May 4 to view its student-led production of the Broadway classic, ‘CATS.’The production was made possible by Inside Broadway, a non-profit bringing theater programs to schools, which the councilman funds at various schools in the community.
  • M.S. 101 Hosts Red Ribbon Ceremony

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesM.S. 101 students decorated their school’s fence on Friday, May 12 with cards they created for last October’s Red Ribbon Week explaining why they will never use drugs.
  • Hammond Cove dredging inches closer

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Patrick RocchioBronx TimesThe long-awaited dredging project for a waterway used for recreational boating is inching closer to becoming a reality.
    A project to dredge part of Hammond Cove at a waterway bottleneck adjacent to the Locust Point Yacht Club, should enter its design phase shortly, with funding in place through two state budget grants, according to sources.
    The NYC Department of Environmental Conservation is facilitating the project, said a spokesman for
  • Diaz Honors All 12 Community Boards

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesIn honor of this year’s Bronx Week, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted a celebration on Thursday, May 11 to formally recognized the borough’s 12 community boards and its members at the Bronx County Building’s Veterans’ Memorial Hall.
  • Celia Cruz Students Rehearse With Jazz Legend

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Robert WirsingBronx TimesJazz legend Paquito D’Rivera mentored Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music students as they rehearsed for their upcoming musical performance on Sunday, May 7 at Lehman College.The students premiered their new work of poetry and music celebrating the natural and cultural diversity of the Caribbean under the blue whale in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday, May 13.
  • ‘Capturing the Bronx: Bronx Photographers’ show

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesThe Bronx has been captured through photography and will be displayed at a new exhibit.This Friday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the Bronx Photographers Collaborative invites you to the opening reception of the ’Capturing The Bronx: Bronx Photographers’ exhibition.The exhibit’s opening reception, which will take place on the second floor of the Community Commons at Metropolitan College of New York’s Bronx campus, 463 E.

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