• Pelham Bay school receives special visit from BX reporter

    Pelham Bay school receives special visit from BX reporter
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesBronx Times reporter Jason Cohen visited Birch Schools in Pelham Bay to read to the students on Thursday, January 30.
  • Late NBA legend Kobe Bryant honored at ASE’s final home game

    Late NBA legend Kobe Bryant honored at ASE’s final home game
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesThe Academy Scholarship And Entrepreneurship School held its final home game of the basketball season on Wednesday, January 29.The Tuitt basketball team, along with the Young Kings & Queens Chess Club, acknowledged late NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who passed away with his daughter Gigi and seven others in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday, January 26.The basketball team honored and paid tribute to Kobe by hold
  • HP Upgrades on the way

    HP Upgrades on the way
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Jason CohenBronx TimesBY JASON COHENThe efforts to revitalize and improve Hunts Point continued last week when it was announced the Pratt Center will facilitate engagement to guide future investments in the neighborhood.
    On Friday, February 7, NYCEconomic Development Corporation selected a team led by the Pratt Center for Community Development to help to update the 2004 Hunts Point Vision Plan.
    This will build on the success of the original vision plan, which led
  • First new alternative school to open in seven years

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Kyle VuilleBronx TimesFor the first time in seven years, a new district school in the borough was approved unanimously by New York’s Panel of Educational Policy and is set to open in September.The Walkabout program, a real world, hands-on program, will begin this fall at the Mott Haven Educational Campus located at 730 W. Grand Concourse.The push for the creation or rather, re-creation of the Walkabout program came from a former student, Ben Wild.Wild was o
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  • First Birch Family Services’ clothing drive will be held until Feb. 14

    First Birch Family Services’ clothing drive will be held until Feb. 14
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesFirst Birch Family Services Pelham Bay Early Childhood Center recently announced that it will be launching its First Annual Clothing Drive. Working in partnership with the Archdiocese of New York, the Pelham Bay Early Childhood Center, which provides a special education curriculum to area preschool students, is collecting gently used clothes for children and adults. Members of the local community may drop off clothing at the school site
  • Fifth annual ‘City of Science’ event held at Lehman College

    Fifth annual ‘City of Science’ event held at Lehman College
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesLehman College hosted their fifth annual ‘City of Science’ event on Sunday, February 9. The event, co-produced by Con Edison and the non-profit World Science Festival, featured larger-than-life interative exhibits and hands-on activities designed to explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math.
  • 41st Pct. meeting features essay contest

    41st Pct. meeting features essay contest
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesThe 41st Precinct held their monthly community council meeting on Tuesday, January 28. The event featured an essay contest that was started five years ago by the 41st Precinct Auxiliary Unit. The contest winner, Sifon Udoh, received a laptop donated by the Ana and Tirson Ortiz Youth Scholarship.
  • Suspect shoots police officer in van, lieutenant inside 41st Pct.

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesAt about 8:30 p.m. on Thusday, February 6, in front of 906 Simpson Street just off Barretto Street, a man approached a marked NYPD patrol van that had its emergency light activated and asked the two police officers in the van for directions.The man proceeded to pull out a gun and fired multiple shots before fleeing the scene. One NYPD police officer was shot in the chin and the neck and was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln
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  • IDNYC renewal event held at Kingsbridge Library

    IDNYC renewal event held at Kingsbridge Library
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesAssemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and his offcier host a pop-up IDNYC renewal event at the NYPL-Kingsbridge branch to assist local residents and constituents in renewing their photo IDs.
  • Gjonaj, La Rocca provide relief to small businesses in district

    Gjonaj, La Rocca provide relief to small businesses in district
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesAlong with NYC Department of Buildings commissioner Melanie La Rocca, Councilman Mark Gjonaj visited small businesses in his district to conduct outreach regarding relief provided by Local Law 28, a moratorium on violations and the programs to help provide relief to business owners.
  • Football themed-collages designed by local football buff Victor Mastro

    Football themed-collages designed by local football buff Victor Mastro
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesLocal resident and longtime football fan Victor Mastro recently curated a set of football and NFL-themed collages pertaining to the history of the sport in preparation for the recent superbowl that took place on Friday, February 2 between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, won by the Chiefs, 31-20.
  • Bronx students grow produce for surrounding nabes

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Kyle VuilleBronx TimesFor many, the Bronx is largely a food desert with many residents limiting their grocery selections to the goods sold at their local bodega. But a non-profit organization and local high school are looking to change that.Non-profit organization Teens for Food Justice in partnership with DeWitt Clinton High School has students growing a plethora of fruits, vegetables and herbs for the school’s cafeteria and surrounding communities and in
  • Annual TNBA dinner dance held at Marine Del Rey

    Annual TNBA dinner dance held at Marine Del Rey
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesThe Throggs Neck Benevolent Association held its annual dinner dance at Marina del Rey on Saturday, January 25. The annual event was attended by Throggs Neck merchants and residents, as well as many former Throggs Neck residents. (above left) TNBA dinner dance attendees enjoying the festivities. (above right) Attendees at the annual TNBA dinner dance. (below) Group shot of the TNBA dinner dance attendees. (bottom left) Local merchants a
  • 2020 Alumni Achievement Award Reception held at Mercy College

    2020 Alumni Achievement Award Reception held at Mercy College
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesOn Thursday, February 6, Mercy College held their 2020 College Alumni Achievement Award Reception at Marina Del Rey. The 2020 honorees included Christie Magno D’Alessio, Damion Fray, George Longworth, Lori Oliva Smittle and Luis Torres.
  • Missing Person: Hilda Lugo

    Missing Person: Hilda Lugo
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Staff WriterBronx TimesThe NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 56-year old Brooklyn resident Hilda Lugo, who lives on Saratoga Avenue. She is listed at 5’2” and 120 pounds and was last seen on Friday, February 14 at around 6:30 p.m. wearing a black coat with gray fur, a red pajama shirt, blue jeans with a white stripe, black and tan shoes with black socks. Hilda was believed to be heading to the Bronx by subway. She is verball
  • St. Theresa Church assures that incidents occurred outside feast

    St. Theresa Church assures that incidents occurred outside feast
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesAn overwhelmed police detail assigned to keep things in order during last June’s church-sponsored, nearly week-long street festival in Pelham Bay is being blamed for creating a situation that has put the event on life support .The future of St. Theresa’s festival which started in 1997, is now in jeopardy after the turmoil that took place after the feast last year, which resulted in vandalized vehicles, storefronts damaged an
  • Sepulveda, TA president Audrey Henry donate clothes to Findlay Avenue victims

    Sepulveda, TA president Audrey Henry donate clothes to Findlay Avenue victims
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesOn Friday, January 31, Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda and Tenants Association president Audrey Henry donated clothes to the victims who have been heavily affected and impacted by a devastating fire that occurred on Findlay Avenue.
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi event acknowledges February Heart Month

    NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi event acknowledges February Heart Month
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesNYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi hosted their ‘National Wear Red Day - Fighting Stroke And Heart Disease in Women’ on Friday, February 7 in recognition of February Heart Month.
  • ‘Harry Potter Book Night’ held at Westchester Square Library

    ‘Harry Potter Book Night’ held at Westchester Square Library
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesThe NYPL-Westchester Square branch held their 4th annual Harry Potter Book Night on Saturday, February 8. The event, which is a celebration of Harry Potter books and attempts to introduce new readers to the series, included Harry Potter-themed games, arts and crafts, button making and potion and wand making for children 6-12 years old.
  • Gjonaj’s PR Earthquake Relief Drive receives donations from St. Raymond School

    Gjonaj’s PR Earthquake Relief Drive receives donations from St. Raymond School
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesSt. Raymond School recently donated to Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Drive, supporting the cause by offering water, food and supplies.
  • Annual indoor walk recognizes February Heart Month

    Annual indoor walk recognizes February Heart Month
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesTo kick off February Heart Month 2020, Montefiore Medical Center held the ‘Montefiore Mile’ on Monday, February 3 at the hospital’s Moses Campus, where hospital staff and patients walked a designated indoor, one-mile path. The ‘Montefiore Mile’ walk was led by Dr. Peter Semczuk and Dr. Mario Garcia and was held to continue to spread awareness for heart health in the community and remind people to care about
  • Young Artist on the Rise exhibit awards eight MRHS students

    Young Artist on the Rise exhibit awards eight MRHS students
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesOn Wednesday, February 5, 16 Maria Regina High School art students had their artwork displayed at the Young Artist on the Rise 2020 exhibition in Larchmont, NY. Out of the 16 MRHS students, eight students were awarded first place.
  • Superheroes visit Children’s Hospital at Montefiore patients

    Superheroes visit Children’s Hospital at Montefiore patients
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesThe child patients at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore recently received special visits from their favorite superheroes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. The visit was coordinated by mission-driven apparel brand Love Your Melon, which began in 2012 with the sumple idea of putting a hat on every child battling cancer in America.
  • Precint Councils to Begin Livestreaming

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Jason CohenBronx TimesIn an effort to be more transparent with the public, the NYPD announced it will begin live streaming its precinct council meetings.
    Residents, council members, as well as community board members weighed in on the new initiative.Steve Swieciki of City Island explained that when he taped City Island Civic Association meetings, he was eventually told to stop because it is a private organization. Swieciki feels streaming precinct council meeting
  • Polar Bear Plunge acknowledges homelessness

    Polar Bear Plunge acknowledges homelessness
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesBronxNet and BronxWorks collaborated for ‘The Bronx Polar Bear Dip Against Homelessness’ at Orchard Beach on Saturday, February 8. The event also featured Uptown Vinyl Supreme, who kicked off the event with live music, as well as Havana Cafe, who provided soup and hot cocoa to those who took the plunge and the attendees. Valelis Ereimenis and These Zeinicele from the Latvia Polar Club.Photo by Jewel Webb
  • New York Legal Assistance Group, Gjonaj provide legal aid

    New York Legal Assistance Group, Gjonaj provide legal aid
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesCouncilman Mark Gjonaj’s office recently collaborated with the New York Legal Assistance Group to provide legal help and support to local residents and constituents.Appointments are available for Wednesday, March 11. To schedule an appointment, call (718) 931-1721.
  • Montefiore’s Throggs Neck primary care clinic to open

    See this story at BxTimes.com.Photo by Kyle Vuille/Schneps MediaBronx TimesResidents of Throggs Neck will soon have a new healthcare facility within their reach as Montefiore Medical Group announced its plans to the Community Board 10 Health and Human Services Subcommittee.The healthcare giant with a major presence in Bronx and Westchester counties gave a brief overview to the committee members on Thursday, January 30.
    MMG plans to open the primary care clinic at 3860 E. Tremont Avenue on Saturd
  • Civil Service 101 info session held by Legal Hand’s Highbridge branch

    Civil Service 101 info session held by Legal Hand’s Highbridge branch
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesLegal Hand’s Highbridge Branch held a Civil Service 101 Information Session on Tuesday, January 28. The workshop was held to teach the community and volunteers how to apply for NYC Government jobs and become civil servants.
  • Assemblyman Sepulveda donates pencils to P.S. 333, supports ’One Million Pencils’ initiative

    Assemblyman Sepulveda donates pencils to P.S. 333, supports ’One Million Pencils’ initiative
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesAssemblyman Luis Sepulveda donated pencils to P.S. 333 on Friday, January 31, supporting District 8 Community Education Council’s ‘One Million Pencils’ initiative.
  • ‘Shoot-a-Thon event’s proceeds will benefit school’s sports program

    ‘Shoot-a-Thon event’s proceeds will benefit school’s sports program
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesSt. Benedict School hosted their second annual ‘Shoot-a-Thon’ event on Friday, February 7. The event, which features 22 of the school’s athletes, was held to raise money for the school’s sports program.
  • Over 200 bariatric surgeries for Jacobi Hospital last year

    Over 200 bariatric surgeries for Jacobi Hospital last year
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesNYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi celebrated a total of over 200 bariatric surgeries in 2019. The surgeries are overseen and undertaken by Jacobi’s Bariatric Surgery Center, which has been in operation since 2004 and is led by Dr. Ajay Chopra and Dr. Danielle Friedman.
  • New supermarket offers broad range of exotic foods

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Kyle VuilleBronx TimesSouth Bronxites now have a new place to buy groceries with an international selection at the largest grocery store in the entire borough.Bronx Terminal Market located at 610 Exterior Street welcomed the grocery store giant, Food Bazaar on the fourth level of the shopping complex last Thursday, February 6.Food Bazaar celebrated its fifth location in the Bronx and is now has the largest supermarket in the borough sitting at a massive 83,000 sq
  • ‘Heroes Day Celebration’ held by Mind Builders

    ‘Heroes Day Celebration’ held by Mind Builders
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesLast month, Mind Builders Creative Art Center hosted a ‘Heroes Day Celebration.’ The event featured on-stage performances by Mind Builders Creative Art Center members as well as a presentation on historic and tragic events in New York’s recent history. The ‘Heroes Day Celebration’ also awarded and recognized 47th Precinct officer Charles Alexander along with local elected officials. (background photo) Young
  • Councilman Gjonaj donates 13,000 pencil to ‘One Million Pencils’ initiative

    Councilman Gjonaj donates 13,000 pencil to ‘One Million Pencils’ initiative
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesCouncilman Mark Gjonaj recently supported District 8 Community Education Council’s ‘One Million Pencils’ initiative by providing students with approximately 13,000 pencils.
  • Bronx Man has Conviction Overturned

    Bronx Man has Conviction Overturned
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Jason CohenBronx TimesA Bronx man who spent 25 years in jail was finally exonerated for a crime he did not commit.
    On Wednesday, January 28, Rafael Ruiz, 60, who was incarcerated from 1985 to 2009, had a huge load taken off his shoulders when the Manhattan Conviction Integrity Program and the Innocence Project overturned his conviction.In 1985 Ruiz was accused of a sexual assault that took place in East Harlem.
    He was offered a plea deal, where he would have done
  • Bronx Center delivers supplies to El Maestro Boxing Club for PR earthquake victims

    Bronx Center delivers supplies to El Maestro Boxing Club for PR earthquake victims
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesOn Friday, January 24, members of the Bronx Center for Renal Dialysis brought five large boxes of food and supplies to the El Maestro Boxing Club to help the victims of last year’s earthquake in Puerto Rico.
  • Assemblywoman Fernandez meets with NY Edge students, discusses PO2 After School Program

    Assemblywoman Fernandez meets with NY Edge students, discusses PO2 After School Program
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesOn Wednesday, January 22, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez met with New York Edge students to speak about the importance of the PO2 After School Program.
  • Amalgamated Bank on East Tremont Avenue robbed at gunpoint

    Amalgamated Bank on East Tremont Avenue robbed at gunpoint
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesA woman, 39-year old Deziree Diaz, allegedly robbed the Amalgamated Bank on 3770 E. Tremont Avenue at gunpoint, armed with a pistol. She took off with an undetermined amount of money and a dye pack. Bank employees then looked up the paperwork she left behind and alerted the police, The NYPD went to her home on Dewey Avenue and found the money along with the dye pack. Diaz was charged with robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and men
  • St. Helena Church hosts Blessing of Candles

    St. Helena Church hosts Blessing of Candles
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesThe Blessing of Candles and the Blessing of el nino Jesus was recently held at St. Helena Church. The bringing of ‘El Nino Jesus’, or the child Jesus, to a church for a blessing on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord has become a widespread tradition in the Mexican and Mexican American communities.
  • Parents and Electeds Gather to Discusss Education

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Jason CohenBronx TimesBY JASON COHENBeing prepared for school, attendance and reading books were the issues addressed at last week’s Community Education Council legislative breakfast.
    On Friday, January 31, the CEC held the annual event at Tosca Marquee, 4034 E. Tremont in Throggs Neck.A few hundred parents, educators and elected officials packed the hall to discuss their educational concerns.
    “We asked you to come and join us to discuss community and
  • No more Turbine

    No more Turbine
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Jason CohenBronx TimesThe controversial wind turbine in Co-op City that was blown down by gusty winds at the end of 2019 will not return.
    On Thursday, February 6, Councilman Andy King, Senator Jamaal Bailey and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto held a press conference at the site, where it was announced that the turbine would not be rebuilt.On Monday, December 30, the turbine collapsed sending another monopole on the property crashing into a parked car.
    The structure
  • New P.S. 721 principal Aracena meets with Councilman Gjonaj

    New P.S. 721 principal Aracena meets with Councilman Gjonaj
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesCouncilman Mark Gjonaj was honored to meet P.S. 721’s new principal, Ms. Aracena. Together, they discussed how Gjonaj’s office can continue to assist the students.
  • Jacobi holds graduation ceremony for NYC Hospital Police Academy special officers

    Jacobi holds graduation ceremony for NYC Hospital Police Academy special officers
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesOn Thursday, February 6, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi celebrated the official graduation ceremony of its newest special officers at the NYC Hospital Police Academy. The graduation ceremony, which included 26 officers from all five boroughs, marked the culmination of 10 weeks of intensive training for the officers, a curriculum including training in basic NYS criminal procedure law, penal law, procedural justice, powers of a peace offic
  • Giveaway held in preparation for an upcoming plastic, paper bag laws

    Giveaway held in preparation for an upcoming plastic, paper bag laws
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesOn Wednesday, February 5, Councilman Rafael Salamanca, along with NYC director of legislation and budget Brian Hetey handed out reusable grocery bags made of 90 percent recycled material to residents at the Melrose Senior Center.
  • Fire occurs on Revere Avenue residence rooftop

    Fire occurs on Revere Avenue residence rooftop
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesA house fire destroyed the roof of 854 Revere Avenue on Friday, February 7 at about 3:35 p.m.t is unknown if any injuries resulted from the fire.Photo by Aracelis Batista
  • Annual Science Fair hosted at Albert Einstein School

    Annual Science Fair hosted at Albert Einstein School
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesDistrict 8 hosted its annual Science Fair at I.S. 131/M.S. 448 The Albert Einstein School on Thursday, February 6. The science fair included over 100 projects representing 37 schools. Many school staff members and community members came out to support the event.
  • 3425 Gates Place tenants are fighting MCI rent increases

    3425 Gates Place tenants are fighting MCI rent increases
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesAssemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, Senator Jamaal Bailey and Councilman Andrew Cohen recently met with the tenants of 3425 Gates Avenue, who are currently protesting excessive Major Capital Improvement rent increases.
  • Yemeni Merchants Association Gala attended by Fernandez, Sepulveda

    Yemeni Merchants Association Gala attended by Fernandez, Sepulveda
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesAssemblymembers Nathlia Fernandez and Luis Sepulveda recently attended the second annual Yemeni American Merchants Association Gala.
  • What will Happen with cash bail?

    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Jason CohenBronx TimesNow that New York’s relaxed cash bail law is in effect, you either love it or hate the end results.Under the new law, individuals will no longer have to post cash bail for lesser degrees of assault, manslaughter, drug possession with intent to sell and burglary.
    That is absurd. Why couldn’t our lawmakers present a better option?With our jails overcrowded with people who cannot post their bail or have lengthy criminal records, thi
  • Urban Upbound, Gjonaj’s office provide free tax return prep

    Urban Upbound, Gjonaj’s office provide free tax return prep
    See this story at BxTimes.com.By Steven GoodsteinBronx TimesCouncilman Mark Gjonaj’s office, in cooperation with Urban Upbound, recently provided free tax return preparations for the constituents in District 13. To make an appointment, call their office at (718) 931-1721.
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