Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Bronx Times Reporter

Breast cancer surviving sisters help raise awareness and support

The Sanchez Sisters, Margie, Emma and Sandra are breast cancer survivors who help support those diagnosed with the disease through their annual ‘Celebration of Life’ fundraiser gala and their work as part of the BOLD Buddies program at Albert Einstein Cancer Center/Montefiore Medical Center. Read more…
Bedford Park

True Colors Grand Opening

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. joined famed singer-songwriter, actress and LGBT activist, Cyndi Lauper at a Tuesday, September 22 ribbon cutting ceremony for True Colors, a new shelter for LGBT youth in Bedford Park. Read more…

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015


Mt. Carmel School Displays Religious Tapestry

On Friday, September 25, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School welcomed Mother Mary Thomas, an 82-year old cloistered nun fomr Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, to display a reproduction of her awe-inspiring religious tapestry. Read more…
Mott Haven

FreshDirect Offers Pitorro Line

FreshDirect Wines & Spirits held a celebration of a new Pitorro rum line, a traditional Puerto Rican drink, that it will offer from the local Port Morris Distillery Read more…

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Bronx Times Reporter

Two-time Breast Cancer survivor Figueroa kept fighting

Two-time Breast Cancer survivor and life-long Bronx resident Elizabeth Figueroa has shown determination, strength and a positive attitude amidst her two fights with the deadly disease. Read more…

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Bronx activist Gibson teaches youth about manners

Long-time community activist has been working with youth to help them improve their social manners and life skills through her workshops. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

New Urban Development Center Opens

Doran Jones, Inc., and Per Scholas hosted a Wednesday, September 16 ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of a new urban development center on 804 E. 138th Street. Read more…
Kingsbridge Heights

Annual Fall Festival hosted by Jerome-Gun Hill BID

The Jerome-Gun Hill Business Improvement District recently hosted and sponsored their 14th annual Fall Festival, which was held on Jerome Avenue between Gun Hill Road and Mosholu Parkway. Read more…

Fordham Road BID hosts street fest

The Fordham Road Business Improvement District held its annual Fordham Road Festival on Sunday, September 20. The festivities included carnival games with prizes, demonstrations, exhibits, jugglers, stilt walkers, a car show and of course food. Read more…

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

University Heights

Custom fitted wig enhances self-esteem breast cancer survivor

A breast cancer survivor got a boost recently in dealing with her hair loss, a challenging part of the diagnosis. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

ACS to hold Making Strides walk for Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society will hold their 13th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Bronx walk at Orchard Beach on Sunday, October 18 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read more…
Co-op City

Optimum, Music Choice host concert for Hispanic Heritage Month

In partnership with Music Choice, Optimum recently hosted a free ‘La Conexion Latina’ concert in Co-Op city to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Borough President Diaz 1000th guest on BronxTalk public access show

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. was the invited guest on the 1,000th episode of ‘BronxTalk,’ hosted by Gary Axelbank. The show aired on Bronxnet, on Monday, September 21. BronxTalk discussions include the borough’s education issues, crime and policing, politics, health care, youth services, housing, economic development, arts and entertainment and quality of life. Read more…
Throggs Neck

VISIONS ‘Mix It Up’ Bartending fundraiser

VISIONS Services for the Blind, a charity that helps the visually impaired, held its annual Mix It Up Local ‘Celebrity’ Bartending event on Thursday, September 24. The Bronx celebrity bartenders were Gary Aexlbank, host of BronxTalk; Joe Gallitto, DJ Ambulette; Troy ‘Toby’ Perez, Havana Café; Senator Gustavo Rivera; Brian Salazar, Bronx Wellness and Aurora Susi, Metro Optics Eyewear. The event was hosted at Brewski’s Bar & Grill in Throggs Neck. Read more…

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

Morris Park

Fundraiser hosted by Crime Victims Support Service

The Crime Victims Support Services recently held a meet and greet fundraiser at Good To Go, where many local politicians where in attendance. Read more…
Country Club

Villa Maria Academy holds 10th annual Peace Day

Villa Maria Academy School in Country Club celebrated their 10th annual Peace Day on Monday, September 21. The day, which corresponds with the United Nations International Day of Peace, included students’ own personal images of peace like drawings, poetry, or photos from the Internet, as well as group reflection on the theme of world peace. Read more…

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx raises breast cancer awareness through events and fundraisers

The Bronx will be going pink in honor October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and will host several events to support those bravely fighting the disease. Read more…
City Island

Man turns himself in after deadly hit and run

Michael Moreno, a 25-year old resident of Stormville, NY, recently turned himself in after allegedly hitting and killing 27-year old Bronx resident Gabriela Aguilar-Vallinos in a hit and run incident. Read more…
University Heights

Improvement for HR waterfront announced by BP Diaz

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., recently announced the start of construction on projects to improve Roberto Clemente State Park’s Harlem River waterfront by protecting surrounding neighborhoods against flooding and creating a more welcoming gateway for park visitors. Read more…
Crotona Park East

New York Unity Race at Crotona Park

Hosted by the Bronx running club, Crotona Park 5K, the New York Unity Race was held on Sunday, September 20 with all proceeds going toward long-term solutions to improve law enforcement in addition to community relations and development. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

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Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Throggs Neck

Councilman Vacca facilitates cleanup at vacant Throggs Neck property

A foreclosed, eyesore property in Throggs Neck got a major cleanup recently. Read more…
City Island

City Island temporary bridge has ‘failure’ during construction: DOT

A civic group wants answers from the city Department of Transportation after part of a temporary bridge being constructed to link the island to the mainland failed. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Legionnaires’ infects 13, kills one in 10461 zip code

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene spoke with community board members, elected officials and residents Tuesday, September 29 to address a new cluster of Legionnaires’ disease infecting 13 people residing and working in the 10461 area. Read more…

Local cancer treatment organization fights cancer

Sylvia Williams-Simmons did not let breast cancer break her stride in helping others cope with their diagnosis. Read more…
Throggs Neck

St. Benedict’s First Annual Alumni Reunion

St. Benedict’s Reoman Catholic School located at 1016 Edison Avenue held its first annual alumni reunion inside of the school’s cafeteria last Saturday, September 26. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Around Town: News from your neighbors

Check out the latest announcements from Around Town. Read more…
Pelham Bay

Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary 6th Annual Cleanup

The Sixth Annual Hutchinson River Restoration Project Sanctuary Cleanup took place on the river and in Pelham Bay Park on Sunday, September 20. Groups of volunteers, travelling in canoes, cleaned the river of debris during the event, which also celebrated the 424th birthday anniversary of Anne Hutchinson, the river’s namesake. Read more…

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Throggs Neck

Unionport Bridge reconstruction now slated to start in 2017

Now’s your chance to add your two cents to a roadway improvement plan for a busy east Bronx traffic artery. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Dr. Henry honored for anti-gun efforts

The Corporation for National & Community Service bestowed the President Barack Obama Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Service Award to Dr. Esther Henry, founder and CEO of Inner City Gun Violence Prevention Incorporation on Saturday, September 19. The presentation took place at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The award was presented in recognition of an individual’s efforts in educating the community about gun violence prevention. Read more…
City Island

Chamber hosts CI Fall Arts & Crafts Fair

The City Island Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the annual City Island Fall Arts & Crafts Fair, which included art work from over 50 local businesses and vendors. Read more…

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