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Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Bronx Times Reporter

Borough President Diaz makes recommendations on Mayor de Blasio zoning ULURPs

The borough president amplified his objections on a de Blasio administration zoning plan that would significantly alter building rules along major transit lines . Read more…
Pelham Bay

Artist Creates Painting on Stump in Pelham Bay Park

Local artist Barry Dia created a painting on a stump in Pelham Bay Park, attempting to beautify the area Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Allerton celebrates tree lighting

The third annual Allerton Christmas Tree Lighting took place on Wednesday, December 2. The lighting, which included a visit by Santa Claus, is sponsored by the Allerton International Merchants Association. Read more…
Throggs Neck

St. Frances’ 6th Annual Lip Sync Charity Competition

St. Frances de Chantal School’s Young Teen Group hosted their 6th annual Lip Sync Charity Competition on Saturday, December 5. Read more…
West Farms

East Bronx Academy Community School hosts Fall Harvest Feast

The Faith Foundation and the Synergi Community Improvement Association recently held their annual Fall Harvest Feast at East Bronx Academy, where various meats, salads, vegetables, sides, rices and desserts were given out to local residents in attendance. Read more…
Parkchester

Fall Festival held near P.S. 106

A fall festival was recently held on 2120 St. Raymond’s Avenue, just steps from P.S. 106, where both students and teachers from the school were in attendance. Read more…

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Throggs Neck

Three American Legion posts hold Pearl Harbor ceremonies

On Monday, December 7, three Throggs Neck posts, the Silver Beach American Legion Post 1371, the Theodore Korony American Legion Post 253 and the Throggs Neck Memorial American Legion Post 1456 each held ceremonies in honor of the 74-year anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Read more…

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Morris Park

Man wanted in Bogart Ave murder found dead

According to police, Tyrone Lowe, who was wanted by law enforcement in connection with the Tuesday, December 1 homicide of his ex-girlfriend, Shoshane Rattigan, was found dead inside of his gray 2006 Honda Odyssey Minivan on Tuesday, December 8. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

AFC Rapid Soccer’s Island Current Fleet Wins Minor Division

The AFC Rapid Youth Soccer Club’s Island Current Fleet were crowned the 2015 season’s champions of AFC Rapid Soccer Minor Division on Sunday, November 29. Read more…
Throggs Neck

Boxing legend married at Marina del Rey

Boxing legend Iran ‘The Blade’ Barkley and his fiancée, Pam Grahams got married at a Saturday, November 7 wedding ceremony held at Marina del Rey. Read more…
Throggs Neck

Fundraiser hosted by Isabel’s Empowering Queens

A new local non-profit youth organization, Isabel’s Empowering Queens, recently hosted a fundraiser at Rosy’s Manor, which was held to continue the active workshops in the borough’s high schools and community centers. Read more…

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

City Island

Parks Department in talks to operate City Island marina

Some on City Island are concerned about the possible sale of a yacht club that has been an institution for decades. Read more…
Melrose

Documentary Photographer Releases Photos of Bronx Life in the 1970’s

Ken Light is a documentary photographer, professor, and author. His new book “What’s Going On: America 1969-1974” showcases American life in an era of turmoil. Read more…
Pelham Bay

Vito’s Deli Hands out Hams to Elderly Citizens

Vito’s Deli owner Elia Vito gives out hams each year to senior citizens in the neighboorhood. Read more…
Concourse

Subway Wi-Fi expansion announced by MTA, Transit Wireless

The MTA, along with Transit Wireless, recently held a press conference to announce expansion of wireless and Wi-Fi service in NYC’s underground subway stations. Read more…
Throggs Neck

Frances Maturo honored at retirement party

A retirement party was recently held at Tosca Marquee for the retiring Frances Maturo, who held positions at the Archdiocese of New York Drug Abuse Prevention Program and the Throggs Neck Community Association Partnership for 36 years. Read more…

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

Castle Hill

Jimmy’s Grand Cafe holds grand opening and ribbon cutting

Jimmy’s Grand Cafe, located at 1001 Castle Hill Avenue, recently held their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, officially introducing the new restaurant to the neighborhood. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Local organization brings Bronx filmmaker’s dream to life

Local emerging manuscript writer and filmmaker Nahshon Ratcliff is currently working on a new short film project, after the project’s manuscript received a grant from the Bronx Council on the Arts. Read more…
Throggs Neck

P.S. 304 Holiday Soiree

P.S. 304 held its Holiday Soiree just in time for the season on Friday, December 4. Read more…
Baychester

Cardinal Spellman receives visit from Rabbi Sandmel

Rabbi David Sandmel, director of Interfaith Affairs for the Anti-Defamation League, visited Cardinal Spellman High School to speak about religious topics with juniors and seniors. Read more…

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015

Bronx Times Reporter

Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers, Inc. awarded donation

Dr. Pepper Snapple awarded Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers, Inc. a ‘Let’s Play’ equipment donation valued at over $12,500 as part of its partnership with Good Sports to continue SEBNC’s mission to reach more at-risk children. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Holiday lights make Bronx shine brighter

The Bronx is shining bright this holiday season with holiday lights decorating such local neighborhoods as Throggs Neck, Westchester Square, Morris Park and Castle Hill. Read more…
Pelham Parkway

Yoel Sharabi to perform at PP Jewish Center

Yoel Sharabi will perform on the eighth night of Hanukah. Read more…
Morrisania

Three New York Rangers serve Thanksgiving dinner

BronxWorks hosted a pre-Thanksgiving diner for families at the Carolyn McLaughlin Community Center. Read more…
Co-op City

Burn Center Foundation receives funding from Fire Sprinkler Council

Co-op City-based New York Fire Sprinkler Council and the Mechanical Contractors Association of New York recently announced that it raised $34,000 for the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, funding which will provide crucial support for research, education and prevention, as well as medical care, for burn victims. Read more…

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Fordham

Fordham Prep donates 10 tons of food to needy

A 10 ton food donation to three borough charities serving needy people was made by a local high school in a show of Holiday generosity. Read more…
Country Club

4th Grader Starts Charity Project at Villa Maria Academy

Eight-year Old Maeve Ryan’s Annual Christmas Drive Donates Nearly 500 Presents to Children in Need Read more…
Throggs Neck

45th, Troop 304 collaborates to clean graffiti

Police officer Frank Malafronte and the 45th Precinct recently teamed up with Scouts Troop 304, Villa Maria Academy and community and graffiti cleanup activist John Provetto to clean up graffiti in the community. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Gjonaj & New York Blood Center’s Drive Helps Veterans

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and the New York Blood Center sponsored a Monday, November 30 blood drive to honor veterans. A bus from the blood center was stationed outside of the assemblyman’s office to accept lifesaving donations. Read more…
Pelham Bay

PBMA’s Keane Square Christmas Tree Lighting

The Pelham Bay Merchants Association got into the holiday spirit by helping the public decorate and light Keane Square’s Christmas Tree in a festive ceremony held on Saturday, December 5. Read more…
Morris Park

Mercy College hosts Shestani Dance Concert

A Shestani Dance Concert and musical performance was held at Mercy College’s east Bronx campus on Friday, December 4. Read more…
Williamsbridge

Thanksgiving turkey giveaway held by Beso Lounge

Beso Lounge owners Eli Garcia and Gino Pacheco recently held their fifth annual Thanksgiving event on Thanksgiving Day, where they fed over 300 people with the donation of nearly 300 turkeys. Read more…

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015

Westchester Square

Lehman Educational Campus engulfed in disorder

Ongoing disorder and disruption at the Lehman Educational Campus over a week long spree of fights and false fire alarms have neighbors up in arms. Read more…
Pelham Gardens

Senator Jeff Klein Demands Removal of Airbnb Ad Which Has Led to Disruption in

At least 30 people gathered in front of 2437 Fenton Avenue in an effort to put an end to a Airbnb listing that has led to parties in the residential neighborhood of Pelham Gardens. Read more…
Westchester Square

3rd Annual Westchester Square Holiday Celebration

Hosted by the Westchester Square Business Improvement District and Councilman James Vacca, the 3rd Annual Westchester Square Holiday Celebration was held on Friday, December 2 at Owen Dolen Park. Read more…
Throggs Neck

The Stars Gala hosted by Jacobi Medical Center

Jacobi Hospital recently hosted ‘The Stars Gala’ at Villa Barone Manor, which paid tribute to Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and Peter F. Nadel of Consel of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Around Town: News from your neighbors

Check out the latest announcements from Around Town. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Confident Rhoomes off to fast start for Rams

Ryan Rhoomes is exceeding his own expectations. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Truman rally falls short against Francis Lewis

This one got away from Truman. Read more…
Pelham Bay

Bartow-Pell welcomes Sonia Manzano from Sesame Street

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum recently held its annual ‘Holiday Family: A Storybook Christmas’ event, which featured a special appearance from Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on Sesame Street for 44 years. Read more…

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Bronx Times Reporter

Mustangs charge past FDR for PSAL Bowl crown

Truman was well aware of how potent Franklin D. Roosevelt’s offense was, so it never gave it a chance to get going by excelling in every facet of the game to knock off the defending champion. Read more…

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Bronx Times Reporter

Rams down LIU in overtime, win streak hits seven

Fordham defeated Long Island University 89-84 in a wild overtime contest at Rose Hill Gym on Tuesday. Read more…

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