Bronx Times

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

Bronx Times Reporter

49th Precinct Bike Patrol keeps on rolling

Meet the 49th Precinct’s new bike patrol lead by Officers Roger Rachelski and Juan Sanchez. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Legionnaires’ Town Hall Meeting

A town hall meeting was held on the evening of Thursday, October 1 at Maestro’s to address the recent Legionnaires’ disease cluster discovered in the 10461 zip code. Read more…

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…

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…

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…
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

Police Blotter

42nd PCT. Read more…

Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

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…
Bronx Times Reporter

Around Town: News from your neighbors

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

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

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…

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015


Soundview Drug Free Coalition elects leaders, sets priorities

During its Tuesday, September 15 meeting, the Soundview Community Drug Free Coalition announced the election of its new chair and vice chair in addition to its top three priorities to help educate people on drug abuse and combat this ongoing issue in coming year. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx hip hop legend turns 50

Legendary Bronx hip hop artist KRS-One recently celebrated his 50th birthday on Thursday, August 20, giving hip hop loyalists an opportunity to look back on the illustrious career of arguably the greatest hip hop artist to represent the Bronx. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

C.S. 55 Back to School Health Fair to Stop the Violence

Last Saturday, September 19, C.S. 55 held a health fair inside its school yard to highlight the need to reduce violence in our communities. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Mind-Builders Open House Street Festival

Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center located at 3415 Olinville Ave held its annual Open House Street Festival on Saturday, September 12. Read more…

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

Bronx Times Reporter

Freshman call up nets winner for Riverdale

The call up stepped up. Read more…

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015


Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for Belmont Commons

The South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation recently held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Belmont Commons, a new affordable housing development located at 499 E. 188th Street. Read more…
Kingsbridge Heights

Bronx man killed after celebrating promotion

Luis Inoa, 23, died tragically in a bus related accident early Friday, September 18 following a job promotion celebration. Read more…

Aquinas welcomes Class of 2019

Freshman students at Aquinas High School representing the Class of 2019 were recently greeted and welcomed by members of the school’s students council as well as school faculty for their first day of school. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Seniors’ moment: Veterans power Clinton over Campus Magnet

Howard Langley could sense seniors Dashown Wilson Jr. and Edward Nunez trying too hard in the first two weeks to lead a young DeWitt Clinton team to the point it was hurting their own performances Read more…

Fashion Week, Eat NYC host festival

Bronx Fashion Week recently collaborated with Eat NYC to host the Bronx Food & Wine Festival at The Mall at Bay Plaza, which included Bronx Fashion Week’s ‘Fashion Showcase.’ Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Police Blotter

40st PCT. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Late Rodas goal helps Spellman hold off Mount

Cardinal Spellman was not going to relent after blowing a two-goal lead against rival Mount St. Michael. Read more…

Leake & Watts ‘National Share Your Care Day’

Children at the Leake & Watts Headstart Program in Soundview got a special surprise on the first day of school. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Covington, defense lead Hayes to first CHSFL win

On a day when running back Justin Covington and the Cardinal Hayes offense shined throughout the game, the defense needed to finish the job. Read more…

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Bronx Times Reporter

D.A. Johnson announces he would like to seek New York Supreme Court judgeship

The borough’s district attorney has announced that he would like to become a Justice of New York Supreme Court. Read more…

Ferragosto 2015

This year’s Ferragosto Italian Festival was celebrated on Sunday, September 13 in Belmont’s ‘Little Italy’ to the delight of many who attended. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Around Town: News from your neighbors

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

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015


DM Engelken of CB7 resigns after a year and a half

District Manager Dustin Engelken of Community Board 7 recently announced his resignation from the position at the CB’s last general board meeting after his wife accepted a job position in Germany. Read more…

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