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…
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…

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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

Police Blotter

42nd PCT. Read more…

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…

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

City Island

First Responders BBQ hosted by Klein

Senator Jeff Klein recently hosted the fifth annual First Responders Barbecue, where Klein honored the borough’s first responders for service and dedication. Read more…
Pelham Bay

Our Lady of Assumption hosts back to school barbecue

OLA school held its annual back to school barbecue on Friday, September 18. 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…

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

Throggs Neck

New restaurant Cabo offers amenities for all customers

New Mexican restaurant Cabo, located at 3764 E. Tremont Avenue, offers numerous options for all of its customers who venture to the restaurant. Read more…
Castle Hill

Community Board 9 holds 2nd annual Community Appreciation Dinner

Community Board 9 held is second annual Community Appreciation Dinner at the Bronx Y.M.C.A. Read more…
City Island

Hispanic Heritage Reception hosted at Scavello’s

The Bronx Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Cocktail Reception at Scavello’s on the Island to honor various recipients and Hispanic Heritage Month. Read more…
Castle Hill

Holy Family Church in Castle Hill holds flea market

There was an outdoor flea market at Holy Family Church on Sunday, September 20. The event included sales of a wide variety of goods and gifts, and included a raffle. It served as a fundraiser for the church. Read more…

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

Morris Park

Bianca Mastropietro selected as Miss Columbus 2015

A local high school senior with a fancy for softball and all things Italian has been selected as Miss Columbus for the 2015 Bronx Columbus Day Parade. Read more…
Pelham Parkway

Fun Day on the Parkway

Bronx House held its ‘Fun Day on the Parkway’ for everyone on Saturday, September 12. Read more…
Pelham Parkway

Hispanic Heritage Cultural Dance Off

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj hosted last Saturday, September 19’s ‘Hispanic Heritage Cultural Dance Off’ at Pelham Parkway featuring delicious food, giveaways, face painting, fun activities for children and live entertainment. Read more…
Castle Hill

Bon Appetit Fundraiser hosted by Bronx YMCA

The Bronx YMCA recently hosted its ninth annual Bon Appetit Fundraiser, which included the food tasting from some of the best Bronx restaurants. 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…

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…

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…

Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Castle Hill

DOT: Speed Hump to be installed this fall on Ellis Avenue

Castle Hill residents concerned about speeding on their block will get traffic controls. Read more…
Pelham Bay

Fundraiser aids woman’s fight against rare brain abnormality

The AVM Awareness and Support Julie Event set for Wednesday, September 30 is meant to aid Pelham Bay resident Julie Nuccio in her fight against arteriovenous malformation as well as educate people on this rare medical condition. Read more…
Throggs Neck

Hit and run results in death of 89-year old man

Angelo ‘Jerry’ Gerardi, an 89-year old Throggs Neck resident, passed away on Wednesday, September 16 after being the victim of a hit and run incident on East Tremont Avenue. Read more…
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…
Pelham Bay

15th Annual Orchard Beach Classic Car and Motorcycle Show

Hosted by Eastcoast Classic Car Association, the 15th Annual Orchard Beach Classic Car and Motorcycle Show had many hearts and engines racing this past Sunday, September 20. 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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