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The Academy Scholarship And Entrepreneurship School held its final home game of the basketball season on Wednesday, January 29. Read more…
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First Birch Family Services’ clothing drive will be held until Feb. 14

First 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 in Pelham Bay, 2885 St. Theresa Avenue between 2-5 p.m. until Friday, February 14. Special arrangements can also be made for weekend drop offs. For more information, call (646) 975-2700. Read more…
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41st Pct. meeting features essay contest

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41st Pct. meeting features essay contest

The 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. Read more…
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Fifth annual ‘City of Science’ event held at Lehman College

Lehman 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. Read more…
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Pelham Bay school receives special visit from BX reporter

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Pelham Bay school receives special visit from BX reporter

Bronx Times reporter Jason Cohen visited Birch Schools in Pelham Bay to read to the students on Thursday, January 30. Read more…
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HP Upgrades on the way

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HP Upgrades on the way

The 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. Read more…
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First new alternative school to open in seven years

For 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. Read more…
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Polar Bear Plunge acknowledges homelessness

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Polar Bear Plunge acknowledges homelessness

BronxNet and BronxWorks collaborated for ‘The Bronx Polar Bear Dip Against Homelessness’ at Orchard Beach on Saturday, February 8. Read more…
At 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. Read more…
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Annual TNBA dinner dance held at Marine Del Rey

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Annual TNBA dinner dance held at Marine Del Rey

The 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 at the annual TNBA dinner dance. (bottom right) Throggs Neck residents and business owners. Photos courtesy of Throggs Neck Benevolent Association Read more…
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IDNYC renewal event held at Kingsbridge Library

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IDNYC renewal event held at Kingsbridge Library

Assemblyman 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. Read more…
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Gjonaj, La Rocca provide relief to small businesses in district

Along 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. Read more…
On 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. Read more…
Local 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. Read more…
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Bronx students grow produce for surrounding nabes

For 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. Read more…
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Missing Person: Hilda Lugo

The 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 verbally impaired, has no identification on her and has had severe head trauma about a year ago. She also goes by ‘Pipi’ and Hilda Rivera. If you see her, please contact Vanessa (929) 327-6007, Hector (929) 302-8520, Steven (717) 701-3184, Jeanette (845) 375-5142 or contact the 73rd Precinct Detective Squad at (718) 495-5287. Read more…
The 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 […] Read more…
St. Raymond School recently donated to Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Drive, supporting the cause by offering water, food and supplies. Read more…
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Annual indoor walk recognizes February Heart Month

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Annual indoor walk recognizes February Heart Month

To 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 their heart health. Read more…
NYC 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. Read more…
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Sepulveda, TA president Audrey Henry donate clothes to Findlay Avenue victims

On 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. Read more…
The current status of the annual St. Theresa Feast continues to be unknown. Read more…
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New York Legal Assistance Group, Gjonaj provide legal aid

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New York Legal Assistance Group, Gjonaj provide legal aid

Councilman 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. Read more…
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Civil Service 101 info session held by Legal Hand’s Highbridge branch

Legal 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. Read more…
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Superheroes visit Children’s Hospital at Montefiore patients

The 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. Read more…
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Young Artist on the Rise exhibit awards eight MRHS students

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Young Artist on the Rise exhibit awards eight MRHS students

On 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. Read more…
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Assemblyman Sepulveda donates pencils to P.S. 333, supports ’One Million Pencils’ initiative

Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda donated pencils to P.S. 333 on Friday, January 31, supporting District 8 Community Education Council’s ‘One Million Pencils’ initiative. Read more…
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Precint Councils to Begin Livestreaming

As precinct councils start to livestream will community boards follow suit? Read more…
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Montefiore’s Throggs Neck primary care clinic to open

Residents 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. Read more…
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‘Heroes Day Celebration’ held by Mind Builders

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‘Heroes Day Celebration’ held by Mind Builders

Last 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 […] Read more…
Councilman Mark Gjonaj recently supported District 8 Community Education Council’s ‘One Million Pencils’ initiative by providing students with approximately 13,000 pencils. Read more…
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Over 200 bariatric surgeries for Jacobi Hospital last year

NYC 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. Read more…
On Wednesday, January 22, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez met with New York Edge students to speak about the importance of the PO2 After School Program. Read more…
On 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. Read more…
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Amalgamated Bank on East Tremont Avenue robbed at gunpoint

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Amalgamated Bank on East Tremont Avenue robbed at gunpoint

A 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 menacing. She will also face federal robbery charges. Photo by Edwin Soto Read more…
St. 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. Read more…
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Bronx Man has Conviction Overturned

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Bronx Man has Conviction Overturned

A Bronx man who spent 25 years in jail for a crime he did not commit had his conviction overturned. Read more…
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New supermarket offers broad range of exotic foods

South Bronxites now have a new place to buy groceries with an international selection at the largest grocery store in the entire borough. Read more…
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Annual Science Fair hosted at Albert Einstein School

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Annual Science Fair hosted at Albert Einstein School

District 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 […] Read more…
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New P.S. 721 principal Aracena meets with Councilman Gjonaj

Councilman 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. Read more…
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Jacobi holds graduation ceremony for NYC Hospital Police Academy special officers

On 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 officer, justification/use of force, radio use, arrest procedures, preventing and managing crisis situations and First Aid/CPR. Read more…
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3425 Gates Place tenants are fighting MCI rent increases

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3425 Gates Place tenants are fighting MCI rent increases

Assemblywoman 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. Read more…
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Giveaway held in preparation for an upcoming plastic, paper bag laws

On 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. Read more…
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Fire occurs on Revere Avenue residence rooftop

A 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 Read more…
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St. Helena Church hosts Blessing of Candles

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St. Helena Church hosts Blessing of Candles

The 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. Read more…
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Parents and Electeds Gather to Discusss Education

Being prepared for school, attendance and reading books were the issues addressed at last week’s Community Education Council legislative breakfast. Read more…
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No more Turbine

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No more Turbine

The controversial wind turbine in Co-op City that fell down smashing a car at the end of 2019 will not return. Read more…
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What will Happen with cash bail?

As New York eliminated cash bail this year, many have either supported or hated it. Read more…
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Kids Valentine’s Day event held for upcoming holiday

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Kids Valentine’s Day event held for upcoming holiday

On Friday, February 7, The Mall at Bay Plaza hosted a Kids Valentine’s Day event. The event featured Valentine’s Day-themed arts and crafts, giveaways and music by DJ Omar. […] Read more…
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Urban Upbound, Gjonaj’s office provide free tax return prep

Councilman 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. Read more…
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Speaker Johnson, Councilman Salamanca allocate nearly $900K to Lincoln Hospital

NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln recently received $884,000 in Fiscal Year 2020 funding from speaker Corey Johnson and Councilman Rafael Salamanca to renovate the hospital’s Emergency Department Radiology suite. The funding will specifically support the transformation of two X-ray rooms in the ED into a state-of-the-art radiology suite, which will expedite enhanced imagery. Read more…
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Yemeni Merchants Association Gala attended by Fernandez, Sepulveda

Assemblymembers Nathlia Fernandez and Luis Sepulveda recently attended the second annual Yemeni American Merchants Association Gala. Read more…
Councilman Rafael Salamanca recently met with the Bronx Documentary Center team to discuss programming for local youth and seniors while observing exhibitions put on by local residents. Read more…
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Man dies after being fatally shot in the chest

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Man dies after being fatally shot in the chest

On Friday, January 3 at around 9 p.m., a man was fatally shot in the chest inside 4453 White Plains Road. He was transported by EMS to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The investigation is ongoing.Photo by Edwin Soto Read more…
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‘Pajama Day and a Movie held for St. Helena students

To conclude the many Catholic Schools Week activities, St. Helena students enjoyed ‘Pajama Day and a Movie’ in the St. Helena school gym. Read more…
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DOT Traffic Study Looks to Overhaul Concourse Village West

Community Bloard 4 was given a preview of what driving in Concourse Village West could look like. Read more…
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Could Soccer be Coming to the South Bronx

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Could Soccer be Coming to the South Bronx

A soccer stadium that has been rumored for seven years may finally come to fruition. Read more…
RAIN Eastchester Neighborhood Senior Center resident Pinkie Charles celebrated her 100th birthday with a celebration on Thursday, February 6. Pinkie received visits from family, friends, fellow RAIN Senior Center staff and residents as well as elected officials including Councilman Andy King and Assemblyman Carl Heastie. Read more…
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‘Our Children’s Journey’ initiative started by HP Alliance for Children

Hunts Point Alliance for Children recently hosted a launch party for their new initiative ‘Our Children’s Journey’ on Wednesday, January 29 at O.U.R. Place - Family Enrichment Center at 940 Garrison Avenue.The mission of ‘Our Children’s Journey’ is to connect Hunts Point families with the capacities and knowledge needed to support the development of their children from prenatal to age eight. Read more…
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Black History Month celebrated at Melrose Senior Center

On Tuesday, January 31, Melrose Senior Center staff, patients and family members celebrated and commemorated Black History Month. Read more…
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Meeting held by 49th Precinct Community Council

The 49th Precinct Community Council held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 28. Read more…
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Iconic Restaurant Celebrates 100 Years

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Iconic Restaurant Celebrates 100 Years

Mario’s Restaurant in Little Italy celebrates its 100 year anniversary. Read more…
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NYCEDC Kicks Off Community Engagement Process in Hunts Point

Hunts Point, NY— New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) selected a team led by the Pratt Center for Community Development to help facilitate an ambitious community engagement process to update the 2004 Hunts Point Vision Plan. This update will build on the success of the original Vision Plan, which led to City investments in new waterfront parks, safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists, hundreds of new jobs and workforce opportunities, and improved air quality through reduced pollution. Read more…
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Power Women Podcast: Elizabeth Crowley

On this edition of Power Women, Queens Councilwoman and Borough Presidential candidate, Elizabeth Crowley, joins Schneps President and Publisher, Vicki Schneps to talk about her inspirations as a child and what led her to a career in politics. As Elizabeth explains, she was the first democrat and the first female to ever be elected as a council member in Queens district 30, where she has now served for 9 years. Elizabeth goes on to discuss her goals for public transit and affordable housing, should she become Borough President and finally, gives her best advice to our listeners! Read more…
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