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Brightpoint Health Center team meets with Biaggi

Senator Alessandra Biaggi recently met with the Brightpoint Health Center team to learn more about their community initiatives and healthcare services. Read more…
Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. visited the James J. Peters VA Medical Center on Tuesday, November 26 to help serve and enjoy a Thanksgiving luncheon with the borough’s miliary veterans. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Fernandez hosts turkey giveaway event for Thanksgiving

Last week, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez and her office held a turkey giveaway in preparation for Thanksgiving. Accompanied by Senator Jamaal Bailey and Councilman Andrew Cohen and through donations of PCNY, Code One Inc and the NYC Carpenters Union, Fernandez’ office provided over 300 turkeys to residents and community groups. Read more…
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Annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway hosted by AAOHA

The Albanian American Open Association, along with the Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association, held their annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway to provide local families with food and other items just prior to the holiday. Photos by Miriam Quin Read more…
CB8 Environment & Sanitation Committee is tired of the DEP playing games. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Thanksgiving gathering held at Beth Abraham Center

Beth Abraham Center hosted their first annual ‘Friends & Family Thanksgiving Style Luncheon’ event on Sunday, November 24. Families and friends of more than 50 Beth Abraham residents enjoyed a Thanksgiving lunch which included turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, vegetables and mashed potatoes. For dessert, residents and their loved ones enjoyed either pecan, pumpkin or apple pie. The event also featured dancing and upbeat R&B music. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Free Thanksgiving turkey giveaway hosted by Diaz

Bronx Times Reporter

Free Thanksgiving turkey giveaway hosted by Diaz

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. held a free Thanksgiving turkey giveaway at the Bronx County Building, 851 Grand Concourse on Friday, November 22. Read more…
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PO Manny Vargas Blue Line Bear Dedication

The Blue Line Bears Organization presented teddy bears made from the uniform shirts of the late police officer Vargas to his family. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Diaz, Salamanca hand out turkeys at Melrose Senior Center

On Friday, November 22, Councilman Ruben Diaz, Sr. held a turkey donation event for residents at Melrose Senior Center in preparation for Thanksgiving. Diaz was accompanied by Councilman Rafael Salamanca, who also passed out turkeys to the senior residents. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Albanian Independence celebration event attended by Gjonaj

Councilman Mark Gjonaj and fellow Albanian Americans recently joined NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Alba Life Schools, the NYPD Illyrian Society and other city councilmembers for the annual Albanian Independence celebration. The event celebrated Albanian heritage and honored Albanians and Albanian Americans in attendance. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

CB7 Doesn’t Want Changes to Buses

Bronx Times Reporter

CB7 Doesn’t Want Changes to Buses

The planned chnages to buses could drastically affect the CB7 community. Read more…
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CM Gjonaj helps raise $20K for Albanian earthquake relief

After Albania was rocked by a devastating earthquake this week, a local councilman is looking to his fellow New Yorkers to help in the recovery and rebuilding effort. Read more…
Last week, the Barbuda Civic Association held a book reading of ‘Five of The Leewards: 1834-1870’ by Douglas Hall. The book was read by Dr. Natasha Lightfoot and Beverly George. A Q&A was held following the reading. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Annual food drive hosted by District Council 9

Bronx Times Reporter

Annual food drive hosted by District Council 9

District Council 9 hosted their seventh annual ‘Teri Muroff-Meyer Food Drive’ on Friday, November 22. This year, DC9 donated nearly $4,000 in food products to Grace Episcopal Church West Farms Food Pantry and a total of $6,500 in food products to communities across the state. Read more…
On Sunday, November 24, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and AT&T co-hosted a celebration at Tosca Marquee for the Grand Slam Little League and Bronxchester Realtors, who each participated in this year’s ninth annual ‘Borough President’s Cup’ youth baseball tournament. This year’s game, played in Yankee Stadium, ended in a tie and both teams were awarded first place trophies. Read more…
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Turkey giveaway held by Reyes, Blake for Thanksgiving

Last week, Assemblymembers Karines Reyes and Michael Blake held a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway event, where they distributed vouchers for free turkeys to more than 100 Castle Hill residents and families. The turkey vouchers were provided by Fresh Direct, while City Harvest provided boxes of other pantry staples. Juniors at Equality Charter High School helped also distribute the food. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Lacrosse program shows promise for Bronx middle schoolers

New exposure to a unique sport is making a positive impact on middle-schoolers in the Bronx. Read more…
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Famous Kosher Riverdale Deli Shuttered

A renowned kosher deli has been forced to close by the DOB. Read more…
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Turkey giveaway held by Senator Bailey

Senator Jamaal Bailey hosted a turkey giveaway outside his district office on Thursday, November 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Bailey, along with the assistance of CCA Metro Carpenter’s Union and other organizations, gave away more than 150 turkeys to the community. Senator Bailey’s office also provided families with free gloves, hats and scarves for the upcoming winter months. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

NYC DCC joins Crespo, Salamanca for turkey giveaway

The NYC District Council of Carpenters, in partnership with Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and Councilman Rafael Salamanca, delivered turkeys to the community on Monday, November 25. NYC DCC’s donation totalled $100,000 in food and goods. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

C-Town, SBH assist WIC residents in shopping more effectively

Supermarket store C-Town, in collaboration with St. Barnabas Hospital, helped WIC residents shop smarter and more effectively at a recent outing at C-Town on Crescent Avenue. WIC is a federally subsidized special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. SBH’s WIC program has 6,600 enrolled members in the south and central Bronx. C-Town also provided turkeys to those families who spent $100 or more at the outing. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Sixth annual food giveaway held by J&S Caring Food Pantry

On the eve of Thanksgiving, J&S Caring Food Pantry volunteers, along with the assistance of the 41st Precinct Auxiliary, Patrol Borough Bronx and Parkchester Department of Public Safety, cooked delicacies for families at the Morris Help Shelter. The sixth annual food giveaway, which was organized by J&S Caring Food Pantry founders Jennifer Garib and Savitri McCrea, included dishes such as fried rice, Mac n’ Cheese, roasted chicken and turkey, homemade bagel stuffing, sauteed mixed vegetables, baked sweet potato, pastries and Guyanese-style rice and beans. A short run was held at midnight following the giveaway. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

‘The King Lear Project’ performance put on by Lincoln Hospital

On Tuesday, October 29, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln hosted a theatrical presentation of Theater of War Productions’ ‘The King Lear Project’ in the Lincoln Hospital auditorium. Featured actors included David Zayas, Marjolaine Goldsmith, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Linda Powell, Chinaza Uche and Bryan Doerries. A discussion addressing Bronx communities’ challenges was held after the performance and involved more than 100 members of the community, from senior centers, caregivers and clinicians from Lincoln. Read more…
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Thanksgiving Mass held at St. Helena’s Church

St. Helena’s Catholic Church held its annual Thanksgiving Multicultural Mass last week, where those in attendance represented their cultures and showed their pride with flags and signs. Read more…
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Shelter Coming to Eastchester

The community is angry about a shelter coming to Eastchester. Read more…
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Longtime Activist Loses Battle With Cancer

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Longtime Activist Loses Battle With Cancer

Heidi Hynes, who impacted the Bronx for mroe than 20 years died recently. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Empanology, Bronx Brewery offer food pop-up through holidays

Empanology, one of the Bronx’s buzziest food destinations, just got a new home. After 15 months in Mott Haven, Jason Alicea’s innovative, Puerto Rico-inspired food lab will pop-up at The Bronx Brewery (TheBronxBrewery.com) through the holidays and into mid-January. Read more…
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MGM Resorts celebrates integration of Empire City Casino

Empire City Casino executives were joined Wednesday, November 13 on the country’s sixth largest gaming floor by local, county and state elected officials, as well as community and business leaders, to celebrate the property’s first major upgrades since being acquired less than ten months ago by MGM Resorts International. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

56-year old pedestrian struck by Isuzu box truck

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56-year old pedestrian struck by Isuzu box truck

At around 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, a 56-year old man was fatally struck by an Isuzu box truck. The victim was attempting to cross the street at Bronx River and Westchester avenues when the truck, which was making a right turn onto Bronx River Avenue, knocked the victim to the ground and struck him with the truck’s rear tires. The driver remained at the scene. No arrests were made. Photo by Edwin Soto Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Theodore Korony Post holds Turkey Drive to benefit veteran families

In preparation of Thanksgiving, the Theodore Korony American Legion Post 253 recently held a Turkey Drive collecting monetary donations to purchase turkeys and other items to donate to the borough’s veteran families living in transitional housing. Turkeys were donated to 28 families in total. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Building Skills NY event attended by Councilman Torres

Bronx Times Reporter

Building Skills NY event attended by Councilman Torres

Earlier this month, local workforce development non-profit Building Skills NY held their first ever ‘Best of Building Skills NY’ reception to celebrate and recognize those who make the organization successful. Councilman Ritchie Torres, who was in attendance, presented the Building Skills’ 2019 ‘Workforce Partner Award’ to non-profit organization STRIVE. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Community mural speaks to everyone at North Central

Patients and faculty will see new splashes of color at North Central Bronx Hospital after Monday’s unveiling of a community mural entitled, ‘The Cycle of Caring’ developed by artist Carla Torres. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Coyote seen along City Island road

A coyote was spotted by a City Island resident who was on his way to work at about 5:15 a.m. on the morning of Friday, November 15. The coyote had an orange, brown and white complexion. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Senator Rivera combines Veterans Day and Thanksgiving in recent event

Senator Gustavo Rivera held a Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner event at Lehman College on Wednesday, November 13, where he presented awards to the veterans in attendance. Read more…
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Theodore Korony Post 253 awarded by Assemblyman Benedetto

Theodore Korony American Legion Post 253, along with the Ladies Auxiliary, were honored and presented with a proclamation by Assemblyman Michael Benedetto on Sunday, November 17. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Turkey giveaway held by TN Residents Council president Monique Johnson

Throggs Neck Residents Council president Monique Johnson held a turkey giveaway for the residents of the Throggs Neck Houses on Tuesday, November 19. The turkeys were donated by Councilman Mark Gjonaj to be given out to the residents. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Senator Sepulveda visits P.S. 106 for ‘National Young Readers Day’

P.S. 106 hosted a ‘National Young Readers Day’ event on Tuesday, November 12, which was attended by Senator Luis Sepulveda. The event encouraged and taught student to be engaged, inspired, develop an eagerness to learn and become avid readers. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Bard Wants to Bring a HS to the Borough

Bronx Times Reporter

Bard Wants to Bring a HS to the Borough

A popualr high school that allows kids to get college degrees could be coming to the Bronx Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

First annual food drive held by S.O.S. Bronx

Local non-profit organization Save Our Streets Bronx held its first annual food drive to feed the community on Friday, November 15. The food drive took place just outside of the S.O.S. Bronx headquarters on 601 E. 163rd Street. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Metro Optics’ ‘Coloring, Convo and Self Care’ event

Metro Optics Eyewear, located at 25 Westchester Square, held a ‘Coloring, Convo and Self-Care’ event for the community on Thursday, November 21. The event featured a relaxing night of stress-melting before the start of the holiday madness. The event also featured free vision screenings, frame styling as well as coloring and conversation led by artist Aleathia B. Refreshments were provided by Aleathia and Morris Perk. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Sepulveda joins Girls Prep Bronx for 10-year anniversary

Senator Luis Sepulveda joined the Girls Prep Bronx Elementary School to celebrate the school’s ten-year anniversary on Monday, October 28. Read more…
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Kips Bay celebrates milestone at Yankee Stadium

The Bronx Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club celebrated its 50th anniversary at Yankee Stadium on Friday, November 15. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

DreamYard to Bring gaming Center to Foxhurst

A non-profit hopes to teach kids that video games can lead to a career. Read more…
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