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Annual Bronx Christmas tree lighting hosted by BP Diaz

Bronx Times Reporter

Annual Bronx Christmas tree lighting hosted by BP Diaz

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted the borough’s annual Bronx Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Lou Gehrig Plaza on Thursday, December 5. The tree lighting event featured a toy giveaway along with a special appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, who brought hot chocolate, cookies and other holiday treats. (top row left) Diaz poses with Jordan Villanueva, who received a toolbox play set as a Christmas gift. (top row middle) Lourdes Rivera and Kayode Ryan take a family photo with their kids who received gifts from Diaz. (top row right) Diaz poses with Letizia and Oseni Ahmed and their new Christmas gifts. Read more…
To wrap up his 2019 Holiday Turkey Giveaway, Councilman Rafael Salamanca made a surprise visit to Urban Health Plan’s Bella Vista Health Center in Hunts Point to hand out turkeys to patients and employees. Read more…
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Co-op City Post 1871 honors veterans who reside at Bronxwood Assisted Living

On Tuesday, November 26, the American Legion of Co-op City Post 1871 visted Bronxwood Assisted Living to honor veteran residents and extend Thanksgiving spirit. The event was led by Post 1871 commander TOBA LaCrown, also a wartime veteran. Read more…
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Landmark status sought for historic Port Morris gantries

Once a part of a thriving industrial area, the Port Morris gantries have long been abandoned and forgotten. Read more…
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Gun Hill Resident joins NYCFC

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Gun Hill Resident joins NYCFC

Bronx Teen Set to Make Profefssional Soccer Debut Read more…
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Belmont BID, Love Holds Children’s Cancer Foundation hosts tree lighting, toy giveaway

The Belmont Business Improvement District hosted their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Ciccarone Park on Arthur Avenue on Saturday, November 30. The tree lighting featured Santa Clause, Christmas Carolers […] Read more…
Last month, Councilman Rafael Salamanca hosted a Holiday Turkey Giveaway at Lafayette Estates, Lafayette-Boynton Apartments and Evergreen Gardens in Soundview in preparation for Thanksgiving. Read more…
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Annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive hosted by Bronx Chamber of Commerce

The Bronx Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Holiday Party & Toy Drive on Thursday, December 5. Toys from this year’s toy drive were donated to YoungLife, an organization which helps teen moms during pregnancy and beyond. Read more…
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Bronx branch of NAACP holds final meeting of the year

The NAACP’s Bronx branch held an end-of-year celebration and meeting on Tuesday, December 3. The branch’s final meeting of the year included discussions about Thanksgiving, purpose, friendship and love. Read more…
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St. Helena Parish hosts annual Christmas party

St. Helena Parish held their annual Christmas party on Saturday, December 7, the day after the Feast of St. Nicholas. The party was attended by Senator Luis Sepulveda. Read more…
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Holiday toy drive queen, overcame demons to help others

Following a 20-year tradition, Lynne Corry and her army of ‘elves’ are upping the ante this holiday season by handling and distributing toys to over 1,600 kids in NYC. Read more…
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Mayor signs laws to make Hart Island a “dignified resting place”

The long quest to reform Hart Island was realized Wednesday as Mayor de Blasio signed legislation to transfer the potter’s field out of the jurisdiction of the NYC Department of Corrections and into the hands of the NYC Parks Department. Read more…
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Allerton Avenue Homeowners & Tenants Association hosts annual holiday party

The Allerton Avenue Homeowners and Tenants Association held its annual holiday party at Pasta Pasta Restaurant on Saturday, December 7. The holiday party was attended by Councilman Mark Gjonaj and Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, along with other AAHTA members and local residents. (above) (l-r) Allerton Homeowners and Tenants Association members Nelson Onanrewaju, James Gerri, Allerton Senior Center director Anna Voccanfuso, her husband Rino, Silvana Di Bortolo, Rosemary Gelber, Stephen Kaufman and Allerton Senior Center driver John Gelber. Read more…
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Annual Children’s Christmas event hosted by SHCA

On Saturday, December 7, the Schuyler Hill Civic Association hosted its annual Children’s Christmas event. The theme of the event was ‘Deck the Halls in your PJs’ and included children making ornaments and decorating snowman cupcakes. Santa Clause also made an appearance to give out gifts to the children in attendance. Read more…
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Hells Angels buy former American Legion property on Longstreet

A notorious organization, often viewed in a poor light, purchased a Throggs Neck building recently to call their new home. Read more…
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Southen Blvd Names New Director

The former CM Cohen communicatoins director takes over the Southern Blvd. Bid. Read more…
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Providence Rest welcomes Latino Judges Association for ‘A Day of Service’

On Saturday, November 23, the Latino Judges Association’s Community Service Committee visited Providence Rest for ‘A Day of Service’ to honor the facility’s senior residents and also participate in crafting holiday cards. Read more…
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Third Ave. BID, SACHR program to improve quality-of-life

Commemorating its 30-year anniversary, St. Ann’s Corner of Harm Reduction (SACHR) launched a new program on Wdnesday, November 20 in partnership with the Third Avenue Business Improvement District to better improve the quality-of-life in the south Bronx. Read more…
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Ellen DeGeneres rewards foster child teen with college tuition

A teenager from the Bronx was brought down from the audience on the Ellen DeGeneres Show to share his story of a rough upbringing, but as Ellen would have it, she surprised Angel Perez with $20,000 to pursue his college education and career. Read more…
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Woodway technology improves patients’ balance at Triboro

Patients at Triboro Center on Teller Avenue have just been introduced to two brand new state-of-the-art balancing systems located in the rehabilitation suite at the facility. Read more…
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Islamic Relief USA’s ’Day of Dignity’ event

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Islamic Relief USA’s ’Day of Dignity’ event

On Saturday, October 5, non-profit humanitarian organization Islamic Relief USA held its annual ‘Day of Dignity’ at Union Reformed Church, 1272 Ogden Avenue, for the New York City portion of their national campaign. The ‘Day of Dignity’ campaign provides homeless and low-income individuals and families with food, clothing and health care. The event was held with partner organization Muslim Women’s Institute for Research and Development. Read more…
After six weeks, Preston High School collected a school record-breaking 12,356 pounds of food, surpassing its goal of 10,000 pounds for the school’s annual food drive. The food that was collected in the drive was donated to pantries including Divine Compassion Pantry in Dover Plains, Mercy Center, St. Raymond’s Pantry and Our Lady of Assumption Pantry. Additionally, packages were made for Preston Center of Compassion’s Big Sister Little Sister Program, Lamp Ministries and Santa Maria Parish. Read more…
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New headquarters for Bronx Democratic Committee

The Bronx Democratic Committee moved into their new headquarters inside of a retail space located at 1534 Boone Avenue earlier this month. Read more…
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Universal Hip-Hop Museum opens ‘pop-up’ installation

After years of planning, collaborators and investors had the first chance to see what the Universal Hip Hop Museum has in the works after a soft opening of a ‘pop-up’ installation opened its door on Monday, December 2. Read more…
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2019 Food Tank Summit features Biaggi

Last month, Senator Alessandra Biaggi was invited to participate in the 2019 Food Tank Summit, which provided those in attendance with an opportunity to have an open discussion about building and expanding food policies throughout the five boroughs. Read more…
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Thanksgiving turkey distribution event held by BP Diaz

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Thanksgiving turkey distribution event held by BP Diaz

On Monday, November 25, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., FreshDirect and City Harvest collaborated to distribute Thanksgiving turkeys, food and water to Bronx residents. The food distribution took place at Mott Haven Bar & Grill and consisted of 500 Thanksgiving boxes with food including stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, corn, acorn squash and sweet potatoes. Read more…
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Phipps Neighborhoods receives $200,000 grant from BOA

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Phipps Neighborhoods receives $200,000 grant from BOA

Non-profit organization Phipps Neighborhoods was recently named a ‘2019 Bank of America Neighborhood Builders’ awardee for New York City, selected for their work helping children and families in the south Bronx overcome poverty. As a reward, Phipps Neighborhoods received a $200,000 grant. The Classical Theatre of Harlem was named the other awardee for 2019 and also received $200,000 from BOA. Read more…
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New Eagle Scout troop member congratulated by Gjonaj

Councilman Mark Gjonaj congratulated newly appointed Eagle Scout member Brand McCaughan, along with his family and Eagle Scout troop at their ‘Court of Honor’ ceremony. Photo courtesy of Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s office Read more…
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Bronx River Art Center students design greenway benches

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Bronx River Art Center students design greenway benches

Teens and young adults at the Bronx River Art Center are finally seeing their park bench designs come to life in a literal, concrete sense. Read more…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Free Thanksgiving turkey giveaway hosted by Diaz

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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…
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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…
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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…
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CB7 Doesn’t Want Changes to Buses

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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…
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