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A nearby hospital sent the Bronx Times the following birth announcement

Noah Adonis Daniel Alqarin was born to parents Shaina Albizu and Louis Algarin on Monday, February 23.

Daniel James Geib was born to Jennfier and Carl Geib on Thursday, March 12.

Kamari Christian Chambers was born to Michelle Legget and Ramone Chambers on Tuesday, February 3.


Councilman James Vacca stopped by the JASA Throggs Neck Senior Center to wish Petra Gonalez and Selena Rush very happy birthdays. Vacca also visited the Pelham Parkway/Van Nest Library branch recently, where he watched an intense game of chess.

Maria Gaffney, wife of John Gaffney, congratulates her husband on a happy birthday on Tuesday, April 22.

She writes: Happy birthday my darling. From your wife Maria.


On Saturday, April 11, 2015, it was a magical proposal in the New York Botanical Garden during the Orchid Show exhibit as Eliu Feliciano asked “will you marry me” and Bharati Kemraj replied “yes”. Nothing bloomed brighter than their love for each other. Congrats and best wishes to the amazing power couple. Love Always – Family & Friends.

Notable Passing

Antoinette O’Hare, a 44-year resident of Locust Point, passed away on Wednesday, March 25 peacefully at the age of 93. The Bronx Times received word that she is survived by five children, 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Ann was a member for many years at St. Benedict’s Senior Center where she participated in the glee club, an activity she truly enjoyed. Music and dancing were her passions, family reports.

Ann will be greatly missed by many. Rest in peace dear mom, grandmom, and great-grandmom.

Rotary News

The Rotary Club of the Bronx had meeting on Thursday, March 24 and a club fellowship on Tuesday, March 31. On March 24, public relations expert Dana Humphrey spoke to the group about how public relations can bring an organization’s market share to the next level.

Reach Reporter Patrick Rocchio at (718) 260-4597. E-mail him at Follow him on Twitter @patrickfrocchio.

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