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MTA aims axe at Bx4, Bx34 buses

Look out straphangers! An MTA axe is headed your way. On Wednesday, December 16, the Metropolitan Transit Authority voted to okay a harsh round of fare hikes and service cuts in an attempt to close a budget gap of more than $400 million. Read more…

St. Barnabus WIC site escapes elimination

You don’t often hear a Women, Infants, Children site compared to a house of worship. But Leomeris Veras, 28, counts on the St. Barnabas Hospital WIC site at 2021 Grand Concourse for nourishment – physical and spiritual. For low-income women in Mount Hope, the site lends an unpredictable life some consistency. Read more…

Boxing club burns

Bronx boxers absorbed a stiff uppercut on Tuesday, December 22 when flames engulfed the renowned Morris Park Boxing Club on Morris Park Avenue. The 32-year old gym, which trained world champions Aaron Davis and Lou Del Valle, and which has enjoyed a renaissance under new owner Dex Pejcinovic, was completely destroyed. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Thumbs up for Van Nest Park expansion

To expand, or not to expand, that was the question. Community Board 11 asked and Van Nest residents responded with several suggestions for the future of dilapidated Van Nest Park. Read more…

45th Precinct shuts massage operation

Clients of a spa in Pelham Bay may have been receiving more than a back rub. Prostitution arrests have temporarily shut down a six-month old massage parlor and nail salon. Read more…

Crash ends in fatality

A joyride turned deadly for a Waterbury-LaSalle child after the SUV she was riding in flipped over on the Bruckner Expressway service road, ejecting her. The other occupant of the vehicle, a 15-year old, denies he was behind the wheel when the accident occurred near Baisley Avenue at 12:03 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29. Read more…
Schneps Community News Group

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