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9-11 rescuer to finally become citizen

Morris Park resident and 9-11 rescue volunteer Gabriele Pacino will soon obtain his U.S. citizenship after several years of wrangling with the Department of Homeland Security over his eligibility. The news has made Pacino so proud that he is planning to get an American Flag tattoo. Read more…

Bronx Zoo sponsors race to save lions

Bronxites need to get their running shoes ready and prepare to unleash their wild side in preparation for the 2nd Annual Wildlife Conservation Society Bronx Zoo’s “Run for the Wild.” Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Laughter film screenings at St. Frances de Chantal

Two Bronx filmmakers whose award-winning documentary about the healing power of laughter are back, sharing what they have learned with the community in two upcoming events. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

New mid-rise parking regs in PB

Adding a few more parking spaces is exactly what the neighborhood needs and a new zoning change does just that. Community Board 10 will now require more on-site parking spots for newly constructed mid-rise apartment buildings. Read more…

Rocking the Boat opens new classrooms

Rocking the Boat opened its new boat building shop and environmental science classroom in grand style on Thursday, March 25. The community was invited to the banks of the Bronx River to sit in handsome wooden boats built by students from borough schools, and for a celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Glover Street group home approved

Leake & Watts, an organization that does work to benefit the mentally disabled, recently received approval to set up a group home at 1623 Glover Street in Zerega. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

NYC Department of Transportation reviews P.S. 97’s traffic issues

Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan visited P.S. 97 last week to discuss possible safety measures to reduce vehicle speeding that has school officials and residents concerned for student’s safety. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

DOT begins study on St. Paul Avenue

The NYC Department of Transportation is now studying St. Paul Avenue, hopefully putting to rest the controversy over the direction of one block that has had neighbor arguing with neighbor for the past four years. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Borough president rallies against proposed community board cuts

The Borough President led community board employees and volunteers in a rally on Monday to voice their opposition to the proposed budget cuts that some fear will lead to the end of the boards. Read more…

New dog run for Pelham Bay Park

Four-legged friends of Pelham Bay Park will soon have new, enhanced dog run near the Middletown Road police stables – making both master and pooch happy. Read more…

Mayor joins Bronx Works to laud Family Rewards results

Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference on Tuesday, March 30, at Bronx Works, located 1030 Grand Concourse, to release a preliminary study results for a cash incentive pilot program designed to decrease poverty throughout New York City. Read more…

Friends of Van Courtlandt Park sponsor Hike-a-thon

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are hosting their first Hike-a-Thon on Saturday May 1, to help implement the newly completed Trails Plan and to introduce more people to the park’s extensive network of hiking and walking paths. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Community wishes Captain Greeley a fond farewell

Community leaders and residents from throughout the 49th Precinct were saddened this weekend after word was received that a new commanding officer would be replacing Captain John Greeley. Read more…
Schneps Community News Group

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