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Former NBA All-Star talks at Rikers Island

Bronx Times Reporter

Former NBA All-Star talks at Rikers Island

Former NBA player Caron Butler recently visited young adults at the Robert N. Daroven Center on Rikers Island to talk about his journey from poverty, the streets and incarceration eventually leading to a successful NBA career, which included a championship with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. Those in attendance also received a copy of his book, ’Tuff Juice: My Journey from the Streets to the NBA.’ Read more…
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Senator Biaggi celebrates Constitution Day at SUNY Maritime

Bronx Times Reporter

Senator Biaggi celebrates Constitution Day at SUNY Maritime

In celebration of Constitution Day, Senator Alessandra Biaggi joined admiral Michael Alfutis, his wife Kim, and SUNY Maritime College students from D34 at the Admiral’s house for a home-cooked meal before speaking at Maritime’s festivities. Read more…
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Preston High School hosts engineering conference

Bronx Times Reporter

Preston High School hosts engineering conference

Preston High School hosted an engineering conference on Friday, September 20. The conference provided students with exposure to real world engineering disciplines and the global challenges engineering solutions address. Session workshops included ‘Networks and Drones’ and ’Bridges.’ The students who participated in the workshop were from Mount St. Michael Academy, Academy of Mount St. Ursula, Monsignor Scanlan High School, along with Preston High School. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Late courageous, heroic teen honored by Councilman Torres, Gjonaj

Councilman Mark Gjonaj joined fellow Councilman Ritchie Torres and others to honor the late Lucas Silverio, who died heroically by putting his life on the line to courageously save a three-year-old from a burning apartment in Belmont. Read more…
On Wednesday, September 25, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez visited classrooms at the Bronx Community Charter School. Fernandez spoke to students about the issues around their community and how to address these neighborhood issues. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Bronx celebration of Italian-Americans held by BP Diaz

On Wednesday, October 3, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. held ‘Matera - The Official Bronx Celebration of Italian-American Heritage & Culture Month,’ and event that honored successful Italian Americans of the borough. Read more…
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Bronx Native turns two

One of the borough’s coolest businesses turned two-years-old this October. Bronx Native, a clothing and apparel brand that shows true homage to the borough in ways that others simply don’t began as a pop-up shop in 2017. Read more…
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Senator Biaggi speaks at Kingsbridge BID’s meeting

The Kingsbridge Business Improvement District recently welcomed Senator Alessandra Biaggi to speak at their annual membership meeting to celebrate the neighborhood’s small businesses and discuss how the BID can provide better support. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Pastor, who turned 75, recognized by family and friends

Councilman Mark Gjonaj had the pleasure to attend and support Bishop Angelo Rosario’s 75th birthday benefiting the Make-A-Wish foundation in the Bronx, which transforms and impacts the lives of so many children with critical illnesses. Rosario is the pastor of Church of God’s Children. Read more…
The eighth annual ‘Co-op City College, Career and Resource Fair’ was held at M.S. 180 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams School on Saturday, October 5. The event was held to prepare future college students for higher education and becoming adults, as well as provide them with opportunities to be constructively involved and make better choices. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Elected officials gather to celebrate renovations at Mosholu 4 train station

Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, along with Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Senator Jamaal Bailey, state committeewoman Jean Hill, district leader Eric Dinowitz and local advocates gathered at the Mosholu IRT #4 train station on Wednesday, September 25 to announce that the station had officially been added onto the MTA 2020-24 fiscal plan for renovations, which will include an ADA accessible elevator. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Dinowitz, Cohen honor longtime deli owner with street co-naming ceremony

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz recently joined Councilman Andrew Cohen to honor longtime Loeser’s Deli owner Fredy Loeser with a street co-naming ceremony at West 231st Street and Godwin Terrace, where the deli has called its home for nearly 60 years. Read more…
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Bronx-minster Abbey: Couple flips two-bed apartment into Victorian masterpiece

Talk about old fashioned. Read more…
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Bronx REACH’s Coalition meeting featured education committee chair Benedetto

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto spoke at last month’s Bronx Health REACH’s Coalition meeting. Benedetto, who is chairman of the Assembly Education Committee, discussed his continuing support of school wellness programming as well as sponsoring NYS assembly bill A7607, which directs the commissioner of education to establish a state model wellness policy for local educational agencies as well as a school district wellness policy database. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Good Shepherd Services’ BRAG organization ribbon-cutting ceremony

Good Shepherd Services’ Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of their new location at 1 East Fordham Road. The event was attended by BRAG members and local elected officials. Read more…
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Gjonaj celebrates with NAACP’s Williamsbridge branch

The NAACP’s Williamsbridge branch held their annual ‘Freedom Fund Awards Dinner Dance to celebrate their great work of mentoring, helping and forging relationships in the community. The event, which was attended by Councilman Mark Gjonaj, marked its 61st anniversary. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Meeting held by NAACP Bronx branch

Last month, the NAACP Bronx branch held a meeting encouraging Bronx residents to register and vote for the upcoming 2020 campaign. Read more…
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‘An Afternoon of Healing with Saint Padre Pio and the Divine’

On Sunday, September 29, intuitive medium and divine healer Rosemarie Nasta-Hall held ‘An Afternoon of Healing with Saint Padre Pio and the Divine’ at International Caterers, 3243 Ampere Avenue. Rosemarie does healing work and is committed to helping those who are suffering emotionally or physically and bringing spiritual awareness to the Bronx. To book an appointment, purchase sacred oils of the Saints, review testimonials or see prior events, visit her website www.itisjustme.com or follow her on Facebook at Messages and Miracles of Saint Padre Pio. Read more…
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Bronx of the best places for senior living: study

The Bronx is one of the best places for seniors to live in America, a new study indicates. Read more…
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New renovations celebrated at AMSU

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New renovations celebrated at AMSU

On Thursday, September 19, the Academy of Mount St. Ursula held an event to thank their supporters for donating nearly $850,000 to make capital improvements, which were made over the summer. Renovations included a new gymnasium roof and new windows and blinds throughout the building to improve insulation, creating a safer school environment and reduce energy loss. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Food, goods to be donated to victims of Hurricane Dorian

Bronx Times Reporter

Food, goods to be donated to victims of Hurricane Dorian

Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s office recently held a relief food drive in his district to gather goods for Bahamians who were affected by Hurricane Dorian. Items included cereal, water and baby items. Read more…
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Annual bike ride with the Bronx River Alliance

Bronx Times Reporter

Annual bike ride with the Bronx River Alliance

The Bronx River Alliance held its annual ‘Boogie Up The Bronx River’ bike ride on Saturday, October 5th. The 23-mile ride along the Bronx River Greenway went from Soundview to the river’s source at the Kensico Dam in Westchester County. Read more…
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YAI receives special visit from Senator Biaggi

Bronx Times Reporter

YAI receives special visit from Senator Biaggi

Senator Alessandra Biaggi recently visited the Young Adults Institute on Glebe Avenue. YIA supports people of all ages with intellectual and development disabilities throughout the Bronx and Westchester. Read more…
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Children’s Hospital at Montefiore recognizes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Young patients at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore recently recognized Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by gathering together at a Superhero-themed event and showcasing their strength, courage and resilience while enjoying arts and crafts, playing games and meeting Spiderman. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Free dental checkups for Our Lady of Grace School students

Last month, 200 students at Our Lady of Grace School recieved free dental checkups from the Smile New York outreach program and learned about how to keep their teeth healthy and strong. Smile NY provided free preventative dental care, cleanings, sealants and dental report cards to each student. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Early voting debutes Sat,. Oct. 26th at 9 Bronx polling sites

Starting with the 2019 General Election, voters in New York will have an additional nine days to cast a ballot. Read more…
The Bronx Native American Festival was held on Sunday, September 29 at Pelham Bay Park. The event, which was sponsored by NYC Parks, Friends of Pelham Bay Park and Bronx Council on the Arts, featured Native American performers and vendors providing Native American jewelry and artifacts. Read more…
Senator Alessandra Biaggi attended the Woodlawn Taxpayers Association meeting at St. Barnabas Elementary School, led by association president Kenneth Nugent. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

49th Precinct holds quarterly meeting with Gjonaj

The New York Police Department’s 49th Precinct held its quarterly meeting in attempts to work together and strengthen the relationship with the community. Read more…
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Annual patient safety conference held at Jacobi

Last month, NYC Health and Hospitals at Jacobi held its 12th annual Patient Safety Conference, an event attracting hundreds of health professionals from public and voluntary hospitals in the city to explore strategies for promoting safer care. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

RAIN holds gala to highlight 55-year milestone

RAIN celebrated 55 years of service in the community with their ‘Legacy Gala’ on Thursday, September 19 at Marina del Rey. Honorees included Dr. Juan C. Robles from Montefiore Medical Center, Elizabeth Figueroa from New York Botanical Gardens and rapper Fat Joe. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

New York Pizza Festival takes over Arthur Avenue

Pizza time! Read more…
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Fiesta de Flores celebrated at NYBG

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Fiesta de Flores celebrated at NYBG

The New York Botanical Gardens hosted its ‘Fiesta de Flores’ event on Thursday, September 26. The festival of flowers celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month and presented a Public Service Award presentation to Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez. Events included music, crafts, food and wine tasting. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

METRO NORTH ACCESS TO PENN STATION IN 2024 OR LATER?

The new $51 billion 2020 - 2024 MTA Five Year Capital Plan provides $695 million which will complete the $1.5 billion funding package to pay for completion of construction to support Metro North New Haven branch new East Bronx service to Penn Station. Problem is that service may not start until 2024 or later. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

DOH hosts second annual ‘Fall Festival’

On Saturday, September 21, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Center for Health Equity hosted its second annual ‘Fall Festival’ at Tremont Park. The event featured the showcasing of the Bronx Health Action Center’s Mural Project, music, arts and crafts and various health resources for the community. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Fire drill held by Jacobi with FDNY, Army

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Fire drill held by Jacobi with FDNY, Army

Last week, NYC Health and Hospitals at Jacobi held a fire drill, along with members of the FDNY and the Army. Read more…
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Throggs Neck machete murderer still on the loose

Police continue to track down a man accused of driving over and then fatally slashing his estranged wife with a machete on the dead end potion of Ellsworth Avenue in Throggs Neck on Thursday, October 4. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Parkchester revisited through the eyes of an early Jewish resident

Parkchester opened in 1940, around when throngs of working class Jewish families and other groups were immediately drawn to the development’s convenient location and expansive landscaped setting. Read more…
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Enhancing the story

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In October we reflect on a breast cancer cure

The Bronx Times is pink this week! All for a good cause. Breast cancer awareness. Read more…
The Morris Park Columbus Day Parade Committee held its annual dinner at 1824 Bronxdale Avenue on Thursday, October 3. Read more…
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Senator Biaggi visits RAIN Senior Center

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Senator Biaggi visits RAIN Senior Center

Senator Alessandra Biaggi visited the RAIN Senior Center on Boston Road last month. Read more…
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Curbside electronics collection expansion announced by DSNY

Last week, the NYC Department of Sanitation announced the expansion of curbside electronics collection to the Bronx and eastern Queens. Covered e-waste items included televisions, monitors, laptops, electronic keyboards, fax machines, document scanners, VCRs, DVDs, video game consoles and most computer printers. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

‘Stop N’ Swap’ event held by Westchester Square BID, Grow NYC

Councilman Mark Gjonaj stopped by Owen Dolan Park at ‘Stop N’ Swap’, a recent community event organized by the Westchester Square BID and GrowNYC. Read more…
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PHS welcomes Class of ‘23 with annual picnic

Bronx Times Reporter

PHS welcomes Class of ‘23 with annual picnic

Freshman students and their families gathered together on Sunday, September 29 for Preston High School’s annual Freshman Family Picnic. The annual event gave the Class of 2023 and their families an opportunity to meet other PHS students, faculty and staff. The day began with everybody celebrating Mass together, before enjoying lunch followed by fun activities including relay races. Read more…
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March for Peace event held by Assemblyman Pichardo

Bronx Times Reporter

March for Peace event held by Assemblyman Pichardo

On Friday, September 20, fittingly the day before World Peace Day, Assemblyman Victor Pichardo held his third annual ‘March for Peace’ event. A march and rally was held to bring the community together to stand up against gun violence and spread awareness about the tragic impact. Read more…
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Renovations on P.S. 33 underway

After the groundbreaking of the annex in July, the P.S. 33 Tim Dwight School is slated to open in 2021. Read more…
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Five alarm fire hits 6-story Grand Concourse apt complex

The Grand Concourse was shut down as a five-alarm fire devastated a Mount Eden apartment complex overnight in the late hours of Saturday, October 5. Read more…
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‘360 support with whatever they need,’ MetroPlus Health’s new leader outlines plan to help combat breast cancer

When it comes to helping breast cancer survivors, MetroPlus Health Plan is dedicated to ensuring that all of them receive the full care they deserve. Read more…
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I took the Five Borough Pizza Challenge

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I took the Five Borough Pizza Challenge

Pizza time! Read more…
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Underground plans anniversary show at Jimmy Ryan’s Bar & Grill

The Underground, the spiritual successor to Bronx Underground, is having it’s One-Year Anniversary Show on Friday, October 18 from 6 to 11 p.m. to be followed by an Official After-Party Show at the esteemed Jimmy Ryan’s Bar & Grill. The music will continue from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Underground has a stacked line-up of Bronx and Greater NY bands, multiple local visual artists and vendors, and have partnered with the legendary Bronx Music Heritage Center. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Gustavo visits BCC for Constitution and Citzenship Day

Bronx Community College observed Constitution and Citizenship Day last month. The event featured a presentation by New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera. Constitution and Citzenship Day is observed every September 17 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution in 1787. Read more…
Bronx Times Reporter

Explaining metastatic cancer

Cancer that spreads to distant parts of the body is known as metastatic cancer and is often referred to as “stage IV cancer.” Read more…
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Understanding family cancer syndromes

Few, if any, families have not been affected by cancer. No individual or family is immune to cancer, but some families may be more at risk of developing certain types of cancer than others. Read more…
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Discussing bodily changes with young women

Parents to preteen and teenage daughters may have many things on their minds as their children grow older. Young women entering puberty are entering periods marked by unique physical changes, and families may find themselves facing the topic of menstruation and family life before they know it. Read more…
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Learning breast anatomy is important for health

The well-known breast cancer advocacy and research group Susan G. Komen indicates that, according to the most recent data available, 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer occurred among women worldwide in 2012. Western Europe, North America, and northern Europe have the highest breast cancer incidences in the world, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the World Health Organization. Read more…
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Breast self-exam guidelines

In addition to scheduling clinical screenings and mammograms, women should routinely examine and massage their breasts to detect any abnormalities. These breast self-exams can be an important part of early breast cancer detection. Read more…
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Memoir of a Breast Cancer Survivor

Being a stubborn Sicilian girl from the Bronx, the concept that one of my own breasts was secretly trying to kill me was incomprehensible. Read more…
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Breast cancer survival rates soar

Over the last 25 years or so, 322,000 lives have been saved from breast cancer. Read more…
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Determining breast-cancer stage

Determining breast-cancer stage is a complex process, but one that can help doctors develop the most effective course of treatment. Read more…
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Three potential side effects of breast cancer treatments

When discussing treatments with their physicians, breast-cancer patients should ask questions about potential short- and long-term side effects, which can include fatigue, Lymphedema, and infertility. Read more…
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Menopause and breast-cancer risk

Menopause itself is not a risk for breast or other cancers, but some symptom treatments and other factors can increase the risk for cancer among menopausal women. Read more…
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How to juggle work and breast-cancer treatment

Patients who want to continue working while receiving treatment for breast cancer can heed the following tips to overcome any cognitive effects of treatment so they can continue to perform their jobs. Read more…
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Regrowing and caring for hair after chemotherapy

Understanding what to expect and what one can do to facilitate the regrowth of hair can help breast-cancer patients better handle what lies ahead. Read more…
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What to expect before and after mastectomy surgery

The process of recovering is different for everyone, and not all mastectomies are the same, but this guide provides a general idea of what patients can expect before and after mastectomy surgery. Read more…
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