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Triboro Center resident Angerlyn Lee celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, October 9. The party, which was attended by friends, family and staff, included birthday decorations and a cake for the centenarian. Read more…
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Gjonaj gives thanks to New York Legal Assistance Group

The New York Legal Assistance Group received a big ‘thank you’ from Councilman Mark Gjonaj last week for helping many constituents with their legal issues through their free mobile legal help center. Read more…
Last month, a ‘Protecting Places of Worship’ forum was held at Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.’s office, 851 Grand Concourse. Read more…
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Opioid crisis addressed by Councilman Torres

Councilman Ritchie Torres held a press conference last month to announce new laws and resources to combat the opioid crisis and overdose deaths in the borough. Read more…
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Neighborhood Initiatives Corporation, Gjonaj co-host fair for homeowners, landlords

Councilman Mark Gjonaj recently co-hosted the Homeowner and Landlord Resource Fair, along with the Neighborhood Development Initiatives Corporation. Read more…
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Assemblywomen Reyes, Fernandez speak at monthly VNNA meeting

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Assemblywomen Reyes, Fernandez speak at monthly VNNA meeting

This month’s Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance meeting took place on Monday, October 7 at St. Dominic Church. The meeting was attended by Assemblywomen Karines Reyes and Nathalia Fernandez, along with VNNA board members. Read more…
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Harding Pk. selected “Nicest Place in America” by Reader’s Digest

A Bronx neighborhood known for its simple acts of kindness received recognition as one of the ‘Nicest Places in America’ by Reader’s Digest, the fourth largest magazine in the country. Read more…
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Why I Oppose the Mayor’s Rickers Plan

You should know that after reading an editorial that was published on October 13 in the New York Post titled ‘The close-Rikers crusaders left reason behind a long time ago’ I have decided to explain why I am going to cast my vote on Thursday against the construction of prisons in four boroughs and the closing of Rikers. Read more…
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Stand Up to Violence holds 216th Street Basketball Tournament

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Stand Up to Violence holds 216th Street Basketball Tournament

The Stand Up to Violence organization, part of NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, held its 216th Street Basketball tournament last month. (far left) Members of one of the participating basketball teams hold up their trophies. (left) Basketball player holds up trophy alongside SUV members. (below left) Members of one of the participating basketball teams hold up their trophies. (below) Senator Bailey (right) with SUV members. Read more…
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Nearly $300,000 allocated to school, senior center from Councilman Gjonaj

Councilman Mark Gjonaj recently met with seniors at the Sue Ginsburg Senior Center and the students, faculty and staff at the I.S. 192 campus, including the Bronx Delta School, Mott Hall Community School and Urban Institute of Mathematics, to share the great news of funding allocations. An allocation of $10,000 was funded to the Sue Ginsberg Senior Center for senior programs, events and classes, while a total of $275,000 was allocated to the I.S. 192 campus for technology improvements. Photo courtesy of Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s office Read more…
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Addiction victims remembered with candlelight vigil on Crotona Avenue

Last month, a VIP Community Services Candlelight Vigil was held to recognize those who are in recovery and remember those who have been lost to addiction. The walk began at 1870 Crotona Avenue and continued to Crotona Park. Read more…
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One dead, one arrest in subway shootout

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One dead, one arrest in subway shootout

On Friday, October 4, a shooting took place inside of the mezzanine area of the 167th Street and Grand Concourse subway station, following a dispute between a woman, who was accompanied by her child, and 25-year old James Cubille. Read more…
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Lehman High School petitions city for regulation football field

Lehman High School students, parents, alumni and community residents are banding together to petition the city to expand the school’s sports field, once and for all. Read more…
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Overdevelopment continues

The approval for a new 8-story, 26-family building has gone through at 3531 Bruckner Boulevard. The proposed plans are to build right up against the building at 3555 Bruckner Boulevard blocking numerous windows on the side of the building for folks living in those apartments. Read more…
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St. Raymond’s food and toy drive for pets

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St. Raymond’s food and toy drive for pets

Students at St. Raymond High School for Boys held a pet food and toy drive earlier this month. Read more…
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Opening night marks beginning of EBHF’s 16th season

Last month, the East Bronx History Forum hosted its opening night, officially kicking off its 16th season. The lecture, which took place at the Huntington Free Library, highlighted the topic of prohibition, which was a tag team effort of Tom Vasti’s comprehensive knowledge of gin mills in the Bronx and Bob Apuzzo’s discussion of transportation and quick getaways every bootlegger should know. Read more…
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Dinner dance held by Sons of Italy-Uguaglianza Lodge 83

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Dinner dance held by Sons of Italy-Uguaglianza Lodge 83

The Sons of Italy-Uguaglianza Lodge 83’s dinner dance was held on Friday, October 11 at Scavello’s On The Island. The event’s honorees included Frank Vignali, the civic award recipient, Jerome ‘Gino’ Raguso, the culture award winner, and the late Michele Greco of Mike’s Deli, who was honored with the heritage award. Read more…
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Two children find their mom, 40, stabbed to death

At around 8 a.m. on Sunday, October 13, 40-year-old Luz Perez was found dead by her two children at 519 E. 187th Street. Perez’s children, a five-year old son and a two-year old daughter, discovered Luz stabbed to death in her bed, before banging on the window of their apartment. A passerby saw them and called 911, before police responded to the scene. The city’s medical examiner’s office will determine the exact cause of Perez’s dead, although crime scene investigators believe that the attacker repeatedly plunged a screwdriver, or a similar object into Luz’s body. Police have not yet made an arrest in the case. Photo by Edwin Soto Read more…
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Bronx commuters say NYC Ferry serves all New Yorkers

Bronx commuters who are benefitting from the New York City ferry system, say it’s an easily accessible mode of transportation, totally disagreeing with a brash statement that appeared in City & State, a weekly political magazine, that claimed it only serves a white affluent demographic. Read more…
On Thursday, October 3, St. Raymond High School for Boys held their 23rd annual ‘Alumni Association Golf Outing’ at Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains. Nearly 100 golfers gathered for a day of golf, dinner, drinks, auctions, raffles and other activities. The event raised over $48,000 for scholarships. Read more…
Local residents and elected officials gathered for the ‘Real Men Wear Pink Talent Show’ at the Mall at Bay Plaza on Saturday, October 12. The talent show featured groups and solo acts of singers and dancers. The American Breast Cancer Association, American Cancer Society and other organizations were in attendance to promote breast cancer awareness and raise money for the cause. Councilman Andy King also enjoyed the festivities. Read more…
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Will MTA fund Bronx projects?

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Police shoot armed man in shoulder on subway platform

Police non-fatally shot a man armed with a handgun on the East 225th Street subway station platform in the north Bronx during the very early hours of Wednesday, October 16 according to the NYPD. Read more…
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Blessing of pets, stuffed animals held at St. Helena Church

St. Helena Church held a blessing of pets as well as a blessing of stuffed animals on Friday, October 4. This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for animals and nature. Read more…
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Annual ‘Day for the Kids’ festival also honors late Bonano of NYPD

On Saturday, September 28, the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club hosted their 11th annual ‘Day for the Kids Festival’. The event was a celebration to advocate for the borough’s youth and bring awareness to the life-changing work taking place throughout the year by the non-profit organization. In conjunction with the festival, the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club celebrated the life of NYPD deputy chief Steven Bonano, Bronx native and Kips Bay alum, with two memorial runs. Read more…
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50-year anniversary for CS 211 celebrated at Maestros

On Saturday, October 5, CS 211 The Bilingual School held a 50-year anniversary celebration at Maestros. The dinner also featured an open bar and music. CS 211 opened in 1969 as an experiment in bilingual education, with 640 students and 34 teachers selected from a pool of over 150 candidates. It was one of the first schools in New York to offer English as a second language. Core subject areas included English/Spanish as a Second Language and Spanish Enrichment. Read more…
Earlier this month, six gunshots were fired within the vicinity of 2421 Webster Aveue. The FDNY, detectives and officers from the 46th Precinct responded to the scene. No injuries were reported. Photo by Aracelis Batista Read more…
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Hart Island plan talked about at latest CB10 meeting

A recent Community Board 10 meeting included a lengthy discussion about what the future holds for Hart Island. Read more…
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Impeachment Inquiry hopping, dodging

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A new day for amNew York under Schneps Media

Schneps Media, helmed by publisher Clifford Luster and editor-in-chief Robert Pozarycki, published the first edition of the new amNewYork on Tuesday. Read more…
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Annual Breast Cancer walk held by PSA7’s com. council, affairs

The Police Service Area 7’s Community cCuncil and Community Affairs held their annual ‘PSA7 Breast Cancer Walk’ on Saturday, October 5. The route began at the Claremont Neighborhood Center and ended at Police Service Area 7. The event was sponsored by UnitedHealthcare and WellCare. Read more…
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Residents protest Methadone clinic proposed near PS/MS 89

On Saturday, October 5, Allerton residents and businesses came together on 2500 Williamsbridge Road to protest a proposed Methadone clinic, which would open near P.S./M.S. 89. Read more…
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Live performances at Willis Avenue Garden

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Live performances at Willis Avenue Garden

Last month, Nos Quedamos, in partnership with Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, hosted the Stage Garden Rumba at Willis Avenue Community Garden, 401 E. 143rd Street. The event featured live performances by Caridad ‘La Bruja’ de La Luz, Mariachi Real de México, Helen Dano, Mazarte Dance Company, Starr Davis, Adrian Martínez, Vir-Amicus DJ Music, Jorge Vázquez Bomba Y Plena, as well as performances by Pregones/PRTT Ensemble. Read more…
On the evening of Friday, October 4, a five-alarm fire broke out at 1555 Grand Concourse. The fire started on the top floor of the six-story building before spreading to the ceiling and the roof. More than 200 firefighters, along with several EMS units, responded to the scene. It was reported that nine firefighters were injured, along with one civilian. The Red Cross displaced 23 adults, 12 children and multiple pets. Photo by Edwin Soto Read more…
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NYPD bust 10 Bronx gang big shots

The NYPD arrested ten Trinatarios gang members, including two that are connected to the murder of 15-year-old Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz at ten separate locations in the Bronx between Tuesday, October 8 and Wednesday, October 9. Read more…
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Pelham Bay Landfill site improvement process moving forward

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Pelham Bay Landfill site improvement process moving forward

Community Board 10 held a meeting on Thursday, October 10 to discuss the decommissioning project to take place at the Pelham Bay Landfill site. Read more…
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Support our troops

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Making Dreams of Safe, Affordable Apartments a Reality

Cheryl Williams had been through the city shelter system twice and experienced her share of disreputable landlords. But that narrative would change when her application for housing at Webster Residence in the Tremont section of the Bronx came through. She had no idea what awaited her. Read more…
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NCBH’s talent show recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

To recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month, North Central Bronx Hospital hosted its ‘Team Rising Hope Making Strides Talent Show’ on Friday, October 11 at 3424 Kossuth Avenue. Read more…
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Residents dress up in costumes for Mosholu Parkway Renaissance Festival

Hosted by NYC Parks, the Mosholu Parkway Renaissance Festival was held on Saturday, October 5 at Kossuth Playground. Those in attendance came in their Halloween costumes and enjoyed music, games, drinks and food. (above) Children take part in a mummy-wrapping contest.(right) Milenia Marias, Friends of Williambridge Oval Park president. Read more…
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DA: Man forged $40 grand in checks from elderly woman

District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced that a man has been indicted for possessing a forged a check and stealing $40,000 from an 85-year-old Bronx woman’s bank account. Read more…
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Freedomland: America’s Theme Park DVD, Volume 2 released

Ten years after the release of Freedomland: America’s Theme Park DVD that provided the history of the construction and highlights of the attractions of this huge Bronx theme park in from 1960 to 64, Volume 2 has been released. Read more…
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NYISE celebrates White Cane Day on the parkway

To celebrate White Cane Day, visually impaired or blind students from the New York Institute for Special Education marched through the local streets as they proudly sported their canes and held posters on Tuesday, October 15, beginning their march by crossing Pelham Parkway and then walking almost two blocks to Williamsbridge Road. Read more…
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Carrion, former Bronx BP, joins Hispanic Chamber Fund board

Adolfo Carrión, Jr. has joined the board of directors for the Hispanic Chamber Fund, which has established and administers a loan program for the sole purpose of making low-cost capital available to members of the Hispanic business community in order to support their business growth and expansion needs. Read more…
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