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The 41st Precinct and 41st Precinct Community Council held their annual Christmas Toy Drive on Tuesday, December 17 to give out holiday gifts to the children in attendance. Read more…
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Gjonaj attends CI Chamber of Commerce dinner dance

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Gjonaj attends CI Chamber of Commerce dinner dance

The City Island Chamber of Commerce recently held a dinner dance to celebrate and honor City Island’s small businesses. The dinner dance was attended by Councilman Mark Gjonaj. Read more…
On Monday, December 16, the NYPD’s 911 Call Center Communications Technicians of the Bronx participated in a holiday card drive for survivors of mass shootings as well as families who have lost loved ones as a result of gun violence. Read more…
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‘Holiday Trolley of Fun’ hosted by KRVC, attended by Gjonaj

The Kingsbridge Riverdale Van Cortlandt Development Corp. hosted the first-ever ‘Holiday Trolley of Fun’ which included appearances by Santa Claus, elves on stilts and the Grinch. The event was attended by Councilman Mark Gjonaj as well as children from nearby neighborhoods. Photo courtesy of Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s office Read more…
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Could Governor’s Ball Be Coming to the Bronx?

Organizers of Governor’s Ball want to bring it to the Bronx, but it has been denied a permit. Read more…
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Bronx school prepares for the next step with College Accessibility March

The Community School for Social Justice in the South Bronx participated in their first-ever College Accessibility March, where they marched the final supporting documents of their college applications to post offices and mail trucks. Cheering students, parents, teachers, local businesses and community members lined the parade route in support of the high school seniors, many of whom will be the first in their families to attend college. Read more…
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Annual holiday party hosted by MPCA, attended by electeds Gjonaj and Fernandez

The Morris Park Community Association held their annual holiday party on Friday, December 13. Those in attendance included MPCA members as well as Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez and Councilman Mark Gjonaj. (below left) Silvio Mazella gathers near the Christmas tree with his family. (below right) Ostacio ‘Lefty’ Negron, Frank Agovino, Silvio Mazella and Al D’Angelo gather with police officers of the 49th Precinct. Read more…
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BronxNet Holds Holiday Open House in New Studio

The south Bronx is now home to the newest BronxNet studio. Read more…
Simone Metro Properties president Joe Kelleher and Dr. Jhangiani presented photographer Aracelis Batista with a Doctor’s for a Healthier Bronx Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Photography award at a holiday get together which took place last week. Read more…
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Gift Giving Program hosted by OLA’s Parenting Center

Our Lady of Assumption Parenting Center held their Gift Giving Program event last week, where they collected toys and other items for the children in the community. Read more…
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Shopping center officially named ‘Soundview Plaza’

A shopping center in the Bronx received an official naming ceremony after an 18-month renovation period. Read more…
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Pols Introduce Inter Borugh Rail

Elected officials introduce an inter bough rail that could bypass Manhattan. Read more…
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Bronx Brewery, Perico Limited announce streetwear partnership

The Bronx Brewery and Bronx-based streetwear brand Perico Limited announced a new partnership to make PLT the official designer and provider for the Brewery’s merchandise. Read more…
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Mulchfest chipping now 2 consecutive Saturdays in January

NYC Parks announced changes to its annual Mulchfest. During the 2020 recycling program, New Yorkers will now have two consecutive Saturdays when they can actively mulch their holiday trees—Saturday, January 4 and 11. This new schedule makes it easier than ever for all to say goodbye to their trees in an ecofriendly way, and take a bag of nutrient rich mulch home in the process. Mulchfest, part of the New York City’s holiday tradition, encourages New Yorkers to make greening a family activity—turning holiday trees into mulch which can be used for gardening and to increase soil fertility. Read more…
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St. Clare Senior Center’s director receives proclamation as she retires

Councilman Mark Gjonaj recently presented a NYC Council Proclamation to a long-time community activist and St. Clare Senior Center director, the retiring Debra Ann Jaffee for her dedication to the senior center over the years. Read more…
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Holiday party hosted by Bronx Red Hats, Bruckner Boulevard FDNY

The Bronx Red Hat Roses held a holiday party on Tuesday, December 17 along with the Bruckner Boulevard FDNY, who collected gifts for local children. Read more…
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Bronx Health REACH Coalition’s Health Disparities Workgroup discuss need for health prioritization in BX

Last month, the Bronx Health REACH Coalition’s Health Disparities Workgroup met with Mayor de Blasio to discuss the need for his administration to prioritize the Bronx in response to its persistent last place ranking in health outcomes among New York’s 62 counties. Read more…
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CB 6 residents, despite assurances, weary over bail changes

Residents of the Belmont, Bathgate, East Tremont and West Farms neighborhoods are receiving mixed messages on the changes in the application of bail in New York State, slated to take effect in January. Read more…
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Children’s Holiday Party hosted by 49th Precinct, Councilman Gjonaj

Councilman Mark Gjonaj recently partnered with the 49th Precinct for a Children’s Holiday Party to bring holiday cheer to the kids in the community. Photo courtesy of Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s office Read more…
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Residents advocate for children’s, young adults’ safety at recent rally

A Community Safety Rally was held on Cortlandt Avenue and 151st Street, where local residents advocated for the safety of school children and young adults in the neighborhood. Read more…
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Bronx Y’s holiday celebration at Hutch Metro’s Marriott Residence Inn

The Bronx YMCA held their annual holiday celebration at the Marriott Residence Inn on Waters Place on Monday, December 16. The event thanked outgoing Bronx Y chairperson Geri Sciortino for her hard work and dedication and welcomed incoming Bronx Y chairperson, the honorable Judge Fiordaliza Rodriguez. Read more…
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First new charter school of its kind opens in Throggs Neck

The Bronx Arts and Science Charter School held a ribbon cutting event in celebration of their first charter in the state of New York on Thursday, December 12. Read more…
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Retired PS 14 Teacher Publishes Children’s Book

A former gym teacher taught her kids much more than phsycial education Read more…
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To ‘E’ or not to ‘E’, that is the question?

As a former bike delivery courier in Charleston, South Carolina, I understand the courier business. Read more…
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‘Breakfast with Santa’ holiday event hosted by Gjonaj

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‘Breakfast with Santa’ holiday event hosted by Gjonaj

Councilman Mark Gjonaj and his office recently hosted their annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’ event, where Santa Claus gave presents to the children in attendance and celebrated the upcoming Christmas holiday. Read more…
The Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance held their annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Sunday, December 15. Read more…
Last week, the Bronx YMCA and its board of managers hosted their annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’ event. The Polar Express-themed event was attended by over 100 families who were greeted by Santa and took pictures with him in his sleigh. The event, which was supported by MetroPlus, also featured holiday performances by the Bronx YMCA Dance Program and a check presentation from Ponce De Leon Bank. Read more…
On Monday, December 16, a fire broke out inside 1837 Burke Avenue, located between Ely and Bruner avenues, which resulted in the death of a 69-year old man. The fire started at around 11:15 on Monday morning, when firefighters discovered the deceased victim in a second floor bedroom. Two firefighters also suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. Photo by Edwin Soto Read more…
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CASA Team Leader Passes Away

An activist for 40 years, Carmen Vega- Rivera passed away two weeks ago. Read more…
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