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The East Bronx History Forum met at the City Island Nautical Museum for a presentation about the history of Country Club on Wednesday, January 15. Read more…
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Boy scout troop traveled to Alpine Scout Camp for competition

The St. Helena Boy Scout Troop 65 went to the Alpine Scout Camp to participate in the annual Klondike Derby along with other scout troops. Each scout troop which participated in the annual event made and raced their own sled in the snow. Read more…
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Bus Cuts Come to a Halt

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Bus Cuts Come to a Halt

Planned express bus service cuts will be delayed. Read more…
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Power Women Podcast: Judge Judy

On the latest edition of Power Women, Schneps publisher and president, Vicki Schneps replays an interview with Judge Judy who talks about life growing up in Brooklyn and the difference between growing up then and now. Judge Judy goes on to talk about her journey from childhood to adulthood and how she became an internationally known television star. Listen to this and our other podcasts at Podcasts.schnepsmedia.com and download wherever podcasts are found! Listen and enjoy. Read more…
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Power Women Podcast: Lois Christie

On this edition of Power Women, Schneps President and Publisher, Vicki Schneps is joined by current President, CEO and Founder of Christie & Co. Salon & Spa, Lois Christie, who talks about the steps she took in starting her own salon in Queens. Lois talks about her 50-year history as a salon owner and the challenges she’s faced throughout her career. She also gave the listeners advice and tips on how to be successful when it comes to owning your own business. Cheers to 50 years, Lois Christie! Listen to this and our other podcasts on podcasts.schnepsmedia.com and wherever podcasts are found! Read more…
Residents are getting sick and tired of playing games with the DEP. Read more…
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NY”s high school graduation rate edges upward

New York’s high school graduation rate continued to edge upward in 2019 ahead of a review and possible revision of diploma requirements, education officials said last Thursday. Read more…
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Three Kings Day celebrated by Councilman Gjonaj’s office

Councilman Mark Gjonaj’s office recently held a toy giveaway for the children in attendance in honor of Three Kings Day. Read more…
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LGBTQ forum held by Destination Tomorrow

Destination Tomorrow hosted an LGBTQ Candidates Forum on Tuesday, January 7. Elected officials and community leaders in attendance included Melissa Mark Viverito, Assemblyman Michael Blake, Councilman Ritchie Torres, Local Democrats of NY co-founder Samelys Lopez and others. Read more…
On Saturday, January 11, Families for Safe Streets and Transportation Alternatives gathered to support and advocate for the passing of the Reckless Driver Accountability Act. Introduced by Councilman Brad Lander, the law would result in reckless drivers being required to take safety courses, have their cars impounded or lose driving privileges after a certain number of violations. Read more…
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Monthly Drug Free Coalition meeting held by Soundview Resident Council

The Soundview Resident Council held their monthly Drug Free Coalition meeting last week. Read more…
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BX Auto Zone roof engulfed in flames last week

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BX Auto Zone roof engulfed in flames last week

On Monday, January 13, a fire broke out at an Auto Zone located at 1910 Story Avenue. The facade of the building was engulfed in flames. However, no injuries were reported. Photo by Edwin Soto Read more…
Willa six-year battle for a slave memorial at Drake Park finally end? Read more…
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State of St. Theresa’s Feast in limbo

The St. Theresa Feast, which has been an annual event for the Pelham Bay community for 23 years, is facing an uncertain future following multiple incidents involving kids and teenagers just after the final day of last year’s festival. Read more…
Albert Einstein University hosted their annual Menorah Lighting to celebrate Hanukkah. The event was attended by Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, among other elected officials and community leaders. Read more…
Senator Luis Sepulveda joined Kennedy Children’s Center for their groundbreaking ceremony, where he presented a $50,000 check towards renovations of their Bronx facility. Read more…
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11-story mixed use development set to start in Belmont

A new housing development is shaping up in Belmont on 668 E. Fordham Road as building permits were filed on Tuesday, December 24. Read more…
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‘The Bronx Does It Better’ art exhibit held at Bronx Kreate Hub

Wallworks New York recently hosted ’The Bronx Does It Better’ art exhibition, which was held on Saturday, January 11 at the Bronx Kreate Hub. Read more…
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Annual Menorah Lighting held at Pelham Plaza

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Annual Menorah Lighting held at Pelham Plaza

Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, along with Councilman Mark Gjonaj and Senator Alessandra Biaggi, hosted the annual Menorah Lighting at Pelham Plaza to celebrate Hanukkah. Read more…
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St. Helena’s Church holiday party also honored Father David

Senator Luis Sepulveda, along with local families and children, attended the annual community holiday celebration at St. Helena’s Church on Saturday, December 14. Read more…
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FDNY-UFA elects Robert Eustace as new vice president

An FDNY firefighter from the Bronx was recently elected as the FDNY-Uniformed Firefighters Association’s new vice president. Read more…
The New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters and the Carpenter Contractor Alliance of Metropolitan New York delivered and distributed more than 800 toys to kids and families throughout the Bronx during the holiday season. These holiday toy drives were done in partnership with local non-profit organizations as well as elected officials including Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, Senator Jamaal Bailey, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assemblyman Michael Blake. Read more…
Last month, Salvation Army visited University Center to spread holiday cheer to the facility’s residents and staff members at their annual holiday party. Salvation Army representatives also performed Christmas ballads with acoustic guitars. Read more…
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Students received free trip to BG after winning tree decorating contest

St. Francis Xavier students were awarded with a free trip to the NY Botanical Gardens’ Train Show on Thursday, January 9 after winning a tree decorating contest at Gardens last month. Read more…
The founder of a Bronx school string orchestra has been named one of ten finalists for the 2020 Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum. Read more…
The Forum of Italian American Educators held its annual Epiphany luncheon at Fratelli’s on Sunday, January 5. The event included a 2020 award presentation for educators who have made a big impact in their community through teaching. Read more…
On Saturday, January 4, Senator Luis Sepulveda held a ‘Three Kings Day’ celebration for the community along with Assemblywoman Karines Reyes, Senator Alessandra Biaggi and district leader Julia Rodriguez. Read more…
Last month, Montefiore Medical Center partnered with Oscar Health to hold a flu awareness event, where flu shots were provided for those in attendance. According to Thorsten Wirkes, Oscar Health’s vice president and general manager of medicare advantage, more than 57,000 Americans died from the flu in the winter of 2018-2019. Read more…
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Annual Holiday Toy Giveaway event held by 41st Precinct

Senator Luis Sepulveda joined the 41st Precinct for their Holiday Toy Giveaway on Tuesday, December 17, where they distributed over 1,500 toys to children and families in the community. Read more…
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Centenarian sisters at Triboro Center bring in the new year

Centenarian sisters Amparo Perez and Evangelina Williams, both Triboro Center residents, celebrated New Year’s Eve together and were excited to start the new year of 2020. Amparo celebrated her 105th birthday in June, while her older sister, Evangelina, turned 107 last spring. Read more…
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Riverdale resident with MS runs relay across America

Running 28 miles a day for five days straight would be feat for most people, let alone someone with an autoimmune disease. Read more…
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NYC Doles out Cash to Arts Organizations

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NYC Doles out Cash to Arts Organizations

Arts and culture organizations will have financial assistance in 2020. Read more…
On Monday, January 6, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez visited the DaVita Outpatient Dialysis Center on Eastchester Road to thank them for acknowledging the need for adequate health services in the Bronx. Read more…
Last month, Community Board 2 held their annual holiday party, which included a toy drive for the children in attendance. The holiday party was attended by Senator Luis Sepulveda, among other elected officials. Read more…
On Wednesday, December 18, University Center held a holiday celebration for its residents and staff, where they celebrated both Hanukkah and Christmas with traditional cuisine and holiday songs. Read more…
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Soul Food Place Looks to Reopen

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Soul Food Place Looks to Reopen

Soul Foode eatery that was closed due to gas leaks, hopes to reopen soon Read more…
As 2019 came to a close, a senseless horrific act of violence occurred in Morrisania, taking the life of a 60-year-old man for merely a dollar. Read more…
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