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JMC, NCBH to host blood drive

In an effort to support the New York Blood Center and restore our community blood supply, Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital (NCBH) are urging our friends and neighbors to donate blood at either of two blood drives in the upcoming weeks. The first blood drive will be held on January 22 at NCBH, 3424 Kossuth Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The second will be held on February 19 at Jacobi Medical Center, 1400 Pelham Parkway South, Building #4, in the penthouse from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Read more…

Parkchester Chorus moves to First Presbyterian

The Parkchester Chorus, the oldest ecumenical chorus in the Bronx, has moved to the First Presbyterian Church at Throggs Neck on East Tremont Avenue, accessed from Dudley Avenue. Read more…

CI, Bronx protest Ladder 53 nighttime closing

Days after a fierce early morning blaze gutted a two-story building at City Island Avenue and Schofield Street, hundreds of residents joined local elected officials in a moonlight march on a frigid evening urging Mayor Bloomberg and FDNY commissioner Nicolas Scoppetta to keep Ladder Company 53 open at all times. Read more…

Klein spreads cancer awareness

Senator Jeff Klein has again taken the leading role in pushing efforts for cervical cancer awareness and preventatives for all residents of the Bronx. Read more…

Deliveryman mugged by truant student

A delivery man from National Restaurant at 129 Westchester Square went home to get the charger for his cell phone, but got more than he bargained for when two thugs, one of whom was a Lehman High School truant, allegedly attacked him in a robbery attempt. Read more…

Congressman Crowley visits Allerton school

The students of P.S. 89 received a special treat on Monday, January 12, as Congressman Joseph Crowley paid a visit to read the students’ letters to President elect Barack Obama, made possible through the Building Educated Leaders for Life program. Read more…

Father, son bowling duo strike it rich

In a little over eight months, a father and son duo reached a milestone at Van Nest Lanes that few who bowl ever achieve. Read more…

M.S. 101 walks in merchants’ shoes

Students in an enrichment program at M.S. 101 at 2750 Lafayette Avenue participated in a Merchants Walk, helping them to learn how advertising can help local businesses succeed. Read more…

Councilman Vacca hosts ‘A Day Out To Work Out’

Councilman Vacca is getting into better shape, and he wants the rest of his district to join him in a quest for better health. Read more…

Korony American Legion Post 253

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Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association

United we can stop the invasion and destruction of our communities.  Yes we can.  It is the taxpaying, hardworking, middle class who will decide the future of our communities, not the slumlords and greedy developers from outside our area.  Many of the Queens developers are having a difficult time getting their plans approved in Queens and are having a much easier time in the Bronx. Read more…

Morris Park Community Association

Brrr.  We’re certainly in the grip of Old Man Winter this month with blasts of arctic air, snow flurries and freezing rain.  But hey, this is winter even if we did have that 60 degree Sunday three weeks ago!  January always seems like the longest month on the calendar and is probably more exciting for skiers and football fans anticipating Super Bowl Sunday.  For the rest of us, well, we can bundle up, seal up those drafty windows and doors and wait for spring (Friday, March 20)! Read more…

Samuel Young Legion Post 620

I’ve gotten a list of Legion events and happenings from Bronx County Commander, Colleen McCarthy. It’s five months long so I’m going to print this on a monthly basis. January 18 is Bingo at the Throgg’s Neck Memorial Post 1456. This begins at 1 p.m. and all proceeds go to Calvary Hospital. January 23 is the Mid-Winter Conference at Albany. That’s it for January. Read more…

Waterbury Lasalle Community Association

Beans, beans the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you tout.  Yes, beans are not only musical but they’re magical and if you eat them, you’ll be touting their benfits! Read more…

Van Nest Community Association

With the new presidency, the second round of the $700 billion bailout will start. I hope the President and Congress will demand to know where our money is going. The first half was given to the various financial institutions with the hope it would free-up the credit market. There were no restrictions on how and where the money was to be used. It could have been used to buy up other banks or whatever the banker-thieves wanted to use it for. The credit market had more cheap money to lend and mortgage rates were supposed to drop, but didn’t. Mortgage money was not being lent with the lame excuse that the banks were afraid to lend the money to the public. Now you can see the rates dropping as the new presidency is approaching but they can still go lower. Read more…

Victorian Valentine at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum; all-star doo-wop night

The month of February starts in the spirit of Valentine’s Day! On Sat., Feb. 7, stop by the Bartow-Pell Mansion from 11 am to 2 pm to make your own Victorian Valentine. Give one to your beloved or even keep one for yourself. With the beautiful, romantic L’Orangerie as your backdrop and music to set the mood, you’ll be inspired to spread the love! Find out why we celebrate Valentine’s Day and where the tradition originated. Light refreshments available. Appropriate for ages 3 and up. Read more…
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