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Three Kings Day celebrated by Bronx Parent Housing Network

Organizations Bronx Parent Housing Network, Inc. and South Bronx Kids hosted an event to celebrate Three Kings Day on Monday, January 6. The event was attended by Councilman Ruben Diaz, Sr. and Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, among others. Read more…
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Four new computers for St. Helena’s kindergarten class

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Four new computers for St. Helena’s kindergarten class

St. Helena School recently received four new computers for its kindergarten class, which will help the students learn specific computer skills. The students were very happy with their new computers and began working them like pros, according to the school. Read more…
Last week, tenant leaders of Community Action for Safe Apartments and Northwest Bronx Clergy and Coalition held a rally and town hall as part of their ‘Right to Counsel, Power to Organize’ campaign to expand the right counsel legislation through two new bills, Intro 1104 and Intro 1529, which will result in more tenants having the ability to defend their homes against evictions. Read more…
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Sepulveda advocates for new bill in Albany

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Sepulveda advocates for new bill in Albany

On Wednesday, January 8, Senator Luis Sepulveda joined his colleagues in Albany, where one of his priority bills is the HALT Solitary Confinement Act, which would restrict solitary confinement in New York prisons and require alternative, more human rehabilitation methods to make prisons safer and more rehabilitative for everyone. Read more…
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What will Happen with Rodman’s Neck?

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What will Happen with Rodman’s Neck?

Do the police really need $100m more for soundproofing or are they stonewalling? Read more…
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Bronx Native Overcomes Addiction and Now helps Others

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Bronx Native Overcomes Addiction and Now helps Others

Once saddled by addiction and homelessness, Victor Rivera today helps people throughout the borough. Read more…
On Tuesday, January 14, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined Governor Andew Cuomo, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Assemblywoman Maritza Davila and others on a trip to Puerto Rico to assess the damage from the recent earthquakes and discuss the best ways for New York to assist the island. During the trip, the group visited a severely damaged power plant in Costa Sur and toured the towns of Guanica and Ponce. Read more…
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MLK bday celebrated by Councilman King’s office

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MLK bday celebrated by Councilman King’s office

On Wednesday, January 15, Councilman Andy King’s office held a celebration for the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Those in attendance, which included local elected officials and community members, listened to music, ate catered food, gained information from vendors and were given brand new coats and book bags. Read more…
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Concert raised funds, awareness for PR earthquake damage

Bronx County Fairs and Expo Association, Inc. and Freddy Perez, Jr. held a ‘Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief: A Concert For Our Island’ at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, January […] Read more…
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Three Kings Day celebrated at Watson Houses

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Three Kings Day celebrated at Watson Houses

Senator Luis Sepulveda joined Reverend Carmen Hernandez and Watson Houses residents for their ‘Three Kings Day’ celebration. Read more…
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$100,000 allocation will result in Lehman College technology mentorship program

On Wednesday, January 8, the Verizon Foundation announced Lehman College as the winner of the ‘Verizon Community Grant’. Lehman was awarded a total of $100,000 to launch a technology mentorship program for 50 small business owners in the borough. Read more…
An SUV crashed into a school building located at 2862 Westchester Avenue between Mayflower and Mulford avenues on Thursday, January 16 at around 9:30 a.m. One individual suffered injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Read more…
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Developers break ground on Concourse affordable housing

Residents of Tremont from all walks of life will have an opportunity to live in a state-of-the-art apartment building in 2022. Read more…
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…
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DEP reverses position on Jerome Park Reservoir

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DEP reverses position on Jerome Park Reservoir

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…
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Will there be a Slave Memorial at Drake Park

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Will there be a Slave Memorial at Drake Park

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…
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Menorah Lighting ceremony held to celebrate Hanukkah

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Menorah Lighting ceremony held to celebrate Hanukkah

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

Bronx Times Reporter

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…
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Bronx toy drives held by NYC Carpenters and Contractors

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Bronx toy drives held by NYC Carpenters and Contractors

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…
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Three Kings Day celebration held by Sepulveda and others

Bronx Times Reporter

Three Kings Day celebration held by Sepulveda and others

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…
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