Articles by: Fernando Tirado

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Remembering Megan Charlop, a Fighter for Bronx Children’s Health

Five years ago today, the Bronx tragically lost one of its greatest advocates for children’s health. Megan Charlop was the director of community health at the Montefiore School Health Program, but to the many children she worked with, she was […]

Among those attending the rally for unity and peace and understanding are John Marano and Silvio Mazella

In the Bronx the Silent Majority Prays for Peace and Sparks Plans for a Future March

As the sun set over Pelham Parkway on January 16th, a unity rally for peace and understanding took place. As the sun continued to disappear in the sky, the Jewish Sabbath began, the Muslim Day of Rest was ending and […]

by · January 18, 2015 · Editorials, Local Events, Religion

Bronx Walk Now for Autism Speaks Draws Thousands of Families to Orchard Beach

On a brisk and bright morning, thousands of families and supporters for autism research participated in today’s walk at Orchard Beach for Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, […]

VISIONS celebrates 88 years of service in aiding the blind

On Thursday, March 13th, VISIONS, which assists people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives, held their 21st Annual Bronx Advisory Board Dinner at the F&J Pine Restaurant to recognize those who […]

Gun Hill Brewery draws winter weary patrons to celebrate the next chapter in Bronx-based breweries

When the last brewery in the Bronx closed down over 70 years ago, it took with it a piece of Bronx industry and history. That story is about to be rewritten now that the Gun Hill Brewery, headed by Kieran […]

by · February 23, 2014 · Business, Local News

The Bronx Beer Hall draws hundreds to the Bronx Craft Beer Day as part of NYC Beer Week

On Saturday, February 22, the Bronx Beer Hall hosted the first ever Bronx Craft Beer Day as part of the city’s Beer Week event. Drawing hundreds of people in this all day event, Bronxites took a break from the cold […]

by · February 23, 2014 · Business, Local News, News

Bronx Parks Speak Up Celebrates it’s 20th Annual Conference, Looks to Create a 20/20 Vision for Local Parks

On Saturday February 22nd, the Bronx Parks Speak Up Conference celebrated its 20th anniversary, and once again set out a bold agenda for addressing issues within the borough’s parks. The 20/20 Vision Plan, the theme of this year’s conference, brought […]

by · February 23, 2014 · Local News

Night Before the Fights, Pop’s Boxing Gym in Bedford Park to Host Bronx Golden Gloves Prelims

Tucked away along Jerome Avenue adjacent to the 4 train, just north of Bedford Park Blvd., I thought I was heading to see the local Golden Gloves preliminary competition, hosted by the New York Daily News. As luck would have […]

by · February 19, 2014 · Local News, Sports

Bronx Elected Officials Unite to Introduce New City Council Bill that will Promote Labor Harmony at Future Living Wage Retail Developments

Press release from the Office of the Bronx Borough President – 2/8/14     Stuart Appelbaum, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Annabel Palma and Ritchie Torres Jointly Announce New Living Wage Bill Today   Bronx, NY—The historic campaign for living wage jobs that grew […]

by · February 10, 2014 · Local News, News

Oldest bar in the Bronx, Jolly Tinker in Bedford Park, celebrates its 45th anniversary

“Mike is the best person in the world, a genuine guy who’s always been like family,” is what Noel Leddy, a retired NYPD officer said about Mr. Mike Prendergast Sr., co-owner of the Jolly Tinker located on the corner of […]

by · February 9, 2014 · Local News

Bronx Young Dems Persevere Over Blizzard, First Networking Event in 2014 a Success

Despite over six inches of snow on Monday blanketing the Bronx, the Bronx Young   Democrats (BYD) drew nearly three dozen hardy souls to brave the weather and network with one another about work, politics, and current events in the […]

by · February 4, 2014 · Local News
Winter at Mosholu Parkway February 2014

Winter at Mosholu Parkway February 2014

Despite the winter and snow fatigue many of us are facing, the snowfall is very pretty, especially on Mosholu Parkway. There is a sense of serenity as one walks up and down the parkway in the snow. For more photos, […]

by · February 4, 2014 · Local News
Rebuild by Design initiative gathers public input to envision a more resilient Hunts Point

Rebuild by Design initiative gathers public input to envision a more resilient Hunts Point

On January 28th, nearly a hundred residents from Hunts Point and surrounding communities came together to discuss how to make Hunts Point resilient against future storms and disasters. Co-hosted by The Point CDC, Sustainable South Bronx, and the NYC Environmental […]

by · February 2, 2014 · Local News

The Bronx should not be an afterthought when it comes to preparing for the next disaster

During Hurricane Sandy that occurred in late October 2012, many thought that the Bronx was fortunate that it was not as devastated as the other four boroughs were, particularly those communities along the Atlantic Ocean. Likewise, when we see the […]

by · January 28, 2014 · Editorials
Inflated NYPD Stats Also Hurt Economic Development In The Bronx

Inflated NYPD Stats Also Hurt Economic Development In The Bronx

On Friday, the New York Daily News published an exclusive story on how the crime stats for the Hunts Point area or the 41st precinct have historically been merged with the crime stats from Riker’s Island, affecting the auto and […]

by · January 28, 2014 · Local News