Obituary

Congressman Joseph Crowley 14th Congressional District Bronx/Queens

Rep. Crowley Comments on the Passing of Mary Lu Plunkett

Congressman Crowley Statement on the Passing of Mary Lu Plunkett, A Pillar of the Queens County Democratic Organization On Sunday, Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chair of the Queens County Democratic Organization, issued the following statement on the passing […]

Bronx mourns Jake ‘Raging Bull’ LaMotta

Bronx mourns Jake ‘Raging Bull’ LaMotta

The late great boxing legend Jake LaMotta was a Class of 2003 Bronx Walk of Fame inductee.

by · September 20, 2017 · Bulletin Board, News, Obituary
Candlelight Memorial for Ms. Louella Hatch

Candlelight Memorial for Ms. Louella Hatch

Candlelight Memorial for beloved community leader Louella Hatch. Today, Tuesday, July 25th, 6pm, 2200 Tiebout Avenue, Bronx, NY.

Commissioner James P. O'Neill, NYPD

POLICE COMMISSIONER O’NEILL REMARKS AT FUNERAL OF NYPD DETECTIVE MIOSOTIS FAMILIA

TRANSCRIPT: NYPD COMMISSIONER O’NEILL REMARKS AT FUNERAL OF NYPD DETECTIVE MIOSOTIS FAMILIA Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill: Good morning, everybody. Barbara, I’m not sure if I’m ready to celebrate yet. I have to work on it.   Members of the NYPD […]

by · July 12, 2017 · Crime, News, Obituary, Police Affairs
Photo: Staton Rabin for the New York Press Club. June 5, 2017. New York Press Club Journalism Awards dinner. The Water Club, NYC

Legendary Bronx-born Reporter, Gabe Pressman Dead at 93

New York Press Club Statement on the Passing of Gabe Pressman New York journalism has lost a legend and a moral compass with the passing of our friend Gabe Pressman. A tenacious seeker of the truth, there was no greater […]

Will Madonna (right) - via Facebook (Sonny Vataj)

Morris Park Attorney William Madonna Found Dead

Tragedy stuck today when Morris Park attorney William J. Madonna, Esq., “Will” as some friends called him, was found dead in his home. The cause of death, although unconfirmed, is believed to be a massive heart attack.   Since 1994, William […]

by · June 11, 2017 · Announcements, Law, News, Obituary
Funeral Details for Joseph Penasso

Funeral Details for Joseph Penasso

CORRECTION: Joseph Penasso is survived by Michele Avallone Pisciotta, his wife of 15 years, and stepsons, Nicholas J. Pisciotta Jr. and Michael Pisciotta. He is survived by his children, Jennifer Penasso Member, Giuseppe Penasso and Stephanie Penasso. He has 8 grandchildren and […]

Father of the New York’s Check Cashing Industry – and renowned Collector of Italian Ceramics — Dies at 96.

Father of the New York’s Check Cashing Industry – and renowned Collector of Italian Ceramics — Dies at 96.

Father of the New York’s Check Cashing Industry – and renowned Collector of Italian Ceramics — Dies at 96. Howard I. Stein, founder of RiteCheck in 1949 and founder in 1957 of the Check Cashers Association of New York (FSCNY) […]

by · February 11, 2017 · Announcements, Obituary
Photo credit: Nicholas Karahalios

Former Bronx Congressman Robert “Bobby” Garcia Dead at 84

Fmr. Congressman Robert “Bobby” Garcia by Norelie Garcia Former Congressman Robert “Bobby” Garcia passed away the evening of January 25, 2017 at the VA Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he had moved from the mainland in 2013 due […]

Cuba's communist leader Fidel Castro at t Communist Party Central Committee meeting. Credit: The Telegraph (UK)

Vernuccio’s View: Good Riddance to Fidel Castro

By Frank V. Vernuccio, Esq. Fidel Castro violated human rights in almost every way imaginable. He was a key sponsor of international terrorism. His secret police had informants on every block. He imprisoned an extraordinary number of people, some of […]

by · November 30, 2016 · Obituary, Vernuccio's View
Photo: NY Daily News

In Memoriam: Former Assemblyman Murray Lewinter, December 12, 1926 – July 2, 2016

Bronx-born Murray Lewinter, a former state assemblyman who became a lobbyist after his political career, died Saturday at the age of 89. The World War II veteran passed away after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, said his son-in-law Bruce Solitar. […]

American Hero: Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. RIP

American Hero: Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. RIP

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown — former president of the Bronx Community College, director of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs at New York University, professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, and Tuskegee Airman during World War II — passed away at […]

President Barack Obama Mourns Loss of Muhammad Ali

President Barack Obama Mourns Loss of Muhammad Ali

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali died of septic shock Friday night after he first arrived in the hospital Monday for a respiratory illness, a family spokesman said Saturday.

by · June 5, 2016 · Announcements, Obituary, Sports
Bronx Lawyer and Activist Ramon Jiménez, 68, Died

Bronx Lawyer and Activist Ramon Jiménez, 68, Died

Wake in Memory of Ramon Jiménez El Leon del Bronx (1948-2016) Saturday, May 14, 2016 4-8 pm Castle Hill Funeral Directors, Inc 1528 Castle Hill Avenue Bronx, NY 10462 #6 Subway to Castle Hill Avenue Private Free Parking Available In […]

by · May 12, 2016 · Announcements, Obituary
Former FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta Dead at 83

Former FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta Dead at 83

On Wednesday former Deputy Mayor and Administration for Children’s Services, Department of Investigation and FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta died at age 83.  On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered that all flags shall be flown at half-staff on all City […]

by · March 25, 2016 · Announcements, News, Obituary