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
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Frank Sinatra, Jr. Dead at 72

  The Sinatra family said in a statement that Frank Sinatra, Jr. died unexpectedly Wednesday of cardiac arrest while on tour in Daytona Beach, Florida.   Sinatra Jr. was the son of Sinatra’s first wife, Nancy Barbato Sinatra, and the […]

by · March 17, 2016 · Entertainment, Obituary
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Novelist E. L. Doctorow Buried At Woodlawn Cemetery

Bronx-born novelist and writer E. L. Doctorow, who died July 21st, was interred here at Woodlawn Cemetery on Thursday, October 1st.  I was among only three others, besides the family, to attend.   He included Woodlawn in his novels “Ragtime” […]

IN MEMORIAM: Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies At 94

IN MEMORIAM: Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies At 94

Nancy Reagan, wife of former President Ronald Reagan, died on Sunday. She was 94.   The cause of death was congestive heart failure, according to her rep Joanne Drake, a spokeswoman with the Reagan Library.   “Mrs. Reagan will be […]

by · March 7, 2016 · News, Obituary
The Bronx Loses One of its Own – In memorial of Thomas J. Hefter Sr.

The Bronx Loses One of its Own – In memorial of Thomas J. Hefter Sr.

The Bronx loses one of its own In memorial of Thomas J. Hefter Sr. Thomas J. Hefter Sr. passed away December 10, 2015, with his children by his side. Son of Mary and Al born and raised in The Bronx […]

by · January 13, 2016 · Announcements, Bulletin Board, Obituary
A Time to be Born and A Time to be Celebrated

A Time to be Born and A Time to be Celebrated

Like most people living in this world, we have seen happiness as well as the passing of many whose lives we celebrate. As I look back on the past year I remember, not with sorrow, but with happiness the lives […]

by · January 4, 2016 · Bronx Personalities, Obituary
The Passing of NBA Legend Dolph Schayes

The Passing of NBA Legend Dolph Schayes

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: The Passing of NBA Legend Dolph Schayes “I would like to send my condolences to the family of NBA legend and Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes, who passed away today at the age of […]

by · December 10, 2015 · Announcements, Bulletin Board, Obituary

Condolences to State Senator Jeff Klein on Passing of his Mother

Albany-based reporter Nick Reisman reporting on StateofPolitics.com writes: “Marilyn Klein, the mother of Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein, has died, a spokeswoman for the IDC said.  Klein, 77, was a former female Democratic district leader for the 80th […]

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In Memoriam: Ben Randazzo — We Will Miss You

This week, the Bronx community was saddened to learn of the passing of community fixture Ben Randazzo. Ben was chief of staff to Bronx Assemblyman Michael Benedetto. Ben was 74 and had lived on the same waterfront lot in Tierney Place […]

City Flags To Fly At Half Mast In Honor of Yogi Berra

City Flags To Fly At Half Mast In Honor of Yogi Berra

ALL FLAGS TO FLY AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF YOGI BERRA   In honor of Yogi Berra – former Yankees catcher, Navy veteran, and esteemed New Yorker of sharp wit – who passed away last night at the age of […]

by · September 23, 2015 · Government, Obituary
Yankee Legend Yogi Berra Has Died

Yankee Legend Yogi Berra Has Died

Early this morning, the Yogi Berra Museum tweeted, “It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Yogi Berra passed away Tuesday night at the age of 90.” The NY Yankees organization later tweeted, “We are deeply saddened […]

by · September 23, 2015 · Obituary, Sports
Amelia Boynton Robinson: Her Soul’s Marching On

Amelia Boynton Robinson: Her Soul’s Marching On

This past Wednesday Amelia Boynton Robinson passed away at the age of 104 It is with much emotion that I and many others who were part of the fight for civil rights in the 1960s mourn a woman who was […]

by · August 30, 2015 · History, Obituary, Voting Rights
Bronx Disability Activist Greg Bell, Sr. Mourned

Bronx Disability Activist Greg Bell, Sr. Mourned

Gregory D. Bell, Sr., 68, a military veteran, community activist and founder of Insight for New Housing, died of cancer at the Bronx V.A. Hospital on August 13. City Councilwoman Vanessa L. Gibson remembered Greg Bell as not only a strong […]

by · August 19, 2015 · Announcements, Obituary
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Veteran Newsman Bill Carey Passes Away At 61

Bill Carey, the longtime television journalist who was a fixture in Central New York for decades, has died. He was 61.   Carey, a senior reporter with Time Warner Cable News, had been in the intensive care unit at Memorial […]

by · August 8, 2015 · Announcements, Obituary
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City Mourns Heat-Related Death of Sanitation Worker, City Flags At Half-Mast

A 37-year-old sanitation worker who was working in Staten Island was found dead in his car Wednesday afternoon, not long after he complained about the heat, which hit the mid-90s. Sgt. Frank Musella, who has worked for the Department of Sanitation […]

by · July 30, 2015 · Government, Obituary