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Mayor de Blasio Orders All City Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Slain Dallas Cops

ALL FLAGS TO FLY AT HALF-STAFF EFFECTIVE TODAY IN HONOR OF VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE IN DALLAS   NEW YORK––As a mark of respect for the victims of the deadly violence that occurred in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, July 7, 2016, […]

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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 […]

American Entrepreneurship Award, Tonight

American Entrepreneurship Award, Tonight

Today, June 27th at 6:30p.m. at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (1040 Grand Concourse), The Libra Group and the office of Assemblyman Michael Blake will announce the winners of the American Entrepreneurship Award. This is just the beginning as the […]

FLAGS TO FLY AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF STAFF SERGEANT MIGUEL COLON-VAZQUEZ

In honor of Staff Sergeant Miguel Colon-Vazquez, of Brooklyn, NY, who lost his life in the line of duty on June 2, 2016 at Fort Hood.

by · June 7, 2016 · Announcements

Remembering Kalief Browder – The New Yorker

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Bronx Community College representatives held a press conference announcing the establishment of the Kalief Browder Memorial Scholarship, Bronx Community College. Kalief Browder, who was arrested at the age of sixteen for stealing […]

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

BREAKING: U.S. Senate has confirmed Eric Fanning to be Army secretary

U.S. Senate has confirmed Eric Fanning to be Army secretary

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
President-elect Donald J. Trump won a stunning and decisive victory over Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday November 8.

Women Leaders To Stage Anti-Trump Rally On Thursday

“EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION” RALLY RESPONDING TO TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON WOMEN   Women’s Rights Advocates and Elected Officials to Call Out Trump, Following Extreme Anti-Choice Remarks   On Thursday, March 31, 2016, New York City Public Advocate Tish James, numerous […]

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
Memorial Day Flagging. Courtesy Woodlawn Cemetery.

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” […]

New York State Youth Executive Pardons Program

New York State Youth Executive Pardons Program

New York State Youth Pardon Program Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is offering executive pardons to New Yorkers convicted of nonviolent crimes at ages 16 and 17, who have been crime free for a minimum of 10 years since their offense. […]

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