Bronx Personalities

Bronx Native, Elvin Garcia Scores ’40 Under 40′ Recognition

Bronx Native, Elvin Garcia Scores ’40 Under 40′ Recognition

On Tuesday night, South Bronx native Elvin Garcia, the Bronx borough director for Mayor Bill de Blasio, and thirty-nine other young New Yorkers in government, politics, media, nonprofit work, and business were recognized as “Rising Stars” by City and State NY. On […]

by · October 19, 2016 · Bronx Personalities, News
The Political Round Up: Council Speaker Mark-Viverito and Others to Rally Against Trump

The Political Round Up: Council Speaker Mark-Viverito and Others to Rally Against Trump

Elected Officials, Women’s Advocates Rally Against Trump On Monday, October 17, elected officials, women’s rights organizations, and community leaders will gather in front of Trump Tower, 725 5th Avenue in Manhattan, to protest GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s treatment of women.  The rally was […]

Cabrera-Rivera II: Rumble in the Bronx 

Cabrera-Rivera II: Rumble in the Bronx 

​Looks like City Councilman Rev. Fernando Cabrera has picked up some last minute support in his rematch with incumbent State Senator Gustavo Rivera today. Democratic operative and former district leader Venancio “Benny” Catala posted on Facebook campaign-like artwork saying, “Elect […]

Gloves Come Off in 86th AD Rematch

Gloves Come Off in 86th AD Rematch

​The gloves are coming off against Bronx Assemblyman Victor Pichardo’s opponent Hector Ramirez in their 86th AD rematch contest. Glossy two-sided campaign mailers hitting the mailboxes of Democratic primary voters in the 86th Assembly District reminding them that Mr. Ramirez […]

Captain Keith Walton, 49th Precinct NYPD and Tyrone Lowe. Credit: NY Daily News

Profile: Captain Keith Walton, 49th Precinct

Bronx Profile: Captain Keith Walton, 49th Precinct/NYPD Koi Germany Jr., Staff Writer   In the blink of an eye, 7-year-old Tyrone Lowe found himself an orphan. His father killed himself with a gunshot wound to the head late last year, […]

Bronx Soldier’s M1 Rifle Found 72 Years After D-Day

Bronx Soldier’s M1 Rifle Found 72 Years After D-Day

Pvt. Martin Teahan’s M1 Found 72 Years after D-Day by Jim Farrell If I were to report the facts, I would tell you Private Martin Teahan of HQ Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), died on June 6, […]

by · August 21, 2016 · Bronx Personalities, History
Daily News Calls Out CM Gibson For Quashing Own Traffic Ticket

Daily News Calls Out CM Gibson For Quashing Own Traffic Ticket

In a blistering editorial on Tuesday, the NY Daily News called on Bronx Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson to step aside as chair of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee for quashing a ticket given her for dangerous driving. The DN […]

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Profile America: Special Delivery

United Parcel Service began in 1907 as the American Messenger Company, founded by 19-year old Jim Casey in Seattle, Washington.

Photo Op-ed: The Two Faces Melissa Mark-Viverito 

Photo Op-ed: The Two Faces Melissa Mark-Viverito 

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito tries to have both ways as she assists the Rivington deed cover up as she criticizes it.

Welcome2TheBronx! Well, It Depends On If Ed García Conde Approves

Welcome2TheBronx! Well, It Depends On If Ed García Conde Approves

The supposed gentrifiers Ed Condé seeks to chase away are providers of jobs and opportunities within the borough.

Political Roundup: Bronx Ballots, Clan Jose Rivera, July 18

Political Roundup: Bronx Ballots, Clan Jose Rivera, July 18

​Political Roundup: Bronx Ballots, Rivera Clan, Urban Youth Program Bronx ‘Rising Voices’ Ballot Follies Underway  The county leader of the loosely-knit ‘Rising Voices’ confederation, Richard Soto was at the Bronx BOE overseeing his usual slate of ‘Bizarro’ candidates running across […]

Senator Ruben Diaz to host “Abrazo Dominicano in New York,” July 22

Senator Ruben Diaz to host “Abrazo Dominicano in New York,” July 22

Senator Ruben Diaz to host “Abrazo Dominicano in New York” at 3371 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY, on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Council Member Gibson Announces $21.9 Million Budget Enhancements for County District Attorneys 

Council Member Gibson Announces $21.9 Million Budget Enhancements for County District Attorneys 

​Council Member Gibson Announces $21.9 Million In Funding for County District Attorneys  by Koi Germany, Staff Writer On the sunny steps of the Bronx Court House Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson, joined by Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, Richmond County […]

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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 […]