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Gomez Stirs Pot, Racism Alleged

At about ten minutes before 2 AM on Friday morning, Democratic city council candidate Alex Gomez posted another incendiary tweet and Instagram post; this time directed at Morris Park Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj — the presumed frontrunner in the upcoming Council race. […]

The name Fort Apache reportedly came from a cop answering the phone at the station-house used the tern in describing the police station as being under attack. Photo by David Greene

‘FORT APACHE’ COPS RECALL GOOD TIMES

‘Fort Apache’ Cops Recall Good Times During the Bad Old Days by David Greene   More than 100 former cops once stationed at the famed “Fort Apache” station-house on Simpson Street during the 1970’s, held their annual gathering as they […]

Longwood photographer Clarisel Gonzalez is interviewed next to some of her photographs featured in a new exhibit. Photo by David Greene

THE BRONX CAPTURED ON FILM

Some of the “Bronx Photographers” featured in a new photography exhibit at Metropolitan College. Photo by David Greene By David Greene   Photographer and organizer Walter Pofeldt is interviewed next to some of his work. Photo by David Greene A […]

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Rev. Abigail Serrano, 2017 Grand Marshall of the Christian Children’s Parade

The Grand Marshall of the 2017 Christian Children’s Parade will be the Widow of NYPD Chaplain Reverend Luis Serrano Sen. Rev. Rubén Diaz announced via his What You Should Know email that the Grand Marshall of this year’s Christian Children’s […]

Bronx officials led by Democratic County Chairman Marcos Crespo, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Senator Jeff Klein, Senator Jamal Bailey, Council Member Cohen, Council Member Gibson, Council Member Palma, Council Member Salamanca, Assemblyman Dinowitz, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, and Assemblyman Victor Pichardo announced their support for Democrat Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj in his campaign for City Council.

Bronx Dems Endorse Gjonaj For City Council Seat

Bronx Democratic County Committee Announces Support for Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj for New York City Council On Thursday, the Bronx County Democratic Committee gathered at their Eastchester Road headquarters to announce their support for Assembly Member Mark Gjonaj in his campaign […]

Comic book legend and Marvel Chairman Emeritus, Stan Lee.

White Castle Honors Marvel’s Stan Lee

Hundreds of Stan Lee fans attend special ceremony coinciding with opening of Excelsior Collectibles White Castle welcomed comic book legend and former Bronxite Stan Lee into the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame. A big fan of White Castle since his […]

by · April 23, 2017 · Bronx Personalities, News
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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.