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The contractor of the nearly completed, problem-plagued  11-story apartment building at 3084 Webster Avenue has accumulated $82,000 in unpaid fines.--Photo by David Greene

Building Boom Temporarily Halted in Norwood

Building Boom Temporarily Halted in Norwood by David Greene Two of three apartment buildings currently under construction along Webster Avenue were recently slapped with stop -worker orders, temporarily halting Norwood’s building boom. Officials at the Department of Buildings (DOB) confirmed […]

by · November 1, 2017 · Housing, Local News, News
Morris Park residents say a nut with an ax chopped down this newly planted tree along Rhinlander Avenue.--Photo by David Greene

Morris Park Residents on the Lookout for Nut with Ax

Morris Park Residents on the Lookout for Nut with Ax by David Greene Residents along Rhinlander Avenue in the Morris Park section are on the look out for a man with an ax, after the still-unknown assailant chopped down a […]

by · October 29, 2017 · Local News, News
A heavy police presence at the school a day after two teens were stabbed, one fatally.--Photo by David Greene

Urban Assembly Parents: Don’t Let School Return to the Way it Was

Urban Assembly Parents: Don’t Let School Return to the Way it Was by David Greene Parents at the Urban Assembly School in West Farms are slowly getting back to normalcy– after two teens were stabbed in what officials described as […]

by · October 21, 2017 · Local News, News
A crowd of 10,000 participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Orchard Beach on Sunday.--Photo by David Greene

Bronxites Raise $500,000+ During Brest Cancer Walk at Orchard Beach

Bronxites Raise $500,000+ During Brest Cancer Walk at Orchard Beach by David Greene Bronxites from across the borough turned out for an early morning walk as part of the 15th annual American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Bronx […]

by · October 17, 2017 · Local Events, Local News, News
A mother and daughter in Bedford Park seek food and water donations along Webster Avenue for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico and earth quake victims in Mexico.--Photo by David Greene

Gibson Urges Continued Hurricane Relief Donations

COUNCIL MEMBER GIBSON ENCOURAGES DONATIONS FOR HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF EFFORT This week, Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson reminded Bronxites, the people of Council District 16 and across New York City to continue making donations of items that are critically needed […]

Members of the Iglesia Jennings Alianza Christina Church recognize staff members and local police officers who have been providing assistance during the summer school program.--Photo by David Greene

Awards at Yogi-Bear Sunday School

Awards at Yogi-Bear Sunday School by David Greene Youngsters attending the Celebration of Vacation Bible School at the Iglesia Jennings Alianza Christina Church, were presented with gifts for perfect attendance during their summer program. Youngsters also took part in the […]

by · September 30, 2017 · Local News, News
BRONX YOUNG DEMOCRATS ENDORSE MARK GJONAJ FOR CITY COUNCIL

BRONX YOUNG DEMOCRATS ENDORSE MARK GJONAJ FOR CITY COUNCIL

BRONX YOUNG DEMOCRATS ENDORSE MARK GJONAJ FOR CITY COUNCIL BRONX, NY – Today, the Bronx Young Democrats endorsed New York City Council candidate, Mark Gjonaj. The group, which seeks to engage young adults to participate in the political process, cited […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Bronx Politics, Local News, News
Bronxites donate needed food and clothing to island nations devastated by recent hurricanes.--Photo by David Greene

Bronxites Come Together for Caribbean Hurricane Relief Efforts

Bronxites Come Together for Caribbean Hurricane Relief Efforts by David Greene On an unseasonably warm September day, local elected officials joined with several clergy leaders in announcing an effort to collect needed food, clothing and baby supplies for those island […]

by · September 27, 2017 · Local News, News
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on Saturday at around 11:05 pm a male was shot in the hands at 2167 Cruger Ave. between Lydig Ave. & Pelham Pkwy. South was taken to Jacobi Hospital. 3 Men fled the scene in a green Jeep Cherokee on Pelham Pkwy. South. unknown motive of shooting & police are investigating.

Three Sought in Cruger Avenue Shooting

Three Sought in Cruger Avenue Shooting by David Greene Police are looking for the gunman who open fired on an 18 year-old male along Cruger Avenue, in the Pelham Parkway section on Saturday, September 16. Officers from the 49th Precinct […]

by · September 23, 2017 · Local News, News
Briggs Avenue Teen Fall Victim Laid to Rest

Briggs Avenue Teen Fall Victim Laid to Rest

Briggs Avenue Teen Fall Victim Laid to Rest by David Greene A close-knit Bedford Park family that is still coming to grips with the unthinkable tragedy of a teenager accidentally falling to his death, has laid the young man to […]

by · September 20, 2017 · Local News, News
Football Player Remembered

Football Player Remembered

Football Player Remembered by David Greene A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 2 for football player Dominick Bess, 14, who collapsed during a preseason practice of the junior varsity team at Mount Saint Michael Academy on Tuesday, August […]

by · September 16, 2017 · Local News, News
WWE Stars Visit Sick Children at Montefiore before Annual Summerslam Event

WWE Stars Visit Sick Children at Montefiore before Annual Summerslam Event

WWE Stars Visit Sick Children at Montefiore before Annual Summerslam Event by David Greene WWE superstars Becky Lynch, “Bayley,” Xavier Woods and “Big E” joined WWE ambassador Dana Warrior as the group paid a special visit to sick and chronically […]

by · September 1, 2017 · Local News, News, Youth and Children
An NYPD missing persons flyer announcing the disappearance of  Silvia Cave, 63, of Chicago who was last seen August 9 in Wakefield.--Photo by David Greene

Missing Chicago Woman Found Wandering in Manhattan

Missing Chicago Woman Found Wandering in Manhattan by David Greene A Chicago woman who disappeared from a relatives home in the Wakefield section of the borough, has been found safe and has returned home to Chicago. Police and family members […]

by · August 31, 2017 · Local News, News
Political Candidate Michael Beltzer on Ringside Politix

Political Candidate Michael Beltzer on Ringside Politix

Political Candidate Michael Beltzer on Ringside Politix Political discussion group, Ringside Politix, will interview Michael Beltzer, political candidate in the 18th council district, as part of its weekly podcast series, on Thursday, August 24th. Beltzer previously served as a former […]

by · August 23, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Local News
The bust and name plate of Confederate General Robert E. Lee was gone by Sunday afternoon.--Photo by David Greene

BCC Takes Down Busts of Confederate Generals Days after Reporters Arrest

BCC Takes Down Busts of Confederate Generals Days after Reporters Arrest by David Greene Workers at Bronx Community College in University Heights have quickly removed the busts of two Confederate Generals of the Civil War, after Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered […]

by · August 23, 2017 · Local News, News