Oldest bar in the Bronx, Jolly Tinker in Bedford Park, celebrates its 45th anniversary

“Mike is the best person in the world, a genuine guy who’s always been like family,” is what Noel Leddy, a retired NYPD officer said about Mr. Mike Prendergast Sr., co-owner of the Jolly Tinker located on the corner of […]

by · February 9, 2014 · Local News

UN Aid Convoy Attacked In Syria Despite Ceasefire

A UN convoy came under attack from mortar shells and gunfire on the second day of the humanitarian ceasefire. while leaving Homs, Syria, on Saturday. Authorities have blamed the attack on rebel forces, who blame President Bashar al-Assad’s forces for the […]

by · February 9, 2014 · News, World News

Iranian Ships To Sail Near US Border

The Iranian navy plans to send warships out into international waters near the border of the United States. According to BBCNews, Iranian media quoted Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad as saying the deployment was a response to US vessels in the […]

by · February 9, 2014 · News, World News

Watch 1000 High Schoolers Sing The National Anthem In This Viral Video

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by · February 9, 2014 · Domestic News, News, Uncategorized
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Senate Republicans Continue To Block Judicial Nominees

With thirty two vacancies to the federal bench leaving the federal justice system clogged with too many trials and not enough judges, and old filibuster rules squashed in the fall, pundits predicted Senate Democrats would be able to push through […]

by · February 9, 2014 · Domestic News, News

Locust Point Civic Association Back at Home

Tonight, the Locust Point Civic Association had a lil par-tee to celebrate the Grand Opening (or re-opening) of their civic house after Sandy wrecked it in 2012. A grand time was had by all.

by · February 8, 2014 · Local News

What Exactly Is Going On Over In The Ukraine?

When the Hrushevskoho Street riots began in Kiev, Ukraine, on January 19, the world has watch a complicated political struggle that has seen protesters, military and clergy in standoffs in the streets.  The Newshour’s Margaret Warner attempts to give a primer […]

by · February 8, 2014 · World News

Brooklyn Pols Dance Dance Dance For Charity

While we Bronxites may have seen Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. bust a move or two at some of the lively cultural events sponsored by his office, and others have seen Assemblyman Jose Rivera dancing salsa in any number of […]

by · February 8, 2014 · Local News

Energy Company Promises To Clean Up NC Coal Ash Spill

North Carolina coal power producer Duke Energy promised the people of Danville, NC, on Friday, that they will do all they can to the coal ash spill that has polluted a local river with arsenic and other toxic chemicals. As […]

by · February 8, 2014 · Domestic News, Health & Nutrition, News

First American Wins Gold In Olympics

  Sage Kotensburg, of Park City, Utah, brought in the first goal for Team USA, winning the Slopestyle Snowboarding event yesterday in Sochi, Russia. Kotensburg’s achievements prior to the Gold were winning the Mammoth Mountain U.S. Grand Prix (2013-14), 20th […]

by · February 8, 2014 · Domestic News, News, Sports, World News

Girl Scouts To Offer New Gluten Free Cookies But Not In The Bronx

  Picture c/o ABC Smart Cookies. The Girls Scouts of America will unveil some new cookie choices this cookie drive season, but not in our backyard.  Gluten free chocolate chip cookies, as well as whole-grain wheat flour cranberry crisps, are […]

Love Your Block

Love Your Block is a special partnership between Citizens Committee for New York City and NYC Service that provides a unique opportunity for City residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods. Resident-led volunteer groups receive a grant of up to […]

by · February 8, 2014 · Bulletin Board, Local News

NYC Council approves city-wide animal abuser registry

Photo c/o Animal Legal Defense Fund Most people are already aware of sex offender registries, but New York City now has one for animal abusers. On February 4, 2014 the New York City Council voted unanimously to create a city-wide […]

by · February 8, 2014 · Local News

MPCA, Senator Klein & Assemblyman Gjonaj – Bedtime Stories

by · February 8, 2014 · Local News, Photos

Bronx BP Diaz Jr. on WNYC Friday Morning — Listen Here

Bronx Borough President was featured on WNYC radio this morning, along with Brooklyn BP Eric Adams and Manhattan BP Gale Brewer, speaking about gentrification and urban development, among other topics.  Listen here.   This podcast featured c/o (The Brian […]

by · February 7, 2014 · Local News