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Councilman Mark Gjonaj chats with State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, and Congresswoman Ocasio Cortez. Phot: Bob Press

Throgs Neck Little League Season Opens

By Robert Press Saturday afternoon under bright sunshine and a temperature close to seventy degrees as the Throgs Neck Little League baseball season began. Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. told the  young ballplayers and their parents about his childhood when […]

by · April 8, 2019 · Local News, Sports
Worker's work to clear Sedgwick Avenue after a large tree came down during a heavy rainstorm.--Photo by Steve Bobkner

WEATHER WRECKS HAVOC IN AREA

Heavy rain and strong winds was the cause of several accidents reported across the borough, on Friday, December 21. At just after 6 a.m., officials were called to 3874 Sedgwick Avenue at Stevenson Place, for a fallen tree across the roadway. No injuries […]

by · January 3, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Local News
Nearly 200 firefighters battled to halt the spread of the blaze on Hull Avenue on November 20.--Photo by Toby Norwood

Fire Destroys 3 Homes Before the Holidays in Norwood

Fire Destroys 3 Homes Before the Holidays in Norwood by David Greene Instead of preparing for the celebration of the upcoming holidays, residents of three homes on Hull Avenue are looking for a place to stay and are now picking […]

by · December 4, 2018 · Local News, News
Family members hold the new street sign unveiled naming the intersection of East Mosholu Parkway South and Perry Avenue "Mary Vallati Place."--Photo by David Greene

Street Renaming Honors Neighborhood Matriarch

Street Renaming Honors Neighborhood Matriarch by David Greene A large crowd turned out on a rainy day to remember and honor a tireless community activist, Mary Vallati, who passed away a year earlier, from pneumonia, on September 13, at the […]

by · November 18, 2018 · Local News, News
Volunteers from Friends of Mosholu Parkway held their 4th Annual Fall Festival at Kossuth Playground.--Photo by David Greene

Fall Festival Held at Kossuth Playground

Fall Festival Held at Kossuth Playground by David Greene Children of all ages enjoyed an afternoon of fun activities during the 4th Annual Fall Festival, hosted by Friends of Mosholu Parkway on Saturday, October 6. Youngsters enjoyed free face-painting, music […]

by · October 26, 2018 · Local News, News
Amanda Septimo

Bronx Chronicle Endorses Amanda Septimo for Assembly (AD 84)

In the 84th Assembly District, The Bronx Chronicle endorses 27-year-old challenger Amanda Septimo, a former top aide to Rep. Jose Serrano, against 24-year incumbent Assemblywoman Carmen E. Arroyo. While both women hold similar position on the issues, Septimo has the […]

Police officials in New York and California confirm 2 bodies have washed up along Trump golf courses in the last month.--Photo by David Greene

Dead Man Washes up Near Trump Golf Course at Ferry Point Park

Dead Man Washes up Near Trump Golf Course at Ferry Point Park by David Greene The “badly decomposed” body of a man washed up along the rocks near the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point Park, after reportedly being found […]

by · August 4, 2018 · Local News, News
Fallen headstones and headstones ready to fall as the West Farms Soldier Cemetery has been neglected for years.--Photo by David Greene

Rendering Honors for Forgotten Soldiers in West Farms Square

Rendering Honors for Forgotten Soldiers in West Farms Square by David Greene Memorial day came and went and little honor or attention was paid to the 40 soldiers buried in the 200 year-old West Farms Soldier Cemetery, at East 180 […]

by · June 13, 2018 · History, Local News, News, Veterans
The honorees with BP Diaz, co-host Valentin, and Councilman Andy King.

Bronx Week Parade 2018

Bronx Week Parade 2018 By Robert Press Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and his co-host for the Bronx Week Parade Bronxnet television personality Ms. Rhina Valentin arrived before the parade began, so they warmed up the people arriving as […]

by · May 24, 2018 · Local News, News
Norwood residents took advantage of free medical evaluations at Safe Medical Care on East 204 Street.--Photo courtesy of Long Island University's APhA-ASP Chapter of the American Pharmacist Association

Health Awareness Events Held in Norwood

Health Awareness Events Held in Norwood by David Greene More than 40 residents took part in a free health clinic held on Monday, March 12, outside of the Safe Medical Care center, located at 3099 Bainbridge Avenue in Norwood. Participants […]

by · April 7, 2018 · Health & Nutrition, Local News
For the second time in less than a year, the NYPD has foiled an armed robbery at this T-Mobile store on East Gun Hill Road in Norwood.--Photo by David Greene

Second Armed Robbery Foiled at T-Mobile in Norwood

Second Armed Robbery Foiled at T-Mobile in Norwood by David Greene For the second time in just under a year members of the NYPD’s 52nd Precinct helped capture an armed robbery team who attempted to steal cellphones from a T-Mobile […]

by · March 23, 2018 · Crime, Local News, News
A lone woman waits for a bus during storm on Bronx Park East.--Photo by David Greene

Storm Fizzles Out in the Bronx

Storm Fizzles Out in the Bronx by David Greene The second Nor’easter in a week fizzled out over the Bronx with under 3 inches of slushy, wet snow reported in Crotona Park. The latest storm, which pounded the borough on […]

by · March 10, 2018 · Local News, News, Weather
Nearly 40 NYPD police officers attended the annual "Blue" mass at St. Philip Neri Church in Bedford Park.--Photo by David Greene

“Blue” Mass Held for First Responders

“Blue” Mass Held for First Responders by David Greene Dozens of first responders from across the city were honored with a special mass at St. Philip Neri Church on Wednesday, January 31. Police officers, firefighters and paramedics arrived in uniform […]

by · February 23, 2018 · Local News, News
The Bartoe Dancers pre event.

Borough President Diaz Black History Month Celebration

Borough President Diaz Black History Month Celebration by Robert Press It was dancing and fun in Co-op City as NY1 news anchor Cheryl Wills was the Mistress of Ceremonies for Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s Annual Black History Month […]

by · February 13, 2018 · Cultures, Local News, News
Abandoned Home Goes Up in Flames on Decatur Avenue

Abandoned Home Goes Up in Flames on Decatur Avenue

Abandoned Home Goes Up in Flames on Decatur Avenue by David Greene An abandoned home that has been an eyesore along Decatur Avenue for several years, burned for more than an hour and was all but gutted in Norwood. According […]

by · January 9, 2018 · Local News, News