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Retiring Bronx Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene.

Bronx Political Buzz: Good-Bye Aurelia Greene, Hello …

Deputy BP Aurelia Greene Retires This week Deputy Bronx Borough President Aurelia Greene announced that she would be retiring at the end of the year. Greene will conclude a 35 year career in public service to the people of The […]

The Garabedian home on Westervelt Avenue remains dark after the family recently suffered a car crash.--Photo by David Greene

Christmas Delayed on Pelham Parkway

Christmas Delayed on Pelham Parkway by David Greene Bronxites visiting the Pelham Parkway “Christmas House” at 1605 Westervelt Avenue at Pelham Parkway North, were disappointed to learn that the mannequins and lights are not yet ready. According to homeowner Gary […]

by · December 16, 2017 · Local News, News
Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez, President of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade

WYSK: Oscar Lopez Rivera & Mark Gjonaj’s Assembly District

What You Should Know By State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District Oscar Rivera Lopez & Mark Gjonaj’s Assembly District You should know that since Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, has been elected to the seat previously occupied by Council Member […]

“Justice is Done” Firebug Agrees to 6-Years for Arson Attempt at Woodlawn Cafe

“Justice is Done” Firebug Agrees to 6-Years for Arson Attempt at Woodlawn Cafe

“Justice is Done” Firebug Agrees to 6-Years for Arson Attempt at Woodlawn Cafe by David Greene Customers of the Woodlawn Cafe will be able to relax a bit easier as they sip Margarita’s after this coming Friday, when the disgruntled […]

by · December 11, 2017 · Local News, News
Witnesses say that it was a miracle that no one was struck on the busy corner.--Photo by Jonathan Espinosa

Close Call for Pelham Parkway Shoppers

Close Call for Pelham Parkway Shoppers by David Greene Holiday shoppers along the busy Pelham Parkway business district had to dive for cover, as an automobile mounted the sidewalk and struck two storefronts. Police and fire departments units were dispatched […]

by · December 11, 2017 · Local News, News
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks to participants of the Thurgood Marshall Junior Mock Trials. Credit: Bronxnet

Thurgood Marshall Mock Trials on BronxNet

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor inspired teams of middle school students as they competed in the Thurgood Marshall Junior Mock Trials in the Bronx, and BronxNet cameras were there to capture highlights. Approximately 1,000 students from 31 schools in […]

Trump Greeted by Protesters During Fundraising Event

Trump Greeted by Protesters During Fundraising Event

Trump Greeted by Protesters During Fundraising Event by David Greene President Donald Trump returned home briefly for a victory lap as he attended three campaign fundraisers in Manhattan, just hours after Senate Republicans passed the first tax overhaul in 30 […]

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