BRONX- Community leaders and residents took to the steps of City Hall to denounce the city’s plan to build a new jail in the middle of the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.
ENTERTAINMENT- Did you know that there are eels in the Hudson River? Wave Hill is dedicating a whole weekend to these fascinating creatures!
FOODIES- A beautiful Technicolor harbinger of spring, the 17th annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx runs thru April 28th. I look forward to visiting NYBG, walking thru the beautifully restored Enid Haupt Conservatory and beholding the seductive floral arrangements and dramatic plantings.
HEALTH- Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in men and women combined.
BRONX- A Bronx man was charged with selling a mini-arsenal to an undercover cop including assault weapons.
FOODIES- Whether you like barbecue burgers and beer or wine with your vegan frankfurter, dining at Yankee Stadium has become a foodies paradise. Diversity is the name of the ballpark menu with glutton free and kosher offerings as well as vegetarian delights.
BRONX- A man was convicted of fatally shooting his girlfriend because he thought she was pregnant. He left infant child in apartment with the body.
BRONX- Four people, including two 17-year-old girls, have been indicted on charges related to carjackings in three boroughs that left victims injured; one of the four was also indicted for assaulting an NYPD Police Officer using a stolen vehicle, which led to the officer shooting that defendant in a chaotic scene on a busy street.
TECH- In the current business environment having a website is as important as a Yellow Pages listing was 40 years ago.
HEALTH– In recognition of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, the Health Department released 2018 data on TB in New York City. Last year, there were 559 people diagnosed with TB, an 8 percent decline from the previous year.
BRONX- A gunman made off with more than a dollar when he robbed a Bronx Dollar General store in Wakefield.
HEALTH- Members of the New York State Nurses Association announced an April 2nd strike date at Mount Sinai, Montefiore and New York Presbyterian hospitals systems. An official ‘10-Day’ notice of intent to strike was delivered today.
NEW YORK- Students of Cardinal Hayes High School, an all boys Catholic School on the Grand Concourse, represented the Bronx in the 258th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade along 5th Avenue.
HEALTH- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the success of a recent expansion of the list of congenital diseases the State screens for in all newborns, which is already reaping benefits and saving lives.
BRONX- A Bloods gang member who gunned down a father of three after he mistook the dad for a rival gang member, has been sentenced to 25 years. The innocent victim was sitting in his car looking for a parking space.
BRONX- A worker in a Party City store in the Throggs Neck Shopping Center was slashed in the face by a man as two others acted as lookouts. Police released the chilling video which captured the attack.
HEALTH- Lincoln Hospital celebrated a milestone for its staff: 200+ employees who celebrated their 30th year working for the Bronx hospital.
NEW YORK- The NYPD has stepped up its efforts to protect New York mosques following the New Zealand Massacre in which 49 people were killed.
BRONX- Members of the Bronx based Jack Boyz street gang were so brazen that they shot an off-duty cop during a wild shootout in Mott Haven.
NEW YORK- The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) will be holding a free student loan debt clinic on Saturday, March 30th, through the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Office of Financial Empowerment at: