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Mass Transit In The New York Region

New York City Buses: Bus service is free and will operate as close to a normal weekday schedule as possible on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Transportation

Sandy Stops County Buses, Shuts Bronx River Parkway

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino ordered Sunday the suspension of the Bee-Line bus and ParaTransit services, and the closure of the Bronx River Parkway due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy....
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NYC Residents Brace For Sandy's Arrival

After a Sunday filled with evacuations and placements in shelters for many New York City residents, the city is now bracing itself for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy....
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Missing Bronx Woman Found A Block Away From Home

A 44-year-old Bronx woman with a history of mental problems who went missing from Empire City Casino in Yonkers September 29, 2012 has been found....
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Red Cross Responds To Bronx Fire

After an early-morning 4-alarm fire tore through a vacant building on East 184 Street in Bronx, dozens of residents from two neighboring buildings were forced to evacuate their homes....
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Henry Hudson Bridge Going Cashless

New York City's Henry Hudson Bridge is going cashless....
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Free Weekly Immigration Services

Councilmember Fernando Cabrera along with CUNY Citizenship Now! will provide free confidential legal services to qualified immigrants to help them in their pursuit of U.S. citizenship....
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Bronx Columbus Day Parade To Celebrate Italian Heritage

The 36th annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade kicks off this Sunday for the annual celebration of Italian pride....
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3-Year-Old Falls To His Death In Bronx

A 3-year-old boy dangled from a fourth-story apartment’s window, screaming for help before he plunged to his death in Bronx on Saturday, police said. ...
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Neighbors Catch Man Leaping From Burning Apartment

Seventy-two-year-old Ronnie Poe is nursing a bruised heel, but his heart is full of praise and appreciation for longtime neighbors who stood underneath his Bronx apartment Thursday afternoon and caught him when he jumped to escape flames engulfing his kitchen....
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Peña del Bronx Celebrates 25 Years Of Struggle

The 25th birthday party of La Peña del Bronx is a great chance to celebrate, dance and hear some great music!

South Bronx Residents File New Claims To Fresh Direct Project

In a case that is set to heat up within the next few weeks, residents of the South Bronx community took one more step against the irresponsibly planned move of Fresh Direct to the Harlem River waterfront....
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Streambank Stabilization Projects Complete

Two restoration projects designed to ease erosion caused by flooding on the banks of the Bronx River in White Plains have been completed. They are among eight completed and pending projects within the Bronx River Parkway Restoration and three dozen countywide in Westchester....
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Celebrating 100 Years Of Tradition On Arthur Avenue

Going back centuries, the Ferragosto tradition recognizes the end of the harvest season and to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is a way for families to engage in part of the Italian culture and coming together in a solid bond of family and friendship....
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Bronx Zoo Announces Birth Of Bison Calf

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo announced today the birth of the first ever genetically pure American bison calf produced by embryo transfer....
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Bronx Olympian John Orozco Stops By Bronx Zoo

John Orozco, a 19-year-old gymnast from the Bronx, stopped by the Bronx Zoo Friday after returning from London....
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Michelle Williams & Jason Segel At Bronx Zoo

Michelle Williams and boyfriend Jason Segel take her daughter Matilda Ledger to the Bronx Zoo for a day of fun and adventure on Friday, August ...
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Olympic Gymnast John Orozco Lunch

Earlier today Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., together with friends and family of gymnast John Orozco, hosted a welcome home lunch for the Bronx Olympian....
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Cardinal Dolan Calls NY Senator Diaz

New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. says the call made him cry....
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Wave Hill’s Dragonfly Walk

For families with young children seeking an educational, quiet, outdoor experience within New York City, Wave Hill’s nature walk programs are a wonderful picturesque excursion, if they’re willing to make the trip and don't mind a little eccentricity in their guide....
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City To Roll Out Enrollment Van Outside Yankee Stadium Sunday For Free Municipal ID Card Program

The city is taking its popular municipal identification program to the streets.

JLo + A-Rod = J-Rod

Alex Rodriguez is reportedly dating Jennifer Lopez.
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FDNY Deploys Drone To Help Fight Bronx Fire

The FDNY deployed its drone for the first time while battling a four-alarm fire in the Claremont Village section of Bronx Monday night.
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Buy Your Bronx, NY License Plate

The plate ships free when 3 or more are ordered.
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Fire Sweeps Through 6-Story Bronx Apartment Building

An extra-alarm fire swept through a six-story apartment building in Bronx Monday evening.
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Hoarding Complicates Fire Rescue Of 89-Year-Old Man

An 89-year-old man was critically injured in a Bronx apartment fire Thursday, and firefighters say the overwhelming clutter may have hampered his ability to escape.

Indoor Garage Collapses In Bronx

Part of an indoor garage collapsed in the Bronx on Sunday, leaving cars hanging in the balance or crushed by concrete, city officials said.

What’s Up With The Names Of Bronx Neighborhoods

The history of New York City neighborhoods often reveals long forgotten historical curiosities — just look at Brooklyn. But these days the Bronx is getting a lot of attention, so here is a look at how some of the Bronx’s neighborhoods got their names.

Bronx Residents Left Without Mailboxes As Postal Service Cracks Down On “Mailbox Fishing”

Did you ever hear of mailbox fishing? Most people have not, but it is a growing problem in Bronx.
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After Backlash From Tone-Deaf Travel Piece About Bronx, NYT Delves Into The Real Boogie Down

It is not usually a good sign when The New York Times travel section shouts out your hood. Of course, no one could possibly question the quality of the Times’ reporting or the professionalism of their coverage; but when it comes to the relationship between the paper’s target audience and traditional Latino hoods, the word “Columbus” comes to mind.

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Thomas Lockhart

was born June 8, 1953. Mr. Lockhart is a former Bronx resident from the Marble Hill section, and attended The Bronx High School of Science and Manhattan College. A former All-American basketball player at both institutions, he left for Europe in 1976 to pursue a professional career after a brief encounter with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Continuing his education he actively plunged into corporate marketing communications with international companies like Philips, Alstom, Qiagen Instruments, KPMG, European Space Administration, ABN-Amro Bank and the Port of Rotterdam, while continuing to play ball and coach. Teaching English and advertising in Holland led to the setup of Ideas Unlimited, his own International Business Communications firm. Mr. Lockhart has lived and worked in various countries for the past 33 years, speaks German, French, Dutch and is currently learning Italian. Now residing near Zurich Switzerland, he has three children, Jarrett, 31 Chief of Staff with the Bronx City Council, 14th District, Maraya, 21 and Malik, 11. Tom is currently serving as Communications Manager and Asst. Operations Coordinator of the Marble Hill Reunion and Development Project.