Friday, May 24, 2013
Bronx News (Bxnews.net): Senior Targeted in Chain Snatch Attack: By Dan Gesslein BRONX, NEW YORK, MAY 24- Police are on the lookout for a chain snatcher who attacked an elderly man in Univ...
By Dan Gesslein
BRONX, NEW YORK, MAY 24- Police are on the lookout for a chain snatcher who attacked an elderly man in University Heights.
At around 4:15 p.m. on May 16, a 73-year-old man was attacked in the lobby of his University Heights home. Inside the lobby of the Sedgwick Avenue building, the robber threw the senior to ground and ripped the gold chain from the victim’s neck. Cops say the attacker then fled with the chain on a bicycle.
Police released a photo of the gold chain which had a crucifix and a boat wheel and anchor on it.
The suspect is described as a black male wearing a white t-shirt and dark shorts.
Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All calls are strictly confidential.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Union Community Health Center celebrated Bronx Week 2013 on Community Awareness Day with a health fair at its 260 East 188th Street location.
Union Community Health Center offered free health screenings, including HIV testing, and dental and orthodontic evaluations. Mammograms were also offered by St. Barnabas Hospital in its Mobile Mammography unit. Additionally, several city agencies and community organizations, including the Urban Justice Center, FDNY Fire Safety Education Unit, NYC DOHMH Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Big Apple Rx, and several others participated by offering free information and access to resources, such as food stamps. Children also were treated to free face painting, made possible by HealthPlus.
“Union Community Health Center was proud to be part of Bronx Week 2013 activities,” said Dr. Douglas L. York, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Union Community Health Center. “Union Community Health Center is committed to delivering and providing access to comprehensive services needed by our community, both health and social services. With that intention, Union used Bronx Week’s Community Awareness Day to bring information to our community regarding health issues, and resources available to address them and other needs.”
To learn more about Union Community Health Center, visit www.uchcbronx.org.
Bronx News (Bxnews.net): Seniors party the day away: In what has become a tradition since he took office in 2006, Council Member James Vacca once again sponsored his annual “Senior Gala” at V...
In what has become a tradition since he took office in 2006, Council Member James Vacca once again sponsored his annual “Senior Gala” at Villa Barone Manor at 737 Throggs Neck Expressway. Vacca was joined by over 400 seniors from senior centers throughout the 13th City Council District. Guests enjoyed a wonderful four course meal and music from the Willie Rodriguez Band, all courtesy of Council Member James Vacca.
Bronx News (Bxnews.net): Dinosaurs Come Alive at Bronx Zoo: Photo by: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society BRONX, NEW YORK, MAY 23- The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo’s Dino...