Thursday, October 17, 2013
Bronx News (Bxnews.net): Chazz Palminteri Tells Bronx Tales in the Bronx To...: By Howard Goldin Although renowned actor/author Chazz Palminteri lives in upstate New York and works often in Hollywood, the Bronx born st...
Posted by Bronx News at 1:00 PM
By Howard Goldin
Although renowned actor/author Chazz Palminteri lives in upstate New York and works often in Hollywood, the Bronx born star of stage and screen often visits the place of his birth.
One of the strongest connections between Palminteri and the borough is “A Bronx Tale”. The story is autobiographical as it relates events from his early years in the Bronx. The story, written by Palminteri a quarter of a century ago, was transformed into a one-man stage play that he performed off- Broadway and on Broadway two decades later and into a motion picture that starred the author and was directed by Robert De Niro.
Palminteri was born in the Bronx a little more than a half-century ago and spent his childhood in the Belmont section of the borough. He graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School. He is a regular visitor to his birthplace to partake of his favorite delicacies at eateries on Arthur Ave. The devoted and knowledgeable fan of the New York Yankees can also often be found at Yankee Stadium.
The Academy Award nominated actor for his performance in Woody Allen’s “Bullets over Broadway” was in the Bronx twice this week. He came not to see the Yankees, whose season ended in September, but to appear before Bronx audiences.
He will perform his one-man show, “A Bronx Tale” at the Lovinger Theatre on the campus of Lehman College to benefit the Child Reach Foundation. Although, the noted actor has been performing the show in various venues around the nation, this will be his first performance in his home borough.
His home town fans and others have already made the performance a sell-out, but anyone still interested in attending can phone the theater at 1-718-960-8731.
Those unable to obtain tickets to the show can see Palminteri two days later at another Bronx venue. Between 12-3 pm on October 19, Saturday, he will be making a special appearance at the Bronx Museum of Art on 165th Street and the Grand Concourse.
The event entitled “Back in the Bronx” will be the first of a series intended to encourage Bronx natives and former residents to visit the location of their formative years.
In addition to listening to Palminteri’s reminiscences of his years in the Bronx, there will be a slideshow of Bronx scenes presented by Stephen Samtur, the editor of the newsletter “Back in the Bronx”. To add to the festivities of the occasion, lunch will be provided by David Greco’s Caterers. A free shuttle bus will be provided to make the trip to the Museum easier.
For information regarding tickets to the special events, the Museum can be reached at 1-718-618-6000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information about Palminteri’s life and accomplishments can be found on his website, www.chazzpalminteri.net.
Posted by Bronx News at 12:59 PM
Thugs Strike Throughout Boro
(Still photo from the armed robbery of the back office of a Bronx motel)
(Cops are looking for this man in connection with the attack of a woman for $20.)
(Cops are looking for this man in connection with a chain snatching.)
By Dan Gesslein
BRONX, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 17- Police are looking for armed robbers who stuck up a Baychester motel, a mugger who beat a woman for $20, as well as other thieves who struck throughout the borough this month.
On Wednesday, a pair of gunmen stuck up the Friendly Motel on Gun Hill Road. At around 2:48 a.m., cops say the pair entered the motel and displayed a weapon. One of the men struck the clerk and forced him into the back office. There his accomplice removed $800 in cash from the register.
The gunman is described as a black male between the ages of 20 and 30. He is 5 foot 10 and 150 pounds. He was wearing a NY Yankee cap, a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants and white sneakers.
The accomplice is described as a black male between the ages of 20 and 30. He is 5 foot 8 and weighs about 165 pounds. He was seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, gray and red underwear with "American" written on waistband and tan boots.
In another case, cops are looking for the man who viciously beat a Claremont woman for $20. The attack occurred at around 10:55 p.m. on October 10 inside Claremont Wines and Liquors at 3826 3rd Avenue. The 39-year-old woman was standing by the exit door when a man approached her and knocked her to the ground. He then began pounding on the woman and snatched her pocketbook. The thief made off with only $20.
The attacker is described as a black male who is in his 30s. He is six feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He was was last seen wearing a red and yellow baseball cap and brown hooded sweat shirt.
In yet another unrelated case, police are looking for a chain snatcher. At around 10:45 p.m. on October 10, a 65-year-old man was walking in the vicinity of West Fordham Road and Grand Avenue when he was attacked. The suspect knocked him to the ground and snatched his chain from around his neck.
The suspect is a male wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, grey pants and purple and black sneakers.
Anyone with information on these cases is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto CRIMESTOPPERS website and at nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.
Posted by Bronx News at 12:04 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Bronx News (Bxnews.net): St. John Schools Spellman: (Photos by Gary Quintal) By Gary Quintal BRONX, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 16- Saint John the Baptist broke a 6-6 second quarter ti...
Posted by Bronx News at 9:36 AM
(Photos by Gary Quintal)
By Gary Quintal
BRONX, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 16- Saint John the Baptist broke a 6-6 second quarter tie with 36 unanswered points beating Cardinal Spellman 42-6 Saturday afternoon in the Bronx.
Despite a strong first quarter that saw a 75-yard touchdown run from Spellman and a 6-6 tie, things quickly fell apart in the second quarter after a blocked Spellman field goal attempt that would have given them a 9-6 lead.
Spellman visits Christ the King next Saturday for a 3 p.m. match-up.
Posted by Bronx News at 9:35 AM