Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fordham News: Rape suspect sought

Fordham News: Rape suspect sought: RAPE in Throggs Neck! By Dan Gesslein BRONX, NEW YORK, JULY 31 - A woman was raped at gunpoint near St. Raymond's Cemete...

Rape suspect sought

RAPE in Throggs Neck!

By Dan Gesslein

BRONX, NEW YORK, JULY 31- A woman was raped at gunpoint near St. Raymond's Cemetery

At around 5:30 a.m on July 20, the male suspect approached the 24-year-old woman at East Tremont Avenue and Meyers Street near St. Raymond's Cemetery and the Boston Market restaurant. Cops say the suspect pulled a gun on the woman and raped her.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect who was last seen wearing white scrubs and red sneakers. 

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.

Fordham News: Woman Beaten with a Bottle

Fordham News: Woman Beaten with a Bottle: Woman Beaten with a Bottle By Dan Gesslein BRONX, NEW YORK, JULY 31- A man suspected of beating a woman with a bottle i...

Woman Beaten with a Bottle

Woman Beaten with a Bottle

By Dan Gesslein
BRONX, NEW YORK, JULY 31- A man suspected of beating a woman with a bottle is being sought by cops after they released surveillance video.
At around 3 a.m. on July 26, the 18-year-old woman was assaulted in front of 1538 University Avenue. Cops say a group of men beat and punched the woman in the face and hit her upside the head with a bottle. The victim was knocked unconscious.
The woman was taken to Bronx Lebanon Hospital where she was treated for facial injuries and chipped teeth. 
Police released surveillance video of one of the suspects. He is described as a Hispanic male between the ages of 20 and 25. He is 5 foot 6 and was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, blue jeans and a white belt.
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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Fordham News: New Skate Park

Fordham News: New Skate Park: New Skate Park For Norwood Riverdale Report By Robert Press BRONX, NEW YORK, JULY 30- Last week Councilman Andrew Cohen, alon...

New Skate Park

New Skate Park For Norwood
Riverdale Report
By Robert Press
BRONX, NEW YORK, JULY 30- Last week Councilman Andrew Cohen, along with Bronx Parks Commissioner Hector Aponte, Community Board 7 Parks Committee Chair Barbara Stronzer, CB 7 District Manager Dustin Engelken, and dozens of local skateboarders took the first step in creating a new skateboard park area in the Williamsbridge Oval in Norwood.
Councilman Cohen announced that he has allocated $750,000 of capital expense funds for the construction of this skate park in the Oval. Bronx Parks Commissioner Aponte said “NYC Parks is appreciative to council member Cohen for this allocation towards building a new skate park in the Williamsbridge Oval. Cohen said that the skate park had been a request of Community Board 7, and Norwood residents for quite some time. This idea goes as far back as 10 years ago, and after the project was supported by CB7 it will now become reality he added. The expected date of the first shovel going into the ground however could be years from now as the Parks Department is so backed up from projects from the Croton Filtration Plant mitigation money. Some projects that were to be finished years ago are still on the drawing board. Go to my blog at www.100percentbronx.blogspot.com to read more and see a photo of everyone at this announcement.
This past Saturday night the movie Frozen was shown in Seton Park in Riverdale by KRVDC with help from State Senator Klein. Almost 400 people were on hand including Councilman Andrew Cohen, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Community Board 8 Chair Dan Padernacht, Senator Jeff Klein, and even Senator Klein's opponent for the September Democratic primary former Councilman Oliver Koppell. The forecast of rain held off, and everyone had a cool time. You can go to my blog and check the KRVDC listing in the archive on the lower left to see what other upcoming events that KRVDC has lined up for you. More movie nights and two street festivals.
Otherwise things were very quiet this past week in the Jeff Klein/Oliver Koppell 34th State Senate race, and it was to quiet if you ask me. Senator Klein touted out several more union endorsements while challenger Oliver Koppell touted the endorsement of the Amsterdam News, an upper Manhattan newspaper. There is however always next year for Koppell, as I told him Saturday night. Next year will be the race for Bronx District Attorney. Koppell is certainly qualified for Bronx DA having been state Attorney General before. I said to then Councilman Oliver Koppell at the 2011 Bronx Democratic County Committee Dinner that he would make a great candidate for Public Advocate. By the way Oliver I missed you at this year's Bronx Democratic County Committee Dinner last week.
Finally it looks like the summer street repaving is starting in Community Board 8 as a few streets are being milled down and repaved. One such street is Bailey Avenue between the Van Cortland Park Avenue exit off the Deegan Highway and West 238th Street where the new BJ's shopping center is scheduled to open soon. I wonder if that is so the trucks can get to BJ's on a smooth road that didn't need to be repaved? Now if only the city can fix and repave the real streets that need it since the Con Edison street construction has done a great job of helping to ruin many of the streets.
If you have any comments about this column or would like to have an event listed or covered in this column or on my blog you can e-mail us at 100percentbronxnews@gmail.com or call 718-644-4199 Mr. Robert Press.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fordham News: Potholes

Fordham News: Potholes: Potholes hobble drivers Photo by David Greene BRONX, NEW YORK, JULY 29- Motorists traveling along Valentine Avenue witnessed a s...