On a mural dedicated to the community of Soundview, graffiti artists painted scenes of daily life and images of renowned locals, including musicians and a Supreme Court justice, reports The Bronx Free Press.
Julian Voloj’s debut graphic novel, “Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker,” is based on the experiences of former South Bronx gang leader Benjamin “Benjy” Melendez who discovers his family’s Jewish roots, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.
The grass-roots group Take Back the Bronx will set down roots on Prospect Avenue with what is being dubbed the “first radical social center” in the Bronx, reports The Hunts Point Express.
News of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx, which has claimed 8 lives thus far, brought a crowd to an Aug. 3 town hall at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, reports The Bronx Free Press.
The first citywide transgender forum was held in the Bronx and drew a crowd to hear about access to city services by transgender individuals, The Bronx Free Press reports.
St. Roch parishioners are fighting to keep the church open until the Vatican makes a decision on their appeal, El Diario reports.
Three national parades – of the Dominican, Peruvian and Colombian communities – took place last weekend in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.
Auto shops that vacated Willets Point in Queens may soon settle in their new home in Hunts Point, which they say will be environmentally friendly, reports Hunt Point Express.
On an episode of CUNY TV’s Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed.TV, journalist Pamela Newkirk talks about the subject of her book “Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga.” Benga, a young man taken from the Congo, ended up at the Monkey House of the Bronx Zoo.
Jerome Avenue auto mechanics worry that their businesses will be driven out by rezoning plans, Norwood News reports.
The documentary “Joe’s Violin,” reports The Jewish Daily Forward, chronicles the story of a violin picked up in Germany by Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold and in his possession for seven decades before going into the hands of a 13-year-old violinist in the Bronx.
Business improvement districts in the Bronx worry that allowing more street vendors will create problems, Norwood News reports.
The documentary “Rubble Kings,” shown recently in the Bronx, drew a strong response from audience members, reports Mott Haven Herald.
News India Times reports on the June 20 competition between high school cricket players from around the city.
New hotels are opening in the South Bronx, offering tourists a glimpse of a borough they rarely visit, reports Mott Haven Herald.