Last goodbye to victims of fire in the Bronx

A community funeral will be held today for 15 of the victims who died in the raging fire in the Bronx. In all, 17 people, including eight children, died in the disaster. The services will be held at the Islamic Cultural Center of that same county. The Mayor and Attorney General are among the many […]

Janet Peguero, Vice President, Bronx Borough

For Janet Peguero, a 32-year-old Dominican, being the right hand of the Bronx Borough President is a dream come true. “For me this is the ‘American Dream,’ getting to a position where I can be a voice,” Peguero said. This young woman, who at the age of six came from the Dominican Republic to upper […]

The building ‘is not suitable for one to live there’: tenant

Thelma Estévez received the keys and permission to return to her apartment in the building that suffered a deadly fire in the Bronx last Sunday. “There is a lot of smell of smoke, but although (one) did not suffer damage, the psychological (damage) we have, I, my family, is not suitable for one to live […]

Community pays tribute to neighbors who died in fire

Shows of solidarity with the Bronx continue to reach the building where nine adults and eight children lost their lives on Sunday as a result of a massive five-alarm fire, the deadliest in decades. Leo took the first available flight into the city from Miami to erect a wall of remembrance made of flowers and […]

Experts Share Tips to Stay Safe in the Event of a Fire – NBC New York (47)

NEW YORK — Several survivors later told reporters that when they saw the hallways fill with smoke, they returned to their apartments to await rescue rather than flee. That was the correct answer, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a nonprofit organization that writes codes and standards and educates the public about fire […]

Four Men Rob Bronx Barber Shop at Gunpoint – NBC New York

Authorities are looking for four suspects in robbing an employee and customer of a Bronx barbershop at gunpoint in late 2021. According to the New York City Police report, the robbery occurred on Wednesday, December 29, at about 6:45 p.m., when four suspects entered the barbershop located at 1221 White Plains Road. Two of the […]

Deadly NYC Fire Shows Doors Failing During Such Tragedies – NBC New York

What you should know At least 17 people have died and many others are still fighting for their lives after a fire caused by a failed electric space heater. The incident occurred on Sunday in a 19-story building in the Bronx. The medical examiner confirmed that the cause of death for all victims was smoke […]