Latest Bronx News

First, she was a survivor: #MeToo's Burke tells her story

Sep. 15, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

“Maybe it won’t catch on.” That’s what Tarana Burke was thinking — indeed, hoping — when she first found out the phrase “MeToo” was suddenly circulating online in October 2017, in the wake of shocking revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. ...

Megill's 10 Ks lead Mets over reeling, bumbling Yanks 10-3

Sep. 11, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The reeling Yankees made a Subway Series of mental and physical mistakes in their weekend opener at the Mets. Catcher Gary Sánchez had a pair of glaring defensive lapses, and throwing errors by third baseman Gio Urshela and shortstop Gleyber Torres led...

Jays beat Yanks for 8th straight, 1/2 game back in wild card

Sep. 09, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Blue Jays gave the Yankees a Bronx battering this week they haven't experienced since they were still the Highlanders. The message there, according to manager Charlie Montoyo, is that after nearly two years away from their home park in Toronto,...

Tony Award-winning producer Elizabeth Ireland McCann dies

Sep. 09, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning producer Elizabeth Ireland McCann, who helped mount an astounding array of hits on Broadway and in London, including “The Elephant Man,” “Morning’s at Seven,” “Amadeus,” “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” and “Copenhagen,”...

Guerrero Jr, Semien power surging Jays past Yanks 8-0

Sep. 06, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 40th homer, Marcus Semien went deep twice and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 8-0 on Monday for their fifth straight win. Hyun Jin Ryu (13-8) pitched six effective innings as the Blue Jays won for the eighth...

Cougar that was kept as illegal pet removed from NYC home

Aug. 30, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An 80-pound cougar was removed from a New York City apartment where she was being kept illegally as a pet, animal welfare officials said Monday. The owner of the 11-month-old female cougar surrendered the animal on Thursday, Kelly Donithan, director of...

Police: Man fatally shot after firing at off-duty officers

Aug. 29, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 24-year-old man was fatally shot by police in the Bronx early Sunday and his father was taken into custody in connection with the shooting. The incident occurred at about 4:15 a.m. approximately a block away from the 46th Precinct station house. NYPD...

One last zinger: Dorothy Parker's headstone unveiled in NYC

Aug. 24, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dorothy Parker died in 1967, but it was not until last year that her ashes found a final resting place. Now, at a memorial ceremony at the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, her headstone has been unveiled at the family plot where ashes of the writer,...

Human remains found in container on NJ street identified

Aug. 22, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. (AP) — Human remains found in a large plastic container left on a New Jersey street earlier this month have been identified as those of a New York City woman, authorities said. The Bergen County prosecutor’s office said the remains found Aug. 13...

Cole pitches streaking Yanks past Twins; Sunday's game PPD

Aug. 21, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out Josh Donaldson with the bases loaded to end the fifth inning and got through the sixth throwing shutout ball, and the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 Saturday for their season-high ninth straight win. Giancarlo...