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At The Annual Women's History Month Celebration In Bronx

On Thursday, March 21, 2019 Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Women's History Month celebration at Fordham University.

 

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Invitation To Celebrate Women's History Month

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. invites you to celebrate Women's History Month on Thursday, March 21, 2019....
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Celebrating New York's Black First Responders

Black History Month kicks off on Friday with NYC Council Member Andy King and the Bronx Youth Empowerment Program celebrating New York's Black leaders who have instilled safety in New Yorkers as our city's first responders....
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Human Zoos: America's Forgotten History Of Scientific Racism

If you have not already seen or ordered the new documentary Human Zoos, by John West, you should. You can watch the film now on Amazon Prime or get it on DVD or Blu-ray....
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Renovations Coming To Bronx Veterans Memorial

A memorial that honors veterans from the Bronx will be receiving a total renovation....
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Grateful And Honorable Dutch Families Adopt The WWII Graves Of Fallen Americans In The Netherlands

September 1944... our town Margraten, in the South of the Netherlands, was liberated by (mostly) US soldiers. The rest of the Netherlands had to wait untill May 1945 to be liberated from German occupation. ...
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The Bronx Borough President Attempted To Invade Manhattan In 1939

Just before noon on a cool, blustery Saturday in March, 1939, a limousine pulled up to the corner of 225th Street and Jacobus Place in the Marble Hill neighborhood of Manhattan....
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How Did “Parkchester” Get Its Name?

In the conversation about oddly named neighborhoods in New York City, Parkchester probably comes across as one of the more normal-sounding. Spuyten Duyvil and Morrisania have Parkchester beat in that department....
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Historian Examines Lives Of Slaves In Bronx

Street names in Bronx tell a story of families who owned the land that was once there....
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Bronx Celebrates Centennial

Bronx is celebrating its centennial this year....
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WAVES Boot Camp In Bronx, 1943

even English ladies like the future Duchess of Devonshire helped with the war effort during World War II....
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A New Book Showcases Bronx History

With a population of more than one million and covering over 42 square miles, the Bronx is a vibrant part of New York. But what was the Bronx like in the early 1900s, and how does it compare to now? ...
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History Forum Features Land Of Peace

The East Bronx History Forum will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, January 20th at the Huntington Free Library. The subject will be “The Vriedlandt,” which means Land of Peace. It was the Dutch name for part of the East Bronx when the Dutch were in control of New York in the mid-17th century....
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Bronx - A Historical Record

In 1639, the first European settler came to establish himself on the mainland north and east of the Harlem River. His name was Jonas Jonson Bronck. Born in Sweden, in the small village of Komstad, Norra Ljunga socken, outside Sävsjö in the Swedish province of Småland, some time around the year 1600....
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At The Annual Women's History Month Celebration In Bronx

On Thursday, March 21, 2019 Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Women's History Month celebration at Fordham University.
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Invitation To Celebrate Women's History Month

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. invites you to celebrate Women's History Month on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
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Celebrating New York's Black First Responders

Black History Month kicks off on Friday with NYC Council Member Andy King and the Bronx Youth Empowerment Program celebrating New York's Black leaders who have instilled safety in New Yorkers as our city's first responders.
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Human Zoos: America's Forgotten History Of Scientific Racism

If you have not already seen or ordered the new documentary Human Zoos, by John West, you should. You can watch the film now on Amazon Prime or get it on DVD or Blu-ray.
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Renovations Coming To Bronx Veterans Memorial

A memorial that honors veterans from the Bronx will be receiving a total renovation.
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Grateful And Honorable Dutch Families Adopt The WWII Graves Of Fallen Americans In The Netherlands

September 1944... our town Margraten, in the South of the Netherlands, was liberated by (mostly) US soldiers. The rest of the Netherlands had to wait untill May 1945 to be liberated from German occupation.
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The Bronx Borough President Attempted To Invade Manhattan In 1939

Just before noon on a cool, blustery Saturday in March, 1939, a limousine pulled up to the corner of 225th Street and Jacobus Place in the Marble Hill neighborhood of Manhattan.
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How Did “Parkchester” Get Its Name?

In the conversation about oddly named neighborhoods in New York City, Parkchester probably comes across as one of the more normal-sounding. Spuyten Duyvil and Morrisania have Parkchester beat in that department.
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Historian Examines Lives Of Slaves In Bronx

Street names in Bronx tell a story of families who owned the land that was once there.
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Bronx Celebrates Centennial

Bronx is celebrating its centennial this year.

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Thomas Lockhart

was born June 8, 1953. Mr. Lockhart is a former Bronx resident from the Marble Hill section, and attended The Bronx High School of Science and Manhattan College. A former All-American basketball player at both institutions, he left for Europe in 1976 to pursue a professional career after a brief encounter with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Continuing his education he actively plunged into corporate marketing communications with international companies like Philips, Alstom, Qiagen Instruments, KPMG, European Space Administration, ABN-Amro Bank and the Port of Rotterdam, while continuing to play ball and coach. Teaching English and advertising in Holland led to the setup of Ideas Unlimited, his own International Business Communications firm. Mr. Lockhart has lived and worked in various countries for the past 33 years, speaks German, French, Dutch and is currently learning Italian. Now residing near Zurich Switzerland, he has three children, Jarrett, 31 Chief of Staff with the Bronx City Council, 14th District, Maraya, 21 and Malik, 11. Tom is currently serving as Communications Manager and Asst. Operations Coordinator of the Marble Hill Reunion and Development Project.