BP DIAZ LAUNCHES COVID-19 VIRTUAL MEMORIAL

On Friday, June 12, 2020, Bronx Borough President Jr. launched a virtual tribute to remember and celebrate the lives of Bronxites lost during the coronavirus pandemic. The virtual memorial, which went live on the Bronx Borough President’s website at bronxboropres.nyc.gov/covidmemorial honors borough residents who lost loved ones to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those wishing to submit…

Lucius Ewan

My father died from COVID-19 related illnesses at 10:51 PM on March 25, 2020. He was 82 years old.  He was born and raised in Jamaica and resided  in the Bronx for over 50 years. He was a legal resident for many years and we filed his citizenship papers one week before he died. He…

Patricia Harriet Jackson

My best friend, and only Sister, died of Covid-19 related issues at Einstein on April 7, 2020. Patricia Harriet Jackson was a lifelong resident of the Bronx; she attended PS 31, and Clarke Junior High School in the So. Bronx, and then completed her education at Walton High School, City College, Hostos and Lehman College.…

Ali Shaibi

Ali Shaibi passed away in the Bronx due to COVID-19 on April 7, 2020, at the age of 65. Mr. Shaibi was born in South Yemen immigrated to the United States in 1972 and moved to the Bronx in 1978. He leaves behind 10 children and 34 grandchildren. He was loved by the entire community…

Juan “Miñoso” Araujo

“Juan “Miñoso” Araujo, my dad, was the best example of a human being I have ever known. I will miss my super hero. He was loved and respected by everyone he came across. I’ll miss hearing his stories of when he 1st rode the train, not knowing any english, heading to the Bx in the…

Deacon Ralph Johnson Sunrise

Deacon Ralph Johnson Sunrise 11/29/61 Sunset 3/31/20, Ralph aka “Ralphy” was born and raised and educated in the Bronx.  Ralph graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School.  Ralphy, alongside of his twin sister Regina Johnson, was born to the late Mrs. Caroline Jean Shivers and Mr. Johnny Ralph Shivers.  Deacon Ralph Johnson is the 6th sibling…

Ana Trinidad Valerio

Born 4/1/1955; Passed 4/4/2020. “When a mother leaves, something of you goes with her, because there is nothing comparable to a mother. A warrior woman who was a great example of life; you were an oak of a woman, fighter, happy, and fantastic. A woman who made a difference. Loved by many and remembered by all.…

Frances R. Rudland

Sadly on the early morning of Monday, April 20, 2020, Frances R. Rudland was called up to be with her Lord and Savior. A beautiful soul who brought a smile to the face of everyone she came into contact with, she will be missed dearly by her spoiled pups Cash and Cinnamon, her devoted son…

BP DIAZ, DA CLARK AND BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS CALL FOR PEACEFUL PROTEST AFTER CHAOS ON FORDHAM ROAD

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was joined by Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Bronx elected officials, community groups and clergy to call for peaceful protests following a night of vandalism which saw several local businesses looted on Fordham Road. Businesses in The Fordham…