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Blue Goose Still Closed, But Not For Long, Says Owner

Blue Goose Still Closed, But Not For Long, Says Owner

April 10, 2014

  By KRIS VENEZIA Simon Kajtazi, owner of the Blue Goose Tavern, planned to open his bar in early March, but as any Fordham student who has walked down Hoffman Street knows, the doors are still closed. Kajtazi said New York Ci...

Bronx Zoo Hosts 5K to Save Elephants

Bronx Zoo Hosts 5K to Save Elephants

March 26, 2014

By KRIS VENEZIA The Wildlife Conservation Society is taking strides to help save elephants that are being poached in Africa. The organization is hosting a 5K walk/run at the Bronx Zoo to raise fun...

Heavy Snow Invites Students to Utilize Bronx Slopes

Heavy Snow Invites Students to Utilize Bronx Slopes

February 12, 2014

By KRIS VENEZIA There is no other way to put it: the weather is terrible. It’s cold, there’s slushy, wet snow and ice all over the place and every other day the Internet tells me to expect another foot o...

LGBTQ Students Uncomfortable ‘Out’ in the Bronx

LGBTQ Students Uncomfortable ‘Out’ in the Bronx

December 4, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN Every August, thousands of young people come to Rose Hill and take up residence in the Bronx — and a lot of them are gay. These students and all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgen...

These Women are Tuff

These Women are Tuff

November 20, 2013

By Jeffrey Coltin Martha has never looked so tough.  But there she is, the biblical Martha, sister of Lazarus and friend of Jesus, staring at you with powerful eyes, framed by that classic Chicano letteri...

Union Protests, Rat Camps  Outside Gate

Union Protests, Rat Camps Outside Gate

November 14, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN BRONX CORRESPONDENT Nobody knows when it will strike next.  One day, students are walking peacefully to class past the parked cars on Bathgate Avenue.  The next day, there’s...

Crime and Housing: Fordham Prof. Speaks On City Elections

Crime and Housing: Fordham Prof. Speaks On City Elections

November 8, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN BRONX CORRESPONDENT It is election season in New York City.  Flyers litter the ground.  Favorite TV shows are broken up by ads for candidates.  Men and women in red T-shirts j...

Banksy Goes Bronx, Joins Unknowns

Banksy Goes Bronx, Joins Unknowns

October 31, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN BRONX CORRESPONDENT He strikes at night, just a man with a can.  A shake, then a hiss — it’s all done in seconds. “ALBINO POOP,” the wall now reads, paint dripping as the artist disappears. Rea...

Summit Aims to Jumpstart Borough’s Tech Scene

Summit Aims to Jumpstart Borough’s Tech Scene

October 23, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN “I was born hustling,” said the man behind the mic. It is standard hip-hop bravado, reminiscent of Rick Ross’s “Everyday I’m Hustlin’” or Jay Z’s “Can’t Knock the Hu...

New York City Comptroller: 100,000 Bronxites Eligible for Obamacare

October 9, 2013

By KRIS VENEZIA STAFF WRITER The United States federal government may have shut down, but that did not stop the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as Obamacare, from going into effect on Oct. 1. The Act has a wide range of regulations built in, including calorie counts on menus for chain restaurants, but the most contentious part of the initiative is the mandated health care cover...

Pinstripes and Caf Swipes – Fordham and the Yankees

Pinstripes and Caf Swipes – Fordham and the Yankees

October 3, 2013

By JEFFREY COLTIN A short man in a Yankees hat walks across the diamond. The crowd cheers.  “This guy is the biggest Yankee fan that you will ever meet,” the announcer praises.  “And when he was growing up, he want...

Got Bronx? How Fordham Markets the Borough

Got Bronx? How Fordham Markets the Borough

September 28, 2013

By JEFF COLTIN BRONX CORRESPONDENT Zoo, Botans, Arthur Ave. It’s the Bronx trifecta for parents of Rose Hill students. How many Fordham mothers and fathers have made a day of exploring the Botanical...

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