10 people shot within eight hours in the Bronx, police say

10 people shot within eight hours in the Bronx, police say

A man and woman shot early Thursday while sitting in a car in the Pelham Bay area of the Bronx became the ninth and tenth shooting victims in the borough within eight hours. The pair, both in their 20s, were shot around 1 a.m., police said. Just a few hours before that three men were shot in the Longwood section of the borough, while five innocent bystanders were wounded in a third shooting Wednesday afternoon.

US Marines embark Harriers onto HMS Illustrious

US Marines embark Harriers onto HMS Illustrious

Fourteen United States AV8B Harrier Jets joined up with the UK aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious ahead of a major joint exercise in the United States. The Harriers, from the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Marine Aircraft Group (MAG)14, embarked onboard HMS Illustrious, the UK’s and NATO’s High Readiness Maritime Strike Carrier, ahead of a US-led Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFX) that was set to take place off the eastern coast of the United States.

NYC Parks Free Lifeguard Training Program for Summer 2020

NYC Parks Free Lifeguard Training Program for Summer 2020

NYC Parks is starting the search for new candidates with strong swimming skills to participate in their free lifeguard training program for the upcoming summer season.

Qualifying tests to become a New York City lifeguard begin this week on December 7, 2019 and run through mid-January!  Testing locations can be found throughout the five boroughs. Find a qualifying test location near you. Please check back periodically as additional dates may be added.

The testing location and dates for the Bronx is as follows:

St. Mary’s Recreation Center
450 St. Ann’s Avenue (at 145th Street)

Friday, December 20, 2019: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 27, 2019: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age by the start of employment.
  • Have at least 20/30 vision in one eye and 20/40 in the other – without corrective lenses.
    Glasses and contact lenses may not be worn during the eye exam.
  • Be able to swim 50 yards in 35 seconds or less, with proper form.

For those who qualify, training begins in January. First-year lifeguards earn a minimum of $15.00 an hour.  Most lifeguards work 48 hours each week, for a weekly salary of up to $800.

New York City’s 8 beaches are open from Memorial Day weekend through the week after Labor Day, and the 53 outdoor pools are open from late June through the week after Labor Day.

There is no need for an appointment; just be sure to bring a bathing suit, towel and lock for a locker.

If you have any questions, visit their Lifeguard Information page, or email [email protected].

Published at Wed, 04 Dec 2019 20:31:07 +0000

Meet the Bronx Republican who's challenging Ocasio-Cortez

Meet the Bronx Republican who's challenging Ocasio-Cortez

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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver | Book Trailer

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver | Book Trailer

Sam Kingston is dead.

Except she isn’t.

On a rainy February night, Sam is killed in a horrific car crash. But instead of seeing a tunnel of light, she wakes up in her own bed, on the morning of the same day.



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