Bronx River

(credit: Bronx River Alliance)

Extra Security Measures Taken At Starlight Park After Drownings

New York Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver says they’ve gone to extra lengths to ensure safety.

08/22/2014

(credit: Bronx River Alliance)

Scientists Launch Study Of Complex Ecosystems In Bronx River

Scientists have launched a study into plant and animal life in the Bronx River, in the interest of improving the river ecosystem and eventually making the river into an attraction.

08/18/2014

Divers work to rescue two 13-year-old boys from the Bronx River on Friday, June 20. (Credit: CBS 2)

Joint Funeral Service Held For Cousins Who Died After Jumping Into Bronx River

It was an open casket service for 13-year-olds Wellington Gavin and Erikson Villa.

06/27/2014

Good Samaritans pulled a 32-year-old man and 19-year-old woman out of this car June 21, 2014. (Credit: CBS 2)

Good Samaritan Describes Rescuing 2 From Car In Bronx River

Several Good Samaritans risked their own lives over the weekend to save others inside a car that plunged into the Bronx River.

06/24/2014

Elected officials and the families of Wellington Gavin and Erikson Villa call for fencing around the water at Starlight Park in the Bronx. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Community Calling For Action At Bronx Park After Drowning Deaths Of Teen Cousins

The family of 13-year-old Wellington Gavin and 13-year-old Erikson Villa are expected to be at a news conference Monday afternoon with State Sen. Ruben Diaz to highlight safety concerns at Starlight Park.

06/23/2014

FDNY rescuers with the person they pulled from the Bronx River on June 20, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Wellington Gavin, Second Teen Pulled From Bronx River, Dies

A spokeswoman for Montefiore Medical Center said 13-year-old Wellington Gabin died Sunday afternoon.

06/22/2014

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Man, Woman Hospitalized After Car Runs Off Road Into Bronx River

Two people were removed from the vehicle, the male driver was taken to Westchester County Medical Center, and a female who was in cardiac arrest was taken to Lawrence Hospital.

06/21/2014

FDNY rescuers with the person they pulled from the Bronx River on June 20, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

1 Boy Dead, 1 In Critical Condition After Being Pulled From Bronx River

The Fire Department responded to a call claiming two people had jumped into the river near Starlight Park in the West Farms section of the Bronx.

06/20/2014

Oysters (file/credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Effort Under Way To Restore Oysters In New York Waterways

The Oyster Research Restoration Project is working to change the fate of near-extinct oysters in New York Harbor.

06/24/2013

FILE - The Bronx River (credit: Jim Henderson/ Wikimedia Commons)

Boy, 5, Rescued From Bronx River

A 5-year-old boy was rescued from the Bronx River Sunday.

05/12/2013

David Villalobos (credit: Facebook)

Man Mauled At Bronx Zoo Wanted To ‘Be One With The Tiger'; Charged With Trespassing

David Villalobos was issued a desk appearance ticket, requiring his presence in court at a later date and charging him with criminal trespass and trespass, the NYPD said Saturday night.

09/22/2012

Bronx River near Main Street - White Plains, NY - Feb 10, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Westchester Spending Millions To Prevent Flooding

Recent storms have devastated parts of Westchester County and now some money is being spent to actually prevent that flooding.

02/10/2012

FILE - The Bronx River (credit: Jim Henderson/ Wikimedia Commons)

Police Rescue Rottweiler From Bronx River

The Rottie named Puppet was swept downriver after slipping down a rocky shoreline.

10/19/2011

Sprain Parkway (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Northern Westchester, Rockland, Putnam Counties Under Flood Watch; New FEMA Center Opens In White Plains

The National Weather Service says an additional inch of rain is expected to fall Wednesday morning and that flooding along roads and low-lying areas may occur.

09/07/2011

An oyster bed is seen at the junction of the Bronx River and the East River - Bronx, NY - Oct 28, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Oyster Bed Growing In The Bronx

There is something in the Bronx that you might not expect to see within sight of trucks being unloaded at the Hunts Point Market.

10/28/2010

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