Boy Scout Troop 180, located at First Lutheran Church of Throggs Neck, held an Eagle
Scout Court of Honor ceremony on Thursday, March 14 for Andrew Rojas. He led a
group of his fellow scouts to clean out a storage area at the Samuel H. Young American
Legion Post 620, repainted the room and built a 13-foot wall around it to make it
a functional space to store their supplies, to earn the prestigious rank. Assemblyman
Michael Benedetto and Councilman Mark Gjonaj recognized Andrew’s achievement.
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Join the Bronx Jewish Center,
1969 Haight Avenue, for their next
community Shabbat dinner on Friday,
April 5, starting at 7 p.m. The
special theme for that evening will
be Shabbat in Philippines. Yes, that”s
right - Philippines. All of your favorite
Philippine style dishes will take
Enjoy a free, delicious, four-course
dinner with your fellow neighbors.
Turn your Friday night Shabbat into
an evening of spiritual awakening,
inspiration, Jewish songs and culinary
RSVP to (718) 812-1701.Shabbat
dinners are held the fi rst Friday of
“No, it isn’t all about the food,”
said Rabbi Pewzner of the Bronx
Jewish Center. “What is important
is that the entire community joins together
and welcomes the start of the
Shabbat . It will be a beautiful time
for everyone. Please join us.We look
foward to welcoming you.
TROOP 180 HOLDS EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR
BY TONY SALIMBENE
Our April meeting at American
Turners will be the 4th Sunday as the
usual because the 3rd Sunday is Easter.
Happy Easter to those who worship.
Sunday, April 7 is Support the
Troops Tupperware Party at TN Memorial
Post 1456. You can never have
Our May meeting
remains the same
with a lot of memorial
functions to attend
that month. The Commander
and our wonderful
Color Guard will
determine the logistics.
Please consider running for an offi
Friday, May 17 is
our amazing Support
the Troops Bingo
Night (and more) fundraiser
at Sam Young
Our June meeting
is also on the 4th Sunday as the 3rd is
Father’s Day. A salute to all dads. It is
also our BBQ, awards and swearing
in of offi cers meeting as we break for
summer and family time. Location to
Sick call: Forgot our Al Nicotina,
recovering quickly we hope and just
heard Al Mazza needs some good
Until next time: Everything was going
fi ne until Life got in the way!
Spring has offi cially
arrived, days are starting
to get longer and
we’re spending more
time outdoors. It’s also a
great time to spruce up
our businesses from getting
new equipment, redecorating
or even reorganizing our
staff. Revitalized energy in business
can translate to new customers, new
opportunities or new marketing campaigns.
Take a minute to consider what
new business strategies you would like
to implement this spring.
Become a Throggs Neck Merchants
Association member. Our Throggs
Neck merchant association is one of
the largest in the Bronx.
As a TNMA member, your business
will be featured on our website, your
events and promotions will be listed in
our TNMA column in the Bronx Times
and you can network with other members
at any of our meetings and events.
Partner with fellow merchants to develop
special promotions or projects
designed to benefi t the entire commercial
strip, as well as the surrounding
community. Ready to become a TNMA
member? Joining is easy. Simply go to
our website, www.throggsneckmerchants.
com for more info or download
the membership application at www.
The Northeast Bronx Community
Farmers Market Project is having their
Winter Market on Saturday, March 30
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
Confetti Party Place,
3190 Westchester Avenue.
Their Winter Market
will be held one Tuesday
and one Saturday
a month through May.
Visit their Facebook
page for their Winter Market Schedule
and regular updates.
Another benefi t of being a TNMA
member is we will announce any upcoming
promotion, sale, product or
service in this column, as well as,
posting it on our TNMA social media.
Please email your information to info@
throggsneckmerchants.com or call
Angela at (646) 657-1312 for further assistance.
This service is at no extra cost
to our TNMA members.
Promote your business by sponsoring
a TNMA meeting. It’s a great way to
get your business and brand out there.
As a sponsor, you will be allowed to
give a brief presentation to our members
the night of our meeting. We also
waive our dinner fee for sponsors and
spotlight your business in our meeting
announcements, in this column for the
month and via our social media.
Our Facebook page has over 1,000
followers. Our followers are members,
non-members and residents so your
target audience goes further than just
the attendees of our monthly meetings.
If you or another member/merchant
is interested in sponsoring one of our
meetings this year, ask them to email
Above, (l-r) are Troop 180 Scoutmaster Angel Morales, parents Luis and Jessica
Rojas, Andrew Rojas and retired Troop 180 Scoutmaster Gerard Pilate.
Photo courtesy of Assemblyman Michael Benedetto’s Offi ce
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