Bronx Events: Positive Bronx Stories Tonight at Bronx Museum

As we mentioned in yesterday’s news roundup, the Bronx Museum of the Arts is holding a really cool free storytelling event tonight, “Bronx Talks: Bronx Stories,” starting at 6 p.m. Here’s the write-up in the Daily News about it. Find more Bronx events going on tonight and this weekend below and every day by clicking on our “Bronx Events” calendar, which is updated constantly. Enjoy the weather and the Bronx. Editor’s note: What did we miss? Send details to bronxnewsnetwork[at]

Embattled Commander of Bronx's 52nd Precinct Replaced

D’Adamo at his desk at the 52nd Precinct in early 2010.New York City precinct commanders, by rule, don’t stay in their jobs long – two, maybe three years, tops. Then, they move on. It’s an unofficial policy the NYPD employs to avoid stagnation or possible corruption.On Monday, however, the commanding officer of the 52n Precinct, Deputy Inspector John D’Adamo was replaced less than 17 months after taking over the job and less than a month after his wife was caught lying to Clarkstown police about being attacked, a story that made headlines in the city and upstate. The 40-year-old D’Adamo – a rising star in the NYPD who took on his first commanding role as head of the 50th Precinct in 2008 at the age of 37 – will be replaced by Deputy Inspector Joseph Dowling, formerly the commanding officer of Manhattan’s 33rd Precinct, which covers Washington Heights. On Tuesday night, Dowling introduced himself at Community Board 7’s general board meeting at Scott Towers in Bedford Park.

Bronx News Roundup, March 18

Hopefully you are reading this on a laptop or iPad/Phone in Van Cortlandt or Crotona or Soundview or Pelham Bay or Roberto Clemente or Williamsbridge Oval or any one of the Bronx’s many parks. And if you’re not, hopefully you’ll get to one later today as temperatures will soar into the 70s! Less warm over the weekend, but it will still remain jarringly comfortable.