Newbold Avenue in Parkchester renamed Jahi Williams-Simmons Avenue in honor of Bronx resident

Newbold Avenue is now Jahi Williams-Simmons Avenue, named

Newbold Avenue is now Jahi Williams-Simmons Avenue, named for the man who died one year ago Sunday. (August 31, 2014 6:18 PM)

City officials renamed a Parkchester road in honor of an influential Bronx resident.

Newbold Avenue is now Jahi Williams-Simmons Avenue, named for the man who died one year ago Sunday. 

His wife did not want to disclose the cause of death, but says he fought for those suffering from cancer and other ailments. She was diagnosed with breast cancer herself.

The renaming is part...

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