Archive for July, 2015

Women in Comics Exhibition II – Opening Reception August 1st

Women in Comics Exhibition II – Opening Reception August 1st

The Women in Comics NYC International Collective is hosting their 2nd Gallery Exhibition at the Poe Park Visitors Center in the Bronx from August 1st through August 31st. The event will showcase artwork from women working in the comic book […]

SENATOR KLEIN HOSTS 1ST ANNUAL THROGGS NECK HOUSES BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

SENATOR KLEIN HOSTS 1ST ANNUAL THROGGS NECK HOUSES BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Local basketball tournament works to build stronger community, lift up future generations   State Senator Jeff Klein,  together with the New York City Housing Authority, Throggs Neck Houses Residents’ Council, 45th Precinct, the New York City Fire Department, Police Service […]

Diaz Nemesis Drops Lawsuit Challenging Dismissal

Diaz Nemesis Drops Lawsuit Challenging Dismissal

Sources say that Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz’s former staffer and long time ally Camella Pinkney-Price has quietly dropped the racial discrimination lawsuit she filed after she was dismissed from her $82,000-a-year job as deputy chief of staff to Diaz […]

by · July 31, 2015 · Bronx Politics, Government
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Senate Leader Flanagan Taps Syracuse Senator As His Deputy

Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan appointed Central New York Senator John DeFrancisco as Deputy Majority Leader of the New York State Senate, thus restoring regional balance in the leadership of the upper chamber. “John DeFrancisco is a key part of our leadership team […]

by · July 31, 2015 · Government, Politics
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Senator Rivera Summer Community Events Calendar

During the month of August, Senator Gustavo Rivera will present a series of community events! For more information, call 718-933-2034.   NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Hosts Shred Day!  Our office will partner with Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, AARP New York and other elected officials on August […]

NATIONAL HEATSTROKE PREVENTION DAY: Look Before You Lock

NATIONAL HEATSTROKE PREVENTION DAY: Look Before You Lock

Dozens of Babies, Toddlers, and Young Children are Injured or Killed Each Year after Being Left in Hot Vehicles Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today reminded parents and caregivers to “look before you lock” and remain aware of the dangers of […]

National Night Out Against Crime 2015 In The Bronx

National Night Out Against Crime 2015 In The Bronx

 Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Urges Bronxites to Join Their Neighbors & The NYPD To Attend   “America’s Night Out Against Crime” TUESDAY, AUGUST 4th, 2015 **NATIONAL NIGHT OUT BRONX COMMUNITY LOCATIONS** 40th Precinct/CB #1 St. Mary’s Park -147th […]

King to Bring Free Health, Dental, Legal and Mammogram Services, August 8

King to Bring Free Health, Dental, Legal and Mammogram Services, August 8

Council Member Andy King to Bring Free Dental, Legal and Mammogram Services Council Member Andy King is bringing free health and legal services to residents of the Bronx on Saturday, August 8, as part of Community Engagement Service Day. Mobile vans […]

Allerton Ave International Food Show Fed over 250 People!

Allerton Ave International Food Show Fed over 250 People!

On Saturday July 18th, The Allerton Ave Homeowners & Tenants Association in conjunction with Marketing & Advertising Solutions Inc. (MAS) and the Bronx Chamber of Commerce produced the 8th Annual Allerton Avenue Festival from 12pm-5pm! This year’s Festival took place […]

by · July 31, 2015 · Bulletin Board
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Photo Op-Ed: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

  Tilzer: Progressive Mayor’s Plan For Homeless Mentally Ill: Move Them Out Of Sight “Thirty years after Willowbrook closed, pols still hiding the mentally ill,” asserts True News political blogger Gary Tilzer. Today, they’re putting the homeless mentally ill out of […]

by · July 31, 2015 · Photo Op Ed
Health Dept ID’s Sources of Legionnaires’ Disease, Confuses Public

Health Dept ID’s Sources of Legionnaires’ Disease, Confuses Public

City identified two sources of Legionella, and affected units have begun the process of remediation City continues aggressive testing and monitoring City health officials have identified and are overseeing the cleaning of two sources of Legionnaires’ disease in the South […]

BRONX DA: OPERATION BLACK STONE TARGETS GANG IN CO-OP CITY, CASTLE HILL

BRONX DA: OPERATION BLACK STONE TARGETS GANG IN CO-OP CITY, CASTLE HILL

UNTOUCHABLE NO MORE: “OPERATION BLACK STONE” TARGETS GANG THAT OPERATED IN CASTLE HILL & CO-OP CITY   (Bronx, NY — July 29, 2015) – Bronx County District Attorney Robert Johnson announces the 217 count Grand Jury indictment of 23 alleged […]

by · July 31, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Crime
Commissioner Bratton Visits City Island

Commissioner Bratton Visits City Island

  All photos courtesy of Michele Torrioni.

by · July 30, 2015 · Bulletin Board
This Week in Parks – Summer Streets, Freshkills Park Discovery Day, and more

This Week in Parks – Summer Streets, Freshkills Park Discovery Day, and more

nyc.gov/parks Connect with NYC Parks This Week in Parks: Jul 31, 2015 – Aug 5, 2015 Citywide Highlights Discover Freshkills Park On August 2, come kayak, jog, and bike in Freshkills Park. Be among the first to see the great […]

by · July 30, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Parks
"Today we celebrate 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid, and continue the fight to expand healthcare for all!" Credi: OPA

Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50

Across the Bronx and other parts of the City, elected officials and grateful New Yorkers celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid which was signed into law by President Johnson on July 30, 1965 as an amendment to the Social Security […]