Archive for June, 2018

STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR GUSTAVO RIVERA ON SUPREME COURT DECISION UPHOLDING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S TRAVEL BAN

STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR GUSTAVO RIVERA ON SUPREME COURT DECISION UPHOLDING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S TRAVEL BAN

STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATOR GUSTAVO RIVERA ON SUPREME COURT DECISION UPHOLDING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S TRAVEL BAN “I am profoundly appalled and disgusted, but not surprised, by today’s Supreme Court 5-4 ruling to uphold the Trump administration’s restriction on travel to the […]

by · June 30, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Congressman Joseph Crowley 14th Congressional District Bronx/Queens

Chairman Crowley and Reps. Larson, Davis, Cummings, Beyer, and Moore Call on President Trump to Stop Closing Social Security Field Offices

Chairman Crowley and Reps. Larson, Davis, Cummings, Beyer, and Moore Call on President Trump to Stop Closing Social Security Field Offices (Washington, D.C.) – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) and Reps. John Larson (D-CT), Danny […]

by · June 30, 2018 · Bulletin Board
From left, Liberty Justice Center's Director of Litigation Jacob Huebert, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, Liberty Justice Center founder and chairman John Tillman, and plaintiff Mark Janus walk out of the the Supreme Court after the court rules in a setback for organized labor that states can't force government workers to pay union fees in Washington, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Supreme Court’s Decision in Janus v. AFSCME

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Supreme Court’s Decision in Janus v. AFSCME “Today’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME is a despicable and misguided attack on workers’ rights and labor unions enabled by President Trump’s stolen Supreme Court seat. I stand with labor, […]

by · June 30, 2018 · Bulletin Board
No Garbage, Recycling or Organic Collection, or Street Cleaning on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018

No Garbage, Recycling or Organic Collection, or Street Cleaning on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018

No Garbage, Recycling or Organic Collection, or Street Cleaning on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 The New York City Department of Sanitation announced that in observance of Independence Day, there will be no trash, recycling, or organics collection, nor […]

by · June 30, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Invite to NYC Suicide Council July 2nd, 3rd Annual Anniversary Awards Luncheon, July 20th, and Bronx Suicide Network July 10th, 11am

Invite to NYC Suicide Council July 2nd, 3rd Annual Anniversary Awards Luncheon, July 20th, and Bronx Suicide Network July 10th, 11am

by · June 29, 2018 · Bulletin Board
The first public pay telephone was set up in just two years after Alexander Graham Bell invented the phone. The first coin-operated pay phone was installed ..

Profile America: First Phone Booth

America’s first public phone booth was installed this month in 1880 in New Haven, Connecticut, just four years after the telephone was invented. These first public telephones were supervised by attendants, while those operated by coins came along nine years […]

by · June 29, 2018 · History, News, Technology
New York Sports Tours And Launch Of History

New York Sports Tours And Launch Of History

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Brian Cashman the NY Yankees General Manager is a part of New York sports history and he should be with his success and longtime tenure of building championships in the Bronx. He, along with New […]

by · June 29, 2018 · Sports
Elected officials join arms with community and clergy leaders in denouncing the current White House policy on immigration.--Photo by David Greene

Bronxites United Against Current Border Policy

Bronxites United Against Current Border Policy by David Greene Local elected officials joined clergy leaders standing together outside of the Bronx Supreme Court, demanding that all 2,300 children who were separated from family members at the border– be reunited. The […]

by · June 29, 2018 · Immigration Issues
Vernuccio’s View: Sweden Responds to Russian Threat

Vernuccio’s View: Sweden Responds to Russian Threat

Sweden, long associated with nonalignment in the Cold War, a peaceful foreign policy, and an armed forces that had come rather close to being barely existent, is taking a dramatic turn. Faced with Vladimir Putin’s expansionist goals, aggressive actions, and […]

by · June 29, 2018 · News, Vernuccio's View
The Lincoln Highway, The Great American Road Trip

Getting up to Speed

Friday, June 29th. On this date in 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower signed a bill establishing the Interstate Highway System, originally of 41,000 miles. Today, it’s nearly 47,000 miles, the world’s longest single system. The original estimated cost of the interstate […]

The Young Killing the Young has to stop NOW

Riverdale Ethical Society Forum on Gun Violence

Last Saturday, June 23, the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, a leading member of the American Ethical Union, sponsored a 3-hour teach-in from 4-7 pm titled “Beyond Gun Control: Race, Youth, and the New Movement to End Gun Violence” at St. Stephen’s […]

Congressman Joseph Crowley 14th Congressional District Bronx/Queens

Chairman Crowley Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision on President Trump’s Muslim Ban

Chairman Crowley Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision on President Trump’s Muslim Ban (Queens, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its decision on Trump v. Hawaii: “This […]

by · June 29, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Public Art Exhibition at Starlight Park

Public Art Exhibition at Starlight Park

The exhibit, which will be on view June 30, 2018 through June 30, 2019, consists of eight commissioned sculptures by 15 artists informed by the 1918 Bronx International Exposition of Science, Arts and Industries, which took place on this same site 100 years ago.

De Blasio Administration Entering into Historic $2 Billion Settlement to Fund NYCHA

De Blasio Administration Entering into Historic $2 Billion Settlement to Fund NYCHA

STATEMENT FROM COMMUNITY VOICES HEARD RE: De Blasio Administration Entering into Historic $2 Billion Settlement to Fund NYCHA New York, NY – Community Voices Heard (CVH) is excited to learn of the City’s historic $2.2 billion investment in NYCHA under a […]

by · June 29, 2018 · Bulletin Board
John Szponar, The Boss’s Tampa Voice

John Szponar, The Boss’s Tampa Voice

By Ray Negron This week the Yankees lost their voice in the Tampa community. John Szponar, the man that the great George Steinbrenner had hand picked himself to represent him in so many events, passed away. For the last 28 […]

by · June 28, 2018 · Sports