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Official Statement from Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Spokesperson Daryn Cline

Official Statement from Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Spokesperson Daryn Cline

Official Statement from Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Spokesperson Daryn Cline: The New York City Health Department announced that trace amounts of Legionella bacteria have been found in some of the cooling towers it recently tested in Lenox Hill. As […]

by · July 23, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health
Where The Pols Are, July 17

Where The Pols Are, July 17

In the afternoon, senior members of the Administration will be attending a Cabinet Meeting led by Mayor de Blasio. 

UPDATE: Extreme Heat Advisory 

UPDATE: Extreme Heat Advisory 

To find local cooling centers and other heat related information Bronx residents can call 311 (TTY: 212-504-4115) or visit www.nyc.gov/beattheheat.

Heat Advisory Warning For July 13

Heat Advisory Warning For July 13

MAYOR DE BLASIO ISSUES HEAT ADVISORY WARNING FOR NYC The National Weather Service has now issued a heat advisory that’s going to go all the way until 6 pm tomorrow. So, we’ve got temperatures in the low 90’s, but there […]

Gov Cuomo Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Trooper Davis

Gov Cuomo Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Trooper Davis

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo ordered that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff beginning Wednesday, July 10 in honor of New York State Police Trooper Joel R. Davis.

by · July 10, 2017 · Government, News
Introduction to Emotional Pain and Suicide Informed Care Workshop – July 10th

Introduction to Emotional Pain and Suicide Informed Care Workshop – July 10th

by · July 9, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health
US Census Bureau Chief Retires

US Census Bureau Chief Retires

US Census Bureau Chief Retires As his tenure at the U.S. Census Bureau came to an end, Director John H. Thompson wrote an agency blog piece recognizing “the hard work and notable achievements that Census Bureau employees have accomplished over the […]

by · July 4, 2017 · Census, Government, News
Liberty, Justice and Civil Rights

Liberty, Justice and Civil Rights

Monday, July 3 — Befitting the run up to the nation’s celebration of freedom, one of the most important pieces of legislation in our history came just before Independence Day in 1964. The Civil Rights Act swept away Jim Crow […]

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OPINION: New Yorkers Deserve Better

New Yorkers Deserve Better Than They’re Getting A special message from New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and the Assembly Minority Conference. The 2017 session was an exercise in dysfunction, where political agendas impeded the public’s work. From […]

by · July 2, 2017 · Government, Op Ed
Profile America: Youth Voting Comes of Age

Profile America: Youth Voting Comes of Age

  Saturday, July 1 — On this date 46 years ago, the sun set on our old concept of coming of age. The 26th amendment to the Constitution became law effective July 1, lowering the age requirement for voting in […]

Highbridge Gardens resident Wendy Samuel won the Water Bottle Challenge for saving $21.75 in loose change and was given a $20 gift card from Target. Photo courtesy of NYCHA on Instagram

NYCHA Brings Money Management to Public Housing in Pilot Program

NYCHA Brings Money Management to Public Housing in Pilot Program by David Greene The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has teamed up with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and the non-profit Urban Upbound, that will bring […]

Members of Community Board # 7 gather in front of rented tour bus that took members for a tour through the community. Photo by David Greene

COMMUNITY BOARD 7 TAKES NEIGHBORHOOD TOUR

COMMUNITY BOARD TAKES NEIGHBORHOOD TOUR…   For the third year in a row members of Community Board 7 took a daylong bus tour through the Norwood, Bedford Park and Kingsbridge communities on Saturday, June 3. Members visited Project Renewal Transitional […]

by · June 23, 2017 · Government, News, Planning and Zoning
Assembly passes Sepulveda bill allowing 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote

Assembly passes Sepulveda bill allowing 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote

With voter turnout at record low numbers, a new bill that just passed in the closing days of the New York State Assembly session could very well go a long way to bringing out new voters.   Bronx Assemblyman Luis […]

by · June 23, 2017 · Election News, Government, News
Senator Charles Schumer opposes JCPOA

Schumer Pushes Plan To Give NY Dozens Of New DEA Agents To Target Heroin Specifically & Choke Trafficking

SCHUMER DEMANDS FEDS DEPLOY SPECIAL HEROIN COMBAT TEAM TO STATE AS OPIOID DEATH SPIKE CONTINUES ACROSS NY, LI; DOSE OF NEW AGENTS WOULD FIGHT FLOW & SCOURGE OF DEADLY DRUG; OVERDOSE RATES HERE NOW AMONG HIGHEST IN NATION On The […]

by · June 22, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Slams Senate GOP On Mayoral Control, Sales Taxes

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Slams Senate GOP On Mayoral Control, Sales Taxes

“The Assembly acted responsibly by extending mayoral control for New York City schools as well providing the certainty that our local governments so desperately need in order to function properly. Unfortunately, the Senate Republicans did not.”

by · June 22, 2017 · Education, Government, News