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House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley  Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley Delivers Weekly Democratic Address (Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. Video and audio of the address can be downloaded here. Below is a full transcript of […]

by · February 17, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Government
Senator Charles Schumer opposes JCPOA

Schumer: New Yorkers Will Pay The Price If HHS Secretary Is Allowed To Dismantle Medicare—So That’s Why I’m Sounding The Alarm

SCHUMER: WAR ON SENIORS HAS BEGUN WITH CONFIRMATION OF HHS SECRETARY WHO HAS SPENT A LIFETIME TRYING TO KILL MEDICARE; SENATOR SAYS VITAL PROGRAM IS IN REAL DANGER; PLEDGES TO USE NEW ROLE TO FIGHT ALL ATTEMPTS TO DESTROY VITAL […]

by · February 16, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health
UNIONS & LEADERS FIGHT TRUMP’S ANTI-LABOR VISION

UNIONS & LEADERS FIGHT TRUMP’S ANTI-LABOR VISION

UNIONS & LEADERS FIGHT TRUMP’S ANTI-LABOR VISION Unions and Independent Democratic Conference members stand together against national right-to-work legislation and release four-point protection plan for New York State workers New York, NY — Standing up against the anti-labor vision of […]

by · February 15, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Jobs, Labor
State Assembly Passes Moratorium On NYC Carryout Bag Fee

State Assembly Passes Moratorium On NYC Carryout Bag Fee

  Speaker Carl Heastie Statement on Carry-out Bag Fee Moratorium Tuesday’s vote to enact a moratorium on New York City’s local law to impose a fee on carryout bags is not an ending, it is a beginning. We all share the […]

by · February 12, 2017 · Government, News
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Chairman Crowley Introduces Resolution Condemning White House Exclusion of Jewish People from Holocaust Statement

Chairman Crowley Introduces Resolution Condemning White House Exclusion of Jewish People from Holocaust Statement Over 100 Democratic Members Co-Sponsor Resolution (Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) announced today that more than 110 Democratic Members of Congress […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Government, History
BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS WRITE LETTER TO MAYOR REQUESTING MORE INFORMATION ON PLANNED RECONSTRUCTION OF RODMAN’S NECK

BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS WRITE LETTER TO MAYOR REQUESTING MORE INFORMATION ON PLANNED RECONSTRUCTION OF RODMAN’S NECK

BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS WRITE LETTER TO MAYOR REQUESTING MORE INFORMATION ON PLANNED RECONSTRUCTION OF RODMAN’S NECK Bronx, NY— Following the city’s formal announcement to include $275 million in their preliminary budget for the reconstruction of the NYPD Rodman’s Neck training […]

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SENATOR KLEIN PROVIDES LOCAL SENIORS WITH MOBILE HEALTH SERVICES AND SCRIE SPECIALISTS

SENATOR KLEIN PROVIDES LOCAL SENIORS WITH MOBILE HEALTH SERVICES AND SCRIE SPECIALISTS Bronx, NY – Senator Jeff Klein provided various free health services, as well as the opportunity to sign up for a rent freeze program called the Senior Citizen […]

by · February 8, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health
MONTEFIORE PUMPS UP BRONX AND WESTCHESTER ACTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE AMERICAN HEART MONTH

MONTEFIORE PUMPS UP BRONX AND WESTCHESTER ACTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE AMERICAN HEART MONTH

MONTEFIORE PUMPS UP BRONX AND WESTCHESTER ACTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE AMERICAN HEART MONTH Screenings, Food Demonstrations and Educational Activities Throughout February NEW YORK (February 1, 2017) – Associates at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart & Vascular Care will host a […]

Summer Youth Job Applications Available 

Summer Youth Job Applications Available 

​ATTENTION BRONX YOUTH The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in entry-level jobs in […]

Opinion: Bronx Kids Need Access to Quality Charters and G&T Programs

Opinion: Bronx Kids Need Access to Quality Charters and G&T Programs

By Leah Binyamin   Whenever I talk to my friends and neighbors about all the change that’s come to the Bronx, I notice a few common refrains. Everyone I know in my home borough is thrilled to see major revitalization […]

by · February 6, 2017 · Education, Op Ed
February Is American Heart Month 

February Is American Heart Month 

​February is American Heart Month, dedicated to the serious matter of monitoring and taking care of our beating hearts. This is important because while heart disease has claimed fewer lives in recent years, it is still the nation’s number one […]

by · February 5, 2017 · Health
Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms  — Sign up today

Affordable Care Act Deadline Looms — Sign up today

We can help you sign up for health insurance By Mayor Bill de Blasio A few weeks ago I met a man from the South Bronx named Wellington. He was diagnosed with cancer and lost his health insurance. The City […]

by · January 30, 2017 · Government, Health, Op Ed
Op-Ed: Start-Up NY Weakens, Business Anxiety Remains Strong

Op-Ed: Start-Up NY Weakens, Business Anxiety Remains Strong

By Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb When it comes to the business of Albany, it is essential to draw a distinction between rhetoric and reality. In no area is that more apparent than the state’s economic-development efforts. Lofty promises, […]

Profile America: Unemployment Insurance

Profile America: Unemployment Insurance

Saturday, January 28 — As the Great Depression approached its worst, Wisconsin made the nation’s first governmental direct relief effort for the unemployed. On this date in 1932, it enacted unemployment insurance, soon followed by a half-dozen other states before Social […]

by · January 28, 2017 · Government, Labor, Profile America
New York Leads the Nation in Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease

New York Leads the Nation in Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease

New York Leads the Nation in Cases of Legionnaires’ Disease The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Partners with Iconic Public Health and Environmental Advocate Erin Brockovich and Allergy & Asthma Network to Call for Real Solutions to New York’s Growing […]

by · January 26, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Health, Op Ed