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The MMA Journalist: Zuffa to Battle New York in Court on March 5,

The MMA Journalist: Zuffa to Battle New York in Court on March 5,

The tide of battle may have shifted on the legislative side of [the UFC’s Dan] Zuffa’s campaign to get MMA sanctioned here in New York, but the judicial angle still rages with the intensity of a bloody border conflict, and […]

by · February 25, 2015 · Government, Sports
Legislative Leanings: Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz on Mixed Martial Arts

Legislative Leanings: Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz on Mixed Martial Arts

  Writing on his blog, The MMA Journalist, blogger Jim Genia posted responses from state legislators about lifting the ban on professional mixed martials arts (MMA) bouts in New York.   Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz on the MMA bill: “I have […]

by · February 24, 2015 · Government, Sports
ASSEMBLYWOMAN LATOYA JOYNER INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION TO END TENANT DISCRIMINATION

ASSEMBLYWOMAN LATOYA JOYNER INTRODUCES NEW LEGISLATION TO END TENANT DISCRIMINATION

Assembly Bill A.5166 seeks to enact statewide ban on housing discrimination due to income for prospective tenants BRONX, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (Bronx-77AD) introduced a new bill that will fight to end tenant discrimination based on income across the […]

by · February 24, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government, Law, News
COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING REMEMBERS THE LEGACY OF MALCOLM X

COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING REMEMBERS THE LEGACY OF MALCOLM X

“We must not forget, it was 50 years ago today [February 21] that brother Malcolm X was gunned down at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem. Although he is not with us today, the humanitarian works of the Malcolm X movement […]

by · February 24, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government
BP DIAZ: RENAME BRONX POST OFFICE FOR HERMAN BADILLO

BP DIAZ: RENAME BRONX POST OFFICE FOR HERMAN BADILLO

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a letter to the United States Congress proposing that the United States Postal Service’s Morrisania branch, located at 442 East 167th Street, Bronx, NY, 10456, be renamed in honor of former U.S. […]

TOMORROW, FEB. 24, COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING AND THE SAFETY NET PROJECT HOST KNOW YOUR RIGHTS SERIES

TOMORROW, FEB. 24, COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING AND THE SAFETY NET PROJECT HOST KNOW YOUR RIGHTS SERIES

COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING AND THE SAFETY NET PROJECT HOST KNOW YOUR RIGHTS SERIES NYC Council Member Andy King and The Safety Net Project will host their fourth in a series of “Know Your Rights” trainings on Tuesday, Feb. 24, […]

by · February 23, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government, Law
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State Senate Coalition report finds dangerous sex offenders residing near UPK programs

After disappointing New York State Court of Appeals decision for Nassau County, State Senate Coalition demands passage of bills that will strengthen  protections for children against sex offenders   New York, NY – On Sunday, the New York State Senate […]

by · February 23, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Crime, Government, News
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SENATOR KLEIN LAUNCHES BRONX SENIOR CENTER “LISTENING TOUR”

New Survey Gauges Most-Pressing Financial Issues Facing NY Seniors RIVERDALE, NY – Senate Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) Leader State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), joined by Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz (D-Bronx), kicked off a month-long tour of Bronx senior centers today at the […]

by · February 21, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government, Senior Issues
SEN. JEFF KLEIN UNVEILS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REINVESTING IN AFFORDABLE AND PUBLIC HOUSING IN NEW YORK

SEN. JEFF KLEIN UNVEILS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN REINVESTING IN AFFORDABLE AND PUBLIC HOUSING IN NEW YORK

NEW YORK, NY – Independent Democratic Conference Leader State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) unveiled the IDC’s bold and comprehensive housing agenda to members of the New York Housing Conference at a luncheon event on Thursday. Klein, joined by Senator David […]

by · February 20, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government, News
Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted

(New York, NY) — The Associated Press reported today that former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been indicted on three charges stemming from his  federal bribery arrest last month. The former Speaker was indicted on Thursday by a grand jury […]

by · February 19, 2015 · Corruption Watch, Government, News, Politics
BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ DELIVERS  SIXTH ‘STATE OF THE BOROUGH’ ADDRESS

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ DELIVERS SIXTH ‘STATE OF THE BOROUGH’ ADDRESS

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today delivered his annual “State of the Borough” address, his sixth since becoming borough president in 2009. In his speech, which he delivered at The Mall at Bay Plaza, Borough President Diaz discussed the […]

COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING ON THE PASSING OF FORMER DEPUTY CHANCELLOR KATHLEEN GRIMM

COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING ON THE PASSING OF FORMER DEPUTY CHANCELLOR KATHLEEN GRIMM

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of Deputy Chancellor Kathleen Grimm. As a member of the City Council’s Education committee I valued Ms. Grimm’s perspective as a leader. She was always straightforward and held firmly to her convictions. […]

SENATOR DIAZ SR., LEADING BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS, AND CLERGY STAND WITH PARENTS TO URGE ALBANY TO END FAILING SCHOOLS CRISIS

SENATOR DIAZ SR., LEADING BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS, AND CLERGY STAND WITH PARENTS TO URGE ALBANY TO END FAILING SCHOOLS CRISIS

Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Assemblymen Marcos Crespo, Michael Blake, and Mark Gjonaj Call for More Excellent Schools in the Bronx 65,000 Bronx Children Trapped in Failing Schools BRONX, NY — A coalition of Bronx elected officials led by Senator Ruben Diaz […]

INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE TO UNVEIL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO REINVEST IN AFFORDABLE AND PUBLIC HOUSING IN NEW YORK CITY

INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE TO UNVEIL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO REINVEST IN AFFORDABLE AND PUBLIC HOUSING IN NEW YORK CITY

Senator Jeff Klein Unveils Comprehensive Affordable and Public Housing Plan at a New York Housing Conference Multifaceted vision outlines clear pathway to transforming housing for millions of New Yorkers NEW YORK, NY – Independent Democratic Conference Leader State Senator Jeff […]

by · February 19, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government
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SENATOR RIVERA: Bronx Freedom Fund Releases First Year of Results & Inspires City-wide Bail Fund

BRONX FREEDOM FUND RELEASES FIRST YEAR OF RESULTS   State Senator Gustavo Rivera’s First Law Helps 140 Bronxites Successfully Avoid Unnecessary Jail Time in First Year and Inspires City-wide Bail Fund    (Bronx, NY) – The Bronx Freedom Fund has released its one year report highlighting its […]

by · February 18, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government, Local News, News