Government

De Blasio Budget Nixes Viverito Bail Fund

From Capital’s Gloria Pazmino: Mayor de Blasio did not provide money to create the city’s first bail fund or to hire 1,000 additional police officers, as requested by the Council. Both proposals are key parts of Mark-Viverito’s approach to criminal […]

by · May 8, 2015 · Government, Local News
Bronx Day in Albany 2015 – June 8th – Vendors Wanted

Bronx Day in Albany 2015 – June 8th – Vendors Wanted

Third Annual Bronx Day In Albany.  Share The Best of The Bronx. Vendors Wanted!  Monday, June 8, 2015, 12 noon to 7 PM. At The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY Showcase your products and services while showing your Bronx […]

From left to right: Assemblyman Gjonaj, President H.E. Bujar Nishani, Senator Klein,

Gjonaj, Klein honor President H.E. Bujar Nishani for the Albanian role in saving Jews during WWII

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and State Senator Jeff Klein honored President of Albania H.E. Bujar Nishani for the role Albanians played in saving thousands of Jews during the Holocaust and celebrated photographer Norman Gershman whose photographs capture the essence of their […]

ASSEMBLY PASSES PLANKS IN WOMEN’S EQUALITY ACT

ASSEMBLY PASSES PLANKS IN WOMEN’S EQUALITY ACT

Today, the Assembly passed legislation strengthening and expanding protections against both sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination. This legislation extends protections from sexual harassment to all private workplaces in New York state.  Today, employers with fewer than four employees are exempt from New York […]

by · May 5, 2015 · Government, Women
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Political Round Up: Skelos, Gjonaj, Obama

NYS Senate Majority Leader, Son Arrested On Monday, State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, 67, and his son, Adam, 32, were arrested on charges that they extorted those with business before New York State to make payments to Adam Skelos, […]

City Report: The Bronx Has Highest Rate of Home Loan Denials

The South Bronx real estate market may be heating up, but the residents have a tougher time getting home loans than residents of any other borough, according to a new city report. Approximately 30 percent of all home loan applications […]

What You Should Know: Place Your Bets On Jeff Klein

What You Should Know: Place Your Bets On Jeff Klein

Place Your Bets on Jeff Klein by Rev. Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr. You should know that with all of the recent news that New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is expected to be arrested this week, there is […]

Political Round Up  — Cuomo, Klein, Serrano, Diaz

Political Round Up — Cuomo, Klein, Serrano, Diaz

Governor Cuomo is in New York City today after attending the Kings County Democrats shindig last night. * * *  Governor Andrew Cuomo endorsed Councilman Vinnie Gentile’s campaign for Congress NY-11 (Bklyn/SI) on Thursday, a week after suggesting he would stay […]

by · May 1, 2015 · Government, Politics
BP Diaz Nail and Beauty Salon Grading System Gets Council Hearing

BP Diaz Nail and Beauty Salon Grading System Gets Council Hearing

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. testifies in support of his legislation creating a letter grading system for nail and beauty salons, as well as other cosmetology businesses.     Yesterday, the city’s Independent Budget Office (IBO) said that the […]

BP Diaz Salon and Spa Grading System Makes The Grade

BP Diaz Salon and Spa Grading System Makes The Grade

The Independent Budget Office (IBO) says that it would cost the city $7.2 million to create the salon and spa letter grade program proposed by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Last year, Diaz proposed creating a grading program similar to one used […]

THE MMA JOURNALIST: No Movement on MMA Vote in NY Assembly

THE MMA JOURNALIST: No Movement on MMA Vote in NY Assembly

From The Political Ringside by Jim Genia The Democratic Conference of the New York State Assembly met Monday night to discuss the legalization of pro mixed martial arts (MMA) and after 90 minutes of closed-door talks, no decision was made […]

by · April 28, 2015 · Government, Sports
BRONXTALK TONIGHT: Council Members Gibson and King

BRONXTALK TONIGHT: Council Members Gibson and King

CITY COUNCIL ON BRONXTALK TONIGHT! – Tonight’s BronxTalk will feature two Bronx members of the city council, Vanessa Gibson (Highbridge/Morrisania), chairperson of the Public Safety Committee, and Andy King (Baychester/Co-op City).   They’ll talk with host Gary Axelbank about decriminalizing […]

DC 37 Supports City Council Bill Outlawing Job Credit Checks

DC 37 Supports City Council Bill Outlawing Job Credit Checks

As the City Council passed legislation banning pre-employment credit checks, Henry Garrido, the executive director of DC 37, commended “the Administration, the City Council leadership and Council Member Brad Lander, the sponsor of Intro 261, for their work on this […]

by · April 25, 2015 · Government, Law
NWBCC, BlocPower To Use Solar Energy To Reduce Building Costs

NWBCC, BlocPower To Use Solar Energy To Reduce Building Costs

Neighbors come together to install solar at up to 20% discount   Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced communities across the state have come together to bring clean and affordable solar power to their areas at an estimated 20% savings. […]

Citizen Preparedness Training April 29th at Lehman HS

Citizen Preparedness Training April 29th at Lehman HS

Citizen Preparedness Training April 29th at 7pm, Herbert H. Lehman High School, 3000 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx NY 10461. Participants are asked to pre-register at www.prepare.ny.gov. PREPARE * RESPOND * RECOVER

by · April 25, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Government