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Governor Andrew Cuomo, son of Governor Mario Cuomo

CUOMO AWARDED FOR ‘RAISE THE AGE’ REFORM

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this week received the Families Together 2015 Exceptional Leadership Award for his administration’s work on Raise the Age criminal justice reform. The Award was presented at a Legislative Awareness Day and Luncheon where family members and […]

by · March 4, 2015 · Government, News
Our Security is Safe for Now: Homeland Security Funding Passes

Our Security is Safe for Now: Homeland Security Funding Passes

After a seven week stalemate, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $40 billion homeland security funding bill on Tuesday, despite a major fight surrounding it. Those against the bill were angry that it did not contain immigration provisions that […]

BP DIAZ PUSHES #NOT62 HASHTAG HEALTH IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN

BP DIAZ PUSHES #NOT62 HASHTAG HEALTH IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN

At last month’s State of the Borough Address, Borough President Diaz announced the #Not62 Initiative. Diaz asked Bronxites to adopt healthier lifestyles and live longer.   Each year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin release the […]

BP Diaz Hosts Sweetheart Luncheon, ‘State of the Borough’

BP Diaz Hosts Sweetheart Luncheon, ‘State of the Borough’

Throggs Neck residents Larry & Catherine Cosentino, who have been married 66 years, share a tender moment at Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s annual “Sweethearts Luncheon.” The annual event celebrates borough couples who have been married 50 years or […]

New Yorkers Can STILL Sign Up For Health Coverage  (March 1 Through April 30)

New Yorkers Can STILL Sign Up For Health Coverage (March 1 Through April 30)

(New York, NY) — NY State of Health, the State’s official health plan Marketplace, announced a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who had to pay a federal penalty for 2014 and had not been aware or had […]

Rep. Serrano Lauds FCC Vote Supporting Net Neutrality

Rep. Serrano Lauds FCC Vote Supporting Net Neutrality

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, lauded the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) historic vote adopting rules protecting network neutrality on the Internet. “The rules adopted Friday will help guarantee […]

Netanyahu Declares US-Israel Alliance Strong

Netanyahu Declares US-Israel Alliance Strong

In a speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference this morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the US-Israel relationship remains strong despite controversy over his speech to the US Congress on Tuesday. Netanyahu said […]

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RELEASES  ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RELEASES ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT

Highlights Over $7.2 Billion in Total Bronx Development Since 2009   Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued his annual development report, highlighting the total development seen in The Bronx since he first took office in 2009.   The […]

Parents Union Praises Lifting of the Cell Phone Ban in NYC Public Schools

Parents Union Praises Lifting of the Cell Phone Ban in NYC Public Schools

This morning, the NYC Parents Union greeted the lifting of the longtime ban of cell phones in New York City public schools with cheers. “We applaud and thank Mayor de Blasio for fulfilling his campaign promise and putting the safety […]

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Free Range Kids – Are Teens Who Sext “Child Pornographers?

Post by contributor Lenore Skenazy Thanks to our mistaken belief that no one under 18 can have any legitimate sexual feelings—and hence any sex they’ve engaged in was coerced and bound to render unspeakable emotional harm—we have laws on the […]

by · March 2, 2015 · Crime, Cultures, Government, Law
Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo Hosts  A Teen Dating Violence Awareness Workshop

Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo Hosts A Teen Dating Violence Awareness Workshop

Assemblyman Crespo Joins W.E.S.D.A and Local Teens To Raise Awareness Of Teen Dating Violence   Last Friday, Assemblyman Marcos A. Crespo joins W.E.S.D.A. for a one-day workshop to empower young women and bring awareness of healthy and unhealthy relationships as […]

Council Member Andy King Passes Storm Damaged Trees Legislation

Council Member Andy King Passes Storm Damaged Trees Legislation

Council Member Andy King Bill Expediting the Removal of Downed Trees Damaged By Storms Passes City Council CITY HALL – City Council Member Andy King (12th District/Bronx) applauded the NYC Council’s passage of Int. No. 74-A last week, which creates an […]

Assembly Passes DREAM Act, Senate Action Unlikely

Assembly Passes DREAM Act, Senate Action Unlikely

On Thursday, the state Assembly voted 87-45 for the DREAM Act, a bill that would open up state-level college tuition assistance to children of immigrants and undocumented immigrants who are in the country illegally. The vote was largely along party […]

by · February 27, 2015 · Government, Immigration Issues, News
FAMILIES FOR EXCELLENT SCHOOLS CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE STATE TAKEOVER OF 178 FAILING  SCHOOLS

FAMILIES FOR EXCELLENT SCHOOLS CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE STATE TAKEOVER OF 178 FAILING SCHOOLS

Parents Urge Governor and State Legislature to Place All Priority Schools Under Receivership this Fall, Providing Bold, Structural Change for Chronically Failing Schools Includes 91 Priority Schools in New York City New York, NY – On Wednesday, Families for Excellent Schools (FES) […]

by · February 25, 2015 · Education News, Government
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