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CVS To Pull Tobacco From Shelves

Pelham Bay Station CVS. (Photo c/o yelp.com) CVS released a press release that states that the chain will by cease selling tobacco products on October 1, 2014, making CVS/pharmacy “the first national pharmacy chain to take this step in support of […]

by · February 5, 2014 · Domestic News, Health & Nutrition, News
Councilman Torres Featured In City, Local Media

Councilman Torres Featured In City, Local Media

Councilman Ritchie Torres, elected last fall and beginning his first full term last month, has made waves around the city, as an early supporter of East Harlem/South Bronx Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito for Speaker of the City Council and as the […]

by · February 5, 2014 · Local News, News
Schools Open As Heavy Snow Hits Bronx Commute

Schools Open As Heavy Snow Hits Bronx Commute

      As of 8 a.m, sleet and slushy rain continued to hit the Bronx and parents, such as Robert El Lakkis of Pelham Gardens, seen here digging out his vehicle, were hurrying to rush their children off to […]

by · February 5, 2014 · Local News

Japan Considers Pacifism Position Reversal

Japan may undergo a drastic shift in foreign policy, bucking the policy of military pacifism that has been in place since World War II. As Al Jazeera reports, “A government panel will urge Japan to allow its military to help […]

by · February 5, 2014 · News, World News

Bedtime Story Time

by · February 4, 2014 · Local News

THE IMPACT OF LOSING A BRONX SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE

Join us for a community discussion on the impact of the pending closure of one of the Bronx’s Social Security Offices. After a brief presentation by the Social Security Administration, audience members will be invited to share thoughts, concerns, and […]

by · February 4, 2014 · Bulletin Board, Local News

Jacobi Doctor Receives Prestigious Recognition for Innovation in AIDS/HIV Care

Jacobi Doctor Receives Prestigious Recognition for Innovation in AIDS/HIV Care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2014 Jacobi Doctor Receives Laubenstein Award for HIV/AIDS Care Efforts One of Only Three Doctors Statewide to Receive Recognition Dr. Yvette Calderon (Bronx, New York) […]

by · February 4, 2014 · Local News

Congressional Reps New Debt Limit Strategy

Speaker Boehner. Photo co/ speaker.gov. House Republicans, speaking to the Washington Post today, have indicated that the Keystone XL pipeline or Affordable Care Act’s risk corridors will be the chips on the table in the fight to compromise on policy items […]

by · February 4, 2014 · Domestic News, News
Armed Student Strikes Moscow School

Armed Student Strikes Moscow School

Photo c/o Zuma Press Video c/o youtube.com (The Associated Press) 15-year-old Sergei Gordeyev killed his geography teacher and wounded a police officer Monday. He was taken into custody after negotiations with police and his father.

by · February 4, 2014 · News, World News
Bill Hopes To Ban Anonymous Political Campaign Attack Ads in City

Bill Hopes To Ban Anonymous Political Campaign Attack Ads in City

Anonymous attack ads like this one attacking now Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj in 2012 will become illegal if Councilman Garodnick has his way. A new bill sponsored by Councilman and former speaker hopeful Daniel Garodnick (D-Manhattan) attempts to ban the sort […]

by · February 4, 2014 · Local News, News

Bronx Young Dems Persevere Over Blizzard, First Networking Event in 2014 a Success

Despite over six inches of snow on Monday blanketing the Bronx, the Bronx Young   Democrats (BYD) drew nearly three dozen hardy souls to brave the weather and network with one another about work, politics, and current events in the […]

by · February 4, 2014 · Local News
Winter at Mosholu Parkway February 2014

Winter at Mosholu Parkway February 2014

Despite the winter and snow fatigue many of us are facing, the snowfall is very pretty, especially on Mosholu Parkway. There is a sense of serenity as one walks up and down the parkway in the snow. For more photos, […]

by · February 4, 2014 · Local News

The Face of The Immigration Policy Fight

Written by Adam Bermudez Photo c/o seiu.org. Eliseo Vasquez Medina, the secretary-treasurer and former executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) who recently went on a publicized hunger strike, has been a very visible face of the […]

by · February 3, 2014 · Domestic News, Local News, World News

One Dead, 20, In Highbridge Houses Shooting Overnight

Written by Adam Bermudez Photo c/o nyc.gov. The Daily News has reported this morning that Marquis Brewer, 20, died last night at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, after being gunned down at approximately 2:30 a.m. at the Highbridge Houses on Dr. Martin […]

by · February 3, 2014 · Local News, Uncategorized

State To Recoup Hundred of Millions In Medicaid Dollars

Written by Adam Bermudez New York State’s Medicaid program,among the nation’s most expensive, may cost a little less than the projected $55.6 billion price ticket to taxpayers this year, as $851 million dollars was recovered after the state investigation’s audit. […]

by · February 3, 2014 · Local News