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CM Espinal Congratulates NY Yankees on Extending Safety Netting

On May 10, 2017 Council Member Espinal first introduced legislation requiring NYC major and minor league ballparks to extend protective netting. Following the Yankee’s announcement on Sunday that the team will significantly expand their protective netting at Yankee Stadium, Council […]

by · October 2, 2017 · News, Sports
Ponce Bank Offers Free Wire Transfers to Puerto Rico

Ponce Bank Offers Free Wire Transfers to Puerto Rico

The NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced this week that its member Ponce Bank will offer free wire transfers to Puerto Rico. Participating bank branches, addresses and phone numbers are listed below. Bronx Ponce De Leon Westchester Branch 2244 Westchester […]

Members of the Iglesia Jennings Alianza Christina Church recognize staff members and local police officers who have been providing assistance during the summer school program.--Photo by David Greene

Awards at Yogi-Bear Sunday School

Awards at Yogi-Bear Sunday School by David Greene Youngsters attending the Celebration of Vacation Bible School at the Iglesia Jennings Alianza Christina Church, were presented with gifts for perfect attendance during their summer program. Youngsters also took part in the […]

by · September 30, 2017 · Local News, News
Yankee great Mariano Rivera joined Steiner Sports Marketing CEO Brandon Steiner to assist disaster victims in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Yankee Great Mariano Rivera, Basketball Wives Star Evelyn Lozada Assist Disaster Victims

Mariano Rivera, Evelyn Lozada Team with Steiner Sports to Assist Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Caribbean Fans Are Encouraged to Continue to Assist by Donating Supplies at New Rochelle Steiner Warehouse New York Yankees all-time great Mariano […]

by · September 30, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Community Events, News
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Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Appointed to Chair Assembly Judiciary Committee

Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie has appointed Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx), as chairman of the Assembly Committee on Judiciary. The previous chair, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein, was recently appointed as the first female chair of the Assembly Committee on Ways and […]

by · September 30, 2017 · Bronx Politics, News
BRONX YOUNG DEMOCRATS ENDORSE MARK GJONAJ FOR CITY COUNCIL

BRONX YOUNG DEMOCRATS ENDORSE MARK GJONAJ FOR CITY COUNCIL

BRONX YOUNG DEMOCRATS ENDORSE MARK GJONAJ FOR CITY COUNCIL BRONX, NY – Today, the Bronx Young Democrats endorsed New York City Council candidate, Mark Gjonaj. The group, which seeks to engage young adults to participate in the political process, cited […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Bronx Politics, Local News, News
Bronxites donate needed food and clothing to island nations devastated by recent hurricanes.--Photo by David Greene

Bronxites Come Together for Caribbean Hurricane Relief Efforts

Bronxites Come Together for Caribbean Hurricane Relief Efforts by David Greene On an unseasonably warm September day, local elected officials joined with several clergy leaders in announcing an effort to collect needed food, clothing and baby supplies for those island […]

by · September 27, 2017 · Local News, News
United States Military Academy at West Point

POSTPONED — Bronx Service Academy Night, September 27

SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND, REP. JOSÉ SERRANO AND BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. PRESENT SERVICE ACADEMY NIGHT For High School Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, Their Parents, and School Officials Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Panel begins promptly at 6:30 P.M. Hostos […]

Columbus statue in Columbus Circle, Manhattan. Credit: NYCParks.gov

Italian-American Orgs Ask NYC Pols For Stances On Columbus Circle Monument

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Columbus Citizens Foundation has partnered with over 39 other Italian-American organizations and announced today that they are reaching out to all NYC elected officials and 2017 electoral candidates for their stance on […]

by · September 26, 2017 · News
Congressman jose Serrano supports JCPOA

Serrano Calls On Nation to Aid Puerto Rico

Earlier today, Bronx Congressman Jose Serrano conducted a telephone interview with the Bronx Chronicle. Calling the images and reports out of Puerto Rico “devastating,” Rep. Serrano has called on the nation to assist Puerto and the US Virgin Islands in […]

by · September 26, 2017 · News
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MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES 11 SITES ADDED TO COMMUNITY PARKS INITIATIVE

MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES 11 SITES ADDED TO COMMUNITY PARKS INITIATIVE NYC Parks Community Parks Initiative will now fully reconstruct 67 total sites reaching 500K New Yorkers who live within a short walk of one of these parks Mayor Bill […]

by · September 26, 2017 · News, Parks
September 24, 2017- New York, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was joined by New Yorkers Jennifer Lopez, Rose Perez, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and pitcher Seth Lugo of the Mets, along with elected officials and labor, business and hospital leaders to provide an update on the Puerto Rico recovery effort and to make an announcement. (Photo credit: Philip Kamrass/ Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

Crespo: “The UJA-Federation of NY Supply 200 Power Generators for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands”

Assemblyman Crespo, Council Member Levine and the UJA-Federation of NY Supply 200 Power Generators for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria last week, Council Member Mark Levine, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Chair of SOMOS […]

by · September 25, 2017 · Breaking News, News
College Fair 2017

College Fair 2017

Co-op City College Fair 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017 — 11AM til 6PM

Dreiser Loop Auditorium, 177 Dreiser Loop, Bronx NY 10475

by · September 24, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Higher Education, News
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on Saturday at around 11:05 pm a male was shot in the hands at 2167 Cruger Ave. between Lydig Ave. & Pelham Pkwy. South was taken to Jacobi Hospital. 3 Men fled the scene in a green Jeep Cherokee on Pelham Pkwy. South. unknown motive of shooting & police are investigating.

Three Sought in Cruger Avenue Shooting

Three Sought in Cruger Avenue Shooting by David Greene Police are looking for the gunman who open fired on an 18 year-old male along Cruger Avenue, in the Pelham Parkway section on Saturday, September 16. Officers from the 49th Precinct […]

by · September 23, 2017 · Local News, News
Election News: Important Voter Registration Deadlines

Election News: Important Voter Registration Deadlines

Important Voter Registration Deadlines for 2017 and 2018   The last day to register to vote for the November 2017 election is October 13th. If you want to change party affiliation to vote in the 2018 primary, the deadline is […]