Whose Birthday Is It? February 17, 2018

Whose Birthday Is It? February 17, 2018

Isabelle Eberhardt (1877) As a Swiss explorer traveling in North Africa, Eberhardt often dressed as a man to move more freely through Arab society. Intensely independent, she took the side of Algerians fighting against colonial French rule. She converted to […]

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Quote of the Day: February 17, 2018

Quote of the Day: February 17, 2018

Nowadays we are all of us so hard up, that the only pleasant things to pay are compliments. They’re the only things we can pay. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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Chairman Crowley Statement on the Lunar New Year

Chairman Crowley Statement on the Lunar New Year

Chairman Crowley Statement on the Lunar New Year (Queens, N.Y.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the Lunar New Year: “Gung Hay Fat Choy to all Asian American and Pacific Islander families in […]

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African American History & Culture Celebration – February 23

African American History & Culture Celebration – February 23

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Congressman Joseph Crowley 14th Congressional District Bronx/Queens

Chairman Crowley Announces Guest for the 2018 State of the Union Address

Chairman Crowley Announces Guest for the 2018 State of the Union Address (Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) announced today that Romer Cisneros, a DREAMer from Queens, will be his guest to President Trump’s State of […]

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Chairman Crowley, Ranking Member Larson Lead Letter Urging President Trump to Support Increased Funding for the Social Security Administration

Chairman Crowley, Ranking Member Larson Lead Letter Urging President Trump to Support Increased Funding for the Social Security Administration

Chairman Crowley, Ranking Member Larson Lead Letter Urging President Trump to Support Increased Funding for the Social Security Administration (Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Congressman John B. Larson (D-CT), the Ranking Member for the […]

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Sanitation trucks and police vans were used to shield the runners and spectators participating in the annual event.--Photo by David Greene

Op-Ed: On commercial waste, don’t do what L.A. did

On commercial waste, don’t do what L.A. did New York City must not adopt Los Angeles’ failed zone-based carting system By Kendall Christiansen and Thomas Grech Every day, it’s no small miracle that the 12,000 tons of waste, recyclables and organics […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Environment, Op Ed
NYPD COMMISSIONER VISITS PELHAM BAY

NYPD COMMISSIONER VISITS PELHAM BAY

A packed crowd jammed the cafeteria of St. Theresa’s Church, at 2855 St. Theresa Avenue in Pelham Bay for the monthly 45th Precinct Community Council meeting held on Thursday, February 1. Guest speaker was NYPD Commissioner James O’Neil, who was […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Police Affairs
Bronx Brothers Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Explosives Charges

Bronx Brothers Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Explosives Charges

Two Brothers Charged in School Bomb Plot by David Greene A day after a Florida teen went on a shooting rampage at a school and killing 17 students and teachers, a New York City teacher and his twin brother were […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Crime, News
Bronx Chamber of Commerce honors six distinguished awardees at our Black Heritage Celebration Luncheon on – February 23

Bronx Chamber of Commerce honors six distinguished awardees at our Black Heritage Celebration Luncheon on – February 23

by · February 16, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Carrie Rebora Barratt named president of The New York Botanical Garden. Photo credit: MetMuseum.org

New York Botanical Garden picks first female president

The New York Botanical Garden has named Carrie Rebora Barratt its new president. Barratt, 58, is the first woman to hold the position and succeeds Gregory Long, who is stepping down after 29 years. Barratt was a curator and an […]

2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS ISSUES CONFERENCE

2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS ISSUES CONFERENCE

2018 HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS ISSUES CONFERENCE (Washington, D.C.) – Members of the House Democratic Caucus will meet in Cambridge, Maryland for the 2018 Issues Conference from Wednesday, Feb. 7th to Friday, Feb. 9th, 2018. The theme of this year’s Issues […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Brooklyn Developer Sees Economic Boom in Bronx

Brooklyn Developer Sees Economic Boom in Bronx

Brooklyn Developer Sees Economic Boom in Bronx by David Greene A rundown section of a busy business corridor in Norwood is about to undergo a transformation as the new owner looks to invest in the more than 75-year old property, […]

by · February 16, 2018 · News

Where The Pols Are, February 16

10:00 AM – Mayor Bill de Blasio appears live on WNYC radio’s The Brian Lehrer Show.

Word of the Day: February 15, 2018

Word of the Day: February 15, 2018

Inhale Definition: (verb) Draw in (air). Synonyms: Breathe in, Inspire Usage: Every morning they go out to the yard, close their eyes, inhale the fresh mountain air, and meditate for an hour.

by · February 15, 2018 · Bulletin Board