John “Bronx Tax Man” Cerini Announces For City Council

John Cerini_City CouncilLast Saturday, local small business owner, John Cerini declared his candidacy for New York City Council at the Bronx Republican County Committee’s Grand Opening of its field office open house event in Pelham Bay.


Cerini, owner of the well-known 30 years family-run business, “Bronx Tax Man,” decided to enter the race after recently engaging in local community activism.  John has been a vocal opponent of the East Tremont Avenue “road diet” that took away a lane of traffic on each side of the vital thoroughfare which added needless traffic and created longer commutes for residents.


At the GOP open house, Cerini explained his reasons for making his first run for public office. “One of the many factors for deciding to enter this race is to make sure our Northeast Bronx neighborhoods remain places my children will want to remain to raise my future grandchildren.”


Cerini pointed out that “many single family lots were turned into multifamily eyesores” causing local streets to become congested with additional traffic and stretching local police resources thin.


“[F]ighting over-development will be one of my main campaign platform.  Those of us who have lived in the area for decades have seen firsthand the damage done by unscrupulous real estate developers.  Many local and city wide elected officials have not done enough to prevent the developers from over developing our area. Variances must be stopped from being the norm,” said Cerini.


Cerini vowed to never put “our community second [because] our residents and families deserve the best.”


Some other recent community involvement highlights by Cerini include founding the Throggs Neck Merchants Association, which is considered one of the best run in New York City.  John was also appointed to the New York State Insurance Department’s Special Panel for Homeowner’s Insurance by Senator Jeff Klein, which was considered by many a nod of gratitude and an acknowledgement of excellent service for John’s advocacy on behalf of City Island and Throggs Neck homeowners who were facing difficult business relations with their homeowner and flood insurance carriers.


A lifelong resident of Throggs Neck, John and his high school sweetheart turned wife, Grace, decided to stay in The Bronx to raise their four children in the only community they ever called home and loved.


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