Articles by: Robert Press

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Emmanuel Mensah Way Dedicated

By Robert Press It was a beautiful Friday morning, the sun was bright, and time seemed to stop before the street renaming for Private First Class Emmanuel Mensah. Family, clergy, members of Emmanuel’s National Guard unit, and others spread out […]

by · June 16, 2019 · Community Affairs, News
State senator Alessandra Biaggi greets guests and participating housing agency representatives. (Photos: Robert Press)

Senator Biaggi Holds Housing Resource Fair

By Robert Press On Friday, State Senator Alessandra Biaggi (D-34) hosted a ‘Housing Resource Fair” at PS 83 in the Morris Park section of her district. Many city agencies related to the needs of a renter or homeowner joined other […]

by · June 9, 2019 · Community Events, Housing, News
Then-challenger  Alessandra Biaggi addressing the Ben Franklin Independent Democratic Club in 2018. Credit: Bob Press

Press Clips: ‘Men Need Not Apply’ Alleged

Staff Turnover at Senator Biaggi’s Office By Robert Press State Senator Alessandra Biaggi took office less than six months ago, and has already seen a larger than normal staff turnover. First, it was junior staffers who were replaced in the […]

New Ruben Diaz Sr. Democratic Club

New Ruben Diaz Sr. Democratic Club

By Robert Press   On Thursday morning, the new Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. Democratic Club opened as a headquarters for Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. for Congress. The club is located in the 15th Congressional District which will become an […]

by · May 10, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News
NY AG James and others stand in front of some of the new electric box trucks. Courtesy: Robert Press

Electric Trucks Donated to Bronx NonProfits by NY AG James

By Robert Press Wednesday morning at the front entrance to the Hunt’s Point Market, New York Attorney General Letitia James unveiled the first-of-its-kind fleet of all-electric, zero-emission, delivery trucks in New York City in advance of Earth Day. James showed […]

by · April 18, 2019 · Environment, Health & Nutrition, News
Congressman Eliot Engel addresses the gathering at the 45th annual MPCA dinner dance. Photo: Robert Press.

Morris Park Community Association 45th Annual Dinner Dance

By Robert Press It was a joyous night at Marina Del Rey for the 45th Annual Morris Park Community Association Dinner Dance last Saturday night. MPCA President Al D’Angelo welcomed everyone speaking of the Morris Park community, and working with […]

by · April 11, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Community Events, News
Councilman Mark Gjonaj chats with State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, and Congresswoman Ocasio Cortez. Phot: Bob Press

Throgs Neck Little League Season Opens

By Robert Press Saturday afternoon under bright sunshine and a temperature close to seventy degrees as the Throgs Neck Little League baseball season began. Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. told theĀ  young ballplayers and their parents about his childhood when […]

by · April 8, 2019 · Local News, Sports
(L - R) Dan Padernacht Chair Traffic &Transportation Committee CB 8, State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, Matthew Cruz District Manager CB 10, Former Councilman James Vacca, and Kevin Daloia Transportation Alternatives. (Photo: Robert Press)

State Senate Transportation Chair Visits Westchester Square Subway Station

State Senate Transportation Chair Tim Kennedy Visits the Westchester Square Subway Station By Robert Press   While State Senate transportation committee chair Tim Kennedy and local state Senator Alessandra Biaggi were set to arrive at the Westchester Square #6 subway […]

by · April 5, 2019 · News, Transportation
Bronx DA Clark thanks the Bronx Democratic County organization for their support of her for the Democratic nomination for Bronx District Attorney. (Credit: Robert Press)

Press Clips: Bronx Dems Endorse DA Darcel Clark

Bronx Dems Endorse DA Darcel Clark for Re-election By Robert Press Bronx Democratic county leader Assemblyman Marcos Crespo was joined by members of the City Council and New York State Assembly, district leaders, and state committee members from around the […]

Front row seated, BCC President Lisa Sorin, and WCBS TV reporter Mary Calvi. The back row is the event committee of the BCC. (Credit: Robert Press)

Bronx Chamber of Commerce Women of Distinction Luncheon

By Robert Press Last week, the Bronx Chamber of Commerce held its annual Women of Distinction luncheon. Nine Bronx high school women each received scholarships in the amout of one-thousand dollars towards their college education. The scholarships were from Con […]

Leading Public Advocate candidates in Tuesday's nonpartisan special election.

Press Clips: Public Advocate Special Election, 2/26

Last month, twenty-three people filed petitions to run for the vacant position of New York City Public Advocate, and seventeen candidates (one suspended her campaign) made it onto Tuesday’s nonpartisan Special Election ballot. Because it is a City Charter-mandated nonpartisan […]

Happy 40th Anniversary to the Guardian Angels. Photo credit: Robert Press

Guardian Angels 40th Anniversary Celebration

Guardian Angels Celebrate 40th Anniversary By Robert Press On February 10, 1979, thirteen young workers at a Bronx McDonald’s on East Fordham Road came together to do something about the steadily declining area around the IRT 4 train on Jerome […]

by · February 11, 2019 · Bulletin Board, News
Assemblyman Mike Blake

Public Advocate candidates down to 17

It’s Down to 17 Candidates for the Special Election for Public Advocate By Robert Press It began with twenty-three people handing in petitions to run for the vacant NYC Public Advocate Special Election called for February 26, 2019. Through various […]

Overall Crime increases in the Bronx 5.68% For The First Two Weeks of 2019

Overall Crime increases in the Bronx 5.68% For The First Two Weeks of 2019

Overall Crime increases in the Bronx 5.68% For The First Two Weeks of 2019 By Robert Press Police Department City of New York Volume 26 Number 2 CompStat Bronx Report Through 1/13/2019 compared to 2018. Year to Date* Two Weeks […]

by · February 5, 2019 · Crime, News
Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an announcement regarding New York City's lead prevention at NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx Hospital on Monday, January 28, 2019. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES LEADFREENYC, A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO END CHILDHOOD LEAD EXPOSURE

The theme of ‘The LeadFreeNYC plan’ will be to have a LEAD FREE NYC by screening not only large multiple dwelling buildings built before 1978, but to screen every apartment for any hazard of lead. This will be done by […]