Articles by: Robert Press

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 […]

Mayor de Blasio Announces Universal Health Care Plan

Mayor de Blasio Announces Universal Health Care Plan

By Robert Press Mayor Bill de Blasio came to Lincoln Hospital (one of the New York City-run hospitals) to announce a partnership with the NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation and Bronx-based health insurer Metro Plus called New York Care. New […]

by · January 9, 2019 · Health & Fitness, News
Water from a hose shoots out a window in the fire apartment. Credit: Robert Press

5-Alarm Southern Boulevard Fire injures Two, Ties Up Traffic For Hours.

By Robert Press Southern Boulevard below Fordham Road was closed for two hours as firefighters fought a five alarm fire at 2363 Southern Boulevard near East 187th Street. The fire completely destroyed a first floor apartment, and sent two people […]

by · January 2, 2019 · Bulletin Board, News
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Instagram)

Press Clips: Looking Back on 2018 and Ahead to 2019

Looking Back on 2018 and Ahead to 2019 In looking back on 2018 term limits were not needed to retire two long time incumbents. Ten-term incumbent Congressman Joseph Crowley who didn’t have a primary since 2004 lost to an unknown […]

by · January 2, 2019 · News, Political Buzz, Politics
Bronx House  and Pelham Parkway Menorah Lightings

Bronx House and Pelham Parkway Menorah Lightings

At Bronx House Howard Martin from Bronx House, Councilman Mark Gjonaj, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez, and State Senator Alessandra Biaggi lit the Bronx House Menorah. Rabbi Fuchs said the Chanukah prayer. Children from the Bronx House after school program sang. At […]

by · December 21, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Community Events, News
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Crime Down Citywide But Murders Up in the Bronx

By Robert Press Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner James P. O’neill, and Chief of Police Terrace Monahan came to the 40th police precinct on East 138th Street to announce the six-month crime statistics for 2018. Before they went into […]

by · July 11, 2018 · Crime, News
The honorees with BP Diaz, co-host Valentin, and Councilman Andy King.

Bronx Week Parade 2018

Bronx Week Parade 2018 By Robert Press Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and his co-host for the Bronx Week Parade Bronxnet television personality Ms. Rhina Valentin arrived before the parade began, so they warmed up the people arriving as […]

by · May 24, 2018 · Local News, News
Ms.  Arline Jacobs-Parks opens the rally

BP Diaz, Congressman Serrano, and Diego Beekman Tenants Rally Against Proposed Jail site at Current NYPD Tow Pound

BP Diaz, Congressman Serrano, and Diego Beekman Tenants Rally Against Proposed Jail site at Current NYPD Tow Pound By Robert Press Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said “Make no mistake: Rikers Island is a stain on the soul of […]

by · May 5, 2018 · News
(L-R) Ben Franklin Vice Chair Bruce Feld, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Senator Jeff Klein, Female District Leader Randi Martos, Councilman Andrew Cohen, and Male District Leader Eric Dinowitz.

Ben Franklin Democratic Club Endorses State Senator Jeff Klein

Ben Franklin Democratic Club Endorses State Senator Jeff Klein By Robert Press In a much more civil endorsement meeting at the Ben Franklin Democratic Club of Riverdale than his last primary challenge incumbent Democratic State Senator Jeff Klein received the […]

by · May 1, 2018 · Bronx Politics, News
The National Anthem sung by Evelyn Pichardo

New York Hispanic Clergy Organization Annual Banquet 2018

New York Hispanic Clergy Organization Annual Banquet 2018 By Robert Press Over 500 people were in attendance for the 2018 for the NY Hispanic Clergy Organization Annual Banquet. There were five Honorees and many more elected officials in attendance. The […]

by · April 21, 2018 · Bulletin Board
Governor Cuomo Endorses Luis Sepulveda in April 24th Special Election

Governor Cuomo Endorses Luis Sepulveda in April 24th Special Election

Governor Cuomo Endorses Luis Sepulveda in April 24th Special Election By Robert Press In what has begun as a very cold April Friday the warmth came to Boricua College not only outside, but inside also as elected officials came to […]

by · April 15, 2018 · Bronx Politics, Election News, News
Congressman Adriano Espaillat stated he plans to hold similar public safety forums is the surrounding communities.--Photo by David Greene

Congressman Espaillat Hosts Safety Forum at 52nd Precinct

Congressman Espaillat Hosts Safety Forum at 52nd Precinct by Robert Press The room at Our Lady of Angels had community residents, Bronx Police Precinct Commanders, and the NCO officers from the local precincts. Congressman Adriano Espaillat and NYPD Commissioner James […]

by · April 13, 2018 · News