Articles by: Robert Press

The Bronx Christmas Tree is lit

Bronx Borough Christmas Tree Lighting

It was a cold Thursday night outside Bronx Borough Hall and in Lou Gehrig Plaza across the street people were waiting for the Annual Bronx Christmas Tree lighting. Lots of hot chocolate was on hand to warm up the people, […]

by · December 6, 2019 · Bulletin Board
(L-R)  Deputy Police Commissioner Ben Tucker, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Shea, Chief of Police Monahan, and Chief of Patrol Pichardo.

Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Shea Go Over Crime Stats

For the November crime statistics Mayor Bill de Blasio brought his new police commissioner back to his first command the 44th precinct, at the New Settlement Community Center to announce the eleven month crime stats. Police Commissioner Shea began by […]

by · December 6, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Santa relaxes in White Castle across the street after downing some Belly Bombers.

Allerton Avenue Christmas Tree Lighting

This was no ordinary Christmas tree lighting because the giant tree used for years at the corner of Boston Road and Allerton Avenue could not be used this tear. Due to the inclement weather a smaller tree could not be […]

by · December 5, 2019 · Bulletin Board
One Morris Park Community Association Executive Board member can't believe what he is hearing about the new State Criminal Laws that take effect January 1,2020

New state Criminal Laws and What it Means to You

Officers of the 49th Precinct came to the Morris Park Community Meeting late Wednesday night. They explained that they were at training for the new New York State Criminal Laws that take effect January 1, 2020.While the officers are to […]

by · December 5, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Assemblywoman Reyes with students from the Equality Charter High School of Castle Hill gave out frozen turkeys and fixings to people who had registration slips with the assembly woman's office.

Parkchester Turkey Giveaway

It was a couple of days before Thanksgiving, and out and about throughout the Bronx elected officials were giving out frozen turkeys or vouchers to local supermarkets for a free turkey for Thanksgiving. The Bronx Borough President’s office handed frozen […]

by · December 2, 2019 · Bulletin Board
BP Diaz Jr., coaches, players hold up the two trophy's.

Yankee Cup Award

Bronx Borough President’s Cup Presentation While the Bronx Little League Championship game was played at the end of August, the game ended in a tie. So who do you give the President’s Cup trophy? The answer was to obtain a […]

by · November 26, 2019 · Bulletin Board
AOC answers my questions about Rikers Island and its future.

AOC Visits Pelham Parkway Houses

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (better known as AOC) visited the Pelham Parkway Houses Saturday to talk about her New Green Deal for NYCHA.  Saying that housing is a human right, and that by Systematic Disinvestment, a state of emergency exists in NYCHA. […]

by · November 25, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Chancellor Carranza is answering a question from the audience, as CEC 11 President Smith looks for the next question.

Chancellor Carranza Visits School District 11

Tuesday night New York City public schools Chancellor Richard Carranza came to the Community District Education Council 11 meeting at 3710 Barnes Avenue to speak and answer questions from the audience. This building is home to two schools – The […]

by · November 21, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Northwest Bronx for Change President with Executive Board members (L - R) George Cooke, Luis Grullard, Oswald Felix, Rachel Bradshaw, Rafael  Martos, Jose Castillo, Hassan Ali, and Congressman Adriano Espailllat.

Northwest Bronx Democrats for Change

Just a few weeks after the New Loretta Hatch Democratic Club debuted there is another new Democratic club nearby called the Northwest Bronx Democrats for Change. While the Loretta Hatch Democratic Club is based primarily in the 86th Assembly District, the […]

by · November 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
A group photo of the honorees and the Executive Board of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce.

Bronx Chamber of Commerce Veteran’s Luncheon

This years Bronx Chamber of Commerce Veteran’s Luncheon went so well that President Lisa Sorin said we are ahead of schedule this year. It seemed the speeches were short and the atmosphere in the room was one of comradely. Master […]

by · November 15, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Community Board 11 Chairman Al D'Angelo introduces Councilman Gjonaj.

Town Hall Meeting 2500 Williamsbridge Road

 There was a proposal by Carnegie Hill Institute for a drug treatment center at the vacant 2500 Williamsbridge Road site previously occupied by Eastern Abstracts. At the Community Board 11 Leadership Committee meeting of October 17th  it was determined to […]

by · November 14, 2019 · Bulletin Board
A group photo of the police officers and community members.

Coffee With a Cop

Saturday was Coffee with a 49th Precinct officer at Starbucks on White Plains Road. Several officers from the 49th Precinct and local residents of the community shared a cup of coffee and some talk courtesy of Starbucks and the Friends of […]

by · November 14, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Senator Alessandra Biaggi Speaks to the audience.

Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association Meeting

 Tuesday night’s Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association meeting opened with a bang as PPNA President Edith Blitzer took aim at an unnamed person she said had a big mouth who is claiming that certain neighborhood organizations are in the pockets of […]

by · November 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Veteran Earl Menard speaking as Rich Vitallo holds Earl Menard's award. Also in the photo are Robert Garcia and David Perez of the local VFW Post

Van Nest Veteran’s Day Remembrance

In the triangle at White Plains Road and Van Nest Avenue is the Van Nest Memorial, with its new flagpole the Van Nest community received. Rich Vitacco of the East Bronx Historical Society gave a history of the Van Nest […]

by · November 12, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Most of the crowd on hand.

Veteran’s Day at the Peace Plaza on Pelham Parkway

This year’s Annual Peace Plaza Veteran’s Day event of remembering Veterans of Foreign Wars was emceed by Silvio Mazzalla and hosted by the Morris Park Community Association. Close to one hundred people came out to honor Bronx Veterans, who made […]

by · November 12, 2019 · Bulletin Board