Articles by: Robert Press

Ms. Effie Ardizzone Bronx Borough Cordinator for the NYCEPA.

Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association Meeting

The first meeting of the new year for the Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association took place on Tuesday January 14th. The guest speakers were Mr. Sam A. Forson of the U.S. Census Bureau , Ms. Effie Ardizzone New York City Environmental […]

by · January 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Commissioner Shea addressing the class of recruits at the Police Academy.

Overall Crime in New York City Hits Record Low in 2019

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea came to the Police Academy (in Queens) to see the class of 530 recruits that will be hitting the streets of New York City, and to hold a press conference on the […]

by · January 8, 2020 · Uncategorized
A group photo of the members of the Al-Shaib community and their guests.

Peace December January 2020 Dinner

Friday January 3rd was the first Peace December meeting and community dinner of 2020. People of all ethnic backgrounds filled the Al-Shaib Community room on Westchester Avenue. Sheikh Musa Drammeh introduced first time visitor Assemblyman Michael Benedetto. Benedetto started out […]

by · January 7, 2020 · Bulletin Board, Uncategorized
A group photo of all the honorees, coming from all parts of the 12th council district or having served the 12th council district.

4th Annual 12th District Ball

It may have been the 4th annual 12th District Ball, but it almost was a no show for the First Lady of the 12th Council District. First Lady Neva Shillingford-King was recently in the hospital, and a sad Councilman Andy […]

by · January 3, 2020 · Bulletin Board
BX 12 Select Bus # 5560 surrounded by police cars of the 46th and 48th police cars with one police car in front of the bus that stopped the bus.

Police Action on BX12 Select Bus

Police Action on BX12 Select Bus #5560 on Pelham Parkway Police car after police car lights ablaze and sirens blasting went zooming and zipping across Pelhem Parkway until stopping Coop-City bound Bx 12 Select buss #5560 at three o’clock Sunday […]

by · December 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The lit Morris Park Christmas tree.

Morris Park Christmas Tree Lighting

In what was the last Christmas tree lighting in the East Bronx, Sunday night was Morris Park’s Loreto Park Christmas tree lighting. Students from St. Francis Xavier School were on hand led by Ms. Tiz Nastasio. Councilman Mark Gjonaj Assemblyman […]

by · December 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
TEAM DIAZ 2020 (L _ R) 32nd State Senate candidate John Perez, 15th Congressional candidate Ruben Diaz , a friend of TEAM DIAZ 2020, Councilman Rafael Salamanca, and 79th Assembly candidate George Alvarez).

John Perez Announces run for 32nd State Senate

This was a move many many in Bronx politics were speculating on since the fall out of then State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. and then Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda after the 2018 election. While Newly elected Councilman Ruben Diaz was then supporting […]

by · December 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The P.S. 190 Glee Club warms up those on hand with some Christmas songs.

White Plains Road Pelham Parkway Christmas Tree Lighting

The Glee Club of P.S. 105 (led by Mr. Fords and Ms. Volpe) came with reindeer antlers to help sing some Christmas songs, meet Santa, and help him light the Christmas Tree on Pelham Parkway. Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez’s office brought the […]

by · December 18, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Santa is helped by one of his Elfs to distribute his presents to the children.

Van Nest Christmas Tree and Nativity Lighting

Sunday the Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance had their Coffee, Coco, Cookies, and Carolers as they lit their Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene, at Saint Dominick’s Convent on Unionport Road. After the lighting everyone went inside to meet Santa who gave […]

by · December 18, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Assemblyman Crespo, Santa, and members of the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 28.

43rd Precinct Christmas Show at Kips Bay

Hundreds of Children and their parents came to the Kips Bay gym on Randall Avenue for the Annual 43rd Precinct Christmas Show. There was food, entertainment, Santa Claus, and toys for the children. This event was co-sponsored by Assemblyman Marcos […]

by · December 16, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Everyone poses in front of the tree. Santa and Councilman King are in the last row if you are playing the Where's Santa and Councilman King game.

Gun Hill Houses Christmas Tree Lighting

 It was a cool night Thursday, and there was plenty of hot chocolate with bags of marshmallows on Gun Hill Road at White Plains Road for the Christmas tree lighting by Councilman Andy King. Councilman King brought with him a […]

by · December 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
A group photo with the three owners of Conti's Bakery, State Senator Gustavo Rivera, his Communications Director Rachel Ferrari, and Camelia Tepelus the Executive Director of the Morris Park Business Improvement District. Yes that is a delicious Conit's famous canola that Senator Rivera is now enjoying.

Conti Bakery Receives Award From State Senator Rivera

Conti’s Bakery located at 786 Morris Park Avenue a fixture in the Morris Park/Van Nest communities for 98 years received a New York State Empire Award from State Senator Gustavo Rivera. Senator Rivera going around his district to find local […]

by · December 13, 2019 · Bulletin Board
A group photo (L-R) Sal Russo, John Messinger, Sharlene Jackson, Vanessa Bayrauth, Virgina Torelli, Bernadette Ferrara, Marion Manfredi, and Charle Perri in front of the two NCO officers Brancatelli and Nicewicz.

Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance December Meeting

The Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance December meeting was a very well attended meeting which VNNA President Bernadette Farrara mentioned that the VNNA gave out 73 turkeys for the Thanksgiving holiday. She mentioned which elected official gave how many thanking State […]

by · December 10, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The large crowd waiting for Santa Claus to light the Christmas tree.

Castle Hill Little League Christmas Festival

It was the coldest evening of the fall season yet, but over a hundred little league players, their siblings, and parents came to enjoy the yearly Christmas Festival put on by the directors of the Castle Hill Little League on […]

by · December 10, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Captain Natiw lets Jacobi Hospital that they will be receiving a distressed woman for observation.

Police Have to Talk Down Distressed Woman From Jumping

It was at the beginning of the Friday rush hour, but police had to close down Morris Park Avenue in the Van Nest neighborhood to all traffic at Unionport Road. A distressed woman climbed out over a roof threatening to jump. […]

by · December 9, 2019 · Bulletin Board