Articles by: Robert Press

Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez with Ms. Abilene Salas and Lorenzo, Dante, and Valerie in the dinosaur costume.

AOC Picnic in Bronx Park East

It was a normal Sunday afternoon in Bronx Park East off Lydig Avenue, that is until Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her crew had a picnic there. People in orange AOC t-shirts set up a table by the Lydig Avenue entrance, […]

by · October 26, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Saturday was the first day of Early Voting, and people began lining up at poll sites at 7 AM. The problem was that the Board of Elections was opening the pole sites at 10 AM. When many pole sites opened the line to get in stretched one, two, or even three blocks long. Poll sites closed at 4 PM, but as is the case if you were on line by the time the poll closes you must be allowed to vote no matter how much more time it takes. 

At the Columbus High School poll site, the line went all around the building and field short of meeting at the voter entrance. The line continued to be long because over 1,300 people had come to vote or drop off their completed Absentee Ballot into the Drop Box inside the poll site. This was in contrast to the early voting for the June Democratic Primary where throughout the ten days the poll site was open less people voted. That was why extra help was hired and sent to each Early Voting Poll Site. 

Weekend poll site hours are 10 AM to 4 PM, Monday 10/26 from 7 AM to 3 PM, Tuesday 10/27, and Wednesday 10/28 from 12 PM to 8 PM, Thursday 10/29 from 10 AM to 6 PM, Friday 10/30 from 7 PM to 3 PM. Saturday 10/31 and Sunday 11/1 from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Long Lines at First Day of Early Voting

Saturday was the first day of Early Voting, and people began lining up at poll sites at 7 AM. The problem was that the Board of Elections was opening the pole sites at 10 AM. When many pole sites opened […]

by · October 26, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Bharati Kemraj, Assemblywoman Fernandez, and others who helped on the afternoon Read-A-Long and giveaway.

Bharati Foundation Comes to Assemblywoman Fernandez’s Office For Read-A-Long and Giveaway

Books, Book Bags, School Supplies, Face Mask, and Hand Sanitizer was given out Friday afternoon as Assemblywoman read to children outside her office.  The event was sponsored by the Bharati Foundation with Bharati Kemraj the founder of the Bharati Dance […]

by · October 26, 2020 · Bulletin Board

Upcoming Wave Hill Events Nov 5-12

Fall foliage at Wave Hill is beginning to pop! See it for yourself on a walk through the gardens. And don’t miss out on wildlife this season while you’re here: Look out for migrant birds on a Fall Birding Walk […]

by · October 26, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Assemblyman Jose Rivera gives some last minute instructions to those who will be handing out the five-hundred boxes of food in the background.

Councilman Salamanca and Assemblyman Rivera Food/Mask Giveaway at Keith Plaza

Councilman Rafael Salamanca and Assemblyman Jose Rivera came to Keith Plaza opposite the Bronx Zoo to give away five-hundred boxes of food (provided by the Metropolitan Council), and a face mask for every box of food.  Keith Plaza was chosen […]

by · October 26, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and 12th City Council candidate Kevin Riley hold boxes of food for the next two people on line.

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson and 12th City Council Candidate Kevin Riley in Coop-City Food and Reusable Bag Giveaway

The Metropolitan Council donated three-hundred boxes of food, and reusable shopping bags with a face mask and small bottle of spray hand sanitizer was provided by Empire Health Plan and more reusable bags by the Department of Sanitation. Term Limited […]

by · October 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The NYCDOT tow truck at the corner of Pelham Parkway South and Wallace Avenue.

New York City Department of Traffic Getting Tough on Those Who Park in Red Zones

If you park in a Red Zone (No Standing Anytime) you are liable to have your car booted, and then towed away by the New York City Department of Traffic.  Saturday morning I came upon a situation where I saw […]

by · October 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board

Is Crime in the Bronx Going Up?

The number of murders in the Bronx for 2019 totaled 84. In the CompStat Report Covering the week of 10/5/2020 through 10/11/2020 the number of murders in the Bronx was 84, thus equaling the 2019 number with more than 11 weeks […]

by · October 19, 2020 · Bulletin Board

Upcoming Wave Hill Events: Virtual and Onsite!

The end of October is nearing and that means spooky season–enjoy it by learning about bats with bat conservationist and community scientist Danielle Gustafon. Then, join Family Art Project for Dias de Los Muertos on the conifer slope. (Shine only!) And as the foliage […]

by · October 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
80th A.D. candidate Gene De Francis talks with a woman who wanted to be known as BX Bklyn girl 102762, about the problems in her building and the complex as a whole.

Gene De Francis Travels the 80th A.D. in his Quest to Win the Assembly Seat.

Last week after picking up support from a major West Bronx Democratic Club (The Northwest Bronx Democrats) Gene De Francis has kicked his campaign into high gear criss-crossing the 80th Assembly District, while his opponent concentrates on her campaign for […]

by · October 15, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Northwest Bronx Democrats Support Gene De Francis for 80th Assembly District

Northwest Bronx Democrats Support Gene De Francis for 80th Assembly District

Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez announced her decision to run for Bronx Borough President in September two months before the general election in November. Was she taking the 2020 November election for granted having handily defeating her opponent in the November 2018 […]

by · October 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Brian Melford with  supporters Ana Rivera and her son Johnathan.

Brian Melford Announces his Candidacy for the 12 Council District Special Election

More than 100 people came to The Gun Hill Houses to hear the announcement that Brian Melford was running for the 12th City Council seat in the upcoming Special Election to replace Councilman Andy King who was expelled from the […]

by · October 12, 2020 · Bulletin Board

Special Election in the 12th City Council District

Mayor Bill de Blasio Thursday made the following statement on the special election in the New York City Council’s 12th District, left open by the expulsion of former Council Member Andy King: “I am declaring Tuesday, December 22, 2020 as the […]

by · October 9, 2020 · Bulletin Board
All who participated in the Book Bag Food Giveaway hold a book bag that was given away.

Councilman Mark Gjonaj Joins the 49th Precinct and INCA Relief for Book Bag and Food Giveaway

It was an overcast windy day at the 49th Precinct where the Precinct Book Bag and food giveaway with Councilman Mark Gjonaj took place in the late afternoon. The giveaway was held in the Muster Room where police officers are […]

by · October 9, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Councilman Andy King and his lawyers and supporters at a Friday Press Conference addressing the issue of his expulsion resolution.

City Council Votes 48 – 2 to Expel Councilman Andy King

Monday Afternoon the City Council held a vote on a resolution to expel City Councilman Andy King on charges of ethics violations brought out by the Ethics Committee of the City Council. There were three times the Ethics Committee run […]

by · October 6, 2020 · Bulletin Board