Articles by: Robert Press

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
49 PCT – NCO A Meeting

49 PCT – NCO A Meeting

Hosted by 49Pct -NCO A – Build The Block Meeting Thursday, November 14th 2019. Meeting starts at 7 P.M. Doors open at 6:30 P.M for light refreshments. Einstein Hospital Campus – Lubin Hall, 1200 Van Nest Ave, Bronx NY 10461Parking […]

by · November 6, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Halloween Party

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Halloween Party

There was a constant line of children down the block with more coming from all directions (estimated at well over one-thousand) waiting to get into the Kissmet Catering Hall on Westchester Avenue on Halloween. They were there to see their […]

by · November 4, 2019 · Bulletin Board
With shovels in hand the ceremonial first scoop of dirt is taken.

Ground Breaking at IS 339/IS 313 Community Playground.

Tuesday was the groundbreaking for a new Community Playground in the huge play area next to IS 339 and IS 313. There is currently a play area for the students of both schools but is in need of many repairs.  In […]

by · October 31, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Friends and family sit with the ceremonial second street sign.

Street Co-naming For Pandit Vishnu Sukul

The corner of Westchester Avenue and Noble Avenue was co-named  Pandit Vishnu Sukul Way Saturday afternoon. Pandit Vishnu Sukul helped establish the Vishnu Mandir (Hindu Temple) at 1216 Noble Avenue in 1996, and was a pillar of the Hindu community […]

by · October 28, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The facsimile check for $334,000 given to Union Community Health Center by CM Torres.  [Credit: Robert Press]

NEW MOBILE DENTAL HEALTH VAN TO SERVE LOW-INCOME BRONXITES WITHOUT ACCESS TO DENTAL CARE

By Robert PressTelling the audience gathered at the Union Community Health Center located at 260 East 188th Street that seventy-four million Americans have no dental care Councilman Ritchie Torres said that that there are seventy-four dentists for every hundred thousand […]

by · October 20, 2019 · Government, Health, News
Corrections Officers Benevolent Association President Elias Husamudeen (at the podium) questions the closing of Rikers in fovor of four borough-based jails. [Credit: Robert Press]

Council Members Diaz Sr., Holden and King Protest Closing Rikers on the Steps of City Hall

By Robert Press On Wednesday, Bronx City Council members Ruben Diaz, Sr. and Andy King were joined by Queens Councilman Robert Holden to announce they were going to vote no on closing Rikers Island jail. They issued a joint-statement explaining […]

by · October 20, 2019 · Government, News
Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to the packed room.(Photo: Robert Press)

AOC, Bernie in Parkchester

In front of an estimated at twenty-five thousand people at Queensbridge Park ( what could be the largest crowd to see any of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary contenders), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez credited Sen. Bernie Sanders as inspiring her to […]

by · October 20, 2019 · News, Politics
A group photo with the honorees. (Bob Press)

6th Annual Carrion Movement Event

The 6th Annual Carrion Movement — which is named for its founder Tanya Carrion — is an event for domestic violence survivors. The event was held Saturday at the United Federation of Teachers headquarters on Halsey Avenue. The co-hosts of […]

by · October 15, 2019 · News
Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson. (Bob Press)

National Coming Out Day

This past Friday October 11th the thirty-first anniversary of National Coming Out Day was marked in the Bronx at the Bronx Museum. In his remarks, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said, “It’s okay for me to be who I […]

by · October 15, 2019 · LGBT Issues, News
(L - R) Miss Columbus Marie Terzulli, Honorary Marshal Principal Carol Ann Gilligan, Grand Marshal Captain Frank Vignali NYFD, Bronx DA Clark, Assemblywoman Fernandez, Councilman Gjonaj, and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto. (Robert Press)

Bronx Columbus Day Parade

Saturday marked the 43rd Annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade. The parade marched down Morris Park Avenue, and this year turned up Williamsbridge Road to Lydig Avenue before ending one block short of Pelham Parkway. The Grand Marshal for the parade […]

by · October 15, 2019 · News, Race and Culture
Assemblywoman Karines Reyes listening to VNNA Vice-President Sharlene Jackson-Mendez.

October Van Nest Neighborhood Association Meeting

VNNA President Bernadette Ferrara opened the monthly meeting with the Presidents Report, which included mention of the Sunday’s Bronx Columbus Day Parade. She mentioned that this year the parade would start at Bronxdale Avenue and turn up Williamsbridge Road ending […]

by · October 10, 2019 · Bulletin Board