Articles by: Robert Press

The family of John N. Sekul is given a second street sign to have by Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr.

Street Renaming for 2nd Lt. John N. Sekul

Second Lieutenant John N. Sekul was the co-pilot of the nine member flight crew of the ‘Wham! Bam! Thank You, Ma’m’ World War II bomber shot down over Germany in August of 1944. These nine crew members when caught became […]

by · August 28, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Senator Biaggi went outdoors to greet elected officials who were arriving.

Senator Biaggi Opens New District Office

On a Monday State Senator Alessandra Biaggi kept her promise of moving the district office of the 34th Senate District out of the Hutchinson Metro Center where her predecessor had his office. Senator Biaggi’s new district office is located at […]

by · August 28, 2019 · Bulletin Board
After the event is over the Black Bunting hangs.

Off Duty NYPD Officer Killed in Car Crash

Off Duty 43rd Precinct Officer Killed in Car Crash Twenty-seven year old off duty Police Officer Shane Sullivan died after his car hit a tree on Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx. There are reports of a medical emergency that Officer […]

by · August 26, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Robert Press, Press Clips columnist

Which Democrat will Replace Congressman Jose Serrano?

With the announcement that he will not seek another term in congress, several people have announced their intentions to replace Congressman Jose Serrano. Since the last elected Republican was former State Senator Guy Vellela, the Democratic Primary is the real […]

by · August 26, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Politics
Mayor de Blasio speaking of the gains of what early childhood learning can do for students as they go through school.

Mayor de Blasio Announces Gains in State Test Scores

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza cam to PS 96 in the Bronx to announce gains in the last school year’s New York State test scores. The mayor said that it is the Pre K, and 3K programs […]

by · August 23, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Pelham Parkway down to two lanes as reconstruction of the Parkway between Eastchester and Williamsbridge Roads.

Pelham Parkway Construction Update

 At the intersection of Pelham Parkway North and Williamsbridge Road metal plates have been placed in the northbound Williamsbridge Road lanes, allowing for better movement of traffic.  Pelham Parkway however remains under construction between Eastchester Road and Williamsbridge Road. The parkway […]

by · August 22, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Local News
Assemblywoman Fernandez Presents $10,000 Checks to Three Community Organizations

Assemblywoman Fernandez Presents $10,000 Checks to Three Community Organizations

 Tuesday morning several members of three community organizations in the 80th Assembly District gathered at Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez’s office to receive checks of ten thousand dollars for their organizations. The community organisations that received the checks were the Pelham Parkway […]

by · August 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
District Leader John Perez, Community Activist George Alvarez, Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr., Councilman Rafael Salamanca, Event organizer Freddy Perez Jr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and his daughter.

Morrison Avenue Festival

The crowd was estimated to be at three thousand people at the Morrison Avenue Festival Saturday afternoon. It was non-stop music with a short rest for the musicians while the elected officials spoke.  The Morrison Avenue Music Festival was sponsored […]

by · August 19, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Photo of Andom Ghebreghiorgis.

Andom Ghebreghiorgis For Congress

Because of his long last name the gimmick for this candidate is to go by his first name Andom for Congress. He is running in the 16th Congressional district against current Congressman Eliot Engel. Andom says that the Congressman is […]

by · August 14, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Politics
Mr. Sementilli calling for the election of a leader if the group.

Rally at 2800 Bruckner Boulevard

Saturday morning another rally at 2800 Bruckner Boulevard took place. This was the August rally against what Egidio Sementilli and others have called a drug treatment center in the waiting. Mr. Sementilli informed the crowd about a five page document […]

by · August 12, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Photo: Robert Press

Emmanuel Mensah Way Dedicated

By Robert Press It was a beautiful Friday morning, the sun was bright, and time seemed to stop before the street renaming for Private First Class Emmanuel Mensah. Family, clergy, members of Emmanuel’s National Guard unit, and others spread out […]

by · June 16, 2019 · Community Affairs, News
State senator Alessandra Biaggi greets guests and participating housing agency representatives. (Photos: Robert Press)

Senator Biaggi Holds Housing Resource Fair

By Robert Press On Friday, State Senator Alessandra Biaggi (D-34) hosted a ‘Housing Resource Fair” at PS 83 in the Morris Park section of her district. Many city agencies related to the needs of a renter or homeowner joined other […]

by · June 9, 2019 · Community Events, Housing, News
Then-challenger  Alessandra Biaggi addressing the Ben Franklin Independent Democratic Club in 2018. Credit: Bob Press

Press Clips: ‘Men Need Not Apply’ Alleged

Staff Turnover at Senator Biaggi’s Office By Robert Press State Senator Alessandra Biaggi took office less than six months ago, and has already seen a larger than normal staff turnover. First, it was junior staffers who were replaced in the […]

New Ruben Diaz Sr. Democratic Club

New Ruben Diaz Sr. Democratic Club

By Robert Press   On Thursday morning, the new Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. Democratic Club opened as a headquarters for Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. for Congress. The club is located in the 15th Congressional District which will become an […]

by · May 10, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News
NY AG James and others stand in front of some of the new electric box trucks. Courtesy: Robert Press

Electric Trucks Donated to Bronx NonProfits by NY AG James

By Robert Press Wednesday morning at the front entrance to the Hunt’s Point Market, New York Attorney General Letitia James unveiled the first-of-its-kind fleet of all-electric, zero-emission, delivery trucks in New York City in advance of Earth Day. James showed […]

by · April 18, 2019 · Environment, Health & Nutrition, News