Articles by: Robert Press

Farah Rubin of Councilman Mark Gjonaj's office explains Participatory Budgeting, and how one million dollars is to be voted on by the people of the district for items rhat garner the most votes within the one million dollar limit.

Participatory Budgeting event at Bronx House

There are thirty-nine members in the City Council Participatory Budgeting Program where one million dollars is set aside to go to items in each council district that the voters choose. This is the first year that Councilman Mark Gjonaj is […]

by · October 7, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The Miranda family enjoy some local food before the movie starts.

Westchester Square Movie Night

Saturday Evening Lane Avenue in Westchester Square was closed to all traffic and turned into a pedestrian mall with tables and chairs, a giant inflatable slide, and a movie truck to show a movie when sundown arrived, Children enjoyed the […]

by · October 7, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Councilman Andy King says hello to Ms. Claudette Covin.

Claudette Colvin Tribute

A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Claudette Colvin   Sixty-five years ago on an Alabama bus fifteen year old Claudette Colvin (a black teenager in the 1950’s) refused to give her seat to a white woman. The bus […]

by · October 4, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Some of the people going to the various information tables that were set up by the different city agencies.

Homeowner and Landlord Resource Fair

Wednesday night the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) joined with housing advocacy group NIDC, Councilman Mark Gjonaj, and Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez to present a Homeowner and Landlord Resource Fair at Maestros. Seven New York City agencies were on […]

by · October 3, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Ydanis is introduced by Joel Rivera who ran in the 2013 City Council race won by Ritchie Torres.

Ydanis Rodriguez for Congress

Ydanis Rodriguez becomes number twelve to say that he is running for the 15th Congressional seat of retiring Jose Serrano. While State Senator Gustavo Rivera and former Assemblyman Eric Stevenson withdrew to run for their old seats in Albany that […]

by · October 1, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Samelys Lopez Enters Crowded 15th Congressional Race

Samelys Lopez Enters Crowded 15th Congressional Race

Condemning the worsening of income inequality and housing insecurity in the Bronx, community organizer and activist Samelys López announced her candidacy Saturday for the U.S. Congress in New York Congressional District 15. “I grew up in this neighborhood, and I’m tired […]

by · September 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
First weeds had to be taken out before mulch could be put down.

Clean Up and Mulchfest on Pelham Parkway

Saturday morning if you walked across Pelham Parkway North at Wallace Avenue there was a giant pile of mulch left for the Friends of Pelham Parkway to place around the trees there.  Over twenty-five people of all ages came to […]

by · September 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
BP Diaz with these proud teachers from the Grand Avenue Elementary School.

After School Party With BP Diaz Jr.

It was Friday afternoon at Billy’s by Yankee Stadium, the Yankees were playing the final game of the season in Texas, and it was a party for teachers of School Districts Seven and Nine here.  The party was to show those […]

by · September 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Bronx BP Diaz Jr. speaks of the opportunity to not only Bronx residents, but those in neighboring Westchester County.


On Thursday, September 26, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Westchester County Executive George Latimer hosted the inaugural meeting of the Penn Station Access Bronx & Westchester Community Council at Mercy College in Morris Park – next to one of […]

by · September 27, 2019 · Uncategorized
Councilman Mark Gjonaj at the CB 10 meeting where the main concern was the number of police officers on patrol.

How to be at Two Meetings on the Same Night

Thursday night both Community Board 10 and Community Board 11 held their monthly full board meetings. Councilman Mark Gjonaj who often attends both community board meetings started the night at the Communication Board 10’s meeting where the main subject of […]

by · September 27, 2019 · Bulletin Board
State Senator Bailey speaks on the need for other elevated stations to have elevators.

MTA to Place an Elevator at Mosholu Parkway #4 Station

With the MTA fifty-five billion dollar capital budget passed earlier Wednesday morning three state legislators, two community board member, the executive director of a nearby hospital, and a wheel chair bound advocate for accessibility cheered the addition of an elevator […]

by · September 26, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Starbucks is in business, but the stores on both sides are closed.

What is Happening to the White Plains Road BID?

Since the departure of Joe Thompson as the Executive Director of the White Plains Road Business Improvement District several stores have closed, and his replacement is nowhere to be found. I made several calls that have gone unanswered, stopped in […]

by · September 25, 2019 · Bulletin Board
A group photo of Bronx Progressives.

Bronx Progressives Meeting

Tuesday evening the Bronx Progressives held a meeting which covered several items. First up was a discussion on Ranked Choice Voting, question one of the ballot proposals for the November General election.  Currently election results are showing that with several candidates […]

by · September 25, 2019 · Bulletin Board
One of several dance groups that performed at PS 41.

Senator Jamaal Bailey Celebrates Unions and Caribbean Culture

Saturday Senator Jamaal Bailey hosted his 2nd annual Unions and Caribbean celebration parade. The parade started on Nereid Ave. / 238th Street and went down along White Plains Rd. to PS 41. The event featured the vibrant colors and culture found […]

by · September 24, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The community residents gathered around Egidio Sementilli to hear the latest news from him about the proposed drug treatment center in their neighborhood, and across the street from a school.

Rally at 2800 Bruckner Boulevard

The monthly rally outside of 2800 Bruckner Boulevard took place Saturday morning. In all thirty-five people were on hand to hear the latest news. Egidio Sementilli went over where the community stands. All local elected officials were on board, but […]

by · September 23, 2019 · Bulletin Board