Articles by: Robert Press

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
Williamsbridge NAACP Pink Parade With Councilman Andy King

Williamsbridge NAACP Pink Parade With Councilman Andy King

By Robert Press Monday October seventh was the Williamsbridge NAACP Early Childhood Education Center Pink Parade with Grand Marshal Councilman Andy King. The children and adults lined up outside the center on East 219th Street. From there they marched to […]

by · October 10, 2019 · News
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