Articles by: Robert Press

Front row (L - R) - PPNA Secretary Louis Lutneck, Vice-President Steve Glosser, and DSNY community Liason  Joseph Ottomanelli. Back row - PPNA Sergeant at Arms Oscar Ruiz, Board members Lance Zavin and Debby Kawalick.

Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association February Meeting

While PPNA President Edith Blitzer was absent from Tuesday’s meeting Vice- President Steve Glosser did an excellent job of running the meeting. The main thrust of the meeting was about the new plastic bag ban which begins March 1, 2020. […]

by · February 13, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The Executive Board of the Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance (L - R) John Messsinger Treasurer, Sharlene Jackson-Mendez Vice President, Bernadette Ferrara President, Bob Nolan Senior Advisor, Charmone Peets Sergeant at Arms, and Marion Manfredi Secretary.

Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance February Meeting

VNNA President Bernadette Ferrara opened the meeting announcing that Community Board 11 would be having a meeting of its Health and Social Services Committee on Tuesday February 11th at the board office 1741 Colden Avenue at 7 PM. The main […]

by · February 5, 2020 · Bulletin Board
State Senator Alessandra Biaggi opened the meeting by 7 PM as the clock in the upper left corner shows. State Senators Marcos Serrano, Gustavo Rivera, and Luis Sepulveda are seated at the table.

Bronx State Senate Budget Meeting

Thursday Night at Lehman College State Senators Alessandra Biaggi, Gustavo Rivera, Marcos Serrano, and Luis Sepulveda heard comments from the public on the upcoming state budget to be passed this year by the state legislature. Governor Cuomo has already presented […]

by · February 4, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The honorees with Councilman King, Ms. Linda Berk, Mr. Nate Rodgers, Ms. Kaitlyn Mcintosh, Minister Abdul Hafeez Muhammad, and Ms.Ashley Sharpton of NAN.

Councilman Andy King’s Black History Month Event

Celebrating Our History 2020 was the theme of the Black History Month event held by Councilman Andy King and the Bronx Youth Empowerment Program at the Evander Child Campus Monday. Students from local elementary and middle schools were chosen to […]

by · February 4, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Mr. Uddin receives his citation from Councilman Diaz Sr.

Giash Uddin Celebration of 38 Years in the USA

Mr. Giash Uddin is known as the Mayor of Starling Avenue in the Bronx Bangladeshi community of  Parkchester. He immigrated to the United States thirty-eight years ago. Sunday night Giash Uddin celebrated those thirty-eight years with family, friends, and a […]

by · January 28, 2020 · Bulletin Board
The Life Up Guns Down Team , not necessary in order - Maria Lopez, Alexis Harris Lopez, Kabreyia Lee Torres, Kenneth Lee Torres, Shadell Jones, Ericka Lee, Victoria Scott, and Carlos Torres.

Martin Luther King Celebration at North Central Bronx Hospital

In the morning Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.gave the opening remarks at the Annual Trinity Baptist Church in Wakefield. BP Diaz Jr. acknowledged  the throng of elected or party officials in the audience, while calling up a select few […]

by · January 22, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Ms. Effie Ardizzone Bronx Borough Cordinator for the NYCEPA.

Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association Meeting

The first meeting of the new year for the Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association took place on Tuesday January 14th. The guest speakers were Mr. Sam A. Forson of the U.S. Census Bureau , Ms. Effie Ardizzone New York City Environmental […]

by · January 20, 2020 · Bulletin Board
Commissioner Shea addressing the class of recruits at the Police Academy.

Overall Crime in New York City Hits Record Low in 2019

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea came to the Police Academy (in Queens) to see the class of 530 recruits that will be hitting the streets of New York City, and to hold a press conference on the […]

by · January 8, 2020 · Uncategorized
A group photo of the members of the Al-Shaib community and their guests.

Peace December January 2020 Dinner

Friday January 3rd was the first Peace December meeting and community dinner of 2020. People of all ethnic backgrounds filled the Al-Shaib Community room on Westchester Avenue. Sheikh Musa Drammeh introduced first time visitor Assemblyman Michael Benedetto. Benedetto started out […]

by · January 7, 2020 · Bulletin Board, Uncategorized
A group photo of all the honorees, coming from all parts of the 12th council district or having served the 12th council district.

4th Annual 12th District Ball

It may have been the 4th annual 12th District Ball, but it almost was a no show for the First Lady of the 12th Council District. First Lady Neva Shillingford-King was recently in the hospital, and a sad Councilman Andy […]

by · January 3, 2020 · Bulletin Board
BX 12 Select Bus # 5560 surrounded by police cars of the 46th and 48th police cars with one police car in front of the bus that stopped the bus.

Police Action on BX12 Select Bus

Police Action on BX12 Select Bus #5560 on Pelham Parkway Police car after police car lights ablaze and sirens blasting went zooming and zipping across Pelhem Parkway until stopping Coop-City bound Bx 12 Select buss #5560 at three o’clock Sunday […]

by · December 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The lit Morris Park Christmas tree.

Morris Park Christmas Tree Lighting

In what was the last Christmas tree lighting in the East Bronx, Sunday night was Morris Park’s Loreto Park Christmas tree lighting. Students from St. Francis Xavier School were on hand led by Ms. Tiz Nastasio. Councilman Mark Gjonaj Assemblyman […]

by · December 30, 2019 · Bulletin Board
TEAM DIAZ 2020 (L _ R) 32nd State Senate candidate John Perez, 15th Congressional candidate Ruben Diaz , a friend of TEAM DIAZ 2020, Councilman Rafael Salamanca, and 79th Assembly candidate George Alvarez).

John Perez Announces run for 32nd State Senate

This was a move many many in Bronx politics were speculating on since the fall out of then State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. and then Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda after the 2018 election. While Newly elected Councilman Ruben Diaz was then supporting […]

by · December 20, 2019 · Bulletin Board
The P.S. 190 Glee Club warms up those on hand with some Christmas songs.

White Plains Road Pelham Parkway Christmas Tree Lighting

The Glee Club of P.S. 105 (led by Mr. Fords and Ms. Volpe) came with reindeer antlers to help sing some Christmas songs, meet Santa, and help him light the Christmas Tree on Pelham Parkway. Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez’s office brought the […]

by · December 18, 2019 · Bulletin Board
Santa is helped by one of his Elfs to distribute his presents to the children.

Van Nest Christmas Tree and Nativity Lighting

Sunday the Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance had their Coffee, Coco, Cookies, and Carolers as they lit their Christmas Tree and Nativity Scene, at Saint Dominick’s Convent on Unionport Road. After the lighting everyone went inside to meet Santa who gave […]

by · December 18, 2019 · Bulletin Board