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City Mourns Heat-Related Death of Sanitation Worker, City Flags At Half-Mast

A 37-year-old sanitation worker who was working in Staten Island was found dead in his car Wednesday afternoon, not long after he complained about the heat, which hit the mid-90s. Sgt. Frank Musella, who has worked for the Department of Sanitation […]

by · July 30, 2015 · Government, Obituary
Political Round Up, July 30: ADA, Rain Barrel

Political Round Up, July 30: ADA, Rain Barrel

Engel Marks 25th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act This past Sunday, July 26th, 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In a statement, BRonx Rep. Eliot Engel said, “We’ve made tremendous progress. […]

by · July 30, 2015 · Government, Politics
* * * BREAKING NEWS* * * — Heat Advisory Issued

* * * BREAKING NEWS* * * — Heat Advisory Issued

With heat indices expected to rise into the mid to high 90s through Wednesday, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory from noon today through 11 PM on Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers to take steps […]

BREAKING NEWS: Legionnaires Disease Outbreak Strickens Dozens, Kills Two In Bronx

BREAKING NEWS: Legionnaires Disease Outbreak Strickens Dozens, Kills Two In Bronx

* * * BREAKING NEWS * * * Legionnaires Disease Outbreak Strickens Dozens, Kills Two In South Bronx Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires’ disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in […]

Reminder: COMPTROLLER STRINGER’S RED TAPE COMMISSION IN BRONX TONIGHT

COMPTROLLER STRINGER TO KICK OFF RED TAPE COMMISSION WITH BRONX HEARING Small business owners to testify about bureaucratic barriers and challenges    Tonight, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer’s Red Tape Commission will hold the first of its five […]

Bronx Job Numbers Up

BRONX UNEMPLOYMENT DROPS AGAIN   Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is praising new job numbers from the New York State Department of Labor, which show another drop in the borough’s unemployment rate and a significant increase in the county’s […]

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Daughter of Whitney Houston, Died Yesterday

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Daughter of Whitney Houston, Died Yesterday

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late R&B singer Whitney Houston, died late Sunday night. She was 22. The AP is reporting that the Medical Examiner said that an autopsy is planned for Bobbi Kristina Brown. Her death is […]

by · July 27, 2015 · News, Obituary
Brooklyn Senator John Sampson Convicted of Corruption

Brooklyn Senator John Sampson Convicted of Corruption

In less than 48 hours, a second New York State Senator was convicted in a United States Federal Court. On Friday, following four weeks of trial, a federal jury in Brooklyn, returned guilty verdicts against New York State Senator John Sampson, […]

Bronx GOP Presidential Debate Watch Party, 8/6

Bronx GOP Presidential Debate Watch Party, 8/6

From The Desk of Chairman John Greaney In lieu of the scheduled Bronx GOP County meeting in August, party chairman John Greaney announced that the party will instead host a Presidential Debate Watch Party for the Fox News Republican  Presidential Candidates […]

Obama Signs Legislation Designating ‘Herman Badillo’ Post Office In Morrisania

Obama Signs Legislation Designating ‘Herman Badillo’ Post Office In Morrisania

Renaming of the Morrisania Post Office for Herman Badillo   Today, President Obama signed legislation into law renaming of the Morrisania Post Office in honor of Herman Badillo, New York’s first elected congressman of Puerto Rican heritage.   In a statement Bronx Borough […]

BP DIAZ ALLOCATES OVER $34 MILLION TO BRONX ORGANIZATIONS

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ ALLOCATES OVER $34 MILLION TO BRONX ORGANIZATIONS This year, Borough President Diaz will allocate $34,450,000 to 108 total projects. This includes funding for nearly 70 education projects across the borough, park upgrades, the redesign and redevelopment of […]

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Upstate Senator Convicted Of Lying To The FBI

Sen. Thomas Libous, the state Senate’s second-ranking Republican and an upstate Southern Tier political institution for more than two decades, was convicted Wednesday of lying to the FBI, a felony that will force his removal from office. His expulsion from […]

[Photo caption: Senator Rev Ruben Diaz; Bronx County Leader Marcos Crespo, Senator Adriano Espaillat, Assemblyman Jose Rivera, Assemblyman Victor Pichardo, Antonio Cabrera, Daniel Genese, Elvin Marte, Marcos De La Cruz, Nancy Soria, Francisco Roa, Jose R. Jean, Cira Angeles, Avik Kabessa]

De Blasio Blinks In War of Words With Uber

Late on Thursday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration announced that it was dropping support for the proposed cap on Uber’s growth. In exchange, the city says Uber will start contributing to the MTA  and add worker and consumer protections. The city […]

GOP Congressmen and Black Business Leaders Break Bread 

Committee of 40 Summit Brings Republican Congressmen and Black Business Leaders Together Republican House leadership and black CEOs met to discuss possible legislation to reduce unemployment and promote economic growth in urban centers across the country WASHINGTON, DC – Following a […]

by · July 20, 2015 · Breaking News, Politics
Heat Advisory – Summer Safety Tips

Heat Advisory – Summer Safety Tips

Summer has finally arrived, and the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that will be in effect today, July 20th, from 10am until 6pm. The peak heat index may reach 104 degrees. For those of you without air […]