Community Affairs

Public Advocate Tish James to Keynote Leadership Luncheon, April 26

Public Advocate Tish James to Keynote Leadership Luncheon, April 26

The Committee for Effective Leadership recently announced that Public Advocate Leticia *Tish* James will be the keynote speaker at its annual event on April 26.  Other elected officials expected to attend include Senator Gustavo Rivera, Assembly Members Michael Benedetto, Marcos […]

Businessman Alfredo Thiebaud Posthumously Honored With Bronx Walk of Fame Selection

Businessman Alfredo Thiebaud Posthumously Honored With Bronx Walk of Fame Selection

Alfredo Thiebaud, Businessman & Philanthropist, To be Inducted Into the 2015 Bronx Walk of Fame   Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced today that Alfredo Thiebaud, a longtime borough business leader and philanthropist and the founder of Delicioso Coco […]

New York Hispanic Clergy Organization’s Annual Banquet, April 18

New York Hispanic Clergy Organization’s Annual Banquet, April 18

New York Hispanic Clergy Organization Honors Four Outstanding Leaders The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization led State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr. will celebrate its 27th Annual Banquet this coming Saturday, April 18, 2015 starting with a Buffet Hour at […]

Fmr CM Madeline Provenzano

Letters to the Editor: Retort for School Naming Controversy from Van Nest Resident

Retort to Mr. D’Angelo As a life long resident, born and raised in lower Van Nest, I personally take offense to Mr. D’Angelo’s allegations toward Ms. Ferrara. It is perfectly fine to disagree with someone, but Mr. D’Angelo did it […]

Bronx Community Board No. 8 Day at Yankee Stadium New York Yankees Youth Leadership Winners Attend On-Field Award Ceremony

Bronx Community Board No. 8 Day at Yankee Stadium New York Yankees Youth Leadership Winners Attend On-Field Award Ceremony

Bronx, New York, April 10, 2015 – Bronx Community Board No. 8 announces that the winners of the New York Yankees Community Council Youth Leadership Award attended an Award Ceremony on the field of Yankee Stadium. In a pre-game event […]

FreshDirect Donates $2000 TO C-BALL

FreshDirect Donates $2000 TO C-BALL

FreshDirect Donates to Community Basketball League by Koi Germany This past Saturday, Larry Scott Blackmon, vice president of online grocer, FreshDirect, presented a check for $2,000, plus nutritious foodstuffs promoting healthy living to the organizers of the C-BALL event at […]

The Throggs Neck Houses Residents Council & Community Board No. 10 Community Clean-up Day

The Throggs Neck Houses Residents Council & Community Board No. 10 Community Clean-up Day

Diaz Team Announces the Fifth Abrazo Garifuna

New York State Senator Ruben Diaz, together with Assemblymembers Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and Michael Blake are hosting the Fifth Abrazo Garifuna in New York celebration that will take place this Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7pm at Maestro’s Caterers located […]

The Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association invites you to our  April 7th  Community Meeting

The Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association invites you to our April 7th Community Meeting

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Actress, Writer, and TV Commentator Stacey Dash To Be Inducted Into The Bronx Walk of Fame

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced today that actress, author and television commentator Stacey Dash will be inducted into the 2015 Bronx Walk of Fame.   “We are excited about inducting the charismatic Stacey Dash into the Bronx Walk of […]

Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance Meeting- April 8th

Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance Meeting- April 8th

Week In Pictures: BP Diaz at Ferry Point, Israel Discussion, Unclaimed Funds

Week In Pictures: BP Diaz at Ferry Point, Israel Discussion, Unclaimed Funds

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. tees off towards Manhattan on the opening day of the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in The Bronx on April 1, 2015.   New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli presents Bronx Borough […]

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Assemblyman Gjonaj Hosts Women of Distinction Breakfast

Women of Distinction Honored in the 80th Assembly District by Koi Germany   A number of female community leaders were honored this past Saturday at a breakfast ceremony at F&J Pine Restaurant in the Bronxdale section of the Bronx. Hosted […]

Group Challenging Standardized Testing Comes To Lehman College, Wednesday

Group Challenging Standardized Testing Comes To Lehman College, Wednesday

ChangetheStakes.org, a citywide grassroots organization, is one of the groups helping to promote an important discussion on high stakes testing, the Common Core curriculum and teacher evaluations this Wednesday at Lehman College in the Bronx. Bronx parents, educators, and community […]

Fmr CM Madeline Provenzano

Proposal Naming School for Former Councilwoman Stirs Controversy

Inappropriate Remarks The Morris Park Community Association is appalled by the self-serving remarks by Van Nest Alliance Vice President Bernadette Ferrara.  Her claims that Councilman James Vacca spoke for 25 minutes to influence the board’s vote is ludicrous. The Education Committee […]

by · March 26, 2015 · Community Affairs, Op Ed