The route of the new Metro North line which will go through Westchester County before the four new Bronx stations.

BREAKING! Community-informed Vision for Bronx Neighborhoods around New Metro-North Stations

Planning work describes potential housing, economic and infrastructure opportunities to support now-funded stations coming to Hunts Point, Parkchester/Van Nest, Morris Park and Co-op City Department of City Planning (DCP) Director Anita Laremont today announced the release of community-informed planning work that is […]

Photo rendering of the proposed project at Edenwald Houses/NYCHA

$445 million in Comprehensive repairs planned for 2,000 Apartments at Edenwald Houses

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) formally announced the selection of Camber Property Group, Henge Development, and SAA | EVI Development as the development team to deliver comprehensive building and apartment upgrades for nearly 4,800 residents and more than […]

by · December 21, 2021 · Government, Housing
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Rev. Ruben Diaz: Why people of faith opt out of getting vaccinated

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz 18 District, Bronx You should know why so many people of faith, especially Christian Evangelicals, are opting out of getting Covid Vaccines. The causes are several, but the main reason is […]

by · September 21, 2021 · Health, Op Ed, Religion
Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson

CM Gibson Announces Funding to Combat Maternal and Infant Mortality

On Tuesday, Councilwoman Vanessa L. Gibson joined with advocates and healthcare leaders in announcing over $400,000 in City Council funding to combat high rates of infant and maternal mortality in the Bronx. Data shows that New York State has a […]

Minimum Wage to Increase for Suburban and Upstate Workers

Minimum Wage to Increase for Suburban and Upstate Workers

Speaker Heastie Statement on Minimum Wage Increase The Assembly Majority believes that putting families first means ensuring that every hardworking New Yorker is able to earn a living wage. The fight to increase New York’s minimum wage began here in […]

by · December 30, 2020 · Government, Jobs, Labor, News
A mock funeral deriding Gov Cuomo’s leadership, featured a hearse and a coffin filled with copies of his new book, written during the height of the pandemic. Credit: Lighthouse Public Affairs


On Sunday, grieving family members, surrounded by supporters, gathered in front of the Cobble Hill Health Center to demand an apology from Governor Cuomo on behalf of loved ones lost due to his March Nursing Home Advisory. The event, a funeral […]

City Hall. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.

Hartzog, Jiha Get New City Hall Gigs

Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Melanie Hartzog as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and Jacques Jiha as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget. Hartzog previously served as Budget Director and Jiha served as the […]

by · October 19, 2020 · Government, News
President Donald Trump signs an executive order. Credit: White House Flickr

Financial Focus: Congressional law vs Executive orders?

By Professor Anthony Rivieccio MBA PFA Well, we knew that Congress has been at a stalemale — long way before this pandemic. Some would even say, even before Donald Trump became president. We have been living with “divided” government for […]

Governor Cuomo performs part of a three-step disinfectant process of a New York City Subway #7 train car at the Corona Maintenance Facility in the borough of Queens, NY Saturday morning May 2. Photo credit: Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Governor Cuomo Tours NYC Subway Cars Being Disinfected for COVID-19

On Saturday, May 2, Governor Andrew Cuomo toured a Queens train facility where he observed NYC Subway workers using chemical disinfectant on and cleaning subway cars. Afterwards, he delivered a daily briefing on the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. “We want people […]

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NY State Ed Cancels June Regents Exams

State Board of Regents Chancellor Dr. Betty Rosa announced today that New York’s high school Regents exams scheduled for June will be canceled. Also, the Board of Regents today adopted emergency regulations to ease the burdens and provide important flexibility […]

by · April 6, 2020 · Education, Education News, News
Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr.

Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz urges immigrant medical professionals to join fight against COVID-19

You should know that there are about 65,000 certified doctors with licenses from other countries who cannot practice their professions due to not having the requirements that this nation demands. These medical workers, for the most part have vast experience […]

by · April 6, 2020 · Health, News
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (Flickr)

BP Diaz Visits Mobile Testing Site in Co-op City

Back on March 31, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. greeted workers setting up the new mobile testing site based out of Co-Op City that will help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The mobile testing site will provide […]

by · April 6, 2020 · Health, News
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza at City Hall

City Cancels Spring Break

In light of the threat generated by the coronavirus, Mayor de Blasio on Friday instructed Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza to cancel the planned April 9-17 spring break for teachers and city schoolkids. “We are confident that continuing remote learning will […]

by · April 6, 2020 · Education News, Government, News
Assembly Passes Emergency Coronavirus Appropriations Bill

Assembly Passes Emergency Coronavirus Appropriations Bill

This week, we learned of the first confirmed case of novel coronavirus — or COVID-19 — in New York State.   “The Assembly Minority Conference stands ready to assist in the prevention and containment of the coronavirus. We have seen […]

by · April 3, 2020 · Government, Health, News
Photo by Lizabeth MENZIES / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 AID: Filing for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Congress passed the CARES Act on Friday, March 27, 2020. The New York State Department of Labor set up the CARES Act web page to provide information about how the Act may affect unemployment (UI) benefits.