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NYC ELECTRONIC VOTE SCANNER Machine

SOTO: NonCitizen/Resident Voting

The issue of noncitizen voting has been in the news in recent days and has become an issue in the NY-11 congressional race in Staten Island/Brooklyn. To better educate our readers, The Bronx Chronicle invited attorneys and CUNY professors J.C. […]

MOVE NY: New Tolls or Lower Tolls?

Your choice: New toll – High costs, no transportation investment Move NY – Lower tolls, fixed roads and bridges When MTA tolls and fares increased on Sunday, Move NY volunteers fanned out to all seven MTA bridges to get the group’s […]

by · March 23, 2015 · Government, Transportation

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FOURTH ANNUAL I LOVE MY PARK DAY

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that online registration is now open for the fourth annual I Love My Park Day, to be held on May 2 at state parks and historic sites across New York. Since its launch in […]

by · March 23, 2015 · Environment, Government, Parks
Lifting MMA Ban Clears A Hurdle…Again

Lifting MMA Ban Clears A Hurdle…Again

The bill to legalize mixed martial arts in New York passed through the State Senate’s finance committee on Wednesday, as expected reported Newsday. According to a source, the vote was 29-8 in favor of lifting the ban on professional MMA […]

by · March 20, 2015 · Government, Sports
BRONX TOURISM COUNCIL LAUNCHES  1ST EVER BRONX VISITORS GUIDE

BRONX TOURISM COUNCIL LAUNCHES 1ST EVER BRONX VISITORS GUIDE

Bronx Visitors Guide will help to further redefine The Bronx as a destination Bronx, NY – The Bronx Tourism Council and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced the launch of the first annual Bronx Visitors Guide. The launch took […]

PARENTS CALL ON MAYOR DE BLASIO TO VISIT SCHOOLS THAT ARE CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

PARENTS CALL ON MAYOR DE BLASIO TO VISIT SCHOOLS THAT ARE CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

Real Answers to City’s Failing Schools Crisis Found in 46 High-Performing, High-Poverty District and Charter Schools–Not $150M “Renewal Schools” Gamble New York, NY – On Tuesday morning, Families for Excellent Schools called for Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña to […]

BronxTalk: Jerome-Cromwell Re-Zoning, Part 2 (Video)

BronxTalk: Jerome-Cromwell Re-Zoning, Part 2 (Video)

Last night on BronxTalk, host Gary Axlebank gave community leaders a chance to respond to the Department of City Planning and Housing Preservation and Development representatives who appeared on last week’s show looking at ‘The Jerome-Cromwell Study’. Monday’s show featured discussion surrounding community engagement, union […]

Councilman Andy King

CM KING BRINGS CONSTITUENT SERVICES DIRECTLY TO NYCHA RESIDENTS

BRONX — In order to better serve his constituents beyond the hours of 9-5, New York City Council Member Andy King and his staff will be hosting “Constituent Services Night” every other week at a different NYCHA housing development in […]

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW PERSONNEL PICKS

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced five appointments to his administration. These appointments bring additional talent to the administration and will build on the Governor’s bold agenda. “These men and women bring substantial knowledge and expertise to their new roles […]

by · March 17, 2015 · Government
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SENATE PASSES BILL EXPEDITING INVESTIGATIONS OF MISSING CHILDREN

Measure Would Facilitate CPS Record Release to Law Enforcement When Needed (Albany,  NY) On Monday, the New York State Senate gave final passage to legislation that would expedite access to critical information in missing child cases. The bill (S3520A), sponsored […]

by · March 17, 2015 · Crime, Government, News
BP DIAZ PRAISES LEGISLATION ON HERMAN BADILLO POST OFFICE

BP DIAZ PRAISES LEGISLATION ON HERMAN BADILLO POST OFFICE

  Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is praising Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as his borough’s Congressional delegation, for introducing legislation today that would rename the Morrisania branch of the United State Post Office in honor […]

Parents, Pols Rally for Education Tax Credit

Parents, Pols Rally for Education Tax Credit

  (Bronx, NY) One morning earlier this month after another snowstorm pelted the city, cheering parents and students filled the wooden gymnasium at St. Athanasius School in the Longwood section of the Bronx.  Joined by area politicians and community leaders, […]

by · March 15, 2015 · Education News, Government
CITY COUNCIL HONORS DC 37 FOR EBOLA RESPONSE

CITY COUNCIL HONORS DC 37 FOR EBOLA RESPONSE

  (New York, NY) On March 11, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (center) and other council member presented a proclamation to several District Council 37 leaders in appreciation of their members’ heroic efforts during the recent Ebola health crisis.  Among the […]

Congressman José E. Serrano stands in solidarity with members of 32BJ SEIU at a rally outside Bronx Borough Hall to demand fair wages and work benefits. (03/11/2015)

Serrano and 32BJ Residential Workers Rally

(The Bronx, NY)  Congressman José E. Serrano joined hundreds of 32BJ SEIU residential workers on Wednesday March 11 at a rally outside Bronx Borough Hall to demand fair wages and work benefits. Thousands of residential service workers who work in […]

State Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson  and  Andrea Stewart-Cousins Salute  Rockland County Regent  Judith Johnson and the other women of the State Board of Regents.

Women’s History Month Salute: NYS Board of Regents

(Albany, NY) Bronx-Westchester Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins recently saluted the women of the New York State Board of  Regents.

by · March 13, 2015 · Education News, Government