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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
ASSEMBLYWOMAN LATOYA JOYNER: ASSEMBLY’S ‘FAMILIES FIRST’ BUDGET PROPOSAL WILL HELP THE BRONX AND NEW YORK CITY

ASSEMBLYWOMAN LATOYA JOYNER: ASSEMBLY’S ‘FAMILIES FIRST’ BUDGET PROPOSAL WILL HELP THE BRONX AND NEW YORK CITY

BRONX, N.Y. – Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD) announced the introduction of the New York State Assembly’s “Families First” state budget proposal. The measure is expected to increase funding for education, expand access to affordable housing, create jobs and […]

LEW’S VIEWS – Bibi Netanyahu: Chutzpah Personified

LEW’S VIEWS – Bibi Netanyahu: Chutzpah Personified

Shortly before leaving Israel for his trip to the United States, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu said “Today, on the eve of the Fast of Esther, I’m embarking on a historic mission. I feel like the emissary of all the people […]

BREAKING NEWS: State Business Council Backs Ending MMA Ban

BREAKING NEWS: State Business Council Backs Ending MMA Ban

The Business Council of NYS, Inc. supports legislation authorizing and properly regulating Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in New York State. Legislation lifting the MMA ban and bringing it under state regulations is currently pending in the NY State Legislature, Bills S.2159 (Griffo)/A.2604 […]

by · March 12, 2015 · Government, Sports
BronxTalk: Jerome-Cromwell Re-Zoning, Part 1 (Video)

BronxTalk: Jerome-Cromwell Re-Zoning, Part 1 (Video)

‘The Jerome Avenue Study’, plans to create a new Bronx community on 73 blocks along Jerome Avenue.

The Student Success Act: Recognizing the Importance of Paraprofessionals

The Student Success Act: Recognizing the Importance of Paraprofessionals

At the end of last month, Congressman Jose Serrano introduced an amendment to restore qualification requirements for paraprofessionals in the Student Success Act (H.R. 5). The Student Success Act seeks to reauthorize the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Education News, Government
Muslim Holidays Added To NYC School Calendar

Muslim Holidays Added To NYC School Calendar

City schools to recognize Muslim Holidays (New York NY) In a morning announcement, Mayor de Blasio fulfilled a campaign promise by adding two Muslim Holidays — Eid al-Adha & Eid al-Fitr — to the New York City public schools calendar. This shift […]

by · March 4, 2015 · Cultures, Faith, Government, News, Religion
Governor Andrew Cuomo, son of Governor Mario Cuomo

CUOMO AWARDED FOR ‘RAISE THE AGE’ REFORM

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this week received the Families Together 2015 Exceptional Leadership Award for his administration’s work on Raise the Age criminal justice reform. The Award was presented at a Legislative Awareness Day and Luncheon where family members and […]

by · March 4, 2015 · Government, News
Our Security is Safe for Now: Homeland Security Funding Passes

Our Security is Safe for Now: Homeland Security Funding Passes

After a seven week stalemate, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $40 billion homeland security funding bill on Tuesday, despite a major fight surrounding it. Those against the bill were angry that it did not contain immigration provisions that […]

BP DIAZ PUSHES #NOT62 HASHTAG HEALTH IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN

BP DIAZ PUSHES #NOT62 HASHTAG HEALTH IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN

At last month’s State of the Borough Address, Borough President Diaz announced the #Not62 Initiative. Diaz asked Bronxites to adopt healthier lifestyles and live longer.   Each year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin release the […]

BP Diaz Hosts Sweetheart Luncheon, ‘State of the Borough’

BP Diaz Hosts Sweetheart Luncheon, ‘State of the Borough’

Throggs Neck residents Larry & Catherine Cosentino, who have been married 66 years, share a tender moment at Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s annual “Sweethearts Luncheon.” The annual event celebrates borough couples who have been married 50 years or […]

New Yorkers Can STILL Sign Up For Health Coverage  (March 1 Through April 30)

New Yorkers Can STILL Sign Up For Health Coverage (March 1 Through April 30)

(New York, NY) — NY State of Health, the State’s official health plan Marketplace, announced a special enrollment period (SEP) for individuals and families who had to pay a federal penalty for 2014 and had not been aware or had […]

Rep. Serrano Lauds FCC Vote Supporting Net Neutrality

Rep. Serrano Lauds FCC Vote Supporting Net Neutrality

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee, lauded the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) historic vote adopting rules protecting network neutrality on the Internet. “The rules adopted Friday will help guarantee […]

Netanyahu Declares US-Israel Alliance Strong

Netanyahu Declares US-Israel Alliance Strong

In a speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference this morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the US-Israel relationship remains strong despite controversy over his speech to the US Congress on Tuesday. Netanyahu said […]