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Breaking Ground, Comunilife and elected officials unveil new supportive housing in the Bronx.  Photo credit: Breaking Ground

New supportive housing unveiled in the Bronx

Breaking Ground and Comunilife unveil new supportive housing in the Bronx The nonprofits celebrated the opening of a 161-unit residence at the La Central mixed-use project on Tuesday, October 29 – the seventh residence managed by Breaking Ground in the […]

by · November 1, 2019 · Housing, News
The facsimile check for $334,000 given to Union Community Health Center by CM Torres.  [Credit: Robert Press]

NEW MOBILE DENTAL HEALTH VAN TO SERVE LOW-INCOME BRONXITES WITHOUT ACCESS TO DENTAL CARE

By Robert PressTelling the audience gathered at the Union Community Health Center located at 260 East 188th Street that seventy-four million Americans have no dental care Councilman Ritchie Torres said that that there are seventy-four dentists for every hundred thousand […]

by · October 20, 2019 · Government, Health, News
Corrections Officers Benevolent Association President Elias Husamudeen (at the podium) questions the closing of Rikers in fovor of four borough-based jails. [Credit: Robert Press]

Council Members Diaz Sr., Holden and King Protest Closing Rikers on the Steps of City Hall

By Robert Press On Wednesday, Bronx City Council members Ruben Diaz, Sr. and Andy King were joined by Queens Councilman Robert Holden to announce they were going to vote no on closing Rikers Island jail. They issued a joint-statement explaining […]

by · October 20, 2019 · Government, News
Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to the packed room.(Photo: Robert Press)

AOC, Bernie in Parkchester

In front of an estimated at twenty-five thousand people at Queensbridge Park ( what could be the largest crowd to see any of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary contenders), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez credited Sen. Bernie Sanders as inspiring her to […]

by · October 20, 2019 · News, Politics
A group photo with the honorees. (Bob Press)

6th Annual Carrion Movement Event

The 6th Annual Carrion Movement — which is named for its founder Tanya Carrion — is an event for domestic violence survivors. The event was held Saturday at the United Federation of Teachers headquarters on Halsey Avenue. The co-hosts of […]

by · October 15, 2019 · News
Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson. (Bob Press)

National Coming Out Day

This past Friday October 11th the thirty-first anniversary of National Coming Out Day was marked in the Bronx at the Bronx Museum. In his remarks, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said, “It’s okay for me to be who I […]

by · October 15, 2019 · LGBT Issues, News
(L - R) Miss Columbus Marie Terzulli, Honorary Marshal Principal Carol Ann Gilligan, Grand Marshal Captain Frank Vignali NYFD, Bronx DA Clark, Assemblywoman Fernandez, Councilman Gjonaj, and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto. (Robert Press)

Bronx Columbus Day Parade

Saturday marked the 43rd Annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade. The parade marched down Morris Park Avenue, and this year turned up Williamsbridge Road to Lydig Avenue before ending one block short of Pelham Parkway. The Grand Marshal for the parade […]

by · October 15, 2019 · News, Race and Culture
Williamsbridge NAACP Pink Parade With Councilman Andy King

Williamsbridge NAACP Pink Parade With Councilman Andy King

By Robert Press Monday October seventh was the Williamsbridge NAACP Early Childhood Education Center Pink Parade with Grand Marshal Councilman Andy King. The children and adults lined up outside the center on East 219th Street. From there they marched to […]

by · October 10, 2019 · News
Tree Work Hub (NYC Parks)

De Blasio, Heastie Announce City to Stop Issuing Sidewalk Violations for Damage Caused by Street Trees

NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Heastie announced today the City will no longer issue violations to homeowners for sidewalk damage caused by City trees. The City will also ramp up sidewalk repairs under the Trees & Sidewalks program to […]

by · September 10, 2019 · Local News, News
Pelham Parkway down to two lanes as reconstruction of the Parkway between Eastchester and Williamsbridge Roads.

Pelham Parkway Construction Update

 At the intersection of Pelham Parkway North and Williamsbridge Road metal plates have been placed in the northbound Williamsbridge Road lanes, allowing for better movement of traffic.  Pelham Parkway however remains under construction between Eastchester Road and Williamsbridge Road. The parkway […]

by · August 22, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Local News
Former Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau dies at 99

Former Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau Dead at 99

by · July 22, 2019 · Breaking News, Obituary
Photo: Robert Press

Emmanuel Mensah Way Dedicated

By Robert Press It was a beautiful Friday morning, the sun was bright, and time seemed to stop before the street renaming for Private First Class Emmanuel Mensah. Family, clergy, members of Emmanuel’s National Guard unit, and others spread out […]

by · June 16, 2019 · Community Affairs, News
State senator Alessandra Biaggi greets guests and participating housing agency representatives. (Photos: Robert Press)

Senator Biaggi Holds Housing Resource Fair

By Robert Press On Friday, State Senator Alessandra Biaggi (D-34) hosted a ‘Housing Resource Fair” at PS 83 in the Morris Park section of her district. Many city agencies related to the needs of a renter or homeowner joined other […]

by · June 9, 2019 · Community Events, Housing, News
Then-challenger  Alessandra Biaggi addressing the Ben Franklin Independent Democratic Club in 2018. Credit: Bob Press

Press Clips: ‘Men Need Not Apply’ Alleged

Staff Turnover at Senator Biaggi’s Office By Robert Press State Senator Alessandra Biaggi took office less than six months ago, and has already seen a larger than normal staff turnover. First, it was junior staffers who were replaced in the […]

US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) spoke to the Met Council gathering. Credit: Robert Press

Housing Justice Town Hall Held

By Robert Press On a rainy Thursday night which cancelled a New York Yankee game The Housing Town Hall meeting by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes, State Senators Alessandra Biaggi and Jamaal Bailey, and Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez went on to standing room […]

by · June 1, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News