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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
Farias fundraises off Diaz ‘rat’ comment

Farias fundraises off Diaz ‘rat’ comment

In an email to supporters former 2017 and declared 2021 Council candidate Amanda Farias blasted CM Rev. Rubén Diaz Sr. for his “Unapologetic mafia mentality.” In an email also titled, Unapologetic mafia mentality,” Ms. Farias writes: “After Diaz Sr.’s comments […]

New Ruben Diaz Sr. Democratic Club

New Ruben Diaz Sr. Democratic Club

By Robert Press   On Thursday morning, the new Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. Democratic Club opened as a headquarters for Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. for Congress. The club is located in the 15th Congressional District which will become an […]

by · May 10, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News
Bronx Week 2019 Walk of Fame Inductees

BP DIAZ ANNOUNCES WALK OF FAME HONOREES AT BRONX WEEK 2019 KICK OFF

BP DIAZ KICKS-OFF BRONX WEEK 2019 Announces the induction of singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, Boxing champion Iran Barkley and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco to the 2019 Bronx Walk of Fame Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was joined by proud Bronxites […]

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NO PROBLEM HERE: POLS SHUN DRUG CENTER IN BRONX OPIOID OD HOTSPOT

by Josefa Velasquez and Ede Olumhense, THE CITY This story was originally published on 4/29/2019 by THE CITY. Two Bronx lawmakers petitioning the state to deny a license to a planned upscale drug treatment center in Kingsbridge argue the neighborhood doesn’t […]

by · April 29, 2019 · Health, News
Breaking: Michael Blake Announces Run for the Serrano Vacancy

Breaking: Michael Blake Announces Run for the Serrano Vacancy

Michael Blake Will Run for New York’s 15th Congressional District In a late-night email to suppporters, Morrisania assemblyman Michael Blake announced that he is indeed running for Congress in the South Bronx to replace retiring Rep. José Serrano. Blake’s entry […]

by · April 24, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics
US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The AOC: Mystery GOP Money, Depression and a Green Thumb

Big Money Republicans Target AOC The New York Post’s Julia Marsh reports exclusively that deep-pocketed conservative group spent $32,000 on Monday against Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. Marsh reports that the “‘Stop AOC PAC,’ started in March by Virginia lawyer Dan Backer, plans […]

A rendering of the rear of FreshDirect’s new 500,000-square-foot Bronx headquarters along the Harlem River Yards.

FreshDirect — A Followup

Last week at an unrelated event, William Lyons, Vice President of Mitsubishi/Fuso Truck of America told a Bronx Chronicle reporter that noise from the refrigeration units aboard FreshDirect diesel-fueled trucks are a problem but one which should be resolved when […]

by · April 23, 2019 · Business, News
'Amazon Fresh' online groceries services. (Photo credit: Bronx Chronicle)

USDA SNAP Launches Online Purchasing Pilot Program

Participants May Buy Groceries Online in New York For the first time, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants will be able to select and pay for their groceries online, during a two-year pilot launched today in New York State. In […]