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'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 […]

NY AG James and others stand in front of some of the new electric box trucks. Courtesy: Robert Press

Electric Trucks Donated to Bronx NonProfits by NY AG James

By Robert Press Wednesday morning at the front entrance to the Hunt’s Point Market, New York Attorney General Letitia James unveiled the first-of-its-kind fleet of all-electric, zero-emission, delivery trucks in New York City in advance of Earth Day. James showed […]

by · April 18, 2019 · Environment, Health & Nutrition, News
Teamster Nation

Teamster Nation

Listen to the latest edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and learn how Local 237 in New York City used an event honoring former staffer and journalist Marie Colvin to also pay tribute to three school safety agents who stood […]

by · April 17, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Labor, Podcasts
The Truth About Social Security

The Truth About Social Security

By Anonymous A woman dies at age 65 before collecting one benefit check. She and her employer paid into the system for almost 50 years and she collected NOTHING. Keep in mind all the working people that die every year […]

Breaking News: Rev. Ruben Diaz for Congress

Breaking News: Rev. Ruben Diaz for Congress

Political Buzz   After weeks of hinting that he was considering a run to replace retiring South Bronx Rep. José Serrano, Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. made it official Saturday afternoon at his annual New York Hispanic Clergy Organization gala […]

Bronx Voice cover, April 12-18, 2019.

WYSK: Rev Ruben Diaz Will Announce His Decision About His Political Future

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW — Rev Ruben Diaz Will Announce His Decision About His Political Future By Councilman, Rubén Díaz Sr.   You should know that I will be making an official announcement about my political future during the New […]

Congressman Eliot Engel addresses the gathering at the 45th annual MPCA dinner dance. Photo: Robert Press.

Morris Park Community Association 45th Annual Dinner Dance

By Robert Press It was a joyous night at Marina Del Rey for the 45th Annual Morris Park Community Association Dinner Dance last Saturday night. MPCA President Al D’Angelo welcomed everyone speaking of the Morris Park community, and working with […]

by · April 11, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Community Events, News
Bronx Week 2019

Bronx Week 2019

Bronx Week 2019 runs from Thursday, May 9 through Sunday, May 19 and concludes with The Bronx Walk of Fame induction ceremony on the Grand Concourse, followed by the Parade, Food & Art Festival and Concert on Mosholu Parkway. To […]

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, NY-14 (The Bronx/Queens)

Siena Poll: Ocasio-Cortez Viewed Favorably by Majority of Voters in NY-14

AOC Favorability in NY 14 (Parts of the Bronx/Queens) The latest polling by Siena Collage Research Institute shows that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a positive 52-33 percent favorability rating among voters of her district nearly three months into her first […]

by · April 10, 2019 · News
Councilman Mark Gjonaj chats with State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, and Congresswoman Ocasio Cortez. Phot: Bob Press

Throgs Neck Little League Season Opens

By Robert Press Saturday afternoon under bright sunshine and a temperature close to seventy degrees as the Throgs Neck Little League baseball season began. Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. told the  young ballplayers and their parents about his childhood when […]

by · April 8, 2019 · Local News, Sports
Bronx Dems Endorse Williams for Public Advocate

Bronx Dems Endorse Williams for Public Advocate

Bronx Democratic County Organization Endorse Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate By Robert Press In the February special election for Public Advocate, the Bronx Democratic county organization did not endorse a candidate. While many Bronx elected officials endorsed Assemblyman Michael Blake, […]

by · April 7, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Press Clips
Office of the Bronx Borough President (Flickr)

BP Diaz Hosts Annual Greek Heritage Event

On Thursday April 4, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined with New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas to host the annual Bronx Greek Heritage Celebration at St. Peter the Apostle Greek Orthodox Church in Kingsbridge. Honorees at […]

(L - R) Dan Padernacht Chair Traffic &Transportation Committee CB 8, State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, Matthew Cruz District Manager CB 10, Former Councilman James Vacca, and Kevin Daloia Transportation Alternatives. (Photo: Robert Press)

State Senate Transportation Chair Visits Westchester Square Subway Station

State Senate Transportation Chair Tim Kennedy Visits the Westchester Square Subway Station By Robert Press   While State Senate transportation committee chair Tim Kennedy and local state Senator Alessandra Biaggi were set to arrive at the Westchester Square #6 subway […]

by · April 5, 2019 · News, Transportation
Bronx DA Clark thanks the Bronx Democratic County organization for their support of her for the Democratic nomination for Bronx District Attorney. (Credit: Robert Press)

Press Clips: Bronx Dems Endorse DA Darcel Clark

Bronx Dems Endorse DA Darcel Clark for Re-election By Robert Press Bronx Democratic county leader Assemblyman Marcos Crespo was joined by members of the City Council and New York State Assembly, district leaders, and state committee members from around the […]

Front row seated, BCC President Lisa Sorin, and WCBS TV reporter Mary Calvi. The back row is the event committee of the BCC. (Credit: Robert Press)

Bronx Chamber of Commerce Women of Distinction Luncheon

By Robert Press Last week, the Bronx Chamber of Commerce held its annual Women of Distinction luncheon. Nine Bronx high school women each received scholarships in the amout of one-thousand dollars towards their college education. The scholarships were from Con […]