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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (Flickr)

BP Diaz Visits Mobile Testing Site in Co-op City

Back on March 31, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. greeted workers setting up the new mobile testing site based out of Co-Op City that will help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The mobile testing site will provide […]

by · April 6, 2020 · Health, News
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza at City Hall

City Cancels Spring Break

In light of the threat generated by the coronavirus, Mayor de Blasio on Friday instructed Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza to cancel the planned April 9-17 spring break for teachers and city schoolkids. “We are confident that continuing remote learning will […]

by · April 6, 2020 · Education News, Government, News
Assembly Passes Emergency Coronavirus Appropriations Bill

Assembly Passes Emergency Coronavirus Appropriations Bill

This week, we learned of the first confirmed case of novel coronavirus — or COVID-19 — in New York State.   “The Assembly Minority Conference stands ready to assist in the prevention and containment of the coronavirus. We have seen […]

by · April 3, 2020 · Government, Health, News
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COVID-19 AID: Filing for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Congress passed the CARES Act on Friday, March 27, 2020. The New York State Department of Labor set up the CARES Act web page to provide information about how the Act may affect unemployment (UI) benefits.

First Lady Chirlane McCray attends a book reading by Jennifer Jones Austin at the Brooklyn Historical Society. CREDIT: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office.

MAYOR DE BLASIO APPOINTS JENNIFER JONES AUSTIN AS CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF CORRECTION

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the appointment of Jennifer Jones Austin as Chair of the Board of Correction. The Board provides critical oversight for the City’s jail system, and as Chair of the Board, Jones Austin will serve to […]

by · April 1, 2020 · Government, News
September 20, 2017-Bronx, NY- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces Bronx Civic Center as $10 Million New York City region winner of second-round Downstate Revitalization Initiative.

NYS Opens COVID-19 Testing Site in Co-op City

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie, Senator Jamaal T. Bailey and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto have secured a critical new COVID-19 mobile testing site for the Northeast Bronx. “Our main strategy to slow the spread of this virus […]

by · March 30, 2020 · Government, Health, News
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FreshDirect Partners with Borough Presidents to Roll Out “Operation 5-Borough Food Drive

FreshDirect, in partnership with all five of New York City’s Borough Presidents, Ruben Diaz Jr. from the Bronx, Gale Brewer from Manhattan, Eric Adams from Brooklyn, James Oddo from Staten Island and Sharon Lee from Queens, today announced the launch […]

Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie

Assembly Passes Legislation Providing Sick Leave for All New Yorkers During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced that the Assembly has passed legislation that will immediately provide all New Yorkers with sick leave during the coronavirus pandemic (A.10153, Nolan). “No one should have to worry about losing their job should they […]

by · March 18, 2020 · Government, News
Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, 16 CD, Chair, NYC Council Committee on Public Safety

Council Member Vanessa Gibson Denounces President Trump’s Racist Comments Regarding COVID-19

The Women’s Caucus of the New York City Council denounces the racist and xenophobic rhetoric used by the President and White House staff in the midst of the current  COVID-19 public health crisis. For weeks, we have been hearing reports […]

by · March 18, 2020 · Health, News
BREAKING NEWS: Speaker Heastie Delays Session This Week

BREAKING NEWS: Speaker Heastie Delays Session This Week

Statement from Speaker @CarlHeastie “For the purposes of efficiency as well as the public health and safety of members and staff, session will be postponed until later this week, possibly Wednesday. “ “This is subject to change and we will […]

by · March 16, 2020 · Breaking News, Government, News
Gov. Cuomo addressing the media during his SALT revenue decline press conference.

BREAKING: New COVID-19 Closures

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this morning that NY, CT and NJ are taking joint regional action to reduce the spread of #COVID19: Effective 8PM TONIGHT: – Crowd capacity reduced to 50 Restaurants/bars will be takeout/delivery ONLY Gyms closed -Movie theaters […]

by · March 16, 2020 · Breaking News, Government, Health, News
Police investigate an attempted bank robbery at the Bank of America on White Plains Road back on May 27

Bank of America Honors Phipps Neighborhoods and the Classical Theatre of Harlem

Phipps Neighborhoods and Classical Theatre of Harlem Honored as 2019 Neighborhood Builders Recipients; Education Matters Africa Foundation Granted Funds to Provide Education to Students in Zimbabwe Phipps Neighborhoods and the Classical Theatre of Harlem have been named as the 2019 […]

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Peeps Brand rolls out new flavors for Easter

Mardis Gras hasn’t yet arrived, but consumers’ minds are already on the Easter season—the confectionery aspect, anyway—thanks to Peeps’ announcement of five new flavors. Fans can try Hot Tamales Fierce Cinnamon, Root Beer Float, Froot Loops, Raspberry Dipped in Crème […]

by · February 20, 2020 · Business, News
Rocio Marie Cabrera, Uptown Baby Liz (2019)

The Update – Closing Reception, February 26

If you haven’t had the chance to view this powerful exhibit, you can do so at the closing reception on Wednesday, February 26 from 6pm to 9pm at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. Refreshments will be served. The Update […]

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray. (Creedit: Ed Reed/Mayor's Office of Photography)

‘Thrive with Chirlane McCray podcast launched by City Hall

First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced the launch of Thrive with Chirlane McCray, a new podcast covering mental health and wellness for all. The podcast is a part of a new collaboration with BRIC, Brooklyn’s leading presenter of arts and culture, […]

by · February 18, 2020 · Government, Mental Health, News