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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Instagram)

Welcome to The AOC

“The AOC,” is a new feature that will attempt to compile and chronicle happenings in the life of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, the youngest Member of Congress, democratic socialist, social media master blaster, Twitter assassin, Instagram gangsta and Queen of […]

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Press Clips: Crime Spikes in The Bronx

Bronx Police Statistics for Year Ending 2018 Show big increase over 2017 By Robert Press The year-end 2018 NYPD Comp Stat report shows a 25 percent increase in murder, and an 14+ percent increase in rape over 2017 in the […]

by · January 13, 2019 · Crime, News, Police Blotter, Press Clips
It’s Out Of Hand In Pelham Bay

It’s Out Of Hand In Pelham Bay

By Rich Mancuso Again this is out of my league. However, and with one hand, due to a car that hit me last week, the question has become about the safety and welfare of residents in the Pelham Bay community. […]

by · January 10, 2019 · News
Mayor de Blasio Announces Universal Health Care Plan

Mayor de Blasio Announces Universal Health Care Plan

By Robert Press Mayor Bill de Blasio came to Lincoln Hospital (one of the New York City-run hospitals) to announce a partnership with the NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation and Bronx-based health insurer Metro Plus called New York Care. New […]

by · January 9, 2019 · Health & Fitness, News
Vernuccio’s View: China Expands Tyranny, Exports Idea

Vernuccio’s View: China Expands Tyranny, Exports Idea

China is adopting a concept that would oversee most facets of an individuals’ life, and use the information to decide a person’s worth.  That disturbingly totalitarian concept may be coming to the west. The American Civil Liberties Unions’ Jay Stanley reports that […]

by · January 4, 2019 · News, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Worker's work to clear Sedgwick Avenue after a large tree came down during a heavy rainstorm.--Photo by Steve Bobkner

WEATHER WRECKS HAVOC IN AREA

Heavy rain and strong winds was the cause of several accidents reported across the borough, on Friday, December 21. At just after 6 a.m., officials were called to 3874 Sedgwick Avenue at Stevenson Place, for a fallen tree across the roadway. No injuries […]

by · January 3, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Local News
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WYSK: Three Magi to Visit The Bronx, January 5

THE MAGI (THREE KINGS) TO VISIT BRONX COUNTY You should know that Melchior, Gaspar and Baltazar the Three Kings, will travel to the County of the Bronx loaded with free toys for children ages 1-9. The Three distinguished Magi will […]

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Vernucciio’s View: Hezbollah Uses Illegal Drug Trade to Threaten America

The frightening extent of Iran’s’ terrorist reach into the Western Hemisphere is becoming more clear, as law enforcement officials across the globe move to curb Hezbollah. The Hill reports that Argentinian officials have frozen the assets of 14 people tied to […]

by · January 2, 2019 · News, Opinion, Vernuccio's View
Fernandez Sets Inauguration Ceremony for Jan. 5

Fernandez Sets Inauguration Ceremony for Jan. 5

Bronx Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez will officially hold her community-wide inauguration ceremony on Saturday, January 5th at the Jacobi Medical Center Rotunda (1400 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx 10461). The program begins at 12 PM. “This is a very special moment for […]

by · January 2, 2019 · Bronx Politics, Bulletin Board, News
Mayor Taps Menin as Next Census Director

Mayor Taps Menin as Next Census Director

NEW YORK –– Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Julie Menin as Director of the Census for New York City. She also will serve as Executive Assistant Corporation Counsel for Strategic Advocacy. In her new roles, Menin will organize extensive […]

by · January 2, 2019 · News
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5-Alarm Southern Boulevard Fire injures Two, Ties Up Traffic For Hours.

By Robert Press Southern Boulevard below Fordham Road was closed for two hours as firefighters fought a five alarm fire at 2363 Southern Boulevard near East 187th Street. The fire completely destroyed a first floor apartment, and sent two people […]

by · January 2, 2019 · Bulletin Board, News
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Press Clips: Looking Back on 2018 and Ahead to 2019

Looking Back on 2018 and Ahead to 2019 In looking back on 2018 term limits were not needed to retire two long time incumbents. Ten-term incumbent Congressman Joseph Crowley who didn’t have a primary since 2004 lost to an unknown […]

by · January 2, 2019 · News, Political Buzz, Politics
Public Advocate Wannabes Get 8-1 Matching Funds

Public Advocate Wannabes Get 8-1 Matching Funds

MAYOR DE BLASIO SIGNS LEGISLATION EXPEDITING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today held a public hearing for and signed Intro. 1288, which makes all elections between now and the 2021 primary, including the upcoming […]

by · January 2, 2019 · Election News, Government, News
A firefighter makes his way past the heavy flames that destroyed three homes in Norwood.--Photo by Toby Norwood

Op-Ed: All I Want for Christmas Is the “Fifth Man” Back

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to keep New Yorkers safe. And, well, the best way to do that would be to staff all New York City Fire Engines with five firefighters. Currently, about 90% of all FDNY […]

by · December 24, 2018 · Government, News, Op Ed, Opinion
Christmas Wishes for NY’s Broken Tort System

Christmas Wishes for NY’s Broken Tort System

Every year, New York’s civil justice system stuffs the stockings of personal injury lawyers while the rest of us to foot the bill. According to an Institute for Legal Reform report published this year, New York’s lawsuit bill $6600 per […]

by · December 23, 2018 · Courts, Law, News