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Mayor Announces Eastchester Gardens Facelift

Mayor de Blasio Announcers $3.7 Million Dollars to Renovate Eastchester Gardens Community Center By Robert Press Mayor Bill de Blasio came to the Eastchester Gardens Housing Complex with NY State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, State Senator Jamaal Bailey, and Councilman Andy King […]

by · February 7, 2019 · Bronx Politics, Housing, News
Office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Diaz to Celebrate Dominican Heritage Month, February 28

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.invites you to celebrate Dominican Heritage Month at the Beverly Hills Manor (1700 Jerome Avenue) on February 28 at 6 PM. Doors to open at 5:30 PM For more information or to confirm your attendance […]

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Public Advocate candidates down to 17

It’s Down to 17 Candidates for the Special Election for Public Advocate By Robert Press It began with twenty-three people handing in petitions to run for the vacant NYC Public Advocate Special Election called for February 26, 2019. Through various […]

Overall Crime increases in the Bronx 5.68% For The First Two Weeks of 2019

Overall Crime increases in the Bronx 5.68% For The First Two Weeks of 2019

Overall Crime increases in the Bronx 5.68% For The First Two Weeks of 2019 By Robert Press Police Department City of New York Volume 26 Number 2 CompStat Bronx Report Through 1/13/2019 compared to 2018. Year to Date* Two Weeks […]

by · February 5, 2019 · Crime, News
District attorneys annual Winter Meeting luncheon honoring five prosecutors with the prestigious Hogan Award and Morgenthau Awards. Photo courtesy of DAASNY.

District Attorneys Annual Winter Meeting Honors 5, including Bronx ADA

On February 3, 2019, Albany County District Attorney, President of the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York, David Soares was joined by District Attorneys and senior law enforcement officials from around the state for a luncheon to […]

WYSK: UNIONS FOR AMAZON BUT NOT CITY COUNCIL EMPLOYEES

WYSK: UNIONS FOR AMAZON BUT NOT CITY COUNCIL EMPLOYEES

You should know it was very interesting to sit down during the Amazon hearing at City Council. I listened closely as Council Members questioned the leaders of Amazon in City Council Chambers yesterday. As you know, Amazon entered into negotiations […]

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The AOC: Pay equity, civil war, and the ‘broken mentality’ of politics

BREAKING NEWS — Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi roll out bill to close the gender gap in salaries This morning, the New York Daily News broke the news that in marking the anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that let women […]

by · January 30, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics, The AOC
City Hall: Special Election on Feb. 26 for NYC Public Advocate

City Hall: Special Election on Feb. 26 for NYC Public Advocate

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, New York City will hold a citywide special election for Public Advocate. The Public Advocate seeks to resolve complaints from the public about City agencies and services, recommends how the City can best serve New […]

by · January 29, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Election News, News
Mayor Bill de Blasio makes an announcement regarding New York City's lead prevention at NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx Hospital on Monday, January 28, 2019. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES LEADFREENYC, A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO END CHILDHOOD LEAD EXPOSURE

The theme of ‘The LeadFreeNYC plan’ will be to have a LEAD FREE NYC by screening not only large multiple dwelling buildings built before 1978, but to screen every apartment for any hazard of lead. This will be done by […]

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The AOC

Today in The AOC, the young Bronx congresswoman continues to take Washington, DC, the nation and the media by storm. Earlier today, the Washington Post reported that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) proposes a “2% wealth tax” (really a surcharge) on […]

Where The Pols Are, January 24

Where The Pols Are, January 24

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City with no public events At 8 a.m., NYC Councilman Andy King will be attending the Clergy Coalition of the 47th NYPD Precinct Annual Prayer Breakfast, Eastwood Manor, 3371 Eastchester Rd., the Bronx. […]

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“Safe” Injection Sites Gets Thumbs Down From Councilman Andy King

Bronx Councilman Andy King recently sent out a “Dear Friend” letter to supporters explaining his opposition to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to create safe-injection sites for IV-drug users. In the letter King asks, “Did you know the City of […]

by · January 24, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Government, Health, News
Bronx Borough President’s 2019 Calendar of Upcoming Events

Bronx Borough President’s 2019 Calendar of Upcoming Events

  Black History Month Celebrating African-American History & Culture Wednesday, February 13th 6 pm Dominican Heritage Month Thursday, February 28th 6 pm Irish Heritage Month Thursday, March 14th 6 pm Women’s History Month Thursday March 21st 6 pm LGBTQ Thursday, […]

State Legislature to hold Hearing on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Feb. 13

State Legislature to hold Hearing on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Feb. 13

Today, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie released a statement on tackling sexual harassment in New York: “Sexual harassment impacts employees across the country, including right here in New York. No industry is free from the […]

by · January 17, 2019 · Bulletin Board, News, Women
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 […]