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AG James Takes Action to Ensure Safe, Rapid, and Complete Dismantling of Indian Point

AG James Takes Action to Ensure Safe, Rapid, and Complete Dismantling of Indian Point

Attorney General Letitia James today took action to ensure the safe, rapid, and thorough decommissioning and site restoration at Indian Point Energy Center (IP), a nuclear power facility located in the Hudson Valley slated to end all power generation next […]

by · February 13, 2020 · Energy, News
Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera filed paperwork to challenge freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary for her Bronx-Queens congressional seat.

BREAKING NEWS: Ex-CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso Cabrera to challenge AOC

The NY Post and other media outlets are reporting that former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso Cabrera has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run against incumbent Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) in the upcoming June 23rd Democratic primary election. […]

by · February 11, 2020 · Bronx Politics, Government, News, Politics
City Council Panel on Taxi Medallions Releases Report

City Council Panel on Taxi Medallions Releases Report

You should know that the report of the task force created by the New York City Council, was released Friday. This panel, which met for six months, was charged with studying and making recommendations to fix the crisis regarding the […]

by · February 3, 2020 · Government, News
City To Increase Water Delivery Infrastructure

City To Increase Water Delivery Infrastructure

City now investing $800 million on new water mains over next two years, a $130 million increase The de Blasio Administration today announced the City will be constructing new water mains and increasing staffing as part of several steps in […]

by · January 30, 2020 · Government, News
POISON PARKS: The toxic effect of Roundup in city parks

POISON PARKS: The toxic effect of Roundup in city parks

The Black Institute unveils new report and calls on city for change The Black Institute released a report on the damage being done to parkgoers by the use of Roundup™, the popular weed killer, in New York City parks. The […]

by · January 29, 2020 · Health, News, Parks
National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week

With Soaring Parent Demand in The Bronx, Families Have More High-Quality School Options Than Ever Before Public charter Schools from across the Bronx today celebrate the start of “National School Choice Week” – an annual nationwide event to shine a […]

by · January 28, 2020 · Education News, News
Savor the Bronx 2020 Credit: BronxBP/Flickr

BP DIAZ KICKS OFF 9th ANNUAL ‘SAVOR THE BRONX’ RESTAURANT WEEK

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today celebrated the start of the 9th Annual “Savor The Bronx” Restaurant Week at Seis Vecinos, a family-operated restaurant in Longwood serving Central American Cuisine with an emphasis on Honduran gastronomy. “Savor The Bronx” […]

by · January 6, 2020 · Food & Restaurants, News
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

DiNapoli: Read the Fine Print on Your New Gift Card

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers this holiday season to read the fine print on gift cards for details about fees and expiration dates. While some gift cards sellers have eliminated inactivity fees, consumers should […]

by · December 30, 2019 · Holidays, News, Personal Finance
Danny Aiello Did The Right Thing

Danny Aiello Did The Right Thing

By Rich Mancuso When Danny Aiello crossed paths with yours truly in 1974, there was no conception who was on the microphone up in a small press box calling plays as the public address announcer at a DeWitt Clinton High […]

by · December 13, 2019 · Entertainment, News
Breaking Ground, Comunilife and elected officials unveil new supportive housing in the Bronx.  Photo credit: Breaking Ground

New supportive housing unveiled in the Bronx

Breaking Ground and Comunilife unveil new supportive housing in the Bronx The nonprofits celebrated the opening of a 161-unit residence at the La Central mixed-use project on Tuesday, October 29 – the seventh residence managed by Breaking Ground in the […]

by · November 1, 2019 · Housing, News
The facsimile check for $334,000 given to Union Community Health Center by CM Torres.  [Credit: Robert Press]

NEW MOBILE DENTAL HEALTH VAN TO SERVE LOW-INCOME BRONXITES WITHOUT ACCESS TO DENTAL CARE

By Robert PressTelling the audience gathered at the Union Community Health Center located at 260 East 188th Street that seventy-four million Americans have no dental care Councilman Ritchie Torres said that that there are seventy-four dentists for every hundred thousand […]

by · October 20, 2019 · Government, Health, News
Corrections Officers Benevolent Association President Elias Husamudeen (at the podium) questions the closing of Rikers in fovor of four borough-based jails. [Credit: Robert Press]

Council Members Diaz Sr., Holden and King Protest Closing Rikers on the Steps of City Hall

By Robert Press On Wednesday, Bronx City Council members Ruben Diaz, Sr. and Andy King were joined by Queens Councilman Robert Holden to announce they were going to vote no on closing Rikers Island jail. They issued a joint-statement explaining […]

by · October 20, 2019 · Government, News
Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to the packed room.(Photo: Robert Press)

AOC, Bernie in Parkchester

In front of an estimated at twenty-five thousand people at Queensbridge Park ( what could be the largest crowd to see any of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary contenders), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez credited Sen. Bernie Sanders as inspiring her to […]

by · October 20, 2019 · News, Politics
A group photo with the honorees. (Bob Press)

6th Annual Carrion Movement Event

The 6th Annual Carrion Movement — which is named for its founder Tanya Carrion — is an event for domestic violence survivors. The event was held Saturday at the United Federation of Teachers headquarters on Halsey Avenue. The co-hosts of […]

by · October 15, 2019 · News
Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson. (Bob Press)

National Coming Out Day

This past Friday October 11th the thirty-first anniversary of National Coming Out Day was marked in the Bronx at the Bronx Museum. In his remarks, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said, “It’s okay for me to be who I […]

by · October 15, 2019 · LGBT Issues, News