Post Tagged with: "Mark Gjonaj"

Pelham Bay Street Corner Co-named in Honor of Joseph Oddo

Pelham Bay Street Corner Co-named in Honor of Joseph Oddo

Recently, the corner of Crosby and Coddington Avenues, was renamed honoring Joseph Oddo, a community advocate, civic leader and past president of the Pelham Bay Taxpayers & Civic Association.  Sadly, Joe was taken from us too soon and his passing […]

(L - R) Miss Columbus Marie Terzulli, Honorary Marshal Principal Carol Ann Gilligan, Grand Marshal Captain Frank Vignali NYFD, Bronx DA Clark, Assemblywoman Fernandez, Councilman Gjonaj, and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto. (Robert Press)

Bronx Columbus Day Parade

Saturday marked the 43rd Annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade. The parade marched down Morris Park Avenue, and this year turned up Williamsbridge Road to Lydig Avenue before ending one block short of Pelham Parkway. The Grand Marshal for the parade […]

by · October 15, 2019 · News, Race and Culture
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
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
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 […]

Gjonaj: Investigate NYCHA Officials for Perjury

Gjonaj: Investigate NYCHA Officials for Perjury

CM Gjonaj calls on City Council to start a perjury investigation to uncover any and all misleading and false testimony provided by NYCHA leadership in previous testimony before the Council.

by · June 14, 2018 · Government, News, Op Ed, Opinion
Where The Pols Are,

Where The Pols Are,

The state Legislature is in session. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Ulster County and Albany. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is in New York City with no public schedule. 9:00 AM – Gov. Andrew Cuomo makes an announcement. […]

Where The Pols Are, January 21

Where The Pols Are, January 21

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in the New York City area with no public schedule. 11:00 a.m. – New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer releases audit on the MTA’s Access-A-Ride program. St. Catherine’s Park, East 68th Street and First Avenue, Manhattan. […]

Speaker Corey Johnson Hold His First Press Conference After Being Elected -- Credit William Alatriste (Flickr)

Press Clips: Trump Names New US Attorney

PRESS CLIPS: Trump Names New US Attorney By Robert Press   New U.S. Attorney for the Southern District Former US Attorney for the Southern District Preet Bharara was fired in the early stages of the new Trump Presidential administration. The […]

Robert Press, columnist, 100 Percent Bronx

100 Percent Bronx – Looking Ahead to 2018

Surprises to look for in the upcoming election season:

A possible challenge to Rep. Jose Serrano. 

Senator Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj

Holiday Toy Giveaway at the Throggs Neck Houses Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, 12/22

Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblymembers Mark Gjonaj and Michael Benedetto, in partnership with Healthfirst and Community Board 10, will host a Holiday Toy Giveaway at the Throggs Neck Houses Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club located at 550 Balcom Avenue in […]

Gjonaj, Diaz Win

Gjonaj, Diaz Win

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj defeated Marjorie Velazquez for the Council post being vacated by Jimmy Vacca. Meanwhile, State senator Ruben Diaz Sr., winning 42 percent of the votes cast, easily defeated four challengers in the race to succeed term-limited incumbent Annabel Palma. Both races […]

by · September 13, 2017 · Bronx Politics, Election News, News, Politics
Gjonaj Campaign: Donor, Martin Shkreli, is NOT the Pharma-Bro

Gjonaj Campaign: Donor, Martin Shkreli, is NOT the Pharma-Bro

“He is not the same Martin Shkreli as the “Pharma Bro,” said the Gjonaj campaign in an email.

CM Vanessa L. Gibson (left); PBA president Patrick Lynch (right).

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association PAC Hopes To Influence Council Races

With 44 city lawmakers up for re-election and seven open seats, the PBA hopes to shift the city council away from the far left.

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj

Bronx Political RoundUp,: Gjonaj Announces Council Run

Council District 13 in Morris Park Race Heats Up Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, as expected, has thrown his hat into the ring in the contest to replace popular but term-limited City Councilman Jimmy Vacca in the Bronx’s 13 District. Gjonaj made […]

by · December 14, 2016 · Bronx Political Round Up, Politics