Friday, September 4, 2015

BCHN Health Fair

3030 Bruner Sign On Petition

3030 Bruner Sign On Petition

many local families, clergy and community leaders came out to protest this inappropriate facility for our neighborhood that is in violation of local zoning codes. Our outrage is not based on the nature of the facility itself-- it is based on ACS's blatant attempt to skirt the zoning laws, compromising community safety. We will not stand by and allow facilities like this to be built without community engagement

we will not accept this juvenile jail at 3030 Bruner Avenue. We're not having it, sign our petition to protect our community, today it's ours, tomorrow it's yours.

Download the petition and pass it around, then bring it back to our district office
940 East Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY 10469
or call for more information 718-684-5509

Monday, July 20, 2015

NYC Electeds and Labor Leaders Meet With US Virgin Islands Governor In St. Thomas About Economy

NYC Electeds and Labor Leaders Meet With US Virgin Islands Governor In St. Thomas About Economy, Social Services
On July 9, a delegation of NYC elected officials and labor leaders from around the city met with US Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp on the island of St. Thomas, where topics included economic realities and the need for a stronger voice in the continental United States for the islands.  The trip was organized by New York Council Member Andy King, co-chair of the Black, Latino & Asian Caucus in the Council, who was joined at the Governor's Offices by Bronx Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene, Bronx County Democratic Party Chair Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, and Bronx Assemblyman Victor Pichardo, and Council Members Darlene Mealy (Brooklyn) and Vanessa Gibson (Bronx).  

Friday, July 10, 2015

Residents protest proposed juvenile detention area

People living on Bruner Avenue in Baychester are protesting against a juvenile detention center in their neighborhood. (July 2, 2015 6:30 PM)
Baychester residents joined a city councilman to protest a juvenile detention center in their neighborhood Thursday afternoon.
The facility is part of the state Close to Home program, which lets convicted juvenile delinquents stay close to home so families can be involved in their rehabilitation. Construction is almost completed, according to Councilman Andy King.
King led a protest...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015