Sunday, December 13, 2015

100 PERCENT Sunday December December 13 2015

By Robert Press

Bronx County News

   You may be asking what is the Bronx County News, and the answer is the Bronx County News is a new newspaper that will be coming out in a Wednesday December 16th. The Bronx County News will be published every other week, and the week the Bronx County News is not printed 100 PERCENT will be found here on this blog as it has been the past several weeks.  There will be many other interesting items in the Bronx County News of interest to you, and the paper will be found from the top of the Bronx in Riverdale to the bottom of the borough that being in Soundview, and almost every neighborhood in between. I am not going to tell you any more about the Bronx County News as you will have to read the newspaper to find the next 100 PERCENT column which is titled "Who Is Going to Be Next?'. That is a reference to the latest conviction of former State Senate Majority Leader (and now former state Senator) Dean Skelos. That coming almost a week after the conviction of former State Assembly Speaker (and now former Assemblyman) Sheldon Silver. That is why the question 'Who Is Going to Be Next?'. 
   Also in the first issue of the Bronx County News in the 100 PERCENT column is my advice to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on how to cross a street safely, among several other items. 
     Now that I have teased you with some of what will be in the 100 PERCENT column be sure to pick up your copy of the Bronx County News. 
      If you have any political information that you want to share or have checked out, any comments about this column, or would like to have an event listed or covered in this column or on this blog you can e-mail us at or call 718-644-4199 Mr. Robert Press. 


  1. In this week’s Riverdale Press, Bronx Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz writes that “It’s always easy to take a cheap shot at all elected officials because of the misdeeds of a few.”
    Preet Bharara, the US attorney in Manhattan, seems to disagree. In today’s New York Times, he says:
    “The corruption in the State Legislature in Albany has not been episodic. It’s been systemic, and if nothing else, the trials revealed that there’s a deep culture problem, and a matter-of-factness about how at least these two defendants, who’ve now been found guilty, went about their daily corrupt business with barely a thought about it.”

  2. Check out the first edition of The Bronx County News for the full 100 PERCENT column with my take as to where the U.S. Attorney will be going next.
    While I to have taken a few/some cheap shots at Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, people change as they get older. Some get wiser, and some become part of the establishment they once fought against.
    The same goes for the Riverdale Press, as it is a mere shadow of the newspaper it once was. That is not the fault of the people currently working there, but the absentee ownership.

  3. The New York Post says that speaking on the radio today Bharara also suggested that term limits be considered, citing the 20 years Sheldon Silver spent as Assembly speaker.

    Bharara said under the current system, rank-and-file lawmakers are afraid to blow the whistle or oppose entrenched leaders.

    “Your power is taken away. Your privileges are taken away,” he said.

  4. Dinowitz should have spoken out. It is easier for him since he has no power or privileges to take away.