Friday, September 10, 2010
What The Newspaper Column 100 PERCENT Left Out
In case you read the print copy of the column 100 PERCENT that ended "We suggest to the 80th A.D. Male District Leader Kenny Agosto", and wanted to know how the column ended, here it is.
We suggest to the 80th A.D. Male District Leader Kenny Agosto who decided not to challenge the incumbent this year, that he should start his 2012 candidacy for the 80th assembly on September 15th 2010.
In next weeks column's of 100 PERCENT we will be looking into our crystal ball once again to try to get some more information on Primary day results as our deadline for the column will be Monday afternoon the day before Primary day.
Things seem to be getting a little closer and just how much of an impact will those new voting machines have on the election, as candidate Charlie Ramos (32nd Senate District) has also asked for the Justice Department to monitor the Primary day election.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
BRONX VETERANS DAY PARADE TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 25th.
THE BRONX VETERANS COMMITTEE WOULD BE HONORED TO HAVE YOU JOIN OUR VETERANS FOR OUR 3RD ANNUAL BRONX VETERANS PARADE.
The Parade: Starts 11:00am at E. 178th St & Crotona Pkway. Travel along Southern Blvd to E.180th Street, making right turn
at E. 180th Street, and on to 1st stop (Old Soldiers Cemetery), then 2nd/last stop (Vidalia Park).
Wreath Laying Ceremony: At Old Soldiers Cemetery (E. 180th Street, b/w Southern Boulevard and Boston Rd).
Reviewing Stand, Socialization & Entertainment: Until 5:00pm in Vidalia Park on E.180th Street (b/w Vyse & Daly Ave),
- COME ONE! COME ALL!
Salute the Veterans!
3RD Annual Bronx Veterans Parade
- SAVE THE DATE Saturday, 9/25/10
(RAIN OR SHINE)
The Line Up: Starts 9:00am at
CO-CHAIRPERSON: Raymond Lettsome
SGM Santiago 1917559-6248
Croton Filter Project - CFMC Meeting Next Week
Croton Facility Monitoring Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 16, 2010 – 7:00 PM
DEP Community Office, 3660 Jerome Avenue, Bronx NY 10467
I Welcome Damian McShane, Chairman
II Consider, Adopt 6/17/10 Meeting Minutes CFMC Representatives
III Construction Update and Look-ahead Bernard Daly, DEP
Including Status of Force Main
IV Brief Update on Croton Jobs, Training Mark Lanaghan, DEP
Including M/WBE Meeting on 10/13/10
V Status of Public Access Report Mark Lanaghan
VI CFMC Discussion, Set Next Meeting CFMC Representatives
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Dan Padernacht Endorses Gustavo Rivera in 33rd State Senate District
In front of the municipal building, and across the street from City Hall, Dan Padernacht officially ended his campaign for the 33rd State Senate District. All the elected officials including Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., New York City Comptroller John Liu and Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio, State Senators Eric Schniderman and Liz Kruger, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, and former Bronx Borough President Freddy Ferrer said that Dan Padernacht was doing the right thing by ending his campaign for the 33rd State Senate and endorsing Gustavo Rivera to defeat incumbent Pedro Espada Jr.
Ruben Diaz Jr. said that it is not only knowing when you have to step up, but more important to know when to step aside for the good of the community. Freddy Ferrer said to Mr. Padernacht "Dan you did the right thing,and that does not always happen in politics". Assemblyman Dinowitz said that it is not often that people put the good of the community before their own political ambitions. Dinowitz and those gathered again thanked Dan Padernacht for his unselfish act of withdrawing to support Gustavo Rivera to defeat Pedro Espada Jr.
Dan Padernacht thanked everyone for their words of praise, and for creating a unified democratic front. He added that "it was a difficult decision to withdraw, but in order to defeat Pedro Espada Jr. we needed a united front". He ended by saying that he will help Gustavo Rivera defeat Pedro Espada Jr. in any way he can.
Gustavo Rivera then thanked all who came to support him, and mostly Dan Padernacht saying "from the first time we met Dan showed me that ha cared about community issues". Rivera added that with your support we will win on September 14th, and that he wants people like Dan Padernacht and Assemblyman Dinowitz, and others to be with him in Albany. " This is not about me or Pedro ,but it is about the needs of the people of the district and the Bronx.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
New Voting Machine Demo at Bronx Courthouse
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Board of Elections gave those in attendance a demonstration on exactly how the new ballot scan voting machines work. Board of Elections spokeswoman Valerie Vasquez along with Bronx Board of Elections Commissioners J.C. Polanco (republican) and Naomi Barrera (democrat) who were on hand to say a few words on just how easy it is to use the new voting machines. Ms. Vasquez said that there has been community outreach with neighborhood demos such as today's, to ads on buses, in newspapers, and on television and radio. BP Diaz said that it is important for people come out and vote. He added that "this is a very important election, and we will be using new voting machines".
The demo started with BP Diaz being given a sample ballot to fill out in one of the available privacy booths that was equipped with a magnifying sheet if needed. BP Diaz read the items on each line to be voted, and said aloud his choices on the sample ballot. When he was finished filling out the sample ballot he was instructed to feed the finished ballot in to the Ballot Scan Machine (see photo below). After accepting the ballot the number one came up in the vote tally area to show that the ballot was accepted and counted. BP Diaz asked for another sample ballot this time to mark more than one choice in the same line. When he fed the finished second ballot into the Ballot Scan Machine a red and green light came up warning that there was an error on the ballot. The red light was to be touched if the voter wants to redo their choices on a different ballot, or the green light can be touched if the voter wants the incorrect ballot to be processed anyway with the error. Voters will be given up to three times to cast a ballot on the new machines if an error happens.
We would caution you however to check you ballot before you start marking it for any errant stray marks that may have gotten onto it by accident that could be read by the Ballot Scan Machine to void one or more lines. If you do receive a ballot with a mark on it you should go to the person in charge at the polling site to report it, and you may want to also call the board of elections at 212-487-5300 to report it also.
We must say that we might agree with the candidate in the 33rd State Senate District who has asked for federal observers to oversee the election in that district, and we can think of other districts where impartial observers might be needed. We however hope that it does not come to a court case like was the case in the 2000 Florida election.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. feeds sample ballot into the new Ballot Scan Voting Machine. Ms. Valerie Vasquez of the Board of Elections is also in the photo.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Tuesday morning at City Hall 33rd State Senate candidate Dan Padernacht will be ending his state senate campaign, and endorsing Gustavo Rivera in the race to defeat Pedro Espada Jr.
We sat down with Dan Padernacht who said "while I believe that I am percentage points ahead, I can't be sure that Pedro Espada Jr. will be defeated in a three way race". "My goal has been to defeat Pedro Espada Jr., and I will now support Gustavo Rivera for the good of the Democratic Party".
While Padernacht's name will still appear on the ballot he will be campaigning with Gustavo Rivera around the 33rd State Senate District, urging his supporters to defeat Pedro Espada Jr. by voting for Gustavo Rivera.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Bronx Borough President hosts a demonstration of the new voting system to be used on Primary Election Day
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will urge Bronx voters to seek out information about the new voting system, in preparation for the New York City Primary Election to be held on September 14th. Along with representatives of the New York City Board of Elections, Borough President Diaz will be hosting a demonstration of the new system.
The Board of Elections in the City of New York is performing daily demonstrations of the new voting system in neighborhoods throughout the city to allow voters and the media to see how the new system works, ask questions and to practice voting with a paper ballot. The demonstrations are part of the board’s ongoing, comprehensive public education program to raise awareness among New York City voters that there is a new way to vote that assures all votes will continue to be counted accurately.
This system is being implemented in compliance with the Help America Vote Act, passed in October 2002 by Congress, which requires a voting system that produces a permanent, verifiable paper record. The lever machines previously used in the city did not comply with this requirement. The new voting system will be in place in all poll sites for the Primary Election on Sept. 14, 2010 and the General Election on Nov. 2, 2010.
For further information on the new voting system, please visit www.vote.nyc.ny.us. Any Bronx organization interested in scheduling a demonstration can do so through the website. Information is provided in several languages.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 7
TIME: 1:00 PM
WHERE: The Bronx County Courthouse 851 Grand Concourse, 1st Floor- Rotunda