Saturday, February 12, 2011

Senator Klein Will Join Beauty Queens and Kids to Bring Gifts to Bronx Veterans

   Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) will join Miss New York Claire Buffie and Miss Teen USA Kamie Crawford in delivering Valentine's Day cards and gifts to Veterans at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The gift presentations will be followed by a musical performance by the P.S. 83 school choir. The cards and gifts are the creation and generous donation of students from across the 34th Senate District.
  Senator Jeff Klein, Miss New York 2010, Miss Teen USA 2010, Students from P.S. 83  and others present gifts and Valentines to hundreds of Bronx Veterans 
  James J. Peters VA Medical Center, 130 West Kingsbridge Road,  Bronx

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bronx Community Leaders Organize Fundraiser for Young Bronx Student

   February 15th @ 6:30 PM:  bronx community leaders organize  fundraiser for young student who wants nothing else but the opportunity to fulfill her dream of a better future.

   Moved by the plight of a single mother in the South Bronx – recently featured in the New York Times – who had to choose between paying bills or sponsoring her daughter, Destiny Sanchez, 17 years old, to participate in an exchange program abroad, outstanding Bronx community leaders Ken Padilla, Charlie Ramos, Melba Feliberty-Padilla, Eddie Padilla, Ephraim Cruz, and others, will be hosting a fundraiser to support this rising community star with strong ambitions in furthering her education.  

A fundraiser to support the dreams, goals, and aspirations of Destiny Sanchez
   Tuesday, February 15, 2011 6:30 pm  
   Joe’s Place 1841 Westchester Avenue
   Bronx, New York 10472
                   RSVP by emailing:

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Audit Town Hall gives New Yorkers Opportunity to Suggest an Audit

New York City Controller John C. Liu will take his audit bureau on the road for a series of borough town hall meetings to give New Yorkers a chance to learn about the power of the auditing process. New Yorkers will have the opportunity to suggest an audit to the Comptroller’s award-winning audit team.

City Comptroller John C. Liu
Elected officials
Deputy Comptroller for Audit H. Tina Kim and Audit Bureau

Learn about the Who, What, When, Where and Why of audits. Suggest an audit to the Comptroller’s office.

Monday Feb. 14th   6-8 PM
Bronx Borough Hall, 1st floor rotunda
851 Grand Concourse Bronx, NY 10451.

Croton Filter Project - CFMC Meeting on Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Croton FMC will meet next week on Thursday, February 17 at 7pm at the DEP Community Office. The agenda will  Include a construction update, costs & jobs as well as a presentation on DEP's minority and women owned business program.


Public Hearing on the Mayor's Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2012, The Capital and Service Needs of the Borough


Pursuant to Section 241 of the New York City Charter
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Invites residents to attend and speak at: 

The Bronx Borough Board Public Hearing on the 

Mayor's Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 

and the capital and service needs of the Borough.

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
3rd Floor Litigation Room
198 East 161st Street, Bronx, NY
Subway: 4, B, D to 161st Street/Yankee Stadium Stop

 This hearing will give an opportunity to Bronx and Citywide non-profits, colleges, hospitals, schools, neighborhood organizations and any other parties to speak out on the Mayor's proposed budget and the capital and service needs of our neighborhoods.

Anyone interested in presenting testimony should email name, title, organization and telephone number to 

to register in advance of the hearing.  Please bring 25 copies of your written testimony.

For accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact 718-590-3500



Monday, February 7, 2011

Tenants PAC Holding Fundraiser for Upcoming Battle in Albany

  The Tenants PAC (of New York City) fundraiser is being hosted by Councilwoman Gale Brewer, with State Senator Gustavo Rivera 33rd District as the guest of honor. Here is the link to the invitation  for the fundraiser that will take place on Thursday Feb. 24th at 6-8PM in the home of City Council member Gale Brewer located at 29 West 95th Street (between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue).
RSVP to 212-577-7001, or email    
Tenants PAC, 277 Broadway, Suite 608, New York NY 10007

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz Fined by Conflict of Interest Board

  This story of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz comes from the Daily New's Celeste Katz. It appears that Brooklyn BP Marowitz bought a new house in 2009, and used his chief of staff as the lawyer who handled the transaction, which is a clear violation of the conflicts of interest law. The story goes on to say that at first Markowitz denied using his chief of staff as the lawyer, but when presented with the documentation of the sale said that he thought it only pertained to lawyers working for the city as attorneys not as a chief of staff.
   The Brooklyn BP  was fined $2,000.00, and his lawyer (chief of staff) was also fined $1,100.00. Read the entire story here . It kind of reminds you of a former Bronx Borough President, and a similar abuse of power by him.