Friday, September 23, 2011

Is the end near in the Bronx Ticket Investigation

  A Bronx grand jury has handed down indictments for 17 former and/or current police officers in the "Bronx Ticket Fixing Probe"

  Reports are coming in now from differing sources as to just how many police officers will be indicted in the now three year old investigation by the Bronx District Attorneys office of an alleged ticket fixing scandal in the Bronx. The New York Post reports that from 9 - 12 officers could face indictment on various charges such as bribery and obstruction of justice. The Daily News puts the number as high as 17, but there has been no official conformation as to the exact number of police officers that may be indicted from the Bronx DA's office. 

  Even 1010 WINS radio has reported that the cops in question are accused of taking liquor, expensive meals, cash and other bribes for making tickets disappear for friends and family members and even an executive with the Yankees. There has been no date set for any announcement, but it could come very soon.

Senator Rivera Hosts Bronx CAN Health Initiative Check-In Focused on Preventative Medicine and Access to Health Care

Senator Gustavo Rivera  is hosting the third Bronx CAN Health Initiative Check-In focused on the importance of preventative healthcare at St. James Park Recreation Center. The event will include a health fair sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center in conjunction with Senator Rivera, Borough President Diaz and other Bronx CAN Health community partners. Sunday’s health fair will give Bronxites the opportunity to talk to health care professionals to discuss their health and find out where they can access affordable healthcare. 

Preventative Healthcare-focused  Bronx CAN Health Initiative Check-In
State Senator Gustavo Rivera, special guest Assembly Member Carl Heastie and Health care providers
Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 1:30PM
St. James Park Recreation Center – 2530 Jerome Ave.



Thursday, September 22, 2011

Liberty Democratic Association Awards Dinner


Dear Friends,

Liberty Democratic Association Annual Awards Dinner is coming this October 13, 2011. The event is on a Thursday night and it is gearing up to be a great event. We have a fabulous list of honorees.
We at Liberty Democratic Association use some of the proceeds to help needy citizens of the Bronx. Last year we provided 50 turkeys at Thanksgiving to St. Lucy’s church, money went to the food bank of The Jewish Community Council of The Bronx, a donation was made to the Einstein’s children program to provide a party to children, 78% who are on Medicare. We also helped the 49th Precinct Council with their fellowship breakfast.
The more you help us ; the more we can help our indigent Bronx residents.
Again, I would like to thanks all who have already responded.
To those who plan to attend, but who have not RSVP; we request you to respond before September 29, 2011. We need to set the room and the tables.
Joseph A. McManus
Democratic State Committee
80th Assembly District, Bronx NY