Friday, November 11, 2011

Agenda for the Croton Facility Monitoring Committee Meeting on Wednesday Evening, November 16th.

Croton Facility Monitoring Committee Meeting
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 – 7:00 PM
DEP Community Office – 3660 Jerome Avenue, Bronx NY 10467 - (718) 231-8470

I  Welcome                        Father Richard Gorman, Chair

II Consider, Adopt 10/19/11 Meeting Minutes    CFMC Representatives

III Status of DPR’s Croton Mitigation         Frank McCue, DPR
Parks Improvement Projects &
Memorandum of Agreement

Response by Lehman College on Parking    Rene Rotolo, Lehman
Lot Use for JPR Jogging Path

Follow up on Dam Safety, Tree Removal    Mark Lanaghan, DEP
    At Jerome Park Reservoir

IV Comments from Independent Budget Office    Ana Champeny, IBO
                            Yevgenia Bukshpun, IBO
V Construction Update, Schedule & Costs         Bernard Daly, P.E., DEP

VI Explanation of Croton Design Contract        Lauren Competello, P.E., DEP
    Change Orders
VII Croton Jobs & Bronx Purchases    Mark Lanaghan, DEP

VIII CFMC Discussion, Set Next Meeting        CFMC Representatives

IX Adjourn

The Rangel Career Fair, November 14th

We are sure that many people will attend, and we only hope that Congressman Rangel will be one of the job seekers.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Senator Diaz Urges Colleagues to Remember OWS 11-Mile March During 2012 Budget Vote

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement in regard to his Senate colleagues' participation at Monday's Occupy Wall Street 11-Mile March to support the Millionaires Tax:

"It is good to know that some of my colleagues in the Senate joined yesterday's Occupy Wall Street 11-Mile March to support the Millionaires Tax.

Earlier this year, I called upon my Senate colleagues - especially the Black and Hispanic Senators who represent less fortunate communities - to oppose Governor Andrew Cuomo's Budget because it did not include the Millionaires Tax.

In order to save Governor Cuomo from being embarrassed by passing a Budget without the support of Black and Hispanic Senators, my colleagues voted for the Cuomo Budget with all of its cuts and with no Millionaires Tax, leaving me and Senator Tom Duane to be the only Senators to vote to oppose the Budget.

If Governor Cuomo does not include the Millionaires Tax in the 2012 Budget, I hope that these same Senators who marched 11 miles and others will remain firm and oppose any such Budget."


Monday, November 7, 2011

Celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Month

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE...Mes de la Herencia Puertorriqueña   

Invite You to Celebrate 
Puerto Rican Heritage Month 
 United by our Puerto Rican pride...Unidos por nuestro orgullo boricua

Thursday, November 17, 2011
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 

Kismet Caterers
1995 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, NY
(3 blocks south of Parkchester Train Station)  

Enjoy an evening of music, dancing and delicious tapas of Puerto Rico as we honor community leaders and their accomplishments.

For information & to RSVP call 718-590-3522 or email  



Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today invited Bronx residents to make a difference in their community by joining their local Community Board. The Office of the Bronx Borough President will be accepting applications for all 12 Community Boards from city residents who reside, work or have professional or other significant interests in the Bronx.

“Participation on local Community Boards can provide Bronx residents with a forum to share with their community their expertise and talents,” said Borough President Diaz. “It is important that community residents participate in the decision making process in their communities on important budget, land use and service delivery issues.”

Applications are available at the Borough President’s Community Board office at (718) 590-3914 or at your local community board office. Interested applicants may also get forms on line at The deadline for submission of applications for the next round of appointments is February 3, 2012.