Saturday, March 10, 2012

BOEDC: Job Postings

 With the summer season rapidly approaching The Bronx Overall Economic Developement Corporation has been in contact with the New York Yankees and The Bronx Zoo both of which are looking to hire Bronxites for seasonal employment.


 Yankee Stadium Is Hiring 

 For the New Baseball Season!

  • Hostess Bartender
  • Pastry Chef
  • Runner
  • Premium Services Supervisor
  • Catering Coordinator
  • Catering Server
  • Concession Stand Cashier
  • Concessions Prep
  • Merchandise Warehouse Associate
  • Merchandise Sales room Personnel

Please apply on line at
Or call Dionne Binns at 718-590-7159


The Bronx Zoo is Hiring Once Again
  Temp positions Available (March – October) 
   Positions That are Available

  • Sales Associates
  • Membership Sales Associates
  • Office Associates
  • Monorail Tour Guide
  • Parking Associates
  • Ride Attendant
  • Shuttle Drivers
  • Warehouse Associates
  • Catering Associates
  • Maintenance Associates
  • Commissary Drivers
  • District Workers
  • Comfort Station Attendant
  • Park Service Associates

Interested Candidates please call
Dionne Binns at 718-590-7159 Logo

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Triple Shooting in Bronxdale


“I am deeply disappointed and saddened by last night’s triple shooting at the Astor Deli Grocery, where three innocent bystanders--including two young girls--fell victims to gun violence.
 It is unacceptable that, despite the efforts of my office, the police department, our district attorney and others to take as many illegal guns off our streets as possible, these senseless acts of gun violence continue to infest our borough.
 “Just last month, eight year old Armando Bigo was also shot in Soundview. I am saddened that our families cannot shop at their local grocery stores without looking over their shoulder in fear of gun violence. 
"These senseless acts of violence must stop. My office will continue to work with the police, our district attorney, elected officials, and other community organizations to take as many illegal guns off of our streets as we possibly can.
 “I urge all Bronxites with knowledge of illegal guns in their community to call 866-GUN-STOP to anonymously report those guns to the police, a program that my office continues to promote through our ‘Peace in our Streets’ campaign,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
More information on the 866-GUN-STOP program can be found at the following link:

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Assembly Bill Provides New Protection for Victims of Price Gouging


  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee Chair Jeffrey Dinowitz today announced passage of legislation to give citizens who fall victim to price gouging in times of emergency the ability to sue.


 This bill (A.8340) provides a crucial legal option for such victims.  Under current law, only the State Attorney General is empowered to bring legal action against violators of the price gouging statute.  This bill would leave those powers intact, but would also permit individual victims of price gouging to sue the price gougers directly. 

 “In times of emergency, predatory pricing for goods such as batteries, generators, and dry goods is deplorable,” said Speaker Silver (D-Manhattan).  “In passing this bill, the Assembly is standing up for a consumer's right to seek compensation from those who profit unjustly from others' misfortunes.”

 The bill sponsor, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx), said of the measure, “While the Attorney General has been rigorous and successful in his investigation of these offenses, it is clear that the threat of enforcement by the Attorney General alone is not serving as an adequate deterrent in these instances.  Private citizens must be empowered to take further action.”

 In addition to the right of action granted to the Attorney General, this legislation gives victims of unlawful price gouging the right to sue for injunctive relief, and/or recovery of actual damages or $1000, whichever is greater.  It also permits the court to award an additional penalty of up to $5,000 for a willful or knowing violation and reasonable attorney's fees.

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DiNapoli: State DOT Holding Onto Surplus Property

Unused Properties Hold Potential to Generate Revenue


 The Department of Transportation (DOT) is holding onto unused property that could generate the state much needed revenue, according to an audit released today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. 

 "The State Department of Transportation owns many properties across New York that are just sitting idle," DiNapoli said. "Many of these could be sold and put to good use generating revenues for the state and property taxes for localities. DOT needs to review its property holdings, identify those that could be sold, and set into action a plan for their disposition." 

 DiNapoli's auditors reviewed a sample of 110 potentially surplus properties from records in five of DOT's 11 regional offices. Auditors found that 18 properties, with an estimated value of $7.1 million, were unused and could potentially be sold to generate revenue for the state. DOT records show staff assessments of these properties have not been done since at least 2005. 

 DOT's real estate information systems do not allow regions to readily assess the potential cost benefit of selling specific parcels without manually researching property files. Auditors reviewed the property system listings for 817 of 1,096 excess properties. Of these, 494 (60 percent) did not show property values. As a result, regional offices and DOT management could not see which of the properties had the highest value to assist in prioritizing properties to target for review.

 In cases where DOT cannot sell a property, it can issue permits or leases that generate revenue. A review of the 100 properties for which DOT issued permits found that officials were not reviewing the permit fees on a regular basis, thereby missing opportunities to receive added revenue from the properties.
DiNapoli's auditors recommended DOT:
  • Evaluate and document whether the 18 properties should be marketed for sale;
  • Modify its new property database system to include value, usage, and restrictions on properties, and periodically review the information to prioritize those properties that potentially could be sold;
  • Require the regional offices to regularly review property holdings to determine whether they should be sold;
  • Develop methods to inform potential buyers about excess property available for sales inquiries; and
  • Review permits and leases and update them when appropriate.
 DOT generally agreed with the audit's findings and has begun implementing its recommendations.
To see a copy of the complete audit go to:


Friday, March 9, 2012

Bronx Chaber of Commerce 

Educational Seminar