By Jonas Bronck Published on May 16, 2019
0 28 secs
The Bronx Times

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Bronx Week 2019 Senior Event, part of the borough’s annual celebration of everything that makes Bronx a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Borough President Diaz joined senior citizens from across The Bronx for an afternoon of fun, including dancing, a comedy show, “Candy Land” decor, international finger foods and prizes.

“I love this event because we get to celebrate the past, present and future of the borough,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “Our seniors are our link to the past, which we can learn from in the present, in order to build a better future. This event honoring our seniors, especially those who have lived through the highs and lows our borough, is a great way to thank them for their contributions to making The Bronx as great as it is and always will be.”

More photos of the Bronx Week Senior Event could be downloaded here.

For more information about Bronx Week 2019, please visit ilovethebronx.com.

MORE ARTICLES

MTA Arts & Design To Host 32nd Annual Auditions for Music Under New York
MTA Arts & Design announced today that its 32nd annual
CMPD: Invites You To Exhibition With Dragon76 Entitled “Coexist”
“Compound” is defined as a thing that is composed of
New York City Council Member Andy King To Host Tax Lien Sale Outreach Session
NYC Council Member Andy King will host an information session
21st Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast
On Friday, May 10, 2019 (tomorrow), Bronx Borough President Ruben
Statement About Sexual Harassment
You should know that yesterday, Wednesday May 8, 2019, I

ART

NEWS

2019 Annual Bronx Ball
The Bronx Times

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and The Bronx Tourism Council co-hosted the annual Bronx Ball.

The Bronx Ball is the premier event of Bronx Week and the official celebration of this year’s inductees to the Bronx Walk of…

Unique People Services Hosts Art Exhibit
The Bronx Times

Unique People Services (UPS) Day Hab Program held an Art Show at their 112-21 Farmers Boulevard location, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

The Art show was a culmination of the work of program individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. Through a partnership with Arts Horizon…

2019 FotoEvidence Book Award With World Press Photo Exhibit & Book Launch Of “No Place On Earth”
The Bronx Times

In “No Place On Earth” photographer Patrick Brown documents…

HEALTH

NEWS

Willem Einthoven’s 159th Birthday
By
Publisher
Willem Einthoven, the doctor behind the first electrocardiogram (ECG), is being celebrated by Google with an animated Doodle on what would have been his
NYC Emergency Management Launches Web-Based 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan
By
Publisher
Do you want to know how you can reduce the risks of hazards? Look no further than the web-based 2019
Asbestos Exposure Still Putting Lives At Risk
By
Publisher
Since the start of last year, 135 companies or individuals have been ordered to cease work activities because of non-compliance

REAL ESTATE

NEWS

Testimony Of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. To The Charter Revision Commission Submitted May 14, 2019
By
Publisher
Charter Revision is an important opportunity for the people of New York City to be able to change the basic
Creating Systems Of Shared Benefits For The NYC Co-Op Community
By
Publisher
Please join us for the final program of our research project, Creating Systems of Shared Benefits for the NYC Co-Op
New York City Council Member Andy King To Host Tax Lien Sale Outreach Session
By
Publisher
NYC Council Member Andy King will host an information session about the city’s upcoming tax lien sale on Tuesday, May
$3.5 Million Reconstruction Of Agnes Haywood Playground
By
Publisher
NYC Parks Bronx Borough Commissioner Iris RodriguezRosa will join Deputy Borough President Marricka ScottMcFadden, City Council Member Andy King, family
New York’s Home Warranties: How They Work
By
Publisher
Select Home Warranty, one of the leading home warranty providers in the country and specifically in New York, has recently
NYS Assembly Housing Committee Hearing To Protect NYC Renters
By
Publisher
The following is BP Diaz’ testimony regarding NYS Assembly Housing Committee Hearing to Protect NYC Renters: New York is facing
5 view 27 secs
The Bronx Times
Business May 9, 2019

Help Bronx resident Joe Difasio by signing his petition calling for Trader Joe’s to open a store location in Bronx, NY 10468 by signing below.

“The grocery stores are overpriced here. This is a low-income neighborhood and I have to go to a high-income neighborhood in Manhattan to get decently priced groceries.,” says Joe Difasio.

.

.

.

.

Art
In the 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising, we have witnessed major advancements in visibility for LGBTQ artists and art spaces, many of which are now celebrated
/ May 8
On Tuesday May 7, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted a “Construction Career Information Session,” for residents looking to learn about employment opportunities in the
/ May 8
Join us or wellness, screening and other fun activities for the whole family! Enjoy good music, games, giveaways, and more.
/ May 8
On Friday May 3, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. co-hosted the “Learning how to Prevent Legionnaires: A Public Health Education” symposium, in conjunction with the
/ May 8

ENVIRONMENT

NEWS

Bronx Council For Environmental Quality”s 18th Annual Environmental Conference
By
Publisher
You are invited to the Bronx Council for Environmental Quality (BCEQ) 18th Annual Environmental Conference & 48th Annual Membership Meeting.
Bronx Volunteers Take Home Top Honors At “It’s My Park” Awards
By
Publisher
On Wednesday, March 27, Partnerships for Parks proudly hosted the 6th annual It's My Park Awards Reception, recognizing New York
Bronx Volunteers To Receive Top Honors Next Week
By
Publisher
Partnerships for Parks is proud to announce its 6th annual It's My Park Awards Reception, recognizing New York City park

CRIME

& PUNISHMENT

Lorenza Velazquez, 72, Missing
By
Publisher
The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the following missing female who resides within
Help Identify A Robbery Suspect
By
Publisher
The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the female in the attached surveillance video
Help Identify A Grand Larceny Suspect
By
Publisher
The New York Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the following individuals wanted for questioning in
National Law Enforcement Museum Ad Campaign Highlights “True Law” Stories
By
Publisher
Most Americans are familiar with organized crime boss Al Capone. They may not be as familiar with Eliot Ness, the
Help Identify A Robbery Suspect
By
Publisher
The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the male in the attached surveillance photos
Help Identify An Assault Trio
By
Publisher
The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the males wanted for questioning in connection to an assault within

Editorial

You should know that this past February, as Chair of the New York City Council For-Hire Vehicles Committee, I was a guest on a Spanish-language radio program with an audience of mostly taxi drivers where I shared my perspective about the New York City Council, saying they are “controlled by the homosexual community.”

As a result of my comments, New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson destroyed and dissolved the For-Hire Vehicles Committee, crushing the spirits of many desperate cab drivers.

In response to my comments on that radio program, almost every elected official under the sun, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, said that I should be punished, and most of them, including Bronx elected officials, Speaker Corey Johnson, and Mayor Bill de Blasio, asked for my immediate resignation.

You should also know that earlier this month at a closed-door City Council training set only for Council Members (no staff or press), I made a comment during a heated discussion about reporting colleagues who compliment a man or a women, and I stated: “I won’t be a rat.”

In response to my comment, someone in that closed-door private training contacted the press and I was subject to another avalanche of public condemnation. Once again, the press came down on me, and the Twittersphere was abuzz with insulting remarks about me, against me and again, calling for my resignation.

In all fairness, I cannot understand how or why my colleague, Councilman Barry Grodenchik, who had been sexually harassing a woman on his staff for more than a year, got a slap on the wrist after he was caught. I cannot understand how he is being strongly defended by his colleagues and supposed women’s rights activist Helen Rosenthal in response to a sparse number of calls for his resignation. Is Speaker Corey Johnson going to lead the charge and call for Councilman Grodenchik’s resignation or dissolve the Parks and Recreation Committee that he chaired? I guess not… He is not Rev. Díaz.

Most recently, I see…

ART

NEWS

Guests 65 and older are invited to the Spring Senior
LoadingAdd to favorites / 39 secs
“Compound” is defined as a thing that is composed of
LoadingAdd to favorites / 2 mins
The 2019 McDonald’s Gospelfest this weekend paid special tribute to the
LoadingAdd to favorites / 39 secs

EDUCATION

NEWS

In A World Of Kardashians, Be A Curie
The Bronx Times
MTA Proposes To Reduce Costs For Students & Speed Bus Boarding By Expanding Access To Full-Fare MetroCards
The Bronx Times

MTA Board members are expected to vote on a proposal Wednesday that would make it easier for thousands of city schoolchildren to get to and from school on subways and buses.

The proposed resolution would expand access to 3-trip, full-fare student MetroCards for those…

The Bronx Week 2019 Parent Appreciation Celebration
The Bronx Times

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the annual Bronx Week Parent Appreciation celebration, honoring parent leaders and the contributions they have made to children throughout The Bronx, as part of Bronx Week 2019.

Borough President Diaz honored parents…

ENTERTAINMENT

REEL

2019 Bronx Week Parade & Festival
Bronx Walk Of Fame Induction Ceremony
2019 Annual Bronx Ball
The 2019 Bronx Ball
10th Annual Staycation Event In Grand Central Terminal
Spring 2019 Senior Luncheon
Feelings Of Home: Folk Culture And Memory – Closing Reception & A Dance Event
Senior Comedy Show & Parent Appreciation Event
< >
Jonas Bronck 19, May 2 mins
0 2 mins
The Bronx Times

MTA Board members are expected to vote on a proposal Wednesday that would make it easier for thousands of city schoolchildren to get to and from school on subways and buses.

The proposed resolution would expand access to 3-trip, full-fare student MetroCards for those students who currently only have half-fare MetroCards, eliminating the cumbersome half-fare MetroCard program in the process.

“This is a common-sense policy that makes it easier for kids to get to school and does away with needless complexities that have existed for too long,” said New York City Transit President Andy Byford. “Replacing half-fare cards with full-fare ones saves money for students and saves time for everyone on a bus since the need for coins is eliminated.”

“This is a social justice and equity issue for students who are forced to pay to go to public school,” said Assembly Member Harvey Epstein. “I commend the MTA for working towards a solution to provide more equity in transportation for New York’s students.”

Half-fare student MetroCards are a relatively small subset of MetroCards that allow bus-only access to K-12 students in the city who live at least a half mile from their school. Students using this type of card are supposed to pay $1.35 in coins for each ride with the half-fare card, which can both increase dwell time and be challenging to collect. Currently, there are approximately 27,000 daily bus trips using the half-fare cards.

Under the proposed resolution, half-fare MetroCard recipients would be given the same 3-trip, full-fare MetroCards that hundreds of thousands of…

MORE ARTICLES IN THIS CATEGORY

BUSINESS

NEWS

Nearly 2K New Yorkers With Low Incomes Filed Taxes For Free
The Bronx Times

Today, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) – in partnership with the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), the Food Bank For New York City, and Citi – announced the results of this year’s NYCHA Free Tax Preparation program.

NYCHA’s Office of Resident Economic Empowerment…

Looking Forward: What American Families Should Be Doing To Secure Their Family’s Future
The Bronx Times

Americans and their families are not prepared for their future. Almost 75 percent of them say they are completely winging it in their financial lives. This is after earlier reports suggested that less than…

Creating Systems Of Shared Benefits For The NYC Co-Op Community
The Bronx Times

Please join us for the final program of our research project, Creating Systems of Shared Benefits for the NYC Co-Op Community.

Over the past 8 months we have been researching different systems by which communities across the globe have created mutually beneficial systems that…

Bronx Week Business Luncheon
The Bronx Times

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the annual Business Day Luncheon, where he gave an update on The Bronx’s economic development and business growth as part of Bronx Week 2019. The event was hosted in conjunction with the

SPORT
0 34 secs
The Bronx Times

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and The Bronx Tourism Council co-hosted the annual Bronx Ball.

The Bronx Ball is the premier event of Bronx Week and the official celebration of this year’s inductees to the Bronx Walk of Fame: critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Regina Spektor, boxing legend Iran Barkley and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco.

More photos from the 2019 Bronx Ball could be viewed here.

MORE ARTICLES

Are The Yanks World Series Bound In 2019?
The season has just begun, but there are high hopes
Being A Female Sports Referee
Sports are always fun to play. Though there are times
Joe Schmidt Confident Johnny Sexton Will Be Fit For England Clash
Ahead of their Guinness Six Nations opener against England next

LOCAL

OBITUARIES

21
May
With much sadness and regret, we inform you of the passing of
15 secs 0
09
Apr
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro today announced
3 mins 24