On Thursday, June 13, 2019 (tomorrow), at 11:30 a.m., Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA) Commissioner Lorraine Cortez-Vasquez, representatives of the New York City Police Department and advocates for senior citizens will host a press conference to promote resources available to senior citizens in Bronx.
The press conference, which will be held in advance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, comes on the heels of multiple violent incidents against senior citizens in Bronx.
At the event, Borough President Diaz and others will denounce this string of horrific attacks. In addition, elected officials and agencies will discuss the resources available to older adults and encourage them to ask for help if they need it.
Speakers & attendees:
- Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
- Bronx County District Attorney Darcel D. Clark
- Lorraine Cortez-Vasquez, Commissioner, New York City Department for the Aging
- Deputy Inspector Jessica E. Corey, Commanding Officer of the Crime Prevention Division, New York City Police Department
- Daniel Reingold, President and CEO of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale and co-founder of the Weinberg Center for Elder Justice
- Representatives from the New York City Police Department
- Representatives from neighborhood SHOPP
- Seniors from various RAIN Bronx Centers
Bronx County Building
851 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
The event will take place on the steps in front of the building. In the event of rain, the event will take place inside the building in Veterans’ Memorial Hall.
The Bronx Documentary Center’s (BDC) 2nd Annual Latin American Foto Festival will bring award-winning photographers from throughout the Caribbean and Latin America to exhibit their photographs, create installations and hold workshops and panel discussions.
The event will take place in the Bronx’s Melrose neighborhood,…
The Bronx Senior Photo League (BSPL) is a free photography program of the Bronx Documentary Center for older adults in Bronx.
The goal of the program is to develop participants’ skills in photography while promoting social connection and community pride. Through weekly instruction, assignments,…
Join us for the final performance of the BxMA Co-Lab commission of Alice Farley Dance Theater, titled “Conversations with Monsters.”
The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ Co-Lab residency of the Alice Farley Dance Theater is coming to a close with this final performance of…
AG Urges CFPB To Dismiss Proposed Rule That Leaves Consumers Vulnerable To Discrimination & Unfair Lending
AG Urges CFPB To Dismiss Proposed Rule That Leaves Consumers Vulnerable To Discrimination & Unfair LendingBy Jonas Bronck
Too many New Yorkers are burdened by high housing costs, according to a report released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Nearly 1.4 million households paid half or more of their income in 2017 towards housing costs.
“The high cost of housing can force some New Yorkers to go without basic necessities or to be evicted. This is a problem that hurts renters and homeowners across the state who can’t stretch their dollars far enough,” DiNapoli said. “Unaffordable housing undermines New Yorkers’ living standards and quality of life and damages the state’s economic health.”
Housing affordability measures look at levels of income compared to housing costs. Housing is generally considered affordable when it consumes less than 30 percent of household income.
In 2017, New York ranked third highest among states in the nation for both the percentage of renters, 26.6 percent or 900,000 households, and homeowners, 12.4 percent or 500,000 households, deemed to be severely burdened by housing costs that consumed half or more of their income, according to U.S. Census data.
You should know that I could not be happier to read the article written by Sally Goldenberg titled “Puerto Ricans in New York overwhelmingly support statehood, new poll finds” that appeared in the May 22, 2019 edition of PoliticoPro.
Puerto Rico most certainly deserves to be the 51st Star on our nation’s flag, and it will be my greatest priority when I am elected to serve as a Member of the United State Congress in New York’s 15th Congressional District to vote in support of Statehood for Puerto Rico.
Anyone who has seen me in person during the past 25 years knows that the only other lapel pin that I wear on my suit, aside from the logo of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, is a Star. This Star that I proudly wear on my lapel represents the Star of Puerto Rico as the 51st Star on the United States Flag.
This Star was given to me by the Honorable Pedro Juan Rosselló, who served as the seventh Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. I treasure this gift!
Despite the fact that Puerto Rico is part of the United States, Puerto Ricans remain as second-class citizens. This was made most evident in the abandonment of care by the United States government in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
We all know that if Puerto Rico was a State, there would be no question about how to help fellow Americans in need.
However, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans suffered as second-class citizens and Puerto Rican people died as second-class citizens. This disgrace continues to lie at the feet of our federal government – which includes the United States Congress.
It is important for you to know that even though Puerto Ricans are natural born US citizens and have US Passports, and Puerto Ricans pay into Social Security, and Puerto Ricans can vote in Presidential Primaries: Puerto Ricans cannot vote in Presidential Elections,…
Our summer golf program for beginners transforms local neighborhood ball fields into driving ranges and practice greens to introduce the basic skills of the game. After completing the introductory classes, all are invited to continue to learn and play at local public golf courses and at the…
CityParks Tennis promotes physical fitness while building self-confidence, and is designed to make tennis instruction freely available to kids in a fun, relaxed environment. Lessons for kids are offered at 36 citywide parks. Opportunities include free beginner lessons, tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events. Free use…
CityParks Track & Field enables kids to learn the fundamentals of the sport at 14 citywide parks. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-17 and runs each July and August in parks throughout the five boroughs. Activities includes long jump, shot put, hurdles, discus,…
New York Attorney General Letitia James urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) not to adopt its recently-proposed rule that would undermine the ability to enforce fair lending laws and prevent discrimination in the mortgage lending market.
On May 13, 2019, the CFPB announced that it intended to raise the reporting threshold for mortgage lenders under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), a 1975 law that requires mortgage lenders to make certain mortgage data publicly available as a check to ensure compliance with fair lending laws. Some of this data includes information, which lenders already collect to comply with other regulations as well as their own underwriting standards, such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, census tract, credit score, total cost of the loan, any non-amortizing features, and property value, and whether the application was accepted or denied.
“Fair lending laws exist to protect consumers and ensure that lenders cannot engage in discriminatory practices,” said Attorney General Letitia James. “The proposed rules would undermine these very protections and greatly hinder our ability to hold bad lenders accountable for such behavior. The CFPB was created to protect consumers, not put them in harm’s way by adopting regressive policies.”
The CFPB fails to take into consideration the negative impact these relaxed reporting requirements will have on the ability to analyze local lending practices. Lenders have been collecting this data for years. Making this data available is critical to ensuring that the public will be able to hold lenders accountable for violations of our fair lending laws – laws that were passed to eradicate centuries of discrimination…
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This morning, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will introduce two resolutions designed to increase diversity at the New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS), which administers the retirement benefits for over 350,000 members, by increasing the pension fund’s contracting with Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE).
Our summer golf program for beginners transforms local neighborhood ball fields into driving ranges and practice greens to introduce the basic skills of the game. After completing the introductory classes, all are invited to continue to learn and play at local public golf courses and at the CityParks Junior Golf Center in Brooklyn or at the Golf Center Annex in Queens.
- ages 6 – 17;
- July 1 – August 16, 2019;
- admission is free;
- Pee Wee (6-8 years old) 09:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.;
- Beginner (9-17 years old) 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
To register for 1 class only, please visit here.
- Kaiser Park, Brooklyn • Neptune Avenue & Bayview Avenue • Tuesday/Thursday (Please register for Everyday Play at Kaiser Park)
- St Johns, Brooklyn • Bergen Street & Troy Avenue • Monday or Wednesday
- Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Manhattan • Forsyth Street & Grand Street • Monday or Wednesday
- Silver Lake Park, Staten Island • Victory Boulevard, Clove Road, Forest Avenue • Tuesday or Thursday
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- Cunningham Park, Queens • Union Turnpike & 193rd Street • Tuesday or Thursday