As New York City continues to manage a national asylum seeker crisis largely on its own, New York City Mayor Eric Adams today launched an expansion of the Asylum Application Help Center, scaling up a resource that has helped thousands of asylum seekers complete complex immigration forms as they continue to pursue the American Dream. With funding from the state, the Adams administration will open two satellite sites to assist asylum seekers submit applications for asylum, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and work authorization — critical steps on the path to securing employment and living independently. As the city continues to pursue its own long-term solutions in the absence of a federal strategy, Mayor Adams also convened a Resettlement Working Group to focus on collaborating with national refugee resettlement organizations and municipalities across the country looking to boost declining populations.
The city continues to work diligently to help asylum seekers move from shelter to alternative housing by intensifying casework, reticketing migrants, and providing legal support so that asylum seekers can become self-sufficient. Thanks in large part to the city’s efforts helping asylum seekers take the next steps in their journeys, more than half of asylum seekers who have come through the city’s shelter system have found alternative accommodations.
“While we continue to call for a national strategy to solve a national crisis, New York City continues to do its part to support asylum seekers,” said Mayor Adams. “For over a year, we have asked the federal government to…
As New York City continues to manage a national asylum seeker crisis largely on its own, New York City Mayor Eric Adams today launched an expansion of the Asylum Application Help Center, scaling up a resource that has helped thousands…
New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced additional policies to help asylum seekers in the City’s care take the next steps in their journeys, as the current surge at the border and additional bussing from the State of Texas…
Commissioner Thomas Foley of The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced today that the agency’s 12-person team that has been evaluating potential sites for new asylum centers, and overseeing construction at several of the approved sites, were honored…
On Thursday, November 23, 2023, at approximately 2345 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a person, shot in front of 67 Macombs Place, within the confines of the 32nd Precinct in Manhattan.
Upon arrival, officers observed 48-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to the back.
The victim was removed by EMS to NYC Health + Hospitals / Harlem, where he was pronounced deceased.
Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as indicated.
Bronx, NY 10467
There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.
Mario D’Agostino, who passed away June 14, 2020, was a true leader in his community in the Bronx and left his mark on the neighborhood and everyone, who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Mario was an honorable man, who changed people’s lives with his beautiful mind, strong work ethic, positive outlook on life and investing in his favorite part of New York City, the Bronx.
You should know that in one of his first public appearances, after having resigned as Governor for New York State, Andrew Cuomo will be visiting the South Bronx. His visit to the Bronx is to meet with Members of “The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization”, which I preside over.
As you know, last summer Governor Cuomo resigned, when he was accused and practically abandoned by all his friends, politicians, and community groups, whom he had helped in the past. These so-called friends, and groups that were all too happy to kiss his ring, joined the “cancel culture” environment, that plaques us all, without due process, they washed their hands with a dismissive attitude, sending the message “Crucify him, crucify him”.
Several courts and judges have dismissed the allegations of “sexual harassment” against Governor Cuomo. With this episode behind him, Governor Cuomo has begun to visit and make public appearances by visiting different faith-based organizations and community groups.
It is very important for you to know that Governor Cuomo’s first public visit was to “God’s Battalion of Prayer Temple” in East Flatbush, Brooklyn on Sunday March 06, 2022. His next planned visit is to the “New York Hispanic Clergy Organization” in the South Bronx.
You should also know that in a recent poll, Governor Cuomo, without being a candidate nor having announced his political aspirations, has polled with just four (4) points behind Governor Kathy Hochul.
As you know, Governor Hochul was a friend and she was handpicked by Cuomo to be his Lieutenant Governor. However, she was among one of the first to throw him under the bus, in the midst of the allegations, launched against him.
I imagine that those four (4) points will evaporate very soon and Governor Hochul will have to consider asking Governor Cuomo for his support, if she wishes to be officially elected by the people to the governorship.
As President of the “New York Hispanic Clergy Organization”, I am looking forward to hosting Governor Cuomo on Thursday, March 17, 2022. We welcome him to the South…
New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks today announced the first increase in…
Today Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson and the Bronx Economic Development Corporation (BXEDC) announced Bronx Community College (BCC) as the winner of the…
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The CoViD-19 pandemic hit the South Bronx especially hard, but the area’s economy has shown resiliency, according to a report released today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
“The South Bronx was hard hit by the CoViD-19 pandemic but was resilient because of dedicated and hardworking neighborhood groups and advocates, and the strength of its residents,” said DiNapoli. “Still, the need for more affordable housing, jobs and quality of life improvements remains pivotal to the community’s long-term success.”
Despite the impact of the pandemic, jobs and businesses grew faster in the South Bronx than the rest of the borough and city. This was due in part to community-led investments through the pandemic, stemming from the city’s public-private partnerships to develop commercial, housing and cultural projects. From 2011 to 2022, the South Bronx saw a 25% and 20% increase in jobs and businesses, respectively, led by the health care and social assistance sector. While the area lost 7.7% (6,150) of jobs gained the decade prior due to CoViD-19, the South Bronx added 4,679 jobs in 2022, while new businesses saw an uptick. Federal pandemic assistance helped many South Bronx businesses stay afloat, and in 2022, the area had 78,476 private sector jobs, which accounted for almost one-third of jobs boroughwide.
“Though the South Bronx was negatively impacted by the CoViD-19 pandemic, thanks to the creative solutions of neighborhood groups, federal pandemic assistance, and the resiliency of our community, we were able to weather the worst of the storm together,” said New York City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca. “As we now come out of this post-pandemic economy, the need for greater economic stimulation…
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This past season in Major League Baseball, few stories were as compelling as the Cincinnati Reds’ dramatic turnaround. From the depths of a 100-loss season to the brink of playoff glory in just one year, the Reds have redefined resilience and potential. This transformation, spearheaded by an influx of young talent, has not only re-energized the organization but also rekindled the hopes of its fan base, who has not seen their team win a playoff series since 1995.
As they stand on the precipice of greater success, the Reds now face a critical juncture. To evolve from plucky upstarts to perennial contenders, they must address the most paramount concern–the pitching staff. This blog post will explore the Reds’ journey, dissect their financial commitments and player contracts, and discuss strategic decisions that could shape their destiny.
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