Published by on May 15, 2021 | Happenings
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On Saturday, May 15, 2021, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and the Bronx Tourism Council co-hosted the grand finale of Bronx Week 2021. The day’s events included an induction ceremony for this year’s Bronx Walk of Fame honorees on the Grand Concourse followed by a Grand Finale Concert at Orchard Beach. This year’s tourism award was presented to Woodlawn Cemetery.

The 2021 Bronx Walk of Fame inductees include renowned Hip Hop Photographer and Activist Joe Conzo, Jr., Founder and CEO of Fever Records Sal Abbatiello and Grammy Award Winning DJ and Producer Kid Capri. During the ceremony, which took place on the Grand Concourse in front of the Bronx County Building, each honoree had their ceremonial street sign installed on the Bronx Walk of Fame.

Following the induction, a drive-in concert at Orchard Beach took place featuring Salsa artists Frankie Negron, freestyle sensation Coro and hip hop artists DJ Ted Smooth and Ja Rule, with an appearance from music legend Fat Joe.

“In my final Bronx Week as Borough President, it was once again my pleasure to celebrate with proud Bronxites the wonderful things that our borough has to offer,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. “Bronx Week is a time to celebrate and embrace our Bronx roots. Despite the pandemic, over the past week, we proudly showed the world that our borough is a great place to live, work, raise a family and have a good time, and we will…

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Published by on May 12, 2021 | Assault

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 1750 hours, the following 53-year-old male off-duty New York City Employee was arrested and charged within the confines of the Midtown South Precinct in Manhattan.

Arrested:

Ahammad Hossein
NYPD Traffic Agent

Charges:

  • assault

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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Editorial

You Should Know that no elected official has publicly criticized and gone against Governor Andrew Cuomo more than I have.

The deaths of more than 13,000 elderly persons in nursing homes in New York State is travesty. The posture, taken by Governor Andrew Cuomo, is an ugly representation of the his leadership, tarnishing his past accomplishments.

My gripes and disagreements with the governor are due to my positions as a Conservative Democrat and Pentecostal minister. My religious conservative beliefs compel me to go against the governors stand on certain issues, that in my purview, are morally wrong and damaging.

I would like to make it clear that my position against Governor Andrew Cuomo have been solely based on my deeply rooted Christian Conservative values. Other than that, if I were a liberal socialist Democrat, I would confidently say that no one has done more to move forward the progressive socialist agenda than Gov. Cuomo. However, I acknowledge, that despite his leftists views, he has done some humanitarian and good will for those in need. For example:

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On Friday, May 14, 2021, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and the Business Initiative Corporation of New York co-hosted the 22nd Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast at the New York Botanical Gardens.

Dr. Philip O. Ozuah, President and CEO of Montefiore Medicine, served as this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Ozuah announced Montefiore’s plan to help serve as a major catalyst for economic recovery in the Bronx.

“The annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast is always a wonderful opportunity for the finance community to come together, and as we work to move forward from the devastation the Bronx faced during the CoViD-19 pandemic, events like this are an important step towards rebuilding the robust economy we saw in prior years,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. “I am especially grateful that Dr. Ozuah joined us this morning to outline Montefiore’s vision towards helping our borough recover. Montefiore has always been a great friend to the Bronx and I thank them for their ongoing commitment to our borough in the best and worst of times.”

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