Published by on Oct 16, 2020 | Bicycling
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On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; in conjunction with The Bronx Tourism Council, The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, and Transportation Alternatives; hosted a bike ride with borough residents to launch the Tour de Bronx 2020 Ride with GPS routes.

Originally slated to take place on October 25, 2020, the Tour de Bronx – the largest free bicycle event in the State of New York – was cancelled due to the gathering restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In its place, the Bronx Borough President’s office and The Bronx Tourism Council partnered with Ride with GPS app to create routes where cyclists can choose from three paths and ride at their own pace, in their own time, and with their own team.
Tour de Bronx 2020 is sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Target, Zipcar, Citi Bike, BronxCare Health System, SBH Health System, Transportation Alternatives and Patricia Lynch Associates, and will run on the Ride with GPS app from October 10 to November 08, 2020.

Established in 1994 by the office of the Bronx Borough President and The Bronx Tourism Council, the Tour de Bronx is a unique way to tour The Bronx’s burgeoning neighborhoods and scenic waterfronts that the borough has to offer while emphasizing alternate modes of transportation. The Tour de Bronx is also a part of the Borough President’s #Not62 initiative that promotes healthier habits for Bronx residents.

Court Rules Undocumented Immigrants Must Be Included In Congressional Apportionment
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New York Attorney General Letitia James today scored another major victory in the fight to protect the 2020 Decennial Census from the Trump Administration by stopping President Donald Trump’s attempts to exclude undocumented immigrants from the apportionment base…

Sweeping, Unlawful Increases To Immigration Fees
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New York Attorney General Letitia James, as part of a coalition of 19 attorneys general, today took legal action to support efforts to immediately block a new Trump Administration regulation that arbitrarily and dramatically increases fees for immigration-related applications. As…

Victory Against Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule
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New York Attorney General Letitia James yesterday secured another major victory for immigrants across New York and the rest of the nation in her lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule. Attorney General James led a coalition — that…

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For its 6th Annual Women’s Film Series, the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) has selected a lineup of films focusing on agents of change, women who are playing critical, big picture roles during challenging times.

Due to the COVID pandemic, the series this year will not include the screening of the films. It will consist of virtual Q&As / conversations with the directors of the films and those who worked on it with them.

A Love Song for Latasha |Friday, October 16, 2020, 06:00 p.m.

Virtual Q&A and discussion with director Sophia Nahli Allison and creative producer Janice Duncan. The killing of Latasha Harlins became a flashpoint for the 1992 LA uprising. This documentary evocatively explores the 15-year-old’s life and dreams.

Becoming | Saturday, October 17, 2020, 06:00 p.m.

Virtual Q&A and discussion with director Nadia HalgrenBecoming is an intimate documentary following former first lady Michelle Obama, looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with her book “Becoming”.

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Brenda Jimenez Wins Four Silver & Bronze Stevie ® Awards For Women In Business In 2020
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Brenda Jimenez, a Bronx native, has been named the winner of four Stevie ® Awards in the 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business including two silver awards and two bronze awards.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run– worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year…

Lorraine Currelley Honored By The National Beat Poetry Foundatuon
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Lorraine Currelley, Executive Director for the Bronx Book Fair and Poets Network & Exchange is the State of New York Bronx Beat Poet Laureate 2020-2022. The award was bestowed by the National Beat Poetry Foundation.

Lorraine Currelley is a poet, spoken word artist, writer, pearls of wisdom storyteller and educator. She is the Executive Director for…

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You should know that the Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was a jurist in the highest court of the United States passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020, after 07:00 p.m., at the age of 87. Justice Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton 27 years ago. Her death comes at a politically difficult time in our country, especially during a presidential election year.

It is important that you know that according to the United States Constitution, it is the sole responsibility of the President of the United States to appoint judges to the Supreme Court. This my dear readers, is the Constitution!

  • Under Article II of the Constitution, the president “shall appoint … judges to the Supreme Court,” and the Senate’s role is to provide “advice and consent” Known as the “appointments clause” of the Constitution, it lays out three sequential acts in order to fill a vacancy.First, the nomination by the president; second, the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate; and third, the appointment by the president. There is no exception for the president to refuse to nominate a successor nor is there an exception for senators to refuse to provide advice and consent.
  • Only the president has the constitutional authority to nominate a justice and the Senate does not have any authority until after the president makes a nomination. Although it may be good practice, the president is under no obligation to obtain advice from the Senate before a nomination since the Senate’s duty to provide advice and consent begins only afterthe nomination.

It is also important for you to know that the Constitution also stipulates that the Supreme Court must be composed of 9 (nine) judges. When they are confirmed their appointments are for life. They cannot be easily removed from their appointments. A Supreme Court vacancy becomes available only as a result of death, resignation, retirement, or impeachment. However, impeachment is rare, and difficult to obtain.    

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MTA Construction & Development President Janno Lieber and business owners announce the reopening of Turnstile Underground Market at 59 St-Columbus Circle on Wed., October 14, 2020. (Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit)

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced Turnstyle – the collection of small businesses in the Columbus Circle subway station – will reopen to the public, beginning Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Buoyed by colorful murals created by members of the Black Artists Collective, including selections by celebrity street artist Gazoo, the block-long retail complex will again feature shopping and a global array of New York food vendors for grab-and-go take-out. All stores at Turnstyle have been retrofitted to ensure proper social distancing. In addition, masks are required while traveling through the corridor, as well as while riding on public transit, and hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the space.

To ensure these businesses are set up for continued success, the MTA will be proposing to the MTA Board this month a package that would provide financial relief to tenants, including those at Turnstyle, until ridership returns. Lease modifications under consideration include a plan to change fixed rent to a structure based on a percentage of business’ revenues and abating a portion of rent payments that had been previously deferred. National chains and banks would be excluded from these modifications. The MTA is committed to working with tenants to provide a successful path forward, while also protecting taxpayers by maximizing revenue to support its transportation mission.

“The reopening of Turnstyle is an important moment for our customers and for New York City as the economy rebuilds,” said Janno Lieber, President of MTA Construction & Development. “As we welcome restaurant and retail owners, along with our customers, safety remains a priority — from wearing masks to social distancing. Rebooting our economy will help the MTA and the region recover and we’re delighted to see Turnstyle reopening.”

“Turnstyle is where small business entrepreneurs are able to celebrate their creativity and vision,” said Susan Fine, Turnstyle’s developer. “This is where you will find extraordinary culinary variety, from Russian and Chinese dumplings, to sushi, empanadas, hummus, paella, pizza, bubble tea, and so much…

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Originally slated to take place on October 25, 2020, the Tour de Bronx – the largest free bicycle event in the State of New York – was cancelled due to the gathering restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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