Remarks as prepared for Chief of Department Terence Monahan:
“Good evening. With me tonight is the Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison, Assistant Chief Larry Nikunen, the Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Bronx, and Deputy Inspector Thomas Alps, Commanding Officer of the 52nd Precinct.
Before I provide a briefing, I want to remind everyone that the information I am about to provide is preliminary and is subject to change as we are only a few hours into the investigation.
Earlier this afternoon in the Bronx, at approximately 03:00 p.m. three officers in uniform, in a marked police vehicle, assigned to the 52 Precinct, observed an SUV occupied by two individuals traveling in the area of Bainbridge Avenue, approaching E. 211 Street with the driver of the vehicle not wearing a seatbelt.
At this time, the officers turned on their police emergency lights and initiated a car stop. After turning right onto E. 211 Street the vehicle stopped for the officers. Two police officers approached the car on the driver’s side and a sergeant approached the vehicle on the passenger side. Using their department smartphones, the officers determined that the driver of the vehicle had 3 open warrants. The officers then directed the man to exit the vehicle so he could be placed under arrest.
As the officers attempted to arrest him outside the vehicle, the man physically resisted…
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The Scudder Intervention Services Foundation, Inc. (SISFI), the Suicide Institute, The Suicide Council of NYC and the Bronx Suicide Network host our How Are You? Bronx Emotional Wellness Tour October 20 – November 09, 2019 to engage with people in communities across the borough to bring more awareness, services, programs, healing, resources and support for those struggling, suffering and hurting with life challenges, emotional pain/distress, abuse, bullying, addiction, depression, domestic violence, grief, loneliness, loss, PTSD, suicide ideations, trauma, and supporting families who lost loved ones to suicide and violence.
We host our tours to be on the ground in communities of need meeting people face-to-face, suffering in silence and adversely affected by high rates of these conditions and lack of support resources to address them. We welcome interested persons, organizations, schools, churches, community groups, businesses and community leaders to join us by collaborating by hosting an event at their venue(s) during the tour. You provide the space and we facilitate the workshops, trainings and presentations.
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The Exonerated Five were shown giving a standing ovation during Sunday night’s Emmy Awards ceremony after Bronx-born Jharrel Jerome took home the award for lead actor in a limited series for When They See Us.
The four-part Netflix series explores the true story of five Black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were coerced into confessing to a rape they did not commit…
Bronx-born Romeo Santos made history Saturday night, becoming the first Latin artist to headline New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.
The King of Bachata performed a sold-out show for a crowd of more than 80,000, his representatives said, singing for more than four hours at “Utopia the Concert”.
Santos also announced that MetLife Stadium said his show was the single highest-grossing…
You should know that thirteen years ago, to be exact, on April 01, 2006, I organized, together with Radio Visión Cristiana Internacional, Radio Cántico Nuevo and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, the first massive pro-immigrant march across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.
In response to a national call-to-action for every major city in the nation to organize and protest the mistreatment of immigrants, and to address the necessity of solving the immigration problem in the nation, we, the Hispanic Ministers and other community groups organized the Great Walk in Solidarity with Immigrants where thousands of people joined us marching across the Brooklyn Bridge to 26 Federal Plaza, where our rally was held.
Referring to our march, Ms. Leslie Casmir, in her article titled “Marching to Stay Here: Thousands Rally vs Immigrant Crackdown” in the New York Daily News on April 02, 2006 wrote the following: “Waving the flags of their homelands, tens of thousands of legal and undocumented immigrants streamed over the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday to protest a proposed crackdown on border crossing. The march was a smaller version of a massive pro-immigrant rally in Los Angeles last month but was still much bigger than anticipated – with word being spread mainly through Spanish churches and media.”
Various major news and media outlets in New York covered the Great Walk in Solidarity with Immigrants, expressing their admiration for the march.
Ms. Lorena Mongelli wrote the following in the New York Post on April 02, 2006: “A roiling sea of immigrants – many of them in the country illegally – and their supporters poured across the Brooklyn Bridge and into Manhattan yesterday to protest what they call “oppressive” reform measures currently under consideration in Congress. Marchers, waving flags from Mexico, Colombia, Honduras and El Salvador, chanted and carried signs recalling America’s roots during the demonstration, organized by state Sen….
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined parents, students, teachers and community members to celebrate the official opening of a school-based health and vision center at PS 18 in South Bronx.
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BlocPower Community Corporation, a non-profit with a mission to make city buildings greener, healthier, smarter, and more profitable for all, is launching “Green the Bronx,” a campaign to educate multifamily building owners and residents in the Bronx about the benefits of Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pumps (heat pumps), a clean heating and cooling technology. The campaign will target buildings that still use oil heating systems and educate building owners about the environmental, health, and financial benefits of switching to heat pumps.
BlocPower Community Corporation is managing one of 14 Clean Heating and Cooling Community Campaigns administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) throughout the state and is the only one operating in the Bronx. The campaigns support Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Green New Deal, the most aggressive climate change program in the nation as well as the state’s nation-leading goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85 percent by 2050.
The Bronx is well known for having one of the highest asthma rates in the U.S. due to the pollution and housing conditions. “Green the Bronx” is promulgating heat pumps, which are fuelfree and cause no particulate emissions. This will result in cleaner air in one of the highest asthma rate areas of the country. The systems also provide excellent filters to deliver superior indoor air quality.
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