The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today released the first look at its newest state-of-the-art subway cars in production, the R211 class, which is planned for service on the subway system’s lettered routes and the Staten Island Railway. The MTA Board approved the $1.4 billion contract award of 535 R211 cars to Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. in 2018 and the delivery of the first test cars is scheduled for later this year.
“We are very excited about these latest developments in our R211 car production because these new cars represent the future of the New York subway and will be the new standard for all new NYC Transit subway cars going forward,” said Frank Jezycki, NYC Transit’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Subways. “We are in constant communications with Kawasaki throughout the production process, which is on schedule and on budget so that our customers will be able to benefit very soon from the latest car technology available.”
The design of the R211 subway car is a departure from historical NYC Transit subway car design.
Some of the base order’s R211…
New York Attorney General Letitia James today joined a coalition of 14 states in moving to protect Liberians who are beneficiaries of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) from deportation. Attorney General James and the coalition filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs-appellants in African Communities…
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Bitta Mostofi today announced the City of New York and New York State’s joint $1 million investment in continued efforts to support immigrant New Yorkers in accessing justice through innovative solutions.
“Immigration enforcement and threats have created…
New York Attorney General Letitia James and Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, and The Legal Aid Society and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP today filed two separate lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) against Immigration and Customs…
It was reported to police that on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 0235 hours, inside of 2170 University Avenue, a 20-year-old male victim was approached by an unidentified individual who stabbed him once in the chest with a knife.
The victim was removed to St. Barnabas hospital in critical condition.
On Friday, December 27, 2019, at 1420 hours, the victim was pronounced deceased at St. Barnabas Hospital.
Following proper family notification, the victim was identified as follows.
Bronx, NY 10456
Pursuant to an ongoing investigation the following 19-year-old male suspect was arrested in regard to this incident.
678 N. Board Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
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.
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 we are coordinating two different humanitarian relief efforts for Puerto Rico.
The first one will be a musical concert this Friday, January 17, 2020 at 07:00 p.m. at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts (250 Bedford Park Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10468) with Eddie Palmieri and several other artists. This concert is being coordinated in conjunction with Freddy Perez Entertainment.
You should also know that this Saturday January 18, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., we will be conducting a Humanitarian Relief Effort on behalf of those affected by the recent earth quakes in Puerto Rico.
This event will be held on Southern Boulevard on the corner of Aldus Street in the Bronx. It is important for you to know that the little island of Puerto Rico has been rocked by a total of 4,587 earthquakes and earth tremors during the past 365 days with an intensity measured between five and six on the Richter Scale. The most intense earthquake occurred in the town of “Tallaboa Peñuelas” registering 6.4 on the Richter Scale according to news reports.
In just the last 24 hours, the Southern part of Puerto Rico has been rocked by over 39 earthquakes. This has caused families, and its residents to abandon their homes and take refuge in the street and open spaces fearing their homes and buildings may collapse on them.
The neighbors and fellow citizens in Puerto Rico need not only our prayers, but our help. Therefore, on Saturday January 18, 2020. The organization I preside over, The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, together with Councilman Rafael Salamanca and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, the 41st Police Precinct, Community Planning Board #2, Radio Vision Cristiana International, Radio Cantico Nuevo, Freddy Perez Entertainment and many other organizations will be collaborating to bring relief to the people of Puerto Rico with this humanitarian effort.
I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to those who have joined me in coordinating this effort. Special thanks to Ms. Joyce Taylor from HR Block, Mr. Fredy Perez, Jr. Entertainment, Mr. Frank Hernandez and…
Election year is finally here, and 2020 is already shaping up to be just as exciting and intense as 2016. Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could potentially cost him a second term in office, and critics of Trump from both the Republican Party and the Democrat Party are hoping to put an…
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced that New York City’s 2019 four-year high school graduation rate has reached a record high of 77.3 percent. Since the start of the administration, the graduation rate has increased 8.9 percent, from 68.4 percent in…
Unaccompanied Children Program, Passage of Hope Program
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
10:00 a.m. — 03:00 p.m.
463 Hawthorne Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10705
- Assistant Director of Case Management Services
- Assistant Director of…
Fred Gelb sat down with his doctor and got the news that his cancer was the kind of aggressive cancer with a very small survival rate. There were treatment options, almost as bad as the cancer, and they will do everything they can to help him continue fighting.
For a man at the top of his game, an expert with 30 years of experience and a leader in the fur industry, that is a life changing moment.
Do you fight the good fight or choose to give up?
Fred, a father and a husband, and a successful businessman, decided to FIGHT and more importantly he WON.
Fast forward… 12 years… he is now CANCER-FREE and ready for the next chapter in his life.
Fred is also a world-renowned sculpture artist, with artwork installations in several states. Turning his life back to art is his goal and that means closing down his very successful wholesale fur business.
Fred’s fur inventory is ALL from top designers, and ALL the big names in the industry. Very expensive furs are offered at a fraction of their regular price, which means discounts of 70% or more.
Fred says “Cancer changes your life, your purpose, your goals, your outlook, your priorities, and gives you a whole new direction. What do you really WANT in life… and that answer was my family first and art second… and the wholesale fur business to close.”
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. has issued a new report outlining a set of recommendations aimed at reforming the New York State Lottery to minimize its…
On December 17, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., AT&T and Chess in the Schools co-hosted the Bronx Borough President’s Annual Chess Challenge at the Bronx County Building’s Veterans’ Memorial Hall.
More than 300 students from all over the borough participated in the tournament, which featured chess aficionados from grades 3-8 testing their skills against one another. Winners in each division were presented awards by Bronx Borough President Diaz, AT&T Northern Region President Marissa Shorenstein, and Chess in the Schools President & CEO Debbie Eastburn at the event’s conclusion.
“Chess is one of those games that sharpens the mind, enhances decision-making skills, reinforces mental discipline, and works out the most important muscle in ours body – the brain,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. “I love hosting this event because these young chess-masters are learning the importance of developing long-term strategy, thinking several steps ahead as far as implementing that strategy, and the patience that goes with adjusting to your opponent’s moves. I feel like everyone is a winner today. I want to thank AT&T and Chess in the Schools for their continued support of this wonderful event.”
“Taking on Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. in our annual chess match is one of my favorite events of the year,” said Marissa Shorenstein, President, Northern Region, AT&T. “AT&T continues to team up with the Borough President and Chess in the Schools for the Chess Challenge year after year because we’re committed…