Next Meeting: Monday May 22, 7:30PM, Kings Harbor MultiCare Center, E. Gun Hill Road at Stillwell Ave – Use Main Entrance.
Guest Speaker: Dennis Frink, NYC Human Resources Administration.
Representatives from the 49th Pct; NYS Senator Klein; NYS Assemblyman Gjonaj; and NYC Councilman Vacca will be present.
Saplicki & Vincent Prezioso
Please join us as we
honor all Veterans who died in service to our country. Monday May 29th at 11AM at Rudy
Macina Peace Plaza (Corner of Pelham Parkway, Williamsbridge Road &
Esplanade). The ceremony commences
precisely at 11:00AM, with placement of a Wreath by the Monument, the Sound of
Taps, the Raising of the Colors by Veterans' Organizations and Remarks from Our
Elected Dignitaries and Veterans. We
need to Share and Inspire Our Children in the meaning and the cost of Freedom. Show others by our actions that we will not
forget. This is the Day We Honor and Re- member the more than One Million Men
and Women who lost their lives Defending America in Wars from the Revolution to
the Global War on Terrorism. God bless our Veterans and God bless America!
Sponsored by: The Morris Park Community Association, American Legion, Knights
of Columbus, Morris Park Kiwanis.
An Excerpt from the 1884 Memorial Day speech by Justice Oliver Wendell
“So to the indifferent
inquirer who asks why Memorial Day is still kept up we may answer, it
celebrates and solemnly reaffirms from year to year a national act of
enthusiasm and faith. It embodies in the most impressive form our belief that
to act with enthusiasm and faith is the condition of acting greatly. To fight
out a war, you must believe something and want something with all your might.
So must you do to carry anything else to an end worth reaching. More than that,
you must be willing to commit yourself to a course, perhaps a long and hard
one, without being able to foresee exactly where you will come out. All that is
required of you is that you should go some whither as hard as ever you can. The
rest belongs to fate. One may fall-at the beginning of the charge or at the top
of the earthworks; but in no other way can he reach the rewards of victory.”
On Tuesday, May 23rd,
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. will host a
City Resource Fair during City Hall in Your Borough week. Top representatives
from City Hall, the Department of Transportation, Department of Finance, NYPD,
Economic Development Corporation, Department of Education, Department of
Health, Small Business Services, Department of Parks and Recreation, among
others, will be available to answer Bronx residents’ questions. The Bronx County Building, Veterans’ Memorial
851 Grand Concourse,
Meeting: Monday May 22, 7:30PM, Kings Harbor MultiCare Center, E. Gun Hill Road
at Stillwell Ave – Use Main Entrance.
Speaker: Dennis Frink, NYC Human Resources Administration.
from the 49th Pct; NYS Senator Klein; NYS Assemblyman Gjonaj; and
NYC Councilman Vacca will be present.
We are pleased that Mr.
Dennis Frink from the NYC Human Resources Administration, as our guest speaker
this month. His agency covers a variety
of program areas that include but are not limited to:
Care & Energy Assistance
Nutrition Assistance and Food Programs
Please come out to
welcome Mr. Frink to our community!
The Pelham Parkway-Van
Nest Library at 2147 Barnes Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462, is planning to have a book
sale this July, and are looking for donations for the sale. We are collecting books in GOOD condition and
of CURRENT interest for adults, teens, and children in English, Spanish,
Russian, Albanian, Arabic, Urdu, etc. Please post, distribute, and promote the
attached flyer as you please. The sale will be dedicated to the memory of
Jeffrey Panish, who helped us offer several successful book sales in the past,
and contributed to so many of your organizations and to the life of the Pelham
Parkway community in general. Thank you
to Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj for his support in making this event possible. For
more information: 718.829.5864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New York City Emergency Management Department today
announced new safety initiatives to increase public awareness ahead of the 2017
Atlantic hurricane season. The department unveiled new coastal storm evacuation
route signs in Howard Beach, Queens, to increase year-round awareness of
hurricane risks and direct residents living within hurricane evacuation zones
to higher ground. NYC Emergency Management also announced the launch of new "Know
Your Zone" ads, which feature personal preparedness tips from CERT
volunteers who live in hurricane evacuations zones.
"The new initiatives encourage New Yorkers to make a plan
ahead of a storm," said NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph
Esposito. "The coastal evacuation route signs give New Yorkers clear
direction toward safety if they are ordered to evacuate during a coastal
During the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, the NYC Emergency
Management Department introduced new coastal evacuation route signs as part of
a pilot program in Staten Island. This year, the department has expanded the
initiative to hurricane evacuation zones throughout Queens, Brooklyn, and the
Bronx. The new coastal storm evacuation signs replace older signs that directed
drivers to specific evacuation centers along a designated route. The new signs
accommodate for New York City's unique, dense, coastal street grid and
encourage use of many streets rather than specific routes. The increased number
of signs within evacuation zones throughout the city provides more year-round
public awareness of storm hazards in at-risk areas, along with clearer
direction toward higher ground outside of evacuation zones in the event of a
storm. NYC Emergency Management worked collaboratively with the NYC Department
of Transportation and New York City Police Department to develop the new
A 2017 Preparedness survey conducted by Global Strategy Group
indicates that while 67 percent of New York City residents say they feel very
or somewhat informed about what to do in the event of an emergency, one in four
(25 percent) remain unsure about whether they live in a hurricane evacuation
zone. In addition, the percentage of residents who say they live in an
evacuation zone but cannot identify which zone they live in has increased by 7
points since a similar preparedness survey conducted in 2015 (2017: 57 percent
don't know, 2015: 50 percent didn't know). To raise awareness before the
upcoming hurricane season, NYC Emergency Management launched a new phase of the
"Know Your Zone" hurricane awareness campaign to encourage New
Yorkers to find out whether they live in one of the City's six hurricane
evacuation zones. This year, the new creative ads feature personal preparedness
tips from CERT volunteers who live in zones 1 through 3.
NYC Emergency Management will place the ads on bus shelters,
Link NYC kiosks, and in print newspapers. New Yorkers can visit NYC.gov/knowyourzone to find their evacuation zone
designation and to get more information about how to prepare for hurricanes.
The "Know Your Zone" campaign is also supported with updated
advertising for the 2017 hurricane season through social media engagement
(#knowyourzone), and community outreach (postcards and hurricane preparedness
presentations in communities throughout the city). The new "Know
Your Zone" campaign ads were designed by C&G Partners. "Know
Your Zone" also has a dedicated web portal - NYC.gov/knowyourzone - with information about the city's
hurricane evacuation zones, hurricane hazards, and tips to prepare for storms.
Through the "Know
Your Zone" campaign, NYC Emergency Management aims to reach the
roughly three million New Yorkers living within the city's hurricane evacuation
zones, which were revised in 2013. Hurricane evacuation zones are based on
coastal flood risk resulting from storm surge (the "dome" of ocean
water that is pushed ashore by the winds and low barometric pressure of a
hurricane), the geography of the city's low-lying neighborhoods, and the
accessibility of these neighborhoods by bridges and roads. The City may order
residents who live in a zone to evacuate depending on a hurricane's forecasted
strength, track, and storm surge. If you are ordered to evacuate, do so as
Gjonaj Invites you to the annual English Tea Party. Friday, May 26, 2017 at F&J Pine
Restaurant, 1913 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10462 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Must RSVP by May 24, 2017. For more information please contact the office of
Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj at (718) 409-0109 or Lilyanna Pekic at (718) 655-5000. Come dressed in your Sunday best. Best dressed contest, Best Hat contest, and
From Speaker Carl Heastie
The Assembly Majority
has long supported legislation to overhaul the state's election process in
order to increase voter participation and ensure greater access to the polls.
Earlier this year, the
Assembly proposed a measure in our state budget plan to establish a period of
early voting beginning eight days before a special, primary, or general
election. We recognize that our democracy thrives when as many citizens as
possible participate in the electoral process. Unfortunately, our plan did not
make it into the 2017-18 state budget.
has once again been introduced, which I have supported in the past, to provide
voters with more options, such as early voting, and reduce the likelihood of
long lines at polling locations. The measures:
• provide for early voting, permitting
voters to vote in person eight days prior to election day, including during
evening and weekend hours. The bill would require early voting poll sites in
every county with the number of sites per county tailored to the voting
• permit voters to vote by mail without
being required to meet the narrow criteria that applies to voters requesting
absentee ballots. The bill would first need to be passed as an amendment to the
state constitution; such amendments must be approved by two consecutive
legislatures, as well as by voters in a statewide referendum (A.7363); and
• modernize voter registration by
allowing qualified New Yorkers to register to vote or update their registration
from any computer, tablet, or other portable device (A.5382).
As always, public
participation remains vitally important to the Assembly. Your input is a
valuable resource that helps me to better serve our state.
This Memorial Day, say a
prayer for all who sacrificed their lives for your freedom. Freedom is not free! God bless you and your families, God bless
all those who protect this country and God bless America!