Bronx Unemployment Drops to 6.1%

The Bronx’s unemployment rate has fallen to one of its lowest numbers ever, according to newly released statistics from the New York State Department of Labor. The unemployment rate in The Bronx dropped to 6.1 percent in May 2016, down from 6.6 percent in April 2016 and 7.8 percent in May 2015. This is the…

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Assemblymember Pichardo Announces Gun Buyback Program

Assemblymember Victor Pichardo (D-Bronx) held a press conference Tuesday to discuss the tragedy in Orlando, recent gun violence in Bronx communities and his gun buyback program. “The recent mass shooting and recent spates of violence in our community need more than our thoughts and prayers – they require action,” said Pichardo. “These kinds of incidents…

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BP Diaz Celebrates Ramadan

On Thursday, June 16, 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and over 200 members of the Bronx Muslim community gathered together at Lehman College to celebrate Ramadan. The program included recognition of leading individuals of the Muslim faith in the Bronx Community followed by prayers and fast-breaking.

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