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How to Get Your Hands on $10 Million for Small Biz

NEW YORK– City Hall is helping minority and women-owned businesses in NYC to the tune of $10 million. 

Jonnel Doris, Senior Advisor and Director of the Mayor’s Office of M/WBEs, and Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services, announced the launch of a $10 million Bond Collateral Assistance Fund for M/WBEs and small businesses. The Fund supports M/WBEs and small businesses facing obstacles accessing surety bonds, bonds that offer collateral to ensure businesses can successfully perform on City construction contracts. The program allows eligible businesses to apply for surety bonds (collateral assistance) of up to $500,000 or 50 percent of the Contract amount, whichever is lesser, in order to meet cash collateral bond requirements. No contributions are required of contractors.

This is the third easily accessible capital fund for small businesses and M/WBEs launched by Mayor de Blasio.
Additionally, the Mayor also announced that the City is ahead of its OneNYC t…

7 Candidates Running For City Council Seat

Another Candidate Looks to Replace Jimmy Vacca

By Robert Press
POLTICS- The field in the race to replace Jimmy Vacca in the City Council is getting even more crowded. Another candidate has joined the growing list of political hopefuls for the 13th Council District.

Egidio Sementilli has announced that he is a candidate in the much crowded race. Mr. Sementilli is known for being a politically active businessman, who ran for the 13th district the last time it was an open seat in 2005.
Sementilli may have made his announcement in a high-tech way through social media (he annouced on Facebook), but he is going old school to get the word out. The Bronx Voice has spied Sementilli outside the Greek Feast as well as supermarkets and other local stores to obtain petitions to get on the ballot. He is also seen discussing the issues affecting the district.
Before the election season Sementilli had gained attention fighting a homeless shelter in a former Pelham Bay hospital. He also drew media attentio…

Push to get Every Child Health Care

100,000 Children in NY State Still Uninsured HEALTH- With the theme, Our Goal is Zero: Let’s Get Every Child Covered, a new marketing, advertising, and communications campaign is being launched by Fidelis Care this week to raise awareness for the ...
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Stunner Shocks Rival with Taser in Bronx

BRONX- A verbal sparing match in the Bronx became down right shocking when one of the women arguing pulled out a Taser and shocked the other.   [wp_ad_camp_1] Cops say the bizarre argument occurred back in March in the Allerton section of the...
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Stunner Shocks Rival with Taser in Bronx

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Secret on How to Get Around NYC Term Limits

Political Petition Time is Here Again Political Hopefuls Ask for Your Vote


By Robert Press
POLITICS– It’s that time of the year where many people have high hopes of running for elected office is upon us now. Supporters of candidates for local city council races, Bronx Borough President, and all three citywide offices are knocking on doors and asking registered voters of the political party they are affiliated with if you would like to sign what is known as a Designating Petition for one candidate or an entire slate of candidates all the way up to the office of mayor.
I have been to the campaign office openings of candidates running in the 13th and 14th City Council races. In the 13th district I was at candidates Mark Gjonaj and John Doyle’s campaign offices, where petitions were on hand to be distributed to supporters to obtain valid signatures or to be signed by the supporters on hand.


Currently there are six candidates trying for the Democratic Party line, of which I believe the top thre…

Scores Turn Out for Bronx Job Fair

BRONX- Bronxites dusted off their resumes and crammed into a local gym in hope of landing a new position at a job fair. (Photos by Bob Kappstatter) [wp_ad_camp_1]   The third in a recent series of job fairs drew more than a thousand peop...
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Scores Turn Out for Bronx Job Fair

BRONX- Bronxites dusted off their resumes and crammed into a local gym in hope of landing a new position at a job fair. (Photos by Bob Kappstatter) [wp_ad_camp_1]   The third in a recent series of job fairs drew more than a thousand peop...
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Bronx Dads Give Kids a Pony for Father’s Day

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Bronx Dads Give Kids a Pony for Father’s Day

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Bronx Dads Give Kids a Pony for Father’s Day

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Bronx Dads Give Kids a Pony for Father’s Day

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Bronx Dads Give Kids a Pony for Father’s Day

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Bronx Dads Give Kids a Pony for Father’s Day

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Bronx Dads Give Kids a Pony for Father’s Day

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Bronx Dads Give Kids a Pony for Father’s Day

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Bronx Dads Give Kids a Pony for Father’s Day

By Gary Quintal BRONX- These Bronx dads gave their little girls a pony- at least for a day. As part of a Father’s Day program, children were given free pony rides yesterday. [wp_ad_camp_1] On Father's Day, children ages 4 to 10 had an opportun...
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How BX Political Machine Will Get Around Term Limits

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How BX Political Machine Will Get Around Term Limits

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How BX Political Machine Will Get Around Term Limits

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How BX Political Machine Will Get Around Term Limits

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How BX Political Machine Will Get Around Term Limits

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How BX Political Machine Will Get Around Term Limits

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How BX Political Machine Will Get Around Term Limits

Political Petition Time is Here Again Political Hopefuls Ask for Your Vote By Robert Press POLITICS- It’s that time of the year where many people have high hopes of running for elected office is upon us now. Supporters of candidates for local c...
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Avocado Attacker was a Monroe Baseball Player

Former College Baseball Player Charged with Assaulting Deli Clerk with Avocados   By Dan Gesslein   BRONX- A former Monroe College baseball player has been arrested for pelting a deli clerk with avocados.   [wp_ad_camp_1] Police...
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Mugger Put Knife to Man’s Throat in Morris Park

Knife Trotting Trio wore Yankee Gear BRONX A Morris Park man had a knife placed to his throat by... The post Mugger Put Knife to Man’s Throat in Morris Park appeared first on BRONX... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Mugger Put Knife to Man’s Throat in Morris Park

Knife Trotting Trio wore Yankee Gear   BRONX- A Morris Park man had a knife placed to his throat by a group of muggers around the corner from the White Plains Road Business Improvement District (BID).   [wp_ad_camp_1] Police released s...
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Avocado Attacker was a Monroe Baseball Player

Former College Baseball Player Charged with Assaulting Deli Clerk with Avocados   By Dan Gesslein   BRONX- A former Monroe College baseball player has been arrested for pelting a deli clerk with avocados.   [wp_ad_camp_1] Police...
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Dining Out on Father’s Day

By Morris Gut DINING OUT- Here are a few suggestions for Dad’s special day, Sunday, June 18st.   [wp_ad_camp_1]   Post Road Ale House, 11-13 Huguenot St., New Rochelle 914-365-2365   Chef Brian MacMenamin has ref...
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DeBlasio Hopes to Grow Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

NYC to Invest in Cybersecurity, Freight, Life Sciences, Virtual Reality, Culture, Tech, Manufacturing, Apprenticeships   NEW YORK- Mayor Bill de Blasio released New York Works, a series of 25 initiatives to spur 100,000 jobs with good wages o...
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DeBlasio Hopes to Grow Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

NYC to Invest in Cybersecurity, Freight, Life Sciences, Virtual Reality, Culture, Tech, Manufacturing, Apprenticeships


NEW YORK- Mayor Bill de Blasio released New York Works, a series of 25 initiatives to spur 100,000 jobs with good wages over the coming decade. 
To combat economic inequality, grow the middle class and adapt to ever-changing technology, the City will invest in industries with high wages and job potential, focusing on jobs that pay at least $50,000 per year or offer a clear path to that salary level.
The de Blasio administration will invest heavily in technology, particularly cybersecurity (30,000 jobs); life sciences and health care (15,000 jobs); industrial and manufacturing (20,000 jobs); and the creative and cultural sectors (10,000 jobs). It will support those sectors with physical space to expand, tax incentives to promote growth, business development investments for early-stage companies, and workforce training to connect New Yorkers to good jobs. These strategies …

7 Injured in Bronx Apartment Fire

By David Greene BRONX- Seven people were injured, including four children, after a fast moving fire broke out in a six-story, non-fire proof building on Perry Avenue.   [wp_ad_camp_1]   A massive response by police and fire officials b...
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Bronx Dem Calls for Unity Following GOP Shooting

BRONX- A Bronx congressman is calling for calm and unity following the deadly shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise.


“My thoughts are with Congressman Scalise, my colleague on the Energy and Commerce Committee, and the four other individuals including two members of Capitol Police who were shot. We pray for their speedy recovery. And I want to thank our men and women in law enforcement who reacted swiftly to contain an extremely volatile situation. Without their presence this could have been far worse,” Congressman Eliot Engel. 
A long-time outspoken critic of the Trump Administration and the GOP, Engel said yesterday’s shooting of Scalise and others at a baseball field during a practice for a charity game must be condemned as well as all violence.

“No matter where we lie on the political spectrum, we are still all Americans, united as one. Violence will never be the answer to our differences and should always be condemned in the strongest possible terms. We cannot and will not allow thi…

4 Months After Bronx Parking Garage Collapse, Cars Finally Removed

I hope you have insurance - Garage Says By David Greene BRONX- A commercial parking garage had become a parking... The post 4 Months After Bronx Parking Garage Collapse, Cars... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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4 Months After Bronx Parking Garage Collapse, Cars Finally Removed

'I hope you have insurance'- Garage Says By David Greene   BRONX- A commercial parking garage had become a parking nightmare for a still-unknown number of vehicle owners who are now seeing their cars and trucks for the first time, since a par...
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SUV Flips Over in Bronx

Early Morning Accident Shocks Pelham Bay By Edwin Soto   BRONX- An SUV flipped over onto its roof during an early morning accident in Pelham Bay today.    [wp_ad_camp_1] The Bronx Voice was on the scene outside Country Club when an S...
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Crowley Condemns ‘Senseless’ Shooting

Scalise Undergoes Third Surgery   BRONX- Bronx Congressman Joseph Crowley condemned the “senseless” shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise. This comes as Scalise undergoes a third surgery to stem the damage from the gunshot wound.   [wp_ad_...
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Dining Out on Father’s Day

By Morris Gut DINING OUT- Here are a few suggestions for Dad’s special day, Sunday, June 18st.   [wp_ad_camp_1]   Post Road Ale House, 11-13 Huguenot St., New Rochelle 914-365-2365   Chef Brian MacMenamin has ref...
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Cops Bust Avocado Throwing Thug

BRONX- The thug who fractured a deli clerk’s jaw by throwing an avocado was busted by cops. [embed]https://youtu.be/_pSUx_WchSo[/embed] [wp_ad_camp_1] Police arrested 28-year-old Brad Gomez and charged him with assault.   Investigators sa...
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Calls for Calm Following Shooting of Congressman Scalise

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Calls for Calm Following Shooting of Congressman Scalise

Bronx Dem Calls for Unity Following GOP Shooting   BRONX- A Bronx congressman is calling for calm and unity following the deadly shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise.   [wp_ad_camp_1]   “My thoughts are with Congressman Scalis...
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Cops ID 1 in Avocado Attack on Bronx Deli Worker

By Dan Gesslein BRONX Don’t screw up a sandwich order near Yankee Stadium or you could end up being pelted... The post Cops ID 1 in Avocado Attack on Bronx Deli Worker appeared first on BRONX... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Cops ID 1 in Avocado Attack on Bronx Deli Worker

By Dan Gesslein BRONX- Don’t screw up a sandwich order near Yankee Stadium or you could end up being pelted with produce. [embed]https://youtu.be/_pSUx_WchSo[/embed] [wp_ad_camp_1] Cops say they have identified at least one of the pair ...
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Law Snuffs Bronx Bootleg Cigarette Scheme

21 Inducted in Operation that Avoided $20 Million in Tax Revenue  BRONX- Law enforcement officials snuffed out a bootleg cigarette scheme that flooded the Bronx with illegal smokes.   [wp_ad_camp_1]   District Attorney Darce...
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Puerto Rico Vote Resembles DeBlasio Election 

Election Results in Puerto Rico Are No Different Than the Election Results for the Mayor of the City of New... The post Puerto Rico Vote Resembles DeBlasio Election  appeared first on BRONX VOICE. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Cops Seek Livery Driver in Bronx Hit-and-Run

By Dan Gesslein BRONX A pedestrian struck by two cars near Lincoln Hospital died before he could reach the hospital.... The post Cops Seek Livery Driver in Bronx Hit-and-Run appeared first on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Cops Seek Livery Driver in Bronx Hit-and-Run

By Dan Gesslein BRONX- A pedestrian struck by two cars near Lincoln Hospital died before he could reach the hospital. Now police are looking for the driver of a livery car, they say, hit the victim and just drove on.   [wp_ad_camp_1] ...
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Mayoral Control of Schools Turns into Game of Chicken

By Robert Press POLITICS Mayoral Control of the NYC public schools began under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and has... The post Mayoral Control of Schools Turns into Game of Chicken... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Mayoral Control of Schools Turns into Game of Chicken

By Robert Press   POLITICS- Mayoral Control of the NYC public schools began under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and has continued under current Mayor Bill de Blasio as an amendment to the State Education Law.   [wp_ad_camp_1] ...
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Fort Apache Cops Trade Tales of Bronx Bad Old Days

(Photos by David Greene) By David Greene BRONX- More than 100 former cops once stationed at the famed "Fort Apache" station-house on Simpson Street during the 1970's, held their annual gathering as they reminisced with cocktails in hand and onc...
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Yankees’ Judge Home Run Smashes Orioles

Yankees Proving This Is No Fluke By Rich Mancuso   SPORTS- This is as real as it gets and by now the New York Yankees know it is. And so do their fans who packed Yankee Stadium up in the Bronx this week. After their 16-3 annihilation against Ba...
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Batman Gets 20 Years for Killing

Bronx Man Attacked with Baseball Bat

   BRONX- A Bronx man will spend the next 20 years behind bars for beating a man to death with a baseball bat, prosecutors said.   [wp_ad_camp_1] Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Cla...
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Docs 3D Print Up Arm for Child Born Without One

Bronx Hospital Pioneering 3D printed prosthetics   HEALTH- NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi has created a prosthetic arm and hand using 3D printing for its youngest patient yet. Born without forearms or hands, three-year-old Isaac Cruz is ad...
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Bronx Man Charged with Plotting Terror Attacks

Kingsbridge Man Scoped Out Target Sites for Hezbollah- Prosecutors Say   BRONX- He is charged with being the terrorist next door. A Bronx man has been indicted on charges that he scoped out targets for the terrorist organization Hezbollah....
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Dining Out on Father’s Day

By Morris Gut DINING OUT- Here are a few suggestions for Dad’s special day, Sunday, June 18st.   [wp_ad_camp_1]   Post Road Ale House, 11-13 Huguenot St., New Rochelle 914-365-2365   Chef Brian MacMenamin has ref...
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‘Daredevil’ Crook Wanted for 2 Robberies

By Dan Gesslein BRONX- A Bronx crook, who is dressing like Daredevil from the Netflix series, is wanted for 2 robberies.   [wp_ad_camp_1]   Police released surveillance video of a suspect who looks like he can’t see. The ma...
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‘Daredevil’ Crook Wanted for 2 Robberies

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What are Voters Thinking in Jimmy Vacca’s District?

13th City Council Candidate Survey Results


By Robert Press
POLITICS– Saturday was the East Tremont Avenue Side Walk Fair (in the Throggs Neck area), and a perfect place to do a survey of people on the 13th City Council race.


Mr. John Marano, who withdrew from the council race last week, told me that after talking with his campaign consultants he realized that he could not win the September Democratic Primary. Mr. Marano had told me that the voter base in the Throggs Neck area (his stronghold) was not what it was thought to be, and that he did not want to be the deciding factor of taking votes away from a candidate who could have won the race.

Below is a survey of 63 people who were at the Sidewalk fair. 13 people said they did not want to take the survey, and 10 people who said they were not registered to vote in the 13th Council district. The remaining 40 people were happy to take my survey of the 13th City Council race. It should be noted that three candidate either were on hand or had …