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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Golf Course May be Coming to the Bronx

Economic development and access to quality jobs is always a hot topic among Bronxites. In fact, referrals for employment and job training are some of the hardest for our case managers to find for clients. Will the proposed golf course create more jobs for the Borough? The New York Times article below discusses the controversial course. 

Published: January 9, 2012
Some watchdog groups are questioning a proposed deal that would allow Donald J. Trump to operate a planned golf course at Ferry Point Park.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

BCS Welcomes Spectators to Pinstripe Bowl

By Moises Reyes, Community Service Crew Supervisor

On December 31, 2011 Bronx Community Solutions  closed the year by assisting the 161 Street Business Improvement District by beautifying the area and welcoming fans to the Pinstripe Bowl, where Rutgers University played Iowa State at Yankee Stadium. 

The community service crew started the day by cleaning 161st and 162st streets at River, Gerald, and Walton Avenues. The Crew then spent the rest the day greeting and welcoming  fans by handing out fliers with discounts for dining and other Bronx-based businesses and events. The crew also had the opportunity to shake hands with Senator Jose Serrano. 

This community service event was an excellent example of how community service mandates can assist the community and while providing offenders with the opportunity to pay restitution and do good works. 

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

BCS Will Participate in Public Safety & Quality of Life Public Hearings

On Friday, January 27th, 2012 Bronx Community Solutions will participate in Community Board 7's Public Safety & Quality of Life Public Hearing. The Hearing is from 6PM - 9PM at Monroe College, in the King Hall Gym at 2501 Jerome Avenue, Bronx NY 10468

This pubic hearing is being called in response to residents who have expressed frustration to the Community Board about quality of life issues throughout the district. In response, Bronx Community Board 7 has invited neighborhood residents, elected officials, and representatives from city agencies to express their concerns.

Participants who enroll in advance will be given the opportunity to speak first. To enroll, send a copy of your testimony along with full contact information (name, address, phone, and organization name) to info@BronxCB7 info no later than Friday, January 20, 2012 by 12 noon. If you do not have access to e-mail, you may mail your testimony to: Bronx Community Board 7, 229A East 204th Street, Bronx NY 10458 no later than Monday, January 16, 2012.

For more information about this hearing, contact the Community Board at 718-933-5650/5651