Riverdale's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:38:42 -0400 HamletHub.com Federal Judge Orders Census to continue through Oct. 31st https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/politics/4702-federal-judge-orders-census-to-continue-through-oct-31st4702-federal-judge-orders-census-to-continue-through-oct-31st https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/politics/4702-federal-judge-orders-census-to-continue-through-oct-31st4702-federal-judge-orders-census-to-continue-through-oct-31st

The deadline for U.S. citizens to fill out the 2020 census has been extended to October 31st by a Federal Judge in California.

The ruling, issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh for the Northern District of California requires the Census Bureau to keep trying to tally the country's residents through Oct. 31.

That ruling is expected to be appealed by the Justice Department in what has become the latest twist in a long-running political dispute over the once-a-decade survey of the United States population.

The new timeline hopes to account for delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The original deadline was July 31 and had been pushed back to September 30th. In July, the Census Bureau's director, Steven Dillingham said that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the bureau, had directed them to speed up all counting efforts in order to provide, by law, a report to the President by December 31st.

The census helps determine the amount of federal funds allotted to each state for various needs.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Politics Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:01:19 -0400
3 Killed in One Car Crash on Cross County Parkway https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4701-3-killed-in-one-car-crash-on-cross-county-parkway4701-3-killed-in-one-car-crash-on-cross-county-parkway https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/publicsafety/4701-3-killed-in-one-car-crash-on-cross-county-parkway4701-3-killed-in-one-car-crash-on-cross-county-parkway

1 teen and 2 men in their 20's were found deceased at the scene.

At 2:26 a.m. this morning, Westchester County Police received numerous calls regarding a single car accident on the eastbound Cross County Parkway in Mount Vernon, near the Hutchinson River Parkway.  Responding Westchester County Police officers found the wreckage of a blue Toyota in the center lane of the Parkway. Within the wreckage, officers found the body of a 16-year-old female passenger. The bodies of two other passengers, a 22-year-old male and a 24-year-old male, we found outside of the vehicle.  All of the deceased are believed to be residents of the Bronx and their identities are being withheld pending the notification of their families.

The driver of the vehicle, a 21-year-old Bronx man, escaped with a minor hand injury and was taken to Westchester Medical Center for treatment. His identity is being withheld pending notification of the families of the deceased.

The cause of the accident is under investigation and the Cross County Parkway remains closed eastbound between the southbound Hutchinson River Parkway and New Rochelle Road at this time.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Public safety Fri, 25 Sep 2020 07:37:21 -0400
Year’s Eve Confirm this year's Ball Drop Event will Be Virtual https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4700-year-s-eve-confirm-this-year-s-ball-drop-event-will-be-virtual4700-year-s-eve-confirm-this-year-s-ball-drop-event-will-be-virtual https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4700-year-s-eve-confirm-this-year-s-ball-drop-event-will-be-virtual4700-year-s-eve-confirm-this-year-s-ball-drop-event-will-be-virtual

The virtually enhanced celebration will bring Times Square and the Ball to you digitally no matter where you are.

With January 1, 2021 now 100 days away, the organizers of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square provided a preliminary teaser of how the event will change in response to the changes and challenges of 2020: a virtually enhanced celebration that brings Times Square and the Ball to you digitally no matter where you are, scaled-back and socially distanced live elements still to be determined, and an extremely limited group of in-person honorees, socially distanced, who will reflect the themes, challenges and inspirations of 2020. "People all over the globe are ready to join New Yorkers in welcoming in the new year with the iconic Ball Drop. I commend the Times Square Alliance, Jamestown, and Countdown Entertainment on finding a safe, creative and innovative way for all of us to continue to celebrate this century-old tradition.

"A new year means a fresh start, and we’re excited to celebrate,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on December 31st,” said Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance, which co-produces the event with Countdown Entertainment. “But this year there will be significantly new and enhanced virtual, visual and digital offerings to complement whatever limited live entertainment or experiences – still in development -- will take place in Times Square. And because any opportunity to be live in Times Square will be pre-determined and extremely limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be the opportunity to participate virtually wherever you are. Because more than ever in these divided and fear-filled times, the world desperately needs to come together symbolically and virtually to celebrate the people and things we love and to look forward with a sense of renewal and new beginnings.

” The owner of One Times Square, Jamestown, where the New Year’s Eve Ball drops, has built the virtual world of Times Square and a complementary broadcast app to allow everyone to experience Times Square and celebrate with us in these unusual times.

Jeff Straus, President of Countdown Entertainment, noted that, "We will miss everyone this year but we will bring our celebration to you, whether you want to turn off and turn away from the bad news of 2020, or turn to the new year with a sense of hope, renewal and resolution, you’ll be able to join us virtually like never before as part of the Times Square 2021 celebration."

The organizers noted that as in past years, news, people and pop culture from the year will be woven into the celebration. “No one needs to be reminded of what the dominant news of 2020 has been so far: COVID-19 and a host of racial, economic and climate crises. Through a limited number of honored guests we will note where we’ve been but more importantly we will honor and celebrate the courageous and creative spirits who have helped and will help us travel through these challenging times into the New Year,” said Tompkins “More details to come; either way, we will be celebrating with you in some form on the 31st.”

Accordingly, through digital, virtual and analogue means, the organizers and Jamestown will invite the world to participate in a celebration of the best of the human spirit, across different categories, ranging from essential workers and first responders to doctors and scientists, and of course both emerging and established entertainers, musicians and artists.

commandercarey@gmail.com (timessquarenyc.org) Events Fri, 25 Sep 2020 04:58:17 -0400
Work Begins To Restore Bronx River Tributary In White Plains https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4698-work-begins-to-restore-bronx-river-tributary-in-white-plains4698-work-begins-to-restore-bronx-river-tributary-in-white-plains https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4698-work-begins-to-restore-bronx-river-tributary-in-white-plains4698-work-begins-to-restore-bronx-river-tributary-in-white-plains

The restoration of a Bronx River tributary has begun with the expectation that the project will improve the river’s water quality, and curtail erosion next to the northbound and southbound lanes of the Bronx River Parkway in White Plains.

Fulton Brook’s banks have been washing into the Bronx River with each heavy rainstorm. Pollutants from surrounding roads and parking lots attach themselves to eroded sediment particles, and are carried into the river by storm water runoff. The small tributary has also become a tangle of invasive vines, exposed tree roots and raw embankments, incapable of withstanding the erosive forces of water.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “The Bronx River is the recreational centerpiece of the Bronx River Parkway Reservation. It is a natural jewel in the County’s parks system, and this project will help us to protect and restore this precious resource for future generations.”

The current restoration project will stabilize the banks using some stone and native grasses, perennials, shrubs and trees. The result will be a naturalistic stream emptying into the Bronx River, just north of the Westchester County Center in the Bronx River Parkway Reservation, which is owned and managed by the County.

The restoration of nearly 500 linear feet of Fulton Brook is largely funded through a $475,000 state grant administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. County capital funding covers the project cost balance of $400,000. In addition to the stabilization materials, other project costs include clearing, grading and the replacement of drainage structures.

Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Planning Norma Drummond said: “This project is one of several undertaken by the County to improve the health of the Bronx River and minimize the degree of flooding along its channel. Like some of the others, it was recommended in a Bronx River watershed management plan prepared by the County Planning Department, working with an inter-municipal coalition.”

Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation Kathy O’Connor said: “The 807-acre Bronx River Parkway Reservation is used by thousands of residents and visitors every day. The river’s health is integral to the recreational experience of those who use the Bronx River Pathway, and enjoy this greenway through urban and suburban Westchester.”

commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Places Tue, 22 Sep 2020 08:15:30 -0400
Today is National Voter Registration Day https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/politics/4699-today-is-national-voter-registration-day4699-today-is-national-voter-registration-day https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/politics/4699-today-is-national-voter-registration-day4699-today-is-national-voter-registration-day

National Voter Registration Day on the Fourth Tuesday in September urges citizens to register to vote. Make your vote count!

More than 300,000 Americans registered to vote in the inaugural day the observance in 2012. That number jumped to 800,000 in 2018. The day helps to ensure eligible voters register in their districts each year. The awareness campaign provides valuable information for each state, too. Timed ideally a few months before some of the bigger elections of the year, the day places information in the hands of the voters at the right time.  

There are hundreds of local, state and national organizations driving the day and bringing it to you, too. Partner organizations help also by coordinating thousands of public events to bring awareness about ballot initiatives, local elections, and voter registration.

HOW TO OBSERVE #VoterRegistrationDay

If your right to vote means anything to you, make sure you’re registered. While registration isn’t required in every state, every state has minimum requirements. Knowing what they are and being prepared to vote is an important part of a democracy.

Learn about your voter rights and requirements. Be informed by checking where your polling place is. You can also learn more about mail-in voting. If you have any questions about voter registration, all the answers are conveniently located in one place. Each state has different requirements. So, if you’ve moved recently, be sure to know the requirements where you live. Make your vote count. Visit www.nationalvoterregistrationday.org to learn more.

Register to vote and use #VoterRegistrationDay to post on social media.


The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) established the first National Voter Registration Day on September 25, 2012.  In 2014, the NASS established the Fourth Tuesday of September as the official day for National Voter Registration Day.

commandercarey@gmail.com (nationalday.com) Politics Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:09:59 -0400
NY Mets Sold to LI Billionaire for a record $2.4 Billion https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4697-ny-mets-sold-to-li-billionaire-for-a-record-2-4-billion4697-ny-mets-sold-to-li-billionaire-for-a-record-2-4-billion https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4697-ny-mets-sold-to-li-billionaire-for-a-record-2-4-billion4697-ny-mets-sold-to-li-billionaire-for-a-record-2-4-billion

The Sterling Partners, owners of the NY Mets Baseball Club, have announced their intention to sell their stake in the team to Long Island Billionaire Steven Cohen. The sale is subject to the approval of the Major League Baseball club owners. 23 of the other 29 owners must approve the sale before it is is official. The vote is expected to take place no later then the Owners meeting this November.

“I am excited to have reached an agreement with the Wilpon and Katz families to purchase the New York Mets,” said Mr. Cohen. Cohen is a Long Island native, a lifelong Mets fan and hedge fund manager who currently owns an 8 percent stake in the team.

A previous deal reached in November was squashed when the Wilpons demanded that the deal be completed but that they would retain control for an additional 5 years before turning the operations over to Cohen.

 he Wilpon-run parent company of the Mets, Sterling Equities, again put the team up for auction, before entering exclusive negotiations with Cohen this summer. The sides have reached a deal to transfer ownership within months for a reported 2.4 Billion dollars. The $2.4 billion-plus sale tops the $2.35 billion valuation of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets  which was partially sold for 2.35 billion by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov to Alibaba Group co-founder and Canadian billionaire Joe Tsai. Tsai had purchased a $1 billion dollar stake in the team earlier and then completed the sale, which gave him sole ownership of the NBA Team, for an additional 1.35 billion last year.

Anthony DeComo, on Mets.com said, according to a source the Mets’ deal does not include SNY, the Sterling Equities owned cable network that is under contract to broadcast all NY Mets games through 2030. Sterling will also retain a small 5 percent ownership stake in the team itself.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Life Tue, 15 Sep 2020 07:40:56 -0400
Macy's Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Is Going Virtual This Year https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4696-macy-s-annual-thanksgiving-day-parade-is-going-virtual-this-year4696-macy-s-annual-thanksgiving-day-parade-is-going-virtual-this-year https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4696-macy-s-annual-thanksgiving-day-parade-is-going-virtual-this-year4696-macy-s-annual-thanksgiving-day-parade-is-going-virtual-this-year

The iconic holiday event will be reimagined safely for a national television presentation

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air nationwide on NBC-TV Thursday, November 26 from 9 a.m. – Noon, in all time zones

Macy’s traditional Giant Balloon Inflation public event on Wednesday will not take place


Macy’s and the City of New York earlier today announced details of the reimagined plan for the safe production of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® celebration. For the first time in its more than 90-year history, the annual Macy’s Parade will be modified to safely bring the magic to more than 50 million viewers nationwide on Thanksgiving Day, while maintaining all of the spectacle and wonder of this cherished holiday tradition. This year the celebration will shift to a television only special presentation, showcasing the Macy’s Parade’s signature mix of giant character helium balloons, fantastic floats, street performers, clowns and heralding the arrival of the holiday season with the one-and-only Santa Claus.

“New York City is always proud to join Macy's to ring in the holiday season with New Yorkers and viewers around the world. We’ve worked closely with the Macy’s team on a safe and creative plan this year, and we look forward to keeping this tradition going on Thanksgiving Day,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“Macy’s believes in celebration and the joy of marking milestone moments with family and friends. The Macy’s Parade is our love letter and gift to the City of New York and the nation. Under the unique challenges of these unparalleled times, we felt it was important to continue this cherished holiday tradition that has been the opening act to the holiday season for generations of families,” said Susan Tercero, executive producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “While it will certainly look different in execution, this year’s Macy’s Parade celebration will once again serve its historical purpose – to bring joy into the hearts of millions across the nation.”

For nearly 100 years, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been synonymous with the official start of the holiday season in the United States. Growing from a two block-long collection of Macy’s colleagues dressed in whimsical clown outfits, playing instruments and adorning floats in 1924, to the world-famous spectacle we know today, at the core of the Macy’s Parade has been the warm memories that fill the hearts and minds of generations of American families.

To safely produce this icon of American culture during this unprecedented time, Macy’s partnered with the City of New York to create a safe plan that would keep the tradition alive. Following the success of this summer’s reimagined Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® show, the Macy’s team meticulously reviewed every area of the Thanksgiving Day playbook to put in place enhanced health and safety practices that align with CDC guidelines, as well as local and state government protocols.

The safety of participants and spectators is Macy’s number one priority and this year’s 94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade celebration will be produced solely as a television event allowing millions of New Yorkers and the nation to safely experience it from the comforts of home.

As part of Macy’s comprehensive health and wellness plan a number of changes will be implemented in order to execute this event safely. These changes include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Reducing the overall number of participants by approximately 75%, and splitting the remaining participants over two days
  • All participants will be appropriately socially distanced during performances and be required to wear face coverings and additional personal protective equipment depending on their role
  • Shifting to a television-broadcast-only production with staging for Parade elements focused solely in/ around the Herald Square area of Midtown Manhattan
  • The traditional 2.5-mile Parade route will not be utilized this year
  • No participant in the Parade will be under 18 years of age
  • Previously selected regional High School and College Marching Bands performances will be deferred to the 2021 Macy’s Parade, with locally based professional marching and musical ensembles taking musical duties in the lineup
  • Macy’s traditional Giant Balloon Inflation public event on Wednesday will not take place
  • Macy’s signature giant character balloons will be flown without the traditional 80-100 handlers and instead employ an innovative, specially rigged anchor vehicle framework of five specialty vehicles tested and approved by the NYCDOT and NYPD

The 94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air nationwide on NBC-TV, Thursday, November 26, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, in all time zones. For more information visit macys.com/parade. To follow and participate in the excitement, check out @macys on various social platforms and follow #MacysParade.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Macy's) Life Mon, 14 Sep 2020 14:23:21 -0400
Westchester's 9/11 Memorial Ceremony to be held virtually https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4695-westchester-s-9-11-memorial-ceremony-to-be-held-virtually4695-westchester-s-9-11-memorial-ceremony-to-be-held-virtually https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4695-westchester-s-9-11-memorial-ceremony-to-be-held-virtually4695-westchester-s-9-11-memorial-ceremony-to-be-held-virtually

Westchester County, with the health and safety of our community in mind, has made the decision to hold our September 11th Memorial Ceremony virtually. Join us tomorrow for our virtual ceremony as we honor and remember the thousands of lives lost on 9/11 and those we have lost since.‬

Friday September 11, 2020 at 3PM on the facebook.com/westchestergov

kerry@ducey.org (Peter Carey) Events Thu, 10 Sep 2020 10:59:50 -0400
ACE Endico says “thank you” to all educators by offering $25 off orders, lunch box essentials and next day delivery! https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4694-ace-endico-says-thank-you-to-all-educators-by-offering-25-off-orders-lunch-box-essentials-and-next-day-delivery4694-ace-endico-says-thank-you-to-all-educators-by-offering-25-off-orders-lunch-box-essentials-and-next-day-delivery https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4694-ace-endico-says-thank-you-to-all-educators-by-offering-25-off-orders-lunch-box-essentials-and-next-day-delivery4694-ace-endico-says-thank-you-to-all-educators-by-offering-25-off-orders-lunch-box-essentials-and-next-day-delivery

ACE Endico says “thank you” to all educators by offering $25 off orders. Use promo code SCHOOL25.

School is in session and it’s a challenging year for both students and teachers. ACE Endico To Go can ease the back to school stress by delivering lunch box essentials (single-serve snacks and drinks) directly to your door! 

When COVID-19 hit, ACE Endico sprung into action and began delivering its top quality products to homes throughout Westchester and Connecticut.  Choose from over 2,000 items on newly launched Ace Endico To Go and your groceries will be delivered the next day (and it’s free if you spend $200 or more!) 

ACE ENDICO wants to assure you that their drivers are wearing gloves, and using sanitizing wipes and disinfectant sprays between deliveries. 

Ace Endico, a family-owned business that began with humble roots in a small garage in Mt. Vernon, New York in 1982  is now the leading regional food purveyor and foodservice distributor in the Northeast, employing over 400 employees!

To place your order, click HERE (and if you're a teacher, use promo code SCHOOL25 for $25 off!)

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Tue, 08 Sep 2020 17:53:09 -0400
Ace Endico To Go Delivers Groceries and Specialty Items to Your Westchester Home! https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4693-ace-endico-to-go-delivers-groceries-and-specialty-items-to-your-ridgefield-home4693-ace-endico-to-go-delivers-groceries-and-specialty-items-to-your-ridgefield-home https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/life/4693-ace-endico-to-go-delivers-groceries-and-specialty-items-to-your-ridgefield-home4693-ace-endico-to-go-delivers-groceries-and-specialty-items-to-your-ridgefield-home

Ace Endico Freshly on Wheels and Delivering to Your Home

Ace Endico, a family-owned business that began with humble roots in a small garage in Mt. Vernon, New York in 1982  is now the leading regional food purveyor and foodservice distributor in the Northeast, employing over 400 employees!

And, until recently, you could only savor the company’s top quality products when you dined in the finest restaurants or shopped in the highest quality retail food market.

Ta-da! This is no longer the case! You have made busy families throughout Westchester and Connecticut very happy by offering over 2,000 items on newly launched Ace Endico To Go delivered directly to homes (and it’s free if you spend $200 or more!) 

Here, we talk with Steven D'Onofrio Ace Endico VP of Sales about the company's rapidly growing home delivery service - Ace Endico To Go!

Tell me how and why you pivoted your business model to support the community during the pandemic?

We saw a need to help the community who were fearful to leave their homes to shop for fine food and thought- How could we help.  Within 2 weeks, we created a brand new website, created a full team, specifically dedicated to this business model, invested in 6 new Sprinter Vans, specifically designed with proper temperature controls to ensure the highest quality of delivery, and trained our drivers to deliver in a COVID19 distanced way.   We even deliver Gelato at the perfect temperature- ready to eat every time.

What are some of your best selling products and how does one go about getting them?

Some of our best selling products tend to be Antibiotic-Free Chicken from Murray’s Chicken- Our portion control- Top Restaurant steaks- such as Filet Mignon and Strip Steak.

Our on-site Freshly cut seafood such as Salmon, Whole Lobsters, and Sea Bass- Our Imported Italian specialties such as DOP San Marzano Tomatoes and Parmigiano Reggiano

Our convenience products such as Imported- Ready to Bake Pizzas, as well as many grocery and produce staples.

Believe it or not- we sell a great variety of Masks- with Fashionable designs!

Do you have products for customers who have special dietary needs (gluten allergies) or those on plant-based diets?

Absolutely!  We actually have dedicated categories on our site for Gluten Free and Plant based diets as well as Organic products.

Can you name a few local restaurants whose menu is chock full of Ace Endico products?

Too many to mention all! To name a few, in Westchester, we support Fortina, DeCicco and Sons, Cutillo's Restaurant as welll as Plaza at Clover Lake (assisted living) in Carmel. Our range of customer base is quite extensive.

Check out the many products available for purchase HERE and place your order online here for next-day home delivery. 

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Mon, 31 Aug 2020 08:19:00 -0400
Cuomo: NY wil set up Covid-19 test sites at NYC area airports https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4692-cuomo-ny-wil-set-up-covid-19-test-sites-at-nyc-area-airports4692-cuomo-ny-wil-set-up-covid-19-test-sites-at-nyc-area-airports https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/places/4692-cuomo-ny-wil-set-up-covid-19-test-sites-at-nyc-area-airports4692-cuomo-ny-wil-set-up-covid-19-test-sites-at-nyc-area-airports

Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a press conference on Long Island Monday, said that NY State will set up Covid-19 testing sites at both John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airport in NYC.  

“We’re actually setting up testing sites at our airports. We’ll be able to do faster testing of people coming in, including hospital staff," Cuomo said.

Cuomo said the coronavirus testing sites at JFK and LaGuardia will be set up by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and New York City Health + Hospitals and also operates the City’s Clinics and Public Hospitals.

After being hard hit at he beginning of the pandemic NY has lowered its daily infection rate to  amongst the lowest in the nation. The state has also implemented a mandatory 14 day isolation on travelers from states with high infections rate. 

Travelers who do not comply with the state’s order requiring travelers to file a contact tracing form upon arrival in NY could face a fine.

Both New York City and NY State have been cracking down on travel from these high risk states for weeks, asking airlines to hand out the forms, mandating hotels have their guests fill them out, and setting up checkpoints at bridge and tunnel crossings in NYC.

The Port Authority of NY & NJ, who own and operate the area's three biggest airports (Newark in NJ along with JFK and LaGuardia) have been working with local and state officials regarding the testing sites but Cuomo did not give specific details as to when the sites would ready to operate.

kerry@ducey.org (Peter Carey) Places Tue, 25 Aug 2020 09:35:27 -0400
Drive-In Movie Night at Orchard Beach on August 21 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4691-drive-in-movie-night-at-orchard-beach-on-august-214691-drive-in-movie-night-at-orchard-beach-on-august-21 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4691-drive-in-movie-night-at-orchard-beach-on-august-214691-drive-in-movie-night-at-orchard-beach-on-august-21

Drive-In Movie Night at Orchard Beach - The Avengers End Game!

Movie night means it's time to sit back and relax! Join the Bronx Chamber team on August 21.

Free popcorn for every car!

You MUST REGISTER to attend. One ticket per vehicle. Space is limited.

Learn more and register HERE.

kerry@ducey.org (HH) Events Sun, 16 Aug 2020 09:24:42 -0400
NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association To Organize 9/11 Tribute in Lights After NYC Mayor Cancels The Event https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4690-nypd-sergeants-benevolent-association-to-organize-9-11-tribute-in-lights-after-nyc-mayor-cancels-the-event4690-nypd-sergeants-benevolent-association-to-organize-9-11-tribute-in-lights-after-nyc-mayor-cancels-the-event https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/neighbors/4690-nypd-sergeants-benevolent-association-to-organize-9-11-tribute-in-lights-after-nyc-mayor-cancels-the-event4690-nypd-sergeants-benevolent-association-to-organize-9-11-tribute-in-lights-after-nyc-mayor-cancels-the-event

Ed Mullins, the President of the 13,000 member NYC Sergeants Benevolent Association, has announced that the SBA will host a Tribute in Light on the evening of September 11, 2020. This is in response to the city canceling the annual commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks because of COVID-19 concerns. 

"Mayor de Blasio has once again failed to represent the people of this city with his inability to provide a viable alternative to this sacred annual event," said Mullins. 

"He allowed mass protests and riots in the city with no concerns whatsoever about the pandemic. He has shown time and again that he has no allegiance to crime victims in this city, whether they are killed in street encounters or by terrorists. 

"The 9/11 attacks was an act of war on our nation, and the Tribute in Light remembrance paid tribute to the nearly 3,000 innocent victims who were murdered that day, as well as all of the people that continue to die from 9/11 related ailments and illnesses. These victims include members of the NYPD, PAPD, FDNY and other First Responders, as well as all of the people who went to work that day and died for our country. 

"The mayor won't find a way to honor these heroes, but the SBA will pay tribute to all of the fallen victims by arranging for a Tribute in Light. A twin beam of light will shine on the evening of 9/11. The men and women of the Sergeants Benevolent Association will make sure of that. 

"The mayor might have a short and selective memory, but the members of the NYPD will NEVER FORGET the sacrifice of every person who lost their life that fateful day." 

commandercarey@gmail.com (NY PD Sergeants Benevolent ASsociation) Neighbors Sat, 15 Aug 2020 10:04:13 -0400
Cuomo: New Infection rates under 1%, DMV makes some transactions easier and Labor Dept fights fraud https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/politics/4689-cuomo-new-infection-rates-under-1-dmv-makes-some-transactions-easier-and-labor-dept-fights-fraud4689-cuomo-new-infection-rates-under-1-dmv-makes-some-transactions-easier-and-labor-dept-fights-fraud https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/politics/4689-cuomo-new-infection-rates-under-1-dmv-makes-some-transactions-easier-and-labor-dept-fights-fraud4689-cuomo-new-infection-rates-under-1-dmv-makes-some-transactions-easier-and-labor-dept-fights-fraud

The total number of COVID hospitalizations remains low. Yesterday, there were 555 total hospitalizations, a slight drop from the previous day. The number of patients on a ventilator dropped to a record low of 56. Of the 87,900 tests reported yesterday, 737 were positive (0.84%). Sadly, we lost 10 New Yorkers to the virus. You can check the results status in your region here
2. New York-based startup Codecademy has provided technical training to 1,500 state personnel on the frontlines of the State's pandemic response as part of the COVID-19 Technology SWAT Team. Through this pro-bono partnership, Codecademy is providing six-month training licenses to NYS' Office of Information Technology Services. Leading tech companies from around the country have participated in the Tech SWAT Team Initiative, saving taxpayers over $14 million. 
3. The DMV is expanding New Yorkers' ability to complete certain transactions through secure drop boxes. New Yorkers can use drop boxes for services including license plate surrenders, address changes, and license and registration renewals. Customers using drop boxes must wear face coverings and maintain social distancing at all times. Drop boxes are located at all state-run DMV offices and are available during regular office hours Monday-Saturday. Learn more here
4. During the pandemic, the New York Department of Labor has prevented more than $1 billion in unemployment insurance fraud. The Department of Labor has stopped more than 40,000 fraudulent claims since March. During the last five months, DOL has referred more UI fraud cases to federal prosecutors than in the last ten years combined. 
commandercarey@gmail.com (Office of the Governor. ) Politics Fri, 14 Aug 2020 09:27:30 -0400
Radio City Christmas Spectacular Cancelled for 2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4687-radio-city-christmas-spectacular-cancelled-for-20204687-radio-city-christmas-spectacular-cancelled-for-2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/riverdale/events/4687-radio-city-christmas-spectacular-cancelled-for-20204687-radio-city-christmas-spectacular-cancelled-for-2020

For the first time in 87 years the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes won’t go on.

Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced on Tuesday that this years show has been cancelled due to the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic. 

In statement released August 4th, the company said “We regret that the 2020 production of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes , presented by Chase, has been canceled due to continued uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are disappointed for everyone involved with the show, as well as for the many fans who make the Christmas Spectacular a cherished part of their holiday tradition. We look forward to welcoming audiences back for the 2021 production, which is on sale now. All tickets for the 2020 production will be automatically refunded at the point of purchase”.

This year's Spectacular was slated to run from Nov 6th through January 3rd, 2021

Rockette Samantha Berger posted on her Instagram page, “Christmas has officially been cancelled,”. She been performing with the Rockettes for 15 seasons. “Until Next year,” she added with two broken-heart emojis. “Please Wear a Mask.” 

The Rockettes usually perform up to 4 shows a day in the busy holyday season. There are currently 80 members of the troupe.

In a related development, the New York Post reported that Madison Square Garden Entertainment also announced plans to lay off 350 people as the pandemic continues to hurt venues that rely on live performances. That is approximately 1/3 of its employees, its sister company, MSG Sports is cutting 50 jobs, or about 15 percent of its staff. MSG Sports owns the NY Knicks of the NBA and the NY Rangers of the NHL.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Events Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:59:54 -0400