Donation Relief for Puerto Rico, Mexico & the Caribbean Islands

Accepting: Water, Toiletries, Flashlights, Batteries, Sanitary Products, Baby Products, First Aid Kits, New Blankets, New Towels, Canned Goods Drop Off Dates & Locations September 25th – September 29th  Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj’s District Office 1126 Pelham Parkway S Bronx, New York 10461 9AM – 6PM  Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj &  Senator Jeff Klein’s Campaign Office 2018 Williamsbridge Road Bronx, New York 10461 10AM – 4PM Senator Jeff Klein’s District Office 1250 Waters Pl

JetBlue Launches 100x35JetBlue, an Immediate and Long-Term Commitment to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

JetBlue, the largest airline in Puerto Rico, today announced a multifaceted program to support both short-term relief and long-term recovery efforts on the island following the destruction from Hurricane Maria. 100x35JetBlue outlines the airline’s commitment to launching 35 initiatives over the next 100 days – and beyond – to support the needs of crewmembers, customers, and communities in Puerto Rico. “The heartbreaking and devastating situation in Puerto Rico compels us to take action,” said Robin Hayes,

Composting in the Bronx

I recently started a tiny outdoor garden for my daughters to help maintain and enjoy. Before then, we’d only really done herb gardens and other window planting, so we were all excited to see that it’s been growing already. The small step of gardening really got me excited about other ways I can think about the environment and make our footprint smaller- for example, composting. If you didn’t already know,

Is the NY 529 College Savings Program Right For You?

Brought to you by Momtrends When you’re a kid, childhood can seem like forever. You’re always waiting for the next milestone- for the next inch of freedom that you think you want. A later bedtime, a cell phone, to be able to walk to a friend’s house by yourself. It all seems so far away, but we know the reality of it is that it’s entirely too close by. Every

Application Deadline Extended for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

  The NYC Department of Youth and Community Development has extended the application deadline for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) to ­Friday­, ­March­ ­31­, ­2017. The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Applicants will be selected via lottery system. If you are between the ages

Free Arrest Support Hotline and Website Being Piloted in the Bronx

  No one ever plans on being arrested. But with everything happening today, it is good to be prepared and to know your rights. A new arrest support hotline and website is being piloted in the Bronx. Good Call is a free 24/7 hotline (347-95-Bronx) that anyone can call if they or a loved one get arrested. They will receive valuable information about the process and their rights- and have a lawyer assigned

Free Parenting Classes in the Bronx

  Common Sense Parenting, is a no-cost parenting skills curriculum provided by the Soundview Family Resource Center  in collaboration with Boystown that will begin on November 9th at 575 Soundview ave., Bronx NY 10473; from 10am-12pm.  The 7-session Common Sense Parenting Classes will  takes place in English for two hours on Wednesdays and  will include free refreshments and childcare! In addition, Common Sense Parenting Classes is ACS approved and fulfills court-mandated requirements for parenting skills classes, though many

2017 "Love Your Block" Grant Deadline Ending Soon

  NYC Service and Citizens Committee for New York City (“Citizens Committee”) today announced the ninth season of the Love Your Block Grant Campaign, an annual beautification and cleanup program that provides a $1,000 cash grant along with a host of city services to neighborhood and school-based volunteer groups across the five boroughs. It is the only public-private “adopt-a-block” grant program available to New Yorkers. Since its inception in 2009, more than 270 Love Your Block awards have

NYC Parks Bronx Pools Open Today

Photo: Floating Pool in Hunts Point via Mommy Poppins It’s officially summertime in the Bronx! School finished yesterday, and the free outdoor pools open today all over the city. So grab your bathing suit, your lock, and head to your nearest public pool. Below is a list of Bronx outdoor pool locations and some quick tips to know before you go. What You Should Know: Bathing suits are required to

5 Facebook Groups Every Bronxite Should Know About

    By now we have all learned of some breaking news or important information via social media. On Facebook, you’ll find groups for everything from parenting to Target clearance finds (wait, those two are pretty much the same thing). In the Bronx, we have a wide range of helpful groups that we want to make sure you know about.     Bronx and Westchester Mom’s Group If you’re a