The Community Board is the official municipal body whose mission is to advise and confer with government agencies, often times in conjunction with local elected officials, on matters affecting the social and economic welfare of the district.
The Committee Chairpersons of Bronx Community Board 7 do this by providing an open forum where residents have the opportunity to express their concerns involving the projects, programs and policies that affect their neighborhoods.
HEAP Cooling Assistance
You may be eligible to receive a voucher for the purchase and installation of an air conditioner or a fan to help your home stay cool; based upon income and home cooling needs. One air conditioner or fan, not to exceed $800 including installation, per applicant household. Contact your HEAP Local District or the OTDA Hotline at 1-800-342-3009. Click here to visit HEAP website.
Work for NYC – Civil Service Exams Are Open
NYC is seeking to fill many positions through the Civil Service Exams. Please check www.nys.gov/careers to Civil Service Exam schedule. Learn more about DCAS internship programs such as NYC Service Fellowship; Public Service Corps and more!!
The Board has 11 different Committees and together we have created some phenomenal creative results for our community that is recorded not only in this newsletter; but in the media and in the hearts of all that participated. We began our year honoring Veterans, their families, their dependents, friends and mentors. The Veterans and Seniors Committee partnered for the First Annual Veterans Breakfast and Soaring Eagles Awards Ceremony. And, the WAM Committed hosted the First Annual Women’s Empowerment Summit that featured 17 prominent leaders who inspired many.
The Parks and Recreation Committee recently attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation of Whalen Park by the Mosholu Public Library where children and families can have fun and spend quality time reading together after playing in the sprinklers. The Education Committee presented the top five youth community volunteers with scholarship awards from the NY Yankees and attended a game to celebrate. Read More
The Health and Hospitals Committee hosted an Overdose Prevention and Response Training; community member learned how and when to administer the lifesaving antidote (Narcan) which reverses the fatal effects of an Opioid overdose and possibly save a person’s life. Moreover, local health care advocates facilitated Nutritional Workshops and shared strategies to educate community members on making healthier food choices, a goal to reduce obesity. Read More
- The Public Safety and Quality of Life Committee informed members about the newly implemented Community Policing Division, which identifies and implements neighborhood-based police services to reduce crime, improve the quality of life, and engage community members in building partnerships and solving problems. Read More
- The Economic Development, Community Relations and Long Term Planning Committees, remain committed at providing new updates on the status of the Kingsbridge Armory Ice Center; while continuing too address the needs of local merchants within our communities.
- The Traffic and Transportation Committee informed community members about the designs for a new Elevator at Bedford Park “D” Train Station, currently underway on the Grand Concourse.
- Housing, Land Use and Zoning Committee continued to reassure community members that their voices are being heard, as developers make presentations about new housing developments, underway in the communities, during their monthly meetings.
- The Website, Acknowledgement and Media (WAM) Adhoc Committee continues to work diligently on upgrading and maintaining the Community Board 7’s new website and Newsletter ensuring transparency as well as assuring that community members remain informed about Board updates, developments, programs, events and services. Recently, the Committee hosted the 3rd Annual Bus Tour which hi-lighted the Board’s achievements and projects throughout the District.
- Tour Stops included: Project Renewal Transitional Housing, Serviam Gardens, Williamsbridge Oval, Croton Filtration, BronxNet Studios, and the Bronx Library Center. The day ended with a wonderfully prepared luncheon, a tour of the Library, an awards ceremony.
- The stakeholders in attendance included community residents, organizational leaders, developers, Commissioner of Parks, Government Officials and their representatives; our very own Robyn L. Saunders, 2nd Vice-Chair, unveiled the new Bronx CB7 website, described new features, committee slide shows, as well as enhanced digital capabilities,
Note: Bronx Community Board 7 is made up of dedicated, committed residents appointed by the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and our local elected officials. All residents are welcome to become actively involved by attending the committee meetings, voicing concerns, make suggestions and to take advantage of the array of resources available. Each month during the General Board Meetings, you will hear presentations made by local officials, city agencies, community leaders, library professionals, and advocates.
PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES