FERNANDEZ HONORS DEDICATED TEACHERS
For Teacher Appreciation Week, Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez visited two schools in
her district to thank two very special teachers for all of their hardwork and dedication to
our students: Ms. Bacote of P.S. 97 and Ms. Durante of P.S. 105.
Assemblywoman Fernandez (back, r) thanked Ms. Bacote (c) for her service to educating our
local youth. Photo courtesy of Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez’s Offi ce
BRONX PRIVATE INDUSTRY COUNCIL LAUNCHES
BRONX TIMES R 60 EPORTER, MAY 24-30, 2019 BTR
POSTAL SERVICE LEADERS SPEAK AT VNNA MEETING
USPS Post Master Scott Farrar and Area Managers for 10460, 10461 and 10462 were the
featured guest speakers at the Van Nest Neighborhood Alliance’s meeting on Monday, May
6 at the Msgr. Fiorentino Apartments.
(l-r) John Messenger, VNNA treasurer; Israel Perez, Jr., area manager for customer services
10461 Williamsbridge; postmaster Farrar; Frances Paulino, area manager; Sharlene Jackson
Mendez, VNNA vice president; Bernadette Ferrara, VNNA president; Marion Manfredi,
VNNA secretary; Bob Nolan, VNNA senior advisor; Cynthia Mckoy-Diaz, area manager for
Customer Services 10460 Devoe and Nicole Holder, area manager for Customer Services
10462 Parkchester. Photo by Aracelis Batista
Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and HERE to HERE chairwoman Judy Dimon joined students, employers and community members on Monday, May 13 at the Bronx Zoo to celebrate the
launch of the Bronx Private Industry Council, an employer-led, student-centered alliance transforming how businesses, schools and community organizations develop talent pipelines in
the borough. Founded by HERE to HERE in partnership with the Borough President’s Offi ce, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, and a diverse group of local employers
and institutions, the PIC connects Bronx employers with the talent they need to achieve their long-term business goals, creates internships and work-based learning opportunities for
Bronx students and helps to build a bright economic future for the borough.
(l-r) NYC Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop; Abby Jo Sigal, HERE to HERE
CEO; John Calvelli, Wildlife Conservation Society; Judy Dimon, HERE to HERE co-founder;
Shamil Santos, University Heights High School student; Borough President Diaz; Gary Kesner,
Silvercup Studios executive vice president and Dr. Edward Summers, Bronx PIC executive
director. Photo courtesy of HERE to HERE
Judy Dimon (3rd from l) and Dr. Edward Summers (c) met with everyone during the event.
Photo courtesy of HERE to HERE
The 2019 McDonalds Gospelfest paid special
tribute to the late Queen of Soul, Aretha
Franklin, with an outstanding celebration
with the Franklin Family and gospel artists
who included Hezekiah Walker, Yolanda Adams
and Tamar Braxton. A highlight of the
program was Councilman Andy King presenting
the Franklin family with the NYC Council
12th District Music and Humanitarian Award.
Councilman King (3rd from r) presented the
award to the late Queen of Soul’s family.
Photo courtesy of Councilman Andy King’s Offi ce