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HIGHBRIDGE, BRONX, NEW YORK                          WE ARE CHALLENGING THE DUMPING IN OUR COMMUNITY.

http://bronxnet.org/tv/bronxtalk/viewvideo/466/bronxtalk/bronxtalk--jan-24-2011

 EVERY LOVING PARENT WANTS TO LIVE IN PEACE AND SECURITY WITH THEIR CHILDREN. Two hundred men, to be exact, were placed in our community at the Stadium Family Center (renamed Basic Stadium Men's Center) and none of our elected officials or Community Board #4 members informed the community. We went on to discover, sexual predators were housed there. This was done near 2 (two) Elementary Schools = PS 126 and PS 11. (picture is of the Shelter)

We are facing institutional racism in Bronx, NY.  ***under MEGAN'S LAW  THE STATE IS REQUIRED TO INFORM GROUPS THAT HAVE A VULNERABLE POPULATION ABOUT SEX OFFENDERS, SEX OFFENDERS WHO ATTACK CHILDREN AND  AND THAT INCLUDES ON A MONTHLY BASIS WITH A COPY OF THE PHOTO OF THE EX OFFENDER. Right now this information is not even discretionary it is non existent. 

1) WE IN HIGHBRIDGE LEARNED ABOUT THIS NOT FROM THE SCHOOL, NOT FROM THE POLICE, NOT FROM THE COMMUNITY BOARD
2) WE LEARNED BY MEN APPEARING ON OUR BLOCK AND BY SEARCHING ON THE WEB.

The issue is not the shelter. The issue is policy that dumps complex and sociological problems on and already traumatized community. The issue is not the shelter. The issue is greed and the lack of respect for the "INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHTS over a corporation's business venture. The state plans to run the communities like a business a RACIST business and we then have been eliminated from the equation.  Our streets aren't plowed    We are living in the highest rate of poverty. This might work well for Promesa and DHS but this doesn't work for the Highbridge Community. I do hope this gains momentum and history shows that it started in the BRONX


We, as a Community, must be in charge to create a Community with a unifying vision and not follow the imaginary spin by policy makers. Matters that imperil public safety have reached the boiling point and are clearly being abused in the hands of the greedy.

We, in Highbridge, lead in all of the negative economic-social statistics. We see this Men's Transitional Shelter as a crisis being deliberately created due to the large number of complex medical and social issues coming into the community on a constant 3 to 5 month flow.
History:  The children were kicked out of Macombs Dam & Mullaly Parks in 2006 by the Yankee Land.                 WE want POSITIVE RESOURCES COMING INTO HIGHBRIDGE.



WE CHARGE ALL ELECTED LEADERS TO PROTECT THIS COMMUNITY AND RESPECT OUR WISHES.

CALL BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR
718 – 590-3500
718- 590-3882

Recent Radio Interview:
   WFAN with Bob Salter
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/audio-on-demand/bob-salter/#



WHAT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE. WE MUST FIRST KNOW WHAT'S UP. CHECK OUT WHERE WE STAND IN US IN "THE MEASURE OF AMERICA".
SEE FOR FREE BOOK:



  • NO PUBLIC SAFETY AGREEMENT
  • NO IMPACT STUDIES
  • NO ULURP FOLLOWED
  • NO MEGAN'S LAW PROTECTION
  • CB#4 NOT TOLD & LAND USE PROCEDURE NOT FOLLOWED
  • NO APPLICATION OF NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION PROGRAM IMPLEMENTED
***AS OF JULY 2011 LATEST MEDIA ***  

Past News:
COMMUNITY FORUM IN DECEMBER 2010:  
http://www.bronx.com/news/local/1248.html

 http://bronx.ny1.com/content/top_stories/131669/bronx-men-s-shelter-stirs-up-safety-concerns

FYI  Sex Offenders in Zip Code 10452 - 10 level 2 & level 3 showing at Shelter's address:
see
http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/SomsSUBDirectory/search_index.jsp?offenderSubmit=true&LastName=&County=&Zip=10452&Submit=Search

ALSO:
This is pretty good for the Daily News
"Surprise! City opens men's shelter - without Bronx neighborhood's OK"
BY Mike Jaccarino

DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-01-06/local/29442544_1_shelter-department-of-homeless-services-dhs


THIS ONE HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD!!
http://neptune.observer.com/2011/real-estate/tale-two-homeless-shelters-how-uws-and-bronx-are-still-worlds-apart


NOW SHOWING UP ON OTHER BLOGS..by morning should be a lot more pick up.
http://urbanareas.net/info/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7883

6 MONTHS LATER..NOW WE SEE THE TIDE IS TURNING!!  The need to stop the madness grows more desperate every day. The residents call is for rationality and respect for the quality of life for all our children.
SEE WHAT OUR COMMUNITY BOARD CHAIR IS NOW SAYING:

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/bronx/2011/07/07/2011-07-07_shelters_only_add_insult_to_injury.htm