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De Blasio Endorses Cohen for City Council

posted Feb 11, 2013, 3:12 PM by Patricia McDow

Riverdale Report

By Robert Press

(Photo by Robert Press)

BRONX, NEW YORK, February 11- Our headline was to take place on Friday February 1st, but due to Ed Koch's passing the endorsement was pushed back a week to this past Friday February 8th. 

With snow falling and weather reports of an upcoming blizzard NYC Public Advocate (and candidate for mayor) Bill de Blasio and 11th city council candidate Andrew Cohen met in front of the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center for de Blasio to endorse Cohen for the 11th city council seat currently held by term limited Councilman G. Oliver Koppell. This is now the second major Democratic candidate for mayor to endorse Andrew Cohen for the 11th city council seat. City Council Speaker (and candidate for mayor) Christine Quinn endorsed Cohen's candidacy two weeks ago, and like the Quinn endorsement there was no across endorsement of de Blasio by Cohen. After the endorsement both Public Advocate de Blasio and council candidate Cohen went inside to talk with MMCC director Don Bluestone who had a lot to talk about on how MMCC programs have been cut back over the past few years. Bluestone then gave the pair a tour of the center. You can go to my blog at www.100percentbronx.blogspot.com to read more on the endorsement, and to see photos of the event.

Last Thursday night Senator Jeff Klein hosted a free flu vaccine shot event in the Van Cortlandt Village section of his district. Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz helped sponsor the event, and also on hand was Community Board #8 member & city council candidate Andrew Cohen. An RN from Jacobi Hospital administered the flu vaccine shots, and you can go to my blog to see a photo of Mr. Emanuel Badger receive his flu vaccination from nurse Kylia Ester. Credit for the event also goes to Mr. John Doyle of the North Bronx Healthcare Network.

The 50th Precinct is hosting an Operation I.D. Cell Phone Safety Program on Sunday February 24th at the Riverdale Y located at 5625 Arlington Avenue from 9 AM – 1 PM. Information on cell phone safety, registering the serial number of your cell phone, and engraving with a NYPD serial number if the phone is lost or stolen and found by the police department for quick return. This should be of importance to owners of the new I-Phone, which is one of the hottest items being stolen.

Don't forget to check my blog for the latest listing of events going on at Wave Hill. Even though there is snow on the ground Wave Hill is open and holding many different activities.

My good friend Mr. David Kornbluh is hosting an evening reception to meet Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Monday night February 18th from 6 – 8 PM at 2600 Netherland Avenue Apt. 2408. You can call 646-480-4908 or e-mail elanadleopold@gmail.com for more information as this is a fund raiser for mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio.

If you have any comments about this column or would like to have an event listed or covered in this column or on my blog you can e-mail us at 100percentbronxnews@gmail.com or call 718-644-4199 Mr. Robert Press.