Here is an announcement related to a Mr. Mark Gjonaj running for the 80th Assembly District seat. From the candidates name I assume he is of Albanian descent. If elected he should be the first Bronx representative with Albanian heritage. The seat is presently held by Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera.
I share with you very exciting news. On Sunday, April 22, 2012, I will officially announce my candidacy for the New York State Assembly representing the proud 80th Assembly District of the amazing Borough of the Bronx. This district, which includes Mosholou Parkway, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway, Allerton and Morris Park, is home to many humble and hard working people.
As a fellow Bronxite, I know the challenges we face raising a family and making an honest living. As your Assemblyman, I will stand up for you, your families, and our communities.
I invite you to join me at campaign headquarters located at 2134 Barnes Avenue (Corner of Lydig Avenue) Bronx, New York, this Sunday, as we begin this journey together.
I look forward to working hard, bringing a fresh perspective to the way government is run and being your choice for progress.
Thank you in advance for your time and support,
Here is more good news about our park space in the Bronx. Again Kudos to Vacca and all other parties involved for securing the funds and making the renovations a reality.
Renovations Completed After Funding Secured by Vacca
Tomorrow morning at 9:00 A.M., Council Member James Vacca, Parks Department Commissioner Adrian Benepe, and Parks Bronx Borough Commissioner Hector Aponte, will join community leaders for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Loreto Playground to celebrate the newly renovated play areas at the park.
The renovations, which began in March 2011 and were completed last month, were funded with $500,000 that Vacca was able to allocate through the City Council. The restorations include a reconstructed bocce court, a new play area for toddlers, wheelchair-accessible equipment, new planting beds, benches and fencing, game tables, and a new drainage system that relieved past flooding problems.
WHO: Council Member James Vacca
Adrian Benepe, New York City Parks and Recreation Commissioner
Hector Aponte , Bronx Parks Commissioner
Angela Deegan, St. Francis Xavier School Principal
Jeremy Warneke, Community Board 11 District Manager
Students of St. Francis Xavier and other community leaders
WHAT: Dedication of renovated play areas
WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 9:00 A.M.
WHERE: Loreto Playground, Van Nest Avenue between Tomlinson and Haight avenues, the Bronx
Here is more good news about our borough and its involvement in an upcoming green festival.