The meeting at 2 p.m. At Riverdale Senior Services, 2600 Netherland Avenue will include a discussion with representatives of area senior providers on the status of caregiver support programs and plans, qualifications, successes and challenges.
Community Board 8's Health, Hospitals & Social Services Committee will meet on
Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the board office at 5676 Riverdale Avenue. There'll be a presentation by Mr. Jeffrey Moerdler of the Riverdale Hatzalah Volunteer Ambulance Service & EMT Corps, a report on the Underage Drinking Forum at In-Tech Academy and news from recent Land Use meetings on the planned development of medical building at 3735-41 Riverdale Avenue.
According to a new report from the Center for an Urban Future, the number of chain stores in the Bronx grew 1.6 percent between 2012 and 2013 to 863 locations. Brooklyn led growth in the city with a 2.8 percent jump and Staten Island saw a 1.7 percent increase, but chains actually lost ground in Manhattan (a 0.7 percent fall) and Queens (a 0.4 percent decrease), though Manhattan still had the most chain locations—2,779 to Queens' 1,653.
Roughly one in eight people in the Bronx workforce was unemployed in October, according to figures released by the state Department of Labor on Tuesday. The borough's unemployment rate of 12.2 percent was substantially higher than the national (7 percent), statewide (7.5 percent) or citywide (8.9 percent) figure, and was the highest of any county in the state.
The regular Board Meeting of Community Board No. 8 (Riverdale, Kingsbridge Heights, Spuyten Duyvil, Marble Hill) will be held on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013, at Riverdale Temple, 4545 Independence Avenue (West 246th Street), Social Hall, at 7:30 PM.
Last night, a panel of advocates at "Talking the Bronx Transition," set up to address Bill de Blasio's transition team, strongly articulated policy solutions for citywide crises. They, and most attendees, think they're about to get a new mayor who agrees with them.
Weekly crime data for each city precinct is released to the public on the NYPD website. But precincts are as big, or bigger, than many American cities (for example there are more than 140,000 residents of the 52nd Precinct) so it's hard to tell what crimes take place in the streets and neighborhoods where you live and work, or where your kids walk to school or a friend's house.