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February 25, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Senator Rivera Begins Neighborhood Crime Walks - Visiting High Crime Areas of the Northwest Bronx

State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) visited high crime areas in the Northwest Bronx on, Friday, February 3rd, 2012 accompanied by Muslim leaders of the Masjid Adam Mosque located on Crotona Avenue and 183rd as well as youth leaders from the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center. 

Senator Gustavo was able to view areas in the community known for gun violence, robberies, and many other crimes. The Senator also had the opportunity to speak with residents of the area who have witnessed violence and poor housing conditions in their communities. The Senator described the walk as "necessary in order to be an advocate against violence in the community."

February 7, 2012
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Senator Rivera Testifies at Albany Redistricting Hearing, Continues to Push for an Independent Redistricting Process

Albany, NY – State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) testified today, Monday, January 30, 2012 in front of the Legislative Reapportionment Taskforce (LATFOR) in a redistricting hearing in Albany. Senator Rivera is unable to attend the Bronx Redistricting hearing, which is occurring Tuesday at 3:00pm at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (1040 Grand Concourse) and is open for members of the community to express their opinion. Below is Senator Rivera’s testimony:

February 2, 2012
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Meet & Greet with Your State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Community Leaders

You are Cordially Invited to Attend a Meet and Greet with Your State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Community Leaders.

 

There will be healthy snacks and beverages, so don't miss out!!

February 11, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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2011 Year in Review: Top Health Stories of the Year Through Walks and Weigh-ins, Senator Promotes Healthy Living

by Jeanmarie Evelly - Norwood News

Through Walks and Weigh-ins, Senator Promotes Healthy Living 

Bronx State Sen. Gustavo Rivera spent much of this year — his first in office — looking for ways to make the Bronx healthier. Citing a slew of statistics that rank the borough last in terms of health indicators, Rivera launched the Bronx CAN (Changing Attitudes Now) Health Initiative this June. 

January 9, 2012
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Bronx CAN Health Initiative Healthy Holiday Party & Toy Giveaway

Join Senator Gustavo Rivera and our Bronx CAN Health Initiative partners to celebrate the holidays with a healthy holiday party & toy giveaway on December 18 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM at the Mary Mitchell family and youth center (2007 Mapes Avenue).

Please bring your kids!

 

 

December 18, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Senator Rivera Issues Statement Following Governor Cuomo's Announcement to Reform New York's Tax System

Bronx, NY - Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) issued the following statement in response to Governor Cuomo’s announcement that an agreement has been reached that will create jobs and reform New York’s tax system:

December 7, 2011
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Rivera Teaches Civic Classes

Join us for our final civic class titled "Voting and Elections". 

December 14, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Rivera Teaches Civic Classes

The Office of State Senator Rivera will host a free civic class featuring Community Board 8 member Irving Ladimer. This class is titled " the Rights, Responsibilities and Rewards of Citizenship". Join us next Wednesday for our final class titled "Voting and Elections"

December 7, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Rivera Teaches Civic Classes

State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) will join Community Board 8 Ethics Committee Chair Irving Ladimer for the second in a series of community civics classes at the Kingsbridge Library Wednesday, December 7th at 6:00PM. This class will focus on the Rights and Rewards of Citizenship. This course is FREE TO THE PUBLIC and we encourage Bronxites of all ages to attend.

WHAT: FREE Civics classes taught by Senator Rivera and Irving Ladimer

WHO: Senator Gustavo Rivera and Irving Ladimer

WHERE: Kingsbridge Library - 291 West 231st Street, Bronx, NY

WHEN: Wednesday, December 7th - 6:00PM-7:00PM 

December 7, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Rivera Celebrates Puerto Rican Heritage Week With Healthy Foods

Senator Rivera Celebrates Puerto Rican Heritage Week

Hosts Class Called: Can I be Puerto Rican and Still Eat Healthy?

Bronx, NY – State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) celebrated Puerto Rican Heritage Week on Thursday, November 17 at MARC Academy with parents in the Northwest Bronx, by participating in a food demonstration and class on how to make healthier versions of Puerto Rican dishes. MARC Academy & Family Center Inc., South Bronx Job Corps Culinary Program and Senator Rivera spoke about the importance of making healthier choices, without losing the flavors of Puerto Rican and Latino food.

November 18, 2011
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Statement from Senator Gustavo Rivera on Veterans Day

State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) issued the following statement today in honor of Veterans Day:

 

“Veterans Day is a reminder of how important it is that each and every American take the time to thank the men and women who have served in uniform that live in our communities and in our neighborhoods. I would like to thank those Bronxites who have risked their lives to defend our country and their families who have sacrificed so much in the process.

Unfortunately, too many veterans are now returning from service and finding it difficult to find work and difficult to get by during tough economic times. Many veterans here in the Bronx and throughout the state are unaware of programs and benefits that are owed to them for their service.

November 11, 2011
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Senator Rivera and Assembly Member Castro Hosted Job Fair for Bronxites

photo by Samuel Tuthill

Bronx, NY – Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) and Assemblyman Nelson L. Castro (D-Bronx) hosted a job fair Friday, November 4th from 9:30am to 1:30pm at the Bronx Library Center at 310 E. Kingsbridge Rd. Last Friday's Job Fair was organized in collaboration with the NYS Department of Labor and the Bronx Women’s Resource Center.

"We had tremendous turnout, with over 1000 individuals seeking work attending the job fair on Friday," said Senator Rivera. "This turnout only further underscores the need for elected officials to do what we can to help spur economic growth and to help connect local businesses looking to hire with Bronxites looking for employment."

November 10, 2011
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Senior Resource and Job Fair

Senator Rivera and BronxWorks invite you to a Senior Resource and Community Job Fair. 

November 19, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Job Fair

Senator River along with Assemblyman Nelson catro will be hosting a free job fair for Bronxites. 

November 4, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Senator Rivera and Borough President Diaz Celebrate Food Day and Launched Bronx CAN Health Initiative in Bronx Schools

State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (D-Bronx) attended a celebration of National Food Day on Monday, October 24 at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, which is one of several schools in the Bronx that have adopted the Bronx CAN Family Health Challenge. The Family Health Challenge and the corresponding guidebook that is attached were created through a partnership between SEIU-CIR (SEIU’s Committee of Interns and Residents) and the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center. In addition to the Academy of Mount St. Ursula and other Bronx schools’ participation, the guidebook will be distributed to students at more than 50 public schools through Montefiore Medical Center’s school-based health clinics. 

October 25, 2011
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Bronx CAN Final Weigh In

October is the final month of the Bronx CAN Health Initiative and we will be hosting a final health fair on October 29th - Please join us for free massages, a healthy food demonstration, and fun fitness activities for the whole family. This event is sponsored by the Montefiore Medical Center.

October 29, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: National Food Day

State Senator Gustavo Rivera launches the Bronx CAN Family Health Challenge. Senator Rivera has been partnering with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.and other community partners as part of the Bronx CAN (Change Attitudes Now) Health Initiative. The Bronx CAN Family Health Challenge was designed by the Mary Mitchell Family and Youth Center and Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR-SEIU). The guidebooks will be distributed to schools throughout the district through Montefiore Medical Center's school-based health clinics and provided to any one wishing to join the challenge

October 24, 11:00 AM - 12:04 PM
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Forum/Town Hall: Civics Classes: Graduation Ceremony

Senator Gustavo Rivera will be teaching his first series of civics classes.  The topic of this last class is "Voting and Elections".  Class will be followed by a graduation ceremony. This class is free and open to the public and the Senator encourages all Bronxites to attend. All are welcome!

November 3, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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