MS COMPREHENSIVE CARE CENTER
MS Society designated BronxCare’s MS Center as the only National MS Comprehensive Care
Center in the Bronx on Thursday, August 8 at 199 Mount Eden Parkway.
CITIZENS COMMITTEE FUNDS FARMERS MARKET
The Citizens Committee for New York City presented a $2,275 grant check to the Northeast
Bronx Community Farmers Market Project on Tuesday, August 6 at Preston High School.
Poet Caridad de La Luz, author Dahlma Llanos
Figueroa and poet Sandra Garcia Rivera
participated at the Pregones Stage Garden
Rumba 2019 — the free live arts series that
asks ‘What makes our south Bronx boogie?’
at the Centro Cultural Rincon Criollo’s La
Casita de Chema on 749 Brook Avenue on
Saturday, August 3.
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SENATOR BIAGGI WELCOMES SUMMER INTERNS
Senator Alessandra Biaggi’s offi ce welcomed its fi rst class of summer interns in July. Many
of the interns are residents of the 34th Senate District while some are honorary members
of the district.
The interns were excited to work at Senator Biaggi’s offi ce this summer.
Photo courtesy of Senator Alessandra Biaggi’s Offi ce
(l-r) Andrea Arzt, Healthcare Provider Engagement MS Society director; Rachel Stacom,
Population Health For Independence Care SysterICS senior vice president; Dr. Rene Elkin,
Bronxcare’s MS Center chief Neurology and director and JoEllin Zembruski-Ruple, MS Society
manager of Healthcare Provider Engagement. Photo by Jewel Webber
DIABETES EDUCATION DAY AT BRONX ZOO
The Children’s Hospital at Montefi ore’s Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
hosted a Diabetes Education Day on Tuesday, August 6 at the Bronx Zoo.
Diego (back, r) and his ‘Mighty Juarez’ family attended the annual Diabetes Education Day.
The family learned about ways to help Diego manage the condition and accessed community
resources. Photo courtesy of Montefi ore Health System
Citizens Commitee of New York City Community Outreach director Andre Mozeak gave the
check to Northeast Bronx Community Farmers Market co-founders Chrys Napolitano (c) and
Sherrill Cropper. Photo by Silvio Pacifi co
(l-r) Poet Caridad de la Luz, author Dahlma
Llanos-Figueroa and poet Sandra Garcia Rivera
had fun at this year’s event.
Photo courtesy of Vivian Cotte