Dear Neighbor,


Thank you for joining us for another week in review.

The time has come for our 2023 State of the Borough! We have made much progress in our quest for a better Bronx, and we cannot wait to share with you all that we have done and all we hope to accomplish. Join us as we celebrate our Borough and outline our plans for the future on Wednesday, March 1st at Manhattan College (Kelly Student Commons, 5th Floor) at 5 pm. To RSVP, click here.

Healthy living starts with healthy choices and New Yorkers understanding what they are consuming. That is why I am proud to join my colleagues in the City Council in support of Int 687, which would require chain restaurants to post labels when a food item has a high sugar content. Our team is also preparing to launch a Borough-wide Diabetes Taskforce in the months ahead - a coalition of Bronx stakeholders and experts committed to providing healthy alternatives for our residents and families.

Tax Season is also upon us. Single-filing New Yorkers who earned $56,000 or less in 2022, or families who earned $80,000 or less, are encouraged to file their taxes for free using NYC Free Tax Prep. NYC Free Tax Prep provides free, professional tax preparation that can help New Yorkers keep their full refund, including valuable tax credits, like the newly enhanced New York City Earned Income Tax Credit (NYC EITC). The new NYC Free Tax Prep for self-employed New Yorkers will also provide income tax services to freelance workers and small businesses.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 718-590-3500 or email us at


In partnership,

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson

Today, our team joined with Council Member Sanchez, Public Advocate Williams, the New York City Council, and healthcare advocates in support of Int 895. The bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to ensure accessibility in every borough to rapid testing for sexually transmitted infections. 

Int 895 is the first step towards eliminating barriers to care for our patients who need it the most, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to push this important legislation forward.


🏅We kicked off the start of Black History Month by honoring 7 incredible Black-owned businesses in the Northwest Bronx. Our small businesses are vital to the economic health of our Borough.

🏅Lloyd’s Carrot Cake 

🏅Ground Up Coffee Club 

🏅Yoga for All

🏅Clarity and Wellness Mental Health Counseling, PLLC

🏅Jerry’s Barbershop

🏅The Gummybear Foundation 

🏅Kinesadelic Physical Therapy

Thank you for your work & contributions to the borough. We wish you continued success!

This year marks the 25th Annual Operation Save a Life campaign. Our family at ABC 7 and Bill Ritter have been dedicated to our community's fire safety and education, and their work has saved lives.

Fire Safety is of utmost importance to our Borough, as we have seen far too many fires plague our communities. 

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Save a Life Campaign, I want to thank all of our public & private partners for joining together for such an important cause.

I look forward to our continued partnership in keeping our residents and families safe.

We joined as clergy, faith leaders, community advocates, community partners, and residents to host a Peace and Candlelight Vigil. It’s so important to lift up our families in distress, traumatized by violence in all forms, in our prayers. We lift up the family of our brother, Tyre Nichols, and all the families who have lost loved ones and children to violence. Thank you to our Bronx Interfaith Council for your commitment and partnership.