CB8 looks for new members


Ready to make a difference in your community? Then Ruben Diaz Jr., has a job for you.

The Bronx borough president is making his annual plea for those looking to become more involved to apply for one of the 12 Bronx community boards in areas where they reside, work, or have professional or other significant interests.

Applications are available on the borough president’s website at, or by calling the community board office at (718) 590-3913.

Applications also can be picked up at local community board offices, including Community Board 8 at 5676 Riverdale Ave.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 5.


No to forum?

Dan Padernacht wants to host bi-weekly forums for the community, and invited his city council race opponents to join him. But so far, there’s been no takers.

Padernacht made the offer in a Point of View opinion piece published Dec. 10 in The Riverdale Press. The intention was to leave politics at the door, inviting everyone in.

Abigail Martin told The Press she’s not making plans until she knows when the election is. Eric Dinowitz says he’ll reach out to voters on his own, while a spokesman for Jessica Haller politely declined.