PRESS POINTS

Nominations sought for Ladimer Award

Posted

Community Board 8 is now accepting nominations for its annual Irving Ladimer Community Service Award.

Named after the longtime community leader who was 102 when he died in 2018, the award honors people or groups within the community who have volunteered personal time to improve lives — either in a big way or small.

Nominations should include who the person or group is — and how to contact them — along with a description of what they have done to lend a helping hand.

Nominations are due May 15, and can be emailed to bx08@cb.nyc.gov or mailed to Bronx Community Board 8, 5676 Riverdale Ave., Suite 100, Bronx, N.Y., 10471. Either way, submissions should be made to the attention of “CSA nomination.”

 

Subway ridership ticking back up

Commuters are slowly returning to subways in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly 2 million paid trips recorded in a single day a couple weeks ago.

That was the most since the pandemic started, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Yet, the MTA still has a ways to go to meet pre-pandemic times when more than 5 million people would catch the subway every day. At the peak of the pandemic, commuter numbers plummeted to 300,000 while daily bus trips were down some 75 percent.

 

Biden wants vaccines available to all adults

People 50 and older are now eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine in New York, but President Joe Biden wants to ensure every adult is eligible to get one of the three current vaccines by the beginning of May.

Of course, that final decision will be left to the states. But Biden also announced plans to launch a website and a toll-free telephone number to help people locate vaccination sites and to schedule appointments — something many have struggled with.

Comments