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Gibson introduces herself on BronxNet

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In just a couple weeks, the Bronx will welcome a new borough president for the first time since 2009.

But what do you know about Vanessa Gibson? BronxNet is giving you a chance to find out in a sit-down with “In the District” host Kibin Alleyne beginning Dec. 16.

Alleyne will talk with the borough president-elect about her start in politics, her rise up to the Assembly, and her time as a city councilwoman.

Gibson also is expected to share how she will govern in what is hoped to be the waning months of the coronavirus pandemic.

“In the District” airs Thursday, Dec. 16, with a rebroadcast on Friday, Dec. 17 at 11:30 a.m., and 7 p.m. There will be additional airings on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 19 at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 20 at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

BronxNet is available on Optimum channel 67 and FiOS channel 2133.

 

Dinowitz faces anti-Semitism again

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz once again is calling out anti-vaccine protesters — this time those who gathered not in front of his Kingsbridge office, but instead his home.

And once again, the state lawmaker said some of those in attendance at the Dec. 12 gathering were displaying anti-Semitic images and phrases.

Instead of focusing on what the protesters were insulting him with, Dinowitz zeroed in on what they represented.

“For 21 months, our health care workers and many others have been putting their lives on the line to keep New Yorkers safe from a deadly pandemic,” Dinowitz said, in a statement. “Millions of New Yorkers and human beings around the globe waited anxiously for a vaccine to be made available, and now we have three options available to us.”

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