Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Selection of 13 Bronx projects as priorities by Gov. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. praised the Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council for selecting 13 Bronx and borough-related projects as top development priorities for the City and the State. More than half of the $66.2 million, almost $37 million, allocated by the Regional Economic Development Council for New York City will go…

Borough President Diaz Joins New York Cares & Healthplus to Launch “Keep the Bronx Warm Month” Coat Drive

On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and State Senator Gustavo Rivera joined the volunteer organization New York Cares and Health Plus to kick off the 2011 “Keep The Bronx Warm Month” annual coat drive. Borough President Diaz kicked off the coat drive at the 50th Precinct in the Kingsbridge section of…

Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act Delivered to the City Council Committee on Contracts

Good afternoon. Chairwoman Mealy, thank you for offering me this opportunity to testify before your committee on the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act, an important piece of legislation designed to ensure that our taxpayer dollars are spent more wisely. The premise of the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act is simple. When developers take…

NYC DOT Commissioner Sadik-Khan, City Officials Announce City’s First Neighborhood Slow Zone, Launch Of Program for Communities to Request Slow Zones to Reduce Unsafe Speeds

Speed limit in Claremont neighborhood of the Bronx reduced to 20 mph, traffic calming measures will help reduce unsafe speeds in residential area with many schools New program builds on safety initiatives that have helped make the city streets safer than ever New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today joined Bronx…