Borough President Diaz Launches Start Strong Bronx

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, NYC Department of Education, Sanctuary for Families, Pregones Theater and community partners to promote healthy relationships through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s new national Start Strong initiative Bronx, New York – Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined the Bronx Partnership for Healthy Adolescent Relationships (Bronx PHAR) today…

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Business Initiative Corporation of New York Host the 11th Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast

Bronx, NY – The Business Initiative Corporation of New York and the Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz, Jr., hosted the 11th Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast “Celebrating New Beginnings”, the largest networking event for financial services and businesses in The Bronx. Over 400 bankers, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and city officials are part of this event…

Bronx Borough President Calls for Highbridge Middle School to Be First Green LEED Platinum School in New York State

Standing on the green roof of the Bronx County Court House, the only municipal building in NYC with a green roof, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr, Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene, Highbridge Residents and community asked for the Highbridge Middle School to be the first Green LEED Platinum School in New York State. After…

Statement by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. re: Community Board 8 Resolution to Support the Fight of City Island Residents against the Closing of Ladder 53

“Like I said in my inaugural address we are ‘One Bronx,” and the problems of one community concern every corner of our borough. Community Board #8’s resolution to oppose the closing of Ladder 53, making it clear that what effects City Island also effects Riverdale and Kingsbridge, is the embodiment of that spirit. I applaud…

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Sent a Letter to Commissioner Scoppetta to Insist on Keeping Ladder 53 Open

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Sent a Letter to Commissioner Scoppetta to Insist on Keeping Ladder 53 Open Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr sent a letter to FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta to advocate for the cancelation of the plan to close Ladder 53, located in City Island. Diaz said: “City Island deserves the…

Governor Paterson Announces Monetary Grants For Security To Two Riverdale Synagogues Targeted In Terrorist Plot

Each Synagogue Will Receive $25,000 to Upgrade Existing Security Systems Governor Sends Letter to Congress Requesting Additional Homeland Security Funding For Other Not-for-Profits Including Synagogues Governor David A. Paterson today announced that Riverdale Temple and Riverdale Jewish Center will each receive a $25,000 grant to upgrade their security systems. The New York State Office of…