Borough President Diaz and Per Scholas Offer $275 Laptops to Bronx Residents

More than 1,000 refurbished laptops and PCs available in back-to-school special October 22, 2009–Offering a “Smart Start to the School Year” for Bronx residents, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Per Scholas President & CEO Plinio Ayala have together announced a special back-to-school deal on over 1,000 refurbished laptop computers which are now available…

Statement from Borough President Diaz Re: City Planning Commission Vote on Kingsbridge Armory Project

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joins community and labor leaders from the northwest Bronx at a City Hall press conference following the City Planning Commission’s vote on the Kingsbridge Armory project. “While I am disappointed with the outcome of today’s vote, I am heartened that several of my colleagues from other boroughs stood with the…

Borough President Diaz Issues Response to Developer on Kingsbridge Armory

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued his official response to the Related Cos., the developer of the proposed Kingsbridge Armory project, following the developer’s answers to the Borough President’s concerns about the project as outlined in his ULURP recommendation issued in August and subsequent testimony before the City Planning Commission. “It is…

Bronx Borough President Diaz Announces the Creation of the Disability Advisory Council

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month On Wednesday, October 7, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., joined by the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Matthew Sapolin, and the Executive Director of Bronx Independent Living Services, Brett Eisenberg, announced the creation of the Bronx Borough President’s Disability Advisory Council (BxBPDAC),…

Mr. Diaz Goes to Washington

Yesterday, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. made his first official visit to the Capitol to discuss policy with federal leaders, both of New York’s senators, and members of the State’s congressional delegation. During his one-day trip to Washington, D.C., Borough President Diaz met with Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, former Bronx Borough President…