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…

Ruben Diaz Jr. and Tiki Barber Announced Permanent Installation of Play Proud Playground at Cedar Playground

On Wednesday, May 20th, 2009, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Tiki Barber of Tiki Recreation announced the donation and permanent placement of a playground at Cedar Playground in The Bronx. The playground is a symbol of Bronx Borough President Diaz Jr. and Tiki’s commitment to improving the health and well-being of local communities…

Bronx Borough President Diaz Encourages Bronxites to Bike to Work

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