To Combat the Dramatic Rise in Hate Crimes, City Council Members to Call for $25 Million Security Grant Program to Protect Jewish, Muslim, and Other Community Institutions

City Hall, NY — In response to the alarming rise in hate crimes in New York City, today members of the City Council’s Jewish Caucus and a diverse coalition of Council Members, city leaders, and nonprofit institutions called on the City to fund a $25 million security grant program to increase safety at community centers and…

Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Before the City Council Oversight Committee RE: School Planning and Siting for New Capacity

February 28, 2017 Good morning. With the formation of a mayoral commission on school overcrowding, we can do a better job at school planning and siting. The February 2017 proposed capital plan does not fund a sufficient number of seats, and this is a problem for both The Bronx and for New York City. There…

Borough Presidents Adams & Diaz to Host ‘Gifted & Talented Task Force’ Hearings

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. have announced the dates of the upcoming public hearings of their recently announced “Gifted & Talented Task Force,” which will study issues surrounding gifted and talented education in New York City public schools, as well as the admissions process for the city’s specialized…