Mayor de Blasio Announces that Since Lapse of Speed-Camera Law, More than 132,000 Drivers Have Been Observed Traveling at Dangerous Speeds Near Schools

Because of State Senate inaction, none of these drivers received a summons; just before the start of school in September, the final 20 mobile cameras will also go dark, leaving students at risk NEW YORK––Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the first status report since the majority of New York City’s school safety speed-cameras went dark…

Constantinides, Elected Officials, Community Advocates Call for More Monitoring of New York City Water Tanks After Disturbing News Reports

Astoria, N.Y. — Council Member Costa Constantinides, Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, today spoke outside the Astoria Houses in support of Intro. 1056, which would give the City a clearer picture of what potentially hazardous materials are inside a drinking water tower on any given day. Constantinides, along with Council Members Mark Levine…

BP DIAZ, NEW YORK YANKEES AND AT&T HOST EIGHTH ANNUAL ‘BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S CUP’ YOUTH BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., AT&T and the New York Yankees co-hosted the eighth annual “Borough President’s Cup” Youth Baseball Championship. Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden threw out the first pitch and opened the championship game between the Bronx Bombers and the Grand Slam Little League. Despite the…

DECLARACIÓN DEL PRESIDENTE DE EL BRONX DIAZ JR. RE: Actualizado el número de muertos por causa de Huracán María en Puerto Rico

“Ha sido muy claro, días después del Huracán María, que no estábamos recibiendo la historia completa sobre el número de muertos en Puerto Rico. Ahora, con el gobierno de la isla anunciando silenciosamente que más de 1,400 personas murieron como resultado de la tormenta, sabemos que las estimaciones originales de la devastación de la tormenta…

Council Members Constantinides, Levine, Torres & BP Diaz to Introduce Bill Requiring Unannounced Inspections of Drinking Water Tanks

New York City Hall — Council Members Costa Constantinides, Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, Mark Levine, Chair of the Committee on Health, and Ritchie Torres, Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Investigation, introduced legislation today in partnership with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. that requires the New York City Department of…

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Supports PR Gov. Ricardo Rossello $15-Per-Hour Minimum Wage for Public Works

LIUNA and Gov. Rossello agree to raise the island’s minimum wage from $8.25 per hour to $15.00 per hour “With the devastation that Hurricane Maria left behind, this increase in wages for public construction workers in Puerto Rico is a big victory for the people who rebuilding the island,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz…