Getting Guns off the Street

Bronx D.A., NYPD to Hold Gun Buyback September 20th Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson announces a “Cash for Guns” day – Saturday, September 20th — done in partnership with NYPD Commissioner William Bratton and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., along with the pastors of three Bronx churches where the buybacks will take place. “It…

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: US Department of Education Awards Hostos Community College Title V Grant

“I would like to congratulate Hostos Community College for receiving a $2.6 Million Title V Grant award from the United States Department of Education. “Receiving an award of this magnitude recognizes Hostos’ leadership in providing quality education to students from diverse backgrounds. This grant will help Hostos Community College further its commitment in providing an…

Statement by Borough President Diaz RE: Council Member Cabrera’s Remarks on LGBT Rights

“I am appalled and concerned by video that has surfaced of Councilmember Fernando Cabrera, recorded in Uganda, in which he celebrates that country’s government and its laws both prohibiting marriage equality and opposing equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. “I am proud to represent 1.4 million Bronxites, many of whom are members of…

NYC Elected Officials to NRA: Support Our Fight Against Illegal Guns

A coalition of elected officials from across New York City—including Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Council Members Costa Constantinides, Ritchie Torres, Paul A. Vallone, Andrew Cohen, Helen Rosenthal, and Vanessa Gibson—have issued a letter to Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President and CEO of the National Rifle Association, urging the organization to support…

NYC DOT and DDC Announce Fordham Plaza Phase 2 Groundbreaking in The Bronx

On Wednesday, August 27, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined NYC Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora and NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg to break ground for phase two of the ongoing renovation of Fordham Plaza. Here, Borough President Diaz and the commissioners review renderings depicting the plaza’s future. Premier…