Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. Joins Bronx Advocates and Business to Call for More New York Solar 

OnForce Solar Cuts Ribbon on 1.1 MW Bronx Solar Farm: Groups Urge Goal of 1,000,000 NY Solar Households Bronx,  NY – September 19, 2018 – The Million Solar Strong Campaign, a movement of leading industry, environmental, clean energy and community organizations, was joined by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Bronx community leaders to urge New York…

MAYOR DE BLASIO AND MAYOR KHAN LAUNCH INTERNATIONAL FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP NETWORK

First-of-its-kind Divest/Invest Forum will support cities around the globe in divesting from fossil fuel companies NEW YORK—Ahead of the upcoming Global Climate Action Summit, New York City has partnered with the City of London and C40 Cities to announce the creation of the C40 Divest/Invest Forum. This forum, which is the first of its kind,…

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…

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…

CITY LAUNCHES BRONX METRO-NORTH STATION AREA STUDY; CONVENES WORKING GROUP TO HARNESS ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF COMING RAIL SERVICE FOR THE BRONX

July 31, 2018 – A Bronx Metro-North Working Group, which convened for the first time today, will engage local residents and businesses to optimize new commuter rail service that is in the works for the East and South Bronx. The group is led by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg,…