BP DIAZ & LGBTQ COMMUNITY RAISE THE RAINBOW FLAG AT THE BRONX COUNTY BUILDING TO CELEBRATE PRIDE MONTH

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined members of the City’s LGBTQ community to raise the rainbow flag at The Bronx County Building. The flag-raising event, which recognized both this month’s LGBTQ Pride celebrations and the contributions the LGBTQ community has made to the ongoing success of both The Bronx and…

THE FIRST-EVER BRONX NIGHT MARKET

Foodies rejoice! Starting June 30th and every last Saturday of the month through October, the BX will host a Night Market with more than 40 food vendors that represent the city’s diverse culinary offerings. The monthly, FREE, open-air festival also features dozens of local artisans and merchants, and of course, the local soundtrack and stands…

LaGuardia Community College Confers More than 1,600 Associate’s Degrees at 46th Commencement Ceremony

LaGuardia Community College Confers More than 1,600 Associate’s Degrees at 46th Commencement Ceremony Activist Shaun King delivered keynote; Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. delivered alumni address; Student address delivered by Karina Ramos-Caraballo, a 25yo secondary education major & mom of a 2yo daughter Long Island City, NY (June 5, 2018)—More than 1,600[1] New Yorkers…

Elected Officials, Advocates, and Public Defenders Gather to Introduce Groundbreaking New Bill to Protect Immigrants from Unlawful ICE Arrests at Courthouses

Elected Officials, Advocates, and Public Defenders Gather to Introduce Groundbreaking New Bill to Protect Immigrants from Unlawful ICE Arrests at Courthouses The Protect Our Courts Act would prohibit federal immigration agents from making arrests without a judicial warrant and is the first-of-its-kind nationally   NEW YORK – June 5, 2018 – New York Assemblymembers Michaelle…

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Mayor de Blasio’s Proposed Specialized High School Reforms

“Today’s announcement by Mayor de Blasio regarding proposed reforms to the Specialized High School admissions process is both a welcome step forward for fairness and equity in the public education system, as well as a validation of the diligent work of so many elected officials, educators, activists and parents whose efforts have focused on this…

The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, and Altice USA Partner to Promote Education Success and College Accessibility

The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, and Altice USA Partner to Promote Education Success and College Accessibility Launches First “Coalition Day” for Educators, Students and Families LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.: The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success (the Coalition), comprised of members from 148 distinguished colleges and universities committed to making college a reality…

Borough President Diaz & Congressman Espaillat File Disciplinary Grievance Against New York Attorney Following Outcry from Constituents  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. sent a letter and filed a formal legal complaint to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Department of the New York State Unified Court System against New York attorney identified as Aaron Schlossberg following a viral racist rant captured online after…