BP DIAZ OPPOSES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S ‘PUBLIC CHARGE’ PROPOSAL

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has written a letter in opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed “public charge” inadmissibility rule changes. The changes would disqualify individuals and families that have received public benefits such as Medicaid, Medicare Part D and SNAP food assistance from United States citizenship. “This is not our America,” wrote Bronx Borough…

DE BLASIO ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES THAT THE CITY HAS PROVIDED FREE HOUSING LEGAL SERVICES TO CLOSE TO 250,000 NEW YORKERS SINCE 2014

New York City releases its first annual progress report on its historic Universal Access to Legal Services law for tenants facing eviction in housing court and launches the second phase of the Universal Access initiative   Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks announced today that almost a quarter million New Yorkers have received legal…

HERE to HERE, Bronx Borough President’s Office, Montefiore, and NYACH to Host Convening on Careers in Healthcare

Employers and stakeholders will discuss best practices, enhancing career pathways, and overcoming barriers to entering the healthcare field at MCNY Bronx Campus on November 16   New York, NY – HERE to HERE, a Bronx-based nonprofit that creates and enhances pathways to rewarding jobs for young people and employers seeking talent, will co-host an interactive…

BRONX ELECTEDS DENOUNCE WHITE SUPREMACIST HATE GROUP FLYER: “THIS IS NOT WHO WE ARE”

After flyers promoting regular demonstrations of “white strength” were posted in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx, local elected official were quick to condemn the racist message being promoted. Bronx, NY – The rise in boldness of white supremacists has run into a brick wall of opposition in the Bronx. Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Congressman Eliot…

New York City Kicks Off Veterans Week by Displaying Military Service Branch Flags at City Hall, All Five Borough Halls

From November 2nd through November 16th, NYC’s Department of Veterans’ Services & Department of Citywide Administrative Services will publicly post the military service branch flags in Each of the five boroughs to honor our City’s veterans.  NEW YORK – Today, New York City kicked off “Veterans’ Week”, a week of celebratory activities leading up to…

City Officials, Local Leaders, and Community Stakeholders Celebrate Demolition of Former Spofford Youth Detention Center

Redevelopment of the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center will deliver 740 units of 100% affordable housing, industrial and food manufacturing space, open space and will create nearly 300 quality jobs South Bronx, NY – Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen , New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President and CEO James…