Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Spring Luncheon Honoring Tarana Burke, Ruben Diaz Jr., and Steve Kimble.

BRONX, NY – April 23, 2019 – Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) will host a Spring Luncheon to mark the agency’s 45th Anniversary on May 7, 2019. The event, titled “Empowerment 45: People | Opportunity | Progress,” will be held at The Water Club from 12 – 2 p.m. It will honor Me Too Movement Founder,…

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Launch of the USDA SNAP Pilot Program in NYS

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued the following statement regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Online Purchasing Pilot Program, which was launched today in New York State by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “This pilot program has the potential to dramatically diminish food deserts while also increasing choice and lowering costs for some…

MAYOR DE BLASIO APPOINTS LORRAINE CORTÉS-VÁZQUEZ AS COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE AGING

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that Lorraine A. Cortés-Vázquez will serve as Commissioner of the Department for the Aging. As Commissioner, Cortés-Vázquez will work to advance DFTA’s mission to eliminate ageism, ensure the dignity and quality of life of older adults, and support caregivers. Cortés-Vázquez has extensive experience in government, private, and non-profit…