JPMorgan Chase Expands Entrepreneurs of Color Fund to Drive Inclusive Economic Growth in South Bronx and San Francisco

$5 Million for Minority-Owned Small Businesses Builds on Successes and Insights from the original Detroit Fund February 13, 2018 (New York) – Building on the success of Detroit’s Entrepreneurs of Color Fund, JPMorgan Chase today announced it will expand the fund’s model and create two new funds to help minority entrepreneurs in San Francisco and…

BP DIAZ HOSTS DOMINICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Dominican Heritage Month celebration at the Grand Slam Banquet Hall on East Tremont Avenue, honoring individuals who have contributed to the growth and promotion of Dominican and Dominican-American community and culture. “With over 210,000 individuals of Dominican heritage calling The Bronx their…

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ OUTLINES HOUSING UNITS FOR PRESERVATION IN REPORT ON JEROME AVENUE CORRIDOR REZONING

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a report identifying more than 2,000 units of affordable housing that must be preserved as part of the proposed rezoning of the Jerome Avenue corridor. The report, titled “Zoned-In: A Housing Preservation Blueprint for the Jerome Avenue Corridor,” identifies 2,075 units across 45 buildings within a ¼…

TESTIMONY OF BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. BEFORE THE NYC COUNCIL COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC HOUSING AND OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATION RE: NYCHA HEAT AND HOT WATER FAILURES

The recent “bomb cyclone” that struck the northeast region caused dangerous drops in temperatures across the five boroughs. Nowhere was this extreme weather event felt more dramatically than within NYCHA developments, where nearly half of all boilers are beyond their useful life and many developments are forced to rely on ineffective temporary boilers to provide…

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Replace NYCHA Boilers

“Mayor de Blasio’s announcement today is cold comfort for the tenants of NYCHA, as it does nothing to accelerate the timeline of the procurement process. Even on the most optimistic schedule the city will have a different mayor when these new boiler installations are completed. “We cannot afford to wait any longer to make critical, long overdue…

Ofo and JJ Barea Foundation Partner to Support Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

Donate 600 ofo bikes to address transportation and mobility challenges for those in need San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 17, 2018 — ofo, the world’s leading station-free bike-sharing company, and the JJ Barea Foundation, Dallas Mavericks player JJ Barea’s organization that offers economic assistance to non-profit entities in Puerto Rico, today announced a partnership in…