Borough President Diaz Joins New York Cares & Healthplus to Launch “Keep the Bronx Warm Month” Coat Drive

On Wednesday, November 30, 2011, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and State Senator Gustavo Rivera joined the volunteer organization New York Cares and Health Plus to kick off the 2011 “Keep The Bronx Warm Month” annual coat drive. Borough President Diaz kicked off the coat drive at the 50th Precinct in the Kingsbridge section of…

Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act Delivered to the City Council Committee on Contracts

Good afternoon. Chairwoman Mealy, thank you for offering me this opportunity to testify before your committee on the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act, an important piece of legislation designed to ensure that our taxpayer dollars are spent more wisely. The premise of the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act is simple. When developers take…

NYC DOT Commissioner Sadik-Khan, City Officials Announce City’s First Neighborhood Slow Zone, Launch Of Program for Communities to Request Slow Zones to Reduce Unsafe Speeds

Speed limit in Claremont neighborhood of the Bronx reduced to 20 mph, traffic calming measures will help reduce unsafe speeds in residential area with many schools New program builds on safety initiatives that have helped make the city streets safer than ever New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today joined Bronx…

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Zoos and Aquarium Help Those in Need This Holiday Season with Toy and Food Drives

On Wednesday, November 16, Deputy Bronx Borough President Aurelia Greene joined John Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo; Lenny Caro, President of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and children from P.S. 205 at the Bronx Zoo’s Elephant house to kick-off the zoo’s annual holiday toy drive, co-sponsored…

Governor Cuomo Announces Clean Technology Vehicle Manufacturer to Open Facility in New York City, Create More Than 100 Jobs

On Tuesday, November 15th, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined state and city officials, as well as representatives of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, to announce that electric truck manufacturer Smith Electric Vehicles will soon open a new state of the art electric truck manufacturing facility at the former Port Morris lamp warehouse…

Sanitation Commissioner, Bronx Borough President Launch Public Awareness/Enforcement Effort for Dog Walkers to heed ‘Pooper Scooper’ Law

On Thursday, October 27, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined NYC Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty and Bronx Community Board #7 District Manager Fernando Tirado to announce a new information and enforcement campaign aimed at keeping Bronx streets free of canine waste. Here, Borough President Diaz holds a “pooper scooper,” which typically cost about…