Senator Rivera and Borough President Diaz Celebrated Food Day and Launched Bronx CAN Health Initiative in Bronx Schools

State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (D-Bronx) attended a celebration of National Food Day on Monday, October 24 at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, which is one of several schools in the Bronx that have adopted the Bronx CAN Family Health Challenge. The Family Health Challenge and…

Borough President Diaz & District Attorney Johnson Announce Major Grant for Domestic Violence Prevention

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Bronx District Attorney Robert T. Johnson, along with representatives of the New York City Department of Probation and Safe Horizon, will announce new and enhanced domestic violence services in the Bronx with a new grant from the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.…

Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. to the New York City Council Finance Committee in Support of the Establishment of the Westchester Square Business Improvement District

Good morning, Chairman Recchia and members of the New York City Council Committee on Finance, my name is Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and I am here today to provide testimony in support of Intro 644, the establishment of the Westchester Square Business Improvement District. I strongly support the creation of a business improvement…

Bronx State Senate and Assembly Delegations Write to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in Support of “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act

The “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act, which was introduced into the City Council at the behest of Borough President Diaz, would require developers that receive heavy taxpayer subsidies to pay their employees a “living wage.” The bill, which was introduced by Council Members Annabel Palma and G. Oliver Koppell on behalf of the borough…