BP DIAZ RAISES ALBANIAN FLAG FOR 106th ALBANIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the borough’s official celebration of Albanian culture and heritage in recognition of the 106th Anniversary of Albania’s Independence. The event was highlighted by the first-ever ceremonial raising of the Albanian flag at The Bronx County Building. “The Albanian community has always had a…

COUNCILMEMBERS DEUTSCH, BRANNAN, BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ, JR BILL WOULD REQUIRE CITY TO PAINT HYDRANTS AND BUS STOP CURBS

BROOKLYN – Today, Councilmembers Chaim Deutsch, Justin Brannan, and Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. introduced a bill that would require the City to paint curbs next to fire hydrants and bus stops red for the exact distance that parking is illegal. The colored paint would be used to alert motorists as to where they can…

DOT, DDC, AND THIRD AVENUE BID HOLD RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEWLY CONSTRUCTED ROBERTO CLEMENTE PLAZA IN THE SOUTH BRONX

In celebration of Small Business Saturday, two city agencies join the Third Avenue BID and elected officials to welcome public to the new plaza    In celebration of Small Business Saturday, the Departments of Transportation and Design & Construction agencies were joined by The Third Avenue Business Improvement District and elected officials to open the…

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…