REPRESENTATIVE ESPAILLAT INTRODUCES BILLS TO COMPENSATE COVID-19 VICTIMS, CREATE MEMORIAL TO COMMEMORATE LIVES LOST AND THE HEROES WHO FOUGHT AGAINST PANDEMIC

NEW YORK, NY – Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced two legislative initiatives today to compensate surviving individuals and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to establish a commission for the creation of a National COVID-19 Memorial in New York City. “The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the US economy, impacted every community across the nation,…

AFTER DRASTIC CUTS TO SENIOR SERVICE PROGRAMMING IN NEW YORK CITY’S FY21 BUDGET, WITH NO WARNING TO RELEVANT PARTIES, ALL FIVE BOROUGH PRESIDENTS DEMAND RESTORATION OF CRITICAL DFTA DISCRETIONARY FUNDING

New York, NY – Yesterday, all five borough presidents joined advocates and senior service providers in their respective boroughs to urge the expeditious restoration of funding to the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA), which funds vital programs in the city for older adults. The virtual press conference was held in response to…

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ, BRONX TOURISM COUNCIL & BRONXNET DEBUT VIRTUAL BRONX FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA

On Thursday, June 25th, 2020, the office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in collaboration with The Bronx Tourism Council and BronxNet, debuted “The Bronx Salutes America Fireworks Extravaganza” broadcast. “The Bronx Salutes America” fireworks extravaganza was cancelled in 2020 due to public gathering restrictions caused by COVID-19. The event was originally slated to…

BP DIAZ LAUNCHES COVID-19 VIRTUAL MEMORIAL

On Friday, June 12, 2020, Bronx Borough President Jr. launched a virtual tribute to remember and celebrate the lives of Bronxites lost during the coronavirus pandemic. The virtual memorial, which went live on the Bronx Borough President’s website at bronxboropres.nyc.gov/covidmemorial honors borough residents who lost loved ones to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those wishing to submit…

BP DIAZ, DA CLARK AND BRONX ELECTED OFFICIALS CALL FOR PEACEFUL PROTEST AFTER CHAOS ON FORDHAM ROAD

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was joined by Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Bronx elected officials, community groups and clergy to call for peaceful protests following a night of vandalism which saw several local businesses looted on Fordham Road. Businesses in The Fordham…

Bronx BP Issues ‘Bronx Housing Organizations Adapting and Recovering Amid COVID-19’ Report

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a new report outlining the environment the borough’s housing not-for-profit organizations are facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, titled “Bronx Housing Organizations Adapting and Recovering Amid COVID-19,” aims to identify key issues that are imperative in reaching out to The Bronx’s most vulnerable communities…