Constantinides, Elected Officials, Community Advocates Call for More Monitoring of New York City Water Tanks After Disturbing News Reports

Astoria, N.Y. — Council Member Costa Constantinides, Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, today spoke outside the Astoria Houses in support of Intro. 1056, which would give the City a clearer picture of what potentially hazardous materials are inside a drinking water tower on any given day. Constantinides, along with Council Members Mark Levine…

BP DIAZ, NEW YORK YANKEES AND AT&T HOST EIGHTH ANNUAL ‘BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S CUP’ YOUTH BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

On Wednesday, August 8, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., AT&T and the New York Yankees co-hosted the eighth annual “Borough President’s Cup” Youth Baseball Championship. Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden threw out the first pitch and opened the championship game between the Bronx Bombers and the Grand Slam Little League. Despite the…

Council Members Constantinides, Levine, Torres & BP Diaz to Introduce Bill Requiring Unannounced Inspections of Drinking Water Tanks

New York City Hall — Council Members Costa Constantinides, Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, Mark Levine, Chair of the Committee on Health, and Ritchie Torres, Chair of the Committee on Oversight and Investigation, introduced legislation today in partnership with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. that requires the New York City Department of…

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Supports PR Gov. Ricardo Rossello $15-Per-Hour Minimum Wage for Public Works

LIUNA and Gov. Rossello agree to raise the island’s minimum wage from $8.25 per hour to $15.00 per hour “With the devastation that Hurricane Maria left behind, this increase in wages for public construction workers in Puerto Rico is a big victory for the people who rebuilding the island,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz…

CITY LAUNCHES BRONX METRO-NORTH STATION AREA STUDY; CONVENES WORKING GROUP TO HARNESS ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF COMING RAIL SERVICE FOR THE BRONX

July 31, 2018 – A Bronx Metro-North Working Group, which convened for the first time today, will engage local residents and businesses to optimize new commuter rail service that is in the works for the East and South Bronx. The group is led by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg,…