Harvard’s Ash Center Announces Bright Ideas Cohort and Semifinalists for 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards

Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized today more than 60 innovative government programs as part of the 2017 Bright Ideas initiative. This year’s cohort includes programs from all levels of government — school districts, county, city, state, federal agencies,…

BP Diaz & Bank Leumi USA Present $50,000 Check to Mosholu Montefiore Community Center

On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. presented a $50,000 grant from Bank Leumi USA to the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center for its Workforce Development Program. The check was presented by Avner Meldelson, chief executive, and John P. McGann, chief administrative officer, of Bank Leumi to Rita Santelia, chief executive officer,…

Mayor de Blasio, City and State Officials Announce WHEDco And BFC Partners to Break Ground on Affordable Housing Development and Bronx Music Hall

The Bronx Commons Development will introduce 305 affordable apartments and a new 300-seat arts and cultural center and performance space. High resolution renderings of the Bronx Commons and Bronx Music Hall development courtesy of Danois Architects, WXY Architecture + Urban Design can be found in this link. THE BRONX, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio, the…

The Bronx Partners with Zipcar to Generate More Traffic to Restaurants

Aims to increase business during post-holiday slowdown January 10, 2017 – Bronx, NY – The Bronx Tourism Council announced an initiative with Zipcar to help promote restaurants and other businesses in the borough. The emphasis is on giving Zipcar members added value while introducing them to eating establishments not easily-accessible by subway. Restaurants, as well as…

Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Gov. Cuomo’s College Tuition Proposal

“I want to congratulate Governor Andrew Cuomo on his announcement of a groundbreaking new initiative designed to provide free tuition for college through a supplement aid program that helps middle-class families and individuals achieve their academic goals. “Making college more affordable has been a priority of mine throughout my career as an elected official. Not only…