TESTIMONY OF BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. BEFORE THE NYC COUNCIL COMMITTEES ON PUBLIC HOUSING AND OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATION RE: NYCHA HEAT AND HOT WATER FAILURES

The recent “bomb cyclone” that struck the northeast region caused dangerous drops in temperatures across the five boroughs. Nowhere was this extreme weather event felt more dramatically than within NYCHA developments, where nearly half of all boilers are beyond their useful life and many developments are forced to rely on ineffective temporary boilers to provide…

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Mayor de Blasio’s Plan to Replace NYCHA Boilers

“Mayor de Blasio’s announcement today is cold comfort for the tenants of NYCHA, as it does nothing to accelerate the timeline of the procurement process. Even on the most optimistic schedule the city will have a different mayor when these new boiler installations are completed. “We cannot afford to wait any longer to make critical, long overdue…

Ofo and JJ Barea Foundation Partner to Support Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

Donate 600 ofo bikes to address transportation and mobility challenges for those in need San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jan. 17, 2018 — ofo, the world’s leading station-free bike-sharing company, and the JJ Barea Foundation, Dallas Mavericks player JJ Barea’s organization that offers economic assistance to non-profit entities in Puerto Rico, today announced a partnership in…

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HONORS THE LEGACY OF REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

On Monday, January 15, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the borough’s Annual Interfaith Service honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Residents and elected officials from throughout the borough gathered at Trinity Baptist Church, which served as the event’s co-sponsor, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death…

STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: President Trump’s Actions on Temporary Protected Status

“The Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for thousands of refugees from El Salvador, Haiti and Nicaragua is cruel and unnecessary. “To turn our backs on hundreds of thousands of people that have built their life here and have made great contributions to this nation without offering a real alternative is madness,…