NYC COUNCIL MEMBER ANDREW COHEN ANNOUNCES FULL FUNDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE VAN CORTLANDT PARK PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

The construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Major Deegan Expressway will finally unite the east and west sides of Van Cortlandt Park   Bronx, N.Y. – New York City Council Member was joined by community members and his fellow colleagues in government at Van Cortlandt Park on September 20th, 2019 as he announced the…

Breaking Ground Celebrates Groundbreaking of its First Passive House Supportive Residence in the South Bronx

152 New Units for Formerly Homeless and Low-Income Seniors, Including Current NYCHA Residents Betances Will Be 27th Building Operated by Breaking Ground    BRONX, NEW YORK – Breaking Ground, New York’s largest supportive housing developer, today broke ground on Betances Residence, its latest development in the South Bronx. Breaking Ground’s new building will bring 152…

TESTIMONY OF BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. BEFORE THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL RE: BOROUGH BASED JAILS SYSTEM

As delivered by Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden Good afternoon, and thank you for having me here today. My name is Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden, and I am here on behalf of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. to discuss the de Blasio administration’s wrongheaded proposal to build a new jail in…

BP DIAZ, AT&T & NY YANKEES HOST NINTH ANNUAL ‘BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S CUP’ BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

On Thursday, August 29, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s office, the New York Yankees and AT&T co-hosted the ninth annual “Borough President’s Cup” Little League Championship. Deputy Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden threw out the first pitch and opened the championship game between the Bronxchester Realtors and the Grand Slam Club that ended in…

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ TO HOST ‘OPIOID OVERDOSE CRISIS PUBLIC EDUCATION & RESPONDER TRAINING’ SESSION

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will be hosting an “Opioid Crisis Public Education & Responder Training” event, aimed at informing residents on how to save lives affected by this ongoing crisis. The event, taking place at the NYC Health + Hospital/Lincoln auditorium at 234 East 149th Street, The Bronx, is co-sponsored…

HEALTH DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES BACK TO SCHOOL AD CAMPAIGN TO REMIND NEW YORKERS TO GET VACCINATED

Beginning this school year, all children attending school or child care in New York City must be fully immunized unless they have a valid medical exemption Children should be up-to-date on vaccines before the first day of school or child care  During National Immunization Awareness Month, the Health Department reminds New Yorkers that vaccines prevent…