DE BLASIO ADMINISTRATION LAUNCHES NYC CARE IN THE BRONX, KEY COMPONENT OF MAYOR’S GUARANTEED HEALTH CARE COMMITTMENT

NYC Care now available in the Bronx; New Yorkers should call 646-NYC-CARE to check eligibility NEW YORK––The de Blasio Administration today launched NYC Care, a key component of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commitment to guarantee health care for all New Yorkers, by offering quality and affordable health care for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers…

BP DIAZ SUPPORTS LIBRARIES IN LATEST CAPITAL BUDGET

Borough President Diaz will provide Bronx libraries with $640,000 in capital funding through his FY2020 budget.“Our libraries are an important resource for learning and community building, and I have always been proud to support our public library system through my capital budget,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “The New York Public Library provides critical services…

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES OPENING OF $2 MILLION REVITALIZED CAMP JUNIOR FOR BRONX YOUTH

Located in Harriman State Park, Camp Honors Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, Killed in 2018 Bronx Attack In Partnership with Fresh Air Fund and Bronx Leaders, 500 Young Campers Will Learn Anti-Violence, Anti-Gang Skills This Summer  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of Camp Junior, a summer camp for youth from targeted neighborhoods in the…

TESTIMONY OF BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. BEFORE THE NEW YORK CITY PLANNING COMMISSION RE: Borough Based Jail System

Chair Lago, Vice Chair Knuckles, and esteemed Commissioners, I am here today to implore you to vote no on today’s ULURP or to remove the Bronx site for further consideration. To be clear, Rikers Island is an abomination that must be shutdown. It is an archaic, outdated, harsh environment that puts both officers and detainees…