AFTER DRASTIC CUTS TO SENIOR SERVICE PROGRAMMING IN NEW YORK CITY’S FY21 BUDGET, WITH NO WARNING TO RELEVANT PARTIES, ALL FIVE BOROUGH PRESIDENTS DEMAND RESTORATION OF CRITICAL DFTA DISCRETIONARY FUNDING

New York, NY – Yesterday, all five borough presidents joined advocates and senior service providers in their respective boroughs to urge the expeditious restoration of funding to the New York City Department for the Aging (DFTA), which funds vital programs in the city for older adults. The virtual press conference was held in response to…

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BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ, BRONX TOURISM COUNCIL & BRONXNET DEBUT VIRTUAL BRONX FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA

On Thursday, June 25th, 2020, the office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in collaboration with The Bronx Tourism Council and BronxNet, debuted “The Bronx Salutes America Fireworks Extravaganza” broadcast. “The Bronx Salutes America” fireworks extravaganza was cancelled in 2020 due to public gathering restrictions caused by COVID-19. The event was originally slated to…

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BP DIAZ LAUNCHES COVID-19 VIRTUAL MEMORIAL

On Friday, June 12, 2020, Bronx Borough President Jr. launched a virtual tribute to remember and celebrate the lives of Bronxites lost during the coronavirus pandemic. The virtual memorial, which went live on the Bronx Borough President’s website at bronxboropres.nyc.gov/covidmemorial honors borough residents who lost loved ones to the COVID-19 pandemic. Those wishing to submit…

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Bronx BP Issues ‘Bronx Housing Organizations Adapting and Recovering Amid COVID-19’ Report

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a new report outlining the environment the borough’s housing not-for-profit organizations are facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, titled “Bronx Housing Organizations Adapting and Recovering Amid COVID-19,” aims to identify key issues that are imperative in reaching out to The Bronx’s most vulnerable communities…

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STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ JR. RE: New York State Pilot Program to Expand Health Care & Testing to NYCHA Residents

“We must work to ensure New York City’s public housing tenants receive equitable health care services, especially during a pandemic which has had disproportionate consequences for the Bronx.” “I want to thank Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York State Attorney General Letitia James, U.S. Congressman Gregory Meeks, U.S. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, and New York State Assembly…

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