Sanitation Commissioner, Bronx Borough President Launch Public Awareness/Enforcement Effort for Dog Walkers to heed ‘Pooper Scooper’ Law

On Thursday, October 27, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined NYC Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty and Bronx Community Board #7 District Manager Fernando Tirado to announce a new information and enforcement campaign aimed at keeping Bronx streets free of canine waste. Here, Borough President Diaz holds a “pooper scooper,” which typically cost about…

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Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan Marks 15 Years in Office

Photo caption: Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. presents Lloyd Ultan with a citation of merit honoring his service as the official historian of Bronx County. Lloyd Ultan, who was inaugurated Bronx Borough Historian on October 26, 1996, is marking the 15th anniversary of entering this government office in his typical manner—by working. Ultan is…

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American Express Sponsors Savor The Bronx!

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in conjunction with the Bronx Tourism Council is pleased to announce that American Express has agreed to sponsor Savor The Bronx!, the boroughs first ever wide restaurant week, taking place from Tuesday, November 1st to Sunday November 13th. “We’re excited to celebrate all the cuisines and dining options the…

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Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. to the New York City Council Finance Committee in Support of the Establishment of the Westchester Square Business Improvement District

Good morning, Chairman Recchia and members of the New York City Council Committee on Finance, my name is Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and I am here today to provide testimony in support of Intro 644, the establishment of the Westchester Square Business Improvement District. I strongly support the creation of a business improvement…

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Bronx State Senate and Assembly Delegations Write to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in Support of “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act

The “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act, which was introduced into the City Council at the behest of Borough President Diaz, would require developers that receive heavy taxpayer subsidies to pay their employees a “living wage.” The bill, which was introduced by Council Members Annabel Palma and G. Oliver Koppell on behalf of the borough…

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