City Officials, Local Leaders, and Community Stakeholders Celebrate Demolition of Former Spofford Youth Detention Center

Redevelopment of the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center will deliver 740 units of 100% affordable housing, industrial and food manufacturing space, open space and will create nearly 300 quality jobs South Bronx, NY – Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen , New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President and CEO James…

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BP DIAZ HONORS HERO POLICE OFFICERS

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. honored seven New York Police Department officers that took steps to assist a fatally wounded father and helped prevent the death of a five year old boy during a recent incident in The Bronx. On October 23, 2018, Jaquan Millien and his five-year-old son, Omari,…

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THE BRONX STANDS UNITED AGAINST HATRED

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York held an interfaith prayer vigil to support the Jewish community and stand united against hatred in response to the murder of 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this weekend. More than 100 clergy members, elected…

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TESTIMONY OF BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. RE: Intro 1056/Water Tank Inspections

I am here today to testify in support of legislation introduced at Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s behest, Intro 1056, by Council Members Constantinides, Levine, Torres, Diaz, Ampry-Samuel and Ayala. This important legislation will require the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct periodic surprise inspections of water tanks, publicly post…

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BP DIAZ HELPS STUDENTS APPLY FOR COLLEGE!

On Friday, October 26, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. participated in the “College Application Week Rally” at the Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy in Soundview. Roughly 60 seniors at the school spent the day discussing how excited they are to be applying for college at the event, which concluded with a march to the…

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BP DIAZ HOSTS LUNCHEON FOR SENIOR CANCER SURVIVORS

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. held a luncheon and celebration for senior citizens who have survived cancer at The Bronx County Building’s Veterans’ Memorial Hall. The event was co-sponsored by Walgreens, the American Cancer Society and WellCare. Photos from the event can be viewed at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmsHEnX8.

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