Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Selection of 13 Bronx projects as priorities by Gov. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. praised the Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council for selecting 13 Bronx and borough-related projects as top development priorities for the City and the State. More than half of the $66.2 million, almost $37 million, allocated by the Regional Economic Development Council for New York City will go…

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The “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act

By Ruben Diaz Jr. Bronx Borough President On November 21, thousands of people from all over the City crowded into the Riverside Church in upper Manhattan to make their voices heard loud and clear: it is time for this administration to do right by the people of this City and pass the “Fair Wages for…

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Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act Delivered to the City Council Committee on Contracts

Good afternoon. Chairwoman Mealy, thank you for offering me this opportunity to testify before your committee on the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act, an important piece of legislation designed to ensure that our taxpayer dollars are spent more wisely. The premise of the “Fair Wages for New Yorkers” Act is simple. When developers take…

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NYC DOT Commissioner Sadik-Khan, City Officials Announce City’s First Neighborhood Slow Zone, Launch Of Program for Communities to Request Slow Zones to Reduce Unsafe Speeds

Speed limit in Claremont neighborhood of the Bronx reduced to 20 mph, traffic calming measures will help reduce unsafe speeds in residential area with many schools New program builds on safety initiatives that have helped make the city streets safer than ever New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today joined Bronx…

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Wildlife Conservation Society’s Zoos and Aquarium Help Those in Need This Holiday Season with Toy and Food Drives

On Wednesday, November 16, Deputy Bronx Borough President Aurelia Greene joined John Calvelli, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo; Lenny Caro, President of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and children from P.S. 205 at the Bronx Zoo’s Elephant house to kick-off the zoo’s annual holiday toy drive, co-sponsored…

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Governor Cuomo Announces Clean Technology Vehicle Manufacturer to Open Facility in New York City, Create More Than 100 Jobs

On Tuesday, November 15th, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined state and city officials, as well as representatives of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, to announce that electric truck manufacturer Smith Electric Vehicles will soon open a new state of the art electric truck manufacturing facility at the former Port Morris lamp warehouse…

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