Bronx Borough President Diaz Announces the Creation of the Disability Advisory Council

In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month On Wednesday, October 7, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., joined by the Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Matthew Sapolin, and the Executive Director of Bronx Independent Living Services, Brett Eisenberg, announced the creation of the Bronx Borough President’s Disability Advisory Council (BxBPDAC),…

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Borough President Diaz Decries School Aide Layoffs

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has blasted the City’s move to layoff over 700 public school aides and support titles. The first round of those layoffs is scheduled to take place today. “These school aides play a critical support role in our public schools, and without their services the classroom experiences of our children…

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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

From left: Gloria Cruz, from Million Mom March, Tanisha Santiago and Yvette Montañez, Santiagos’s sister and mother, and the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. On Wednesday, September 30, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined the organization Million Mom March and members of the community of Mott Haven during a vigil to remember and…

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Mr. Diaz Goes to Washington

Yesterday, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. made his first official visit to the Capitol to discuss policy with federal leaders, both of New York’s senators, and members of the State’s congressional delegation. During his one-day trip to Washington, D.C., Borough President Diaz met with Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, former Bronx Borough President…

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Borough President Diaz Fights Bronx Post Office Closures

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued a letter, co-signed by Congress Members Joseph Crowley and Eliot Engel, demanding that the Postal Regulatory Commission reconsider the closure of seven post offices in Bronx County. In August, the Postal Regulatory Commission announced that seven Bronx post offices were slated to be eliminated due to financial…

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Bronx Borough President Diaz Hosted the Borough’s First Iftar Dinner “Break the Fast” in Honor of the Blessed Month of Ramadan

On Thursday, September 17, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., joined by hundreds of residents and community leaders, celebrated the borough’s first Iftar Dinner “Break the Fast”, in honor of the blessed month of Ramadan. During the event, Borough President Diaz recognized the importance of the growing Muslim community in The Bronx, and awarded with…

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Manhattan and Bronx Borough Presidents Alert Residents of Northern Manhattan and Bronx to Section 8 Voucher Scam

Borough Presidents announce legal action and assistance on behalf of low-income victims swindled out of their life savings Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., joined by HPD, NYCHA, other elected officials, and housing advocates today alerted Northern Manhattan and Bronx residents to a housing scam that has defrauded…

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