BP Diaz Hosts African-American Heritage Celebration

On Friday, March 10, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual African-American Heritage Celebration, recognizing leading individuals who have contributed to the daily growth of the community at large. This year honorees included Elizabeth Gill, President of the 47th Precinct Community Council; Anthony Wells, President, SSEU Local 371; and Hon. Pamela Harris,…

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BP Diaz Hosts Annual Greek Heritage Celebration

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Greek History and Heritage Celebration at St. Peter the Apostle Greek Orthodox Church in Kingsbridge. The event was co-sponsored by New York State Senator Michael Gianaris, New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides and…

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To Combat the Dramatic Rise in Hate Crimes, City Council Members to Call for $25 Million Security Grant Program to Protect Jewish, Muslim, and Other Community Institutions

City Hall, NY — In response to the alarming rise in hate crimes in New York City, today members of the City Council’s Jewish Caucus and a diverse coalition of Council Members, city leaders, and nonprofit institutions called on the City to fund a $25 million security grant program to increase safety at community centers and…

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BP Diaz Visits Family Life Charter Academy

On Wednesday March 8, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. visited with students at the Family Life Academy Charter School to teach a civics class and about the political process and how to be more engaged their community. The borough president talked with third grade students, giving them a lesson on how different aspects…

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Borough President Diaz Reacts to Specialized High School Test Results

Today, the New York City Department of Education issued the results for the 2017 Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT), which governs admission to the city’s eight specialized high schools. Those results show that, despite making up roughly 70 percent of the entire public school population combined, just 3.8 percent of all offers to specialized…

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