Gun Buyback Success: Nearly 1,200 Guns Taken off the Streets

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced today that 1,186 firearms were taken off the streets as a result of the borough’s second gun buyback program, held yesterday at four Bronx churches. The event was organized by Borough President Diaz’s office, the office of Bronx District Attorney Robert T. Johnson, and the New York Police…

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Bronx District Attorney’s Offie, New York City Police Department and the Office of the Bronx Borough President Collaborate with Clergy in Second Gun Buyback/Amnesty Program

Bronx District Attorney Robert T. Johnson, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. were joined by the pastors of four Bronx churches to announce the borough’s second gun buyback program in an effort to get illegal hand guns and other weapons off the streets and out of circulation. Participants will receive…

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Borough President Diaz Questions Bronx School Closures

Research finds that four borough schools slated for closure did not “meet standard criteria for closure” by the Department of Education’s own measurements. Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued a letter to David C. Chang, chairperson of the Panel of Educational Policy, questioning the proposed closure of four schools in the Bronx by…

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Borough President Diaz Distributes Hundreds Of Turkeys To Families

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., thanks to the collaboration of many companies and organizations like Baldor, Western Beef, Westside Foods, Health Plus and Bronx Lebanon Hospital,  distributed hundreds of turkeys to needy families in the Bronx. Diaz Jr. delivered the turkeys to Bronx soup kitchens, family shelters, veterans and senior centers. “My office wants…

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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

“After months of pressure by elected officials and community groups, I am happy to see that the Postal Regulatory Commission has lowered the number of potential Bronx post offices slated for closure from seven to just three. While this is good news for many, we must continue to fight to ensure that these three post…

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