BP DIAZ KICKS-OFF BRONX WEEK 2019

Announces the induction of singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, Boxing champion Iran Barkley and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco to the 2019 Bronx Walk of Fame Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was joined by proud Bronxites and Bronxites-at-heart today for the official kick-off of “Bronx Week 2019” at The Lit. Bar, a newly-opened independent bookstore in Mott Haven. During…

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Borough President Diaz Jr.’s testimony at New York State Assembly Housing Committee hearing to protect New York City’s renters

New York is facing an ongoing affordable housing crisis. It is our responsibility as elected leaders to enact policies that will maintain the existing affordable housing stock, create new affordable housing, and prevent as many New Yorkers as possible – from our most vulnerable residents to our middle class – from becoming homeless or being…

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BP DIAZ HOSTS LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE SYMPOSIUM

On Friday May 3, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. co-hosted the “Learning how to Prevent Legionnaires: A Public Health Education” symposium, in conjunction with the Allergy & Asthma Network, The Bronx Health Link and the Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires Disease. The event took place at The Bronx County Building, Veterans’ Memorial Hall, with…

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BP DIAZ LAUNCHES BRONX 2020 CENSUS COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced the creation of the “Bronx 2020 Census Complete Count Committee.” The committee will be tasked with increasing turnout in the upcoming 2020 Census and ensuring that Bronx residents participate in this important civic function. “Whether Bronxites and New Yorkers know it or not the census count has…

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Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Spring Luncheon Honoring Tarana Burke, Ruben Diaz Jr., and Steve Kimble.

BRONX, NY – April 23, 2019 – Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) will host a Spring Luncheon to mark the agency’s 45th Anniversary on May 7, 2019. The event, titled “Empowerment 45: People | Opportunity | Progress,” will be held at The Water Club from 12 – 2 p.m. It will honor Me Too Movement Founder,…

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BP DIAZ ASSAILS JAIL DESIGN ADVISORY GROUP

In a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is calling out the city for its lack of any real commitment to community input in its ongoing proposal to build a new jail in The Bronx. At issue is the administration’s formation of a Design Advisory Group for the proposed…

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STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Launch of the USDA SNAP Pilot Program in NYS

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued the following statement regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Online Purchasing Pilot Program, which was launched today in New York State by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “This pilot program has the potential to dramatically diminish food deserts while also increasing choice and lowering costs for some…

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