New York Selected for National SNAP Pilot Program

Following nearly a year of advocacy by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and others, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the selection of New York State to participate in a nationwide pilot program to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase their groceries online. Borough President…

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Kingsbridge Predicted to be 2017’s Hottest NYC Neighborhood by Leading Real Estate Marketplace

Years of efforts by elected officials and community stakeholders to revitalize the business climate and housing prospects in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx have now paid off. The realty marketplace StreetEasy, which combines and publishes listings from hundreds of metro NYC brokers, today predicted Kingsbridge would be 2017’s hottest NYC neighborhood, stating that the…

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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Distributes Toys to Bronx Veterans’ Families At WCS’s Bronx Zoo

Children of Bronx military families in need receives toys donated to annual toy drive Santa and Mrs. Claus helped distribute toys to children Photo Caption: Santa and Mrs. Claus with BP Ruben Diaz Jr., John Calvelli, National Guard members and veteran family children at the annual toy distribution Download Video Link: https://vimeo.com/196104244/b340f72bf5 (Credit: © WCS) Bronx, NY…

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Bronx Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Department of Design and Construction, and Local Officials Break Ground on BCA@2700

New 7,300 Square Foot Facility Will Provide Improved and Expanded Administrative Space, Classrooms, and Community Space for BCA in the Westchester Square Neighborhood Bronx, NY – Today the Bronx Council on the Arts was joined by NYC Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, NYC Councilman James Vacca, Congressman Joseph Crowley, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.,…

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