GOVERNOR CUOMO LAUNCHES THE NY STANDS WITH PUERTO RICO RECOVERY AND REBUILDING INITIATIVE

GOVERNOR CUOMO LAUNCHES THE NY STANDS WITH PUERTO RICO RECOVERY AND REBUILDING INITIATIVE Deploys Tactical Assessment Team of State Experts and Labor, Non-Profit, Philanthropic and Academic Partners to Evaluate Reconstruction Needs and Develop a Rebuilding Roadmap Assessment Team Findings Will Inform the Strategic Deployment of Hundreds of SUNY and CUNY Student Volunteers and Skilled Workers…

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BP DIAZ TO MAYOR DE BLASIO: BACK OFF NYCHA LAWSUIT

In a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has thrown his support behind recent litigation filed on behalf of public housing tenants in New York City, which seeks to provide financial relief to New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenants who went without heat and/or hot water during this…

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BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ HOSTS GUN VIOLENCE TOWN HALL

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Bronx Borough President hosted the “Enough is Enough!”/“¡Ni Una Muerte Más!” Town Hall event, inviting students from across to borough to listen to their concerns regarding gun violence. The event was co-emceed by Adriana Vargas-Sino of Univision 41 and Jessica Cunnington of News 12 The Bronx, and was co-sponsored by…

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BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ CO-HOSTED ‘HOMELESS AWARENESS ROUNDTABLE’

On Monday, April 16, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Steven Banks, Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services, co-hosted a “Homeless Awareness Roundtable” with community board leadership and clergy members from across the borough. The day included a question and answer period with agency representatives and interactive…

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As City Budget Talks Intensify, Largest Ever Coalition of Advocates Rallies for Fair Fares with Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Elected Officials 

As budget talks advance, the Riders Alliance and Community Service Society announced an expanded base of support, including 53 elected officials and 68 anti-poverty, transit, labor, homeless, civil rights and other advocates, calling on the City to fund half-price MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers City Hall–On Wednesday, April 11, an unprecedented coalition of New York City-based…

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BP DIAZ HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL BRONX GOSPEL CONCERT

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the second annual “Generation Fest…Bridging the Gap through Music” Bronx Gospel Concert at the Dreiser Loop Community Center in Co-op City. The concert was co-sponsored by United Healthcare Community Plan, AlphaCare by Magellan Health, AgeWell New York, Blue Ocean Health Solutions, WellCare Health…

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