BP DIAZ HONORS BRONX SUBWAY HEROES

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. honored two Bronx heroes for their efforts to save a five-year-old girl who was tragically dragged in front of the subway by her suicidal father. Jairo Torres and Antonyo Love teamed up on Monday to rescue young Ferni Balbuena from underneath a subway car at the Kingsbridge Road…

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Breaking Ground Celebrates Groundbreaking of its First Passive House Supportive Residence in the South Bronx

152 New Units for Formerly Homeless and Low-Income Seniors, Including Current NYCHA Residents Betances Will Be 27th Building Operated by Breaking Ground    BRONX, NEW YORK – Breaking Ground, New York’s largest supportive housing developer, today broke ground on Betances Residence, its latest development in the South Bronx. Breaking Ground’s new building will bring 152…

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BP DIAZ PROVIDES $7.3 MILLION TO BRONX SCHOOLS

With the new school year just beginning, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced today that his office has provided $7.3 million in new capital funding to public schools in every corner of the borough, as part of his FY2020 capital budget allocations. “Our communities depend on public schools to provide our children with a…

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TESTIMONY OF BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. BEFORE THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL RE: BOROUGH BASED JAILS SYSTEM

As delivered by Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden Good afternoon, and thank you for having me here today. My name is Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden, and I am here on behalf of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. to discuss the de Blasio administration’s wrongheaded proposal to build a new jail in…

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BP DIAZ, AT&T & NY YANKEES HOST NINTH ANNUAL ‘BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S CUP’ BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

On Thursday, August 29, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s office, the New York Yankees and AT&T co-hosted the ninth annual “Borough President’s Cup” Little League Championship. Deputy Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden threw out the first pitch and opened the championship game between the Bronxchester Realtors and the Grand Slam Club that ended in…

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BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ TO HOST ‘OPIOID OVERDOSE CRISIS PUBLIC EDUCATION & RESPONDER TRAINING’ SESSION

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will be hosting an “Opioid Crisis Public Education & Responder Training” event, aimed at informing residents on how to save lives affected by this ongoing crisis. The event, taking place at the NYC Health + Hospital/Lincoln auditorium at 234 East 149th Street, The Bronx, is co-sponsored…

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