Comptroller Stringer and Trustees: New York City Pension Funds Complete First-In-The-Nation Divestment From Private Prison Companies

As President Trump embraces draconian criminal justice and immigration policies, Comptroller Stringer & the Pension Funds liquidate roughly $48 million in private prison company stocks and bonds (New York, NY) — Today, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and the Trustees of the New York City Pension Funds announced that New York City has become…

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BP Diaz, DA Clark and Safe Horizon Partner on Anti-Stalking Campaign

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark and Safe Horizon have launched an anti-stalking campaign, which aims to use relevant social media content to enhance stalking victim safety and awareness of available resources for domestic violence victims. The social media campaign, supported by federal funds under the Grants to Encourage…

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Bronx Week Gets an Encore on BronxNet!

The dynamism of the Bronx was evident in Bronx Week 2017 activities and BronxNet is sharing it all on your BronxNet channels. Each year during Bronx Week, the Bronx Ball and the Bronx Parade, celebrates notable people born or raised in the borough and inducts them into the Bronx Walk of Fame.  Immerse yourself in…

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BP Diaz Hosts Bronx LGBTQ Pride Celebration

On Thursday, June 1, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., hosted the borough’s seventh annual LGBTQ & Allies Pride Awards Ceremony. “It was a true honor to kickoff LGBTQ Pride Month, right here in The Bronx,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “This wonderful event offered my borough an opportunity to recognize several…

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City Hall in Your Borough: Mayor de Blasio, Commissioner Silver, Speaker Heastie, Borough President Diaz and Local Officials Open Orchard Beach for Summer, Highlighting $50m Investment in Restoring its Historic Pavillion

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio, Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., and local officials officially opened Orchard Beach to the public for its summer season. Orchard Beach’s historic Pavilion is set to be restored through a $50 million investment that includes $20 million in capital funding committed…

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City Hall in Your Borough: Mayor de Blasio Announces New 1.4 Acre Waterfront Site for Parkland in Co-Op City

New park will serve 45,000 residents in and around Co-op City BRONX, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., U.S. Representative Eliot Engel, Senator Jamaal Bailey, Assembly Member Michael Benedetto, Council Member Andy King, and Riverbay Corporation President Linda Berk to announce the City’s will develop…

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City Hall in Your Borough: Mayor de Blasio Announces Nearly 3.4 Million Square Feet of Graffiti Removed in The Bronx Since 2014

Mayor joins Graffiti-Free NYC crew cleaning graffiti in the Soundview Section BRONX, NY—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that Graffiti-Free NYC, a program managed by New York City Economic Development Corporation, has removed almost 3.4 million square feet of graffiti from sites in the Bronx and 21 million square feet citywide since the start of…

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