MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES JULIE MENIN AS DIRECTOR OF THE CENSUS FOR NYC AND EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL FOR STRATEGIC ADVOCACY

NEW YORK––Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Julie Menin as Director of the Census for New York City. She also will serve as Executive Assistant Corporation Counsel for Strategic Advocacy. In her new roles, Menin will organize extensive outreach efforts to encourage every New York City resident to participate in the upcoming 2020 Census. An…

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BP DIAZ, WESTCHESTER CE LATIMER, OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS AND KEY STAKEHOLDERS CALL ON AMTRAK TO GET TO WORK ON PENN STATION ACCESS PROJECT

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Westchester County Executive George Latimer, other elected officials and key stakeholders spoke out in support of the expansion of Metro North service to the East Bronx and the need for Amtrak to get out of the way of this much needed, universally popular project. These four new lines will…

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BP DIAZ & FAT JOE AWARD NEW SNEAKERS TO STUDENTS

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and hip-hop legend Fat Joe today distributed new pairs of sneakers at four Bronx public schools as part of their new initiative to increase student performance in Bronx public schools. Administrators at each participating school—P.S. 146, M.S. 123, Accion Academy and I.S. 217 School of Performing Arts—chose one class…

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BP DIAZ & AT&T HOST ANNUAL CHESS CHALLENGE

On December 18, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., AT&T and Chess in the Schools co-hosted the Bronx Borough President’s Annual Chess Challenge at The Bronx County Building’s Veterans’ Memorial Hall.   Over 250 Bronx students from grades 3-8 participated in the tournament. The young chess aficionados tested their skills against one another, cheering…

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BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the borough’s annual Bronx Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The event featured a visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, who brought toys and other goodies for the children in attendance. Performers at the celebration included the Celia Cruz Bronx High School and Millennium…

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Coalition for the Homeless Honors Welcoming Neighbors Northwest Bronx with the Compassionate Communities Award

Annual Award is Given to Community Groups Who Show Support for Homeless Individuals and Families Past Winners Include Elmhurst, Queens & Kensington/Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn   NEW YORK, NY – The Coalition for the Homeless announced Welcoming Neighbors Northwest Bronx as winners of the 2018 Compassionate Communities award today. This annual award is given to a…

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