BP Diaz Calls for Investigation into Fatal Police Shooting

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued the following statement in reaction to tonight’s fatal NYPD shooting of a 66-year-old, mentally disturbed woman in The Bronx: “Tonight’s shooting of a mentally disturbed, 66-year-old woman in the 43rd Precinct is an outrage, especially given the New York Police Department’s knowledge of this woman’s history and the…

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BP Diaz Hosts Italian Heritage Celebration

On Thursday, October 6, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the annual celebration of Italian-American Heritage & Culture Month, “Mese della Cultura Italiana,” at the Schiff Family Great Hall on the grounds of the Bronx Zoo. Pictured are: Honorees Bronx County Public Administrator Frank C. Randazzo, Esq. and Owner of Sanitation Salvage Corp. Steven…

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Goveror Cuomo Announces Transformational Plan to Reimagine New York’s Bridges and Tunnels for 21st Century

To Reduce Congestion, MTA’s 7 Bridges and 2 Tunnels in Metropolitan Region to Adopt Automatic, or “Open Road” Tolling to Increase Traffic Flow for Millions of Travelers – Eliminating MTA Toll Booths To Combat Emerging Security Threats, Surge in Security Personnel to Take Effect at All Crossings, Plus Installation of State-of-the-Art Cameras and Sensors to…

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Children’s Aid Society to Lead Bronx Anti-Poverty Initiative

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced today that The Children’s Aid Society had been designated as the not-for-profit organization to coordinate the newly created poverty reduction initiative in The Bronx, as part of the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative. “The Children’s Aid Society has a great track record in The Bronx and across New…

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Arthur Avenue Named one of America’s Greatest Streets

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined the American Planning Association (APA) and elected officials, business and community leaders from across the city as the APA named Arthur Avenue as one of the Great Streets of America, as part of the organization’s annual list of Great Places in America in celebration of National Planning…

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NYC Parks Opens New Dog Run at Soundview Park in The Bronx

Bronx Parks Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa, today joined Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Assembly Member Marcos Crespo, Community Board 9 Parks Committee Chair Jesse Mendoza, and local canine lovers to cut the ribbon at the newly constructed dog run at Soundview Park. “This is a great opportunity for neighborhood residents to meet and engage with…

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Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. before the New York City Council Committee on Courts and Legal Services RE: Intro 214-A/Right to Counsel

September 26, 2016 Good morning. I am very happy to be here today, with so many of my colleagues in government and so many of my constituents, to voice my support for Intro 214-A, which would provide the most vulnerable among us with free legal representation in housing court.  There is an undeniable homelessness crisis…

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