Governor Cuomo Announces First Solar Schools Project at the New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx

Governor Cuomo’s K-Solar Program Increases Use of Renewable Energy in Schools Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York Institute for Special Education in the Bronx will be the site of the state’s first solar schools project and will have solar panel arrays installed thanks to a power purchase agreement with SolarCity. This public-private…

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BP Diaz Criticizes ‘Bag Fee’ Legislation

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a letter expressing his strong concerns about Intro 0209-2014, more commonly known as the “bag fee” legislation. While the legislation seeks to protect the environment, Borough President Diaz is concerned that it places that burden on low-income New Yorkers and seniors that are struggling to pay bills,…

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BP Diaz Addresses New NYPD Officers

On Monday, January, 4, 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Assistant Chief Larry Nikunen, commander of Patrol Borough Bronx, spoke to 186 new police officers at Fordham University’s Keating Hall. “With 1,123 new officers sworn into duty throughout the City of New York, and 186 here in The Bronx, I am very excited…

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Testimony of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Before the City Planning Commission RE: Mandatory Inclusionary Housing & Zoning for Quality and Affordability

Good morning. I am here today to testify in opposition to the pair of zoning text amendments that have been put forward by this administration and the Department of City Planning, known together as “Zoning for Quality and Affordability” (ZQA) and “Mandatory Inclusionary Housing” (MIH). These text amendments pose an abundance of concerns and questions…

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