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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BP Diaz Hosts Chess Tournament

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. plays a match with Ivan Hernandez, a sixth grader at M.S. 390, during the Bronx Borough President’s Chess Challenge on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. The event was hosted by Chess in the Schools and sponsored by AT&T. The tournament, which took place in Veterans’ Memorial Hall at the Bronx…

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Borough President Diaz and Code/Interactive Launch Code/Bronx Initiative to Bring Coding Programs to Every School

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Code/Interactive, a Bronx-based computer science education nonprofit, jointly launched the Code/Bronx initiative on December 8th at Boricua College’s Melrose Campus to start a computer science program at every school in the Bronx. Bronx Borough President Diaz addressed the crowd and voiced his support for the Code/Bronx initiative, acknowledging that “the students of…

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Borough President Diaz & AT&T Host Celebration for Borough President’s Cup Little League Players & Families

On Sunday, December 13, 2015, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and AT&T’s New York State President Marissa Shorenstein co-hosted a celebration for the Little League teams who participated in this year’s Borough President’s Cup: Grand Slam Little League and this year’s champions, the Kingsbridge Little League Knights. The celebration took place at the Hard…

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