BP Diaz Hosts African-American Heritage Celebration

On Thursday, February 11, 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual African-American Heritage Celebration at the Eastwood Manor. This year’s honorees included This year honorees included Rep. Charles B. Rangel, whose award was presented to Assembly Member Keith Wright in absentia; Davon Lomax, Political Director for DC 9 of the International Union…

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BP Diaz Declares ‘Mr. G Day’ in The Bronx

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined Principal Jasmine Gonzalez, as well as the students and faculty at P.S. 65—Mother Hale Academy, to declare it “Mr. G Day in The Bronx.” The legendary weatherman and New York television icon, who is currently part of the PIX 11 News broadcast team,…

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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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