BP Diaz Cuts Ribbon at New Barber Training School

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. cut the ribbon at the newly-opened Beyond Beauty & Barber Academy (BBBA) in Westchester Square. BBBA will enhance opportunities for growth in both the workforce for the borough and the entrepreneurship community by providing training, career services and other assistance needed to prepare students for a successful path…

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Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Tonight’s Hearing on Mayor de Blasio’s Proposed Zoning Changes

“Tonight, my office will host its hearing on Mayor de Blasio’s proposed zoning changes, known respectively as ‘Zoning for Quality & Affordability’ and ‘Mandatory Inclusionary Housing.’ My office is not required to host this hearing, but we concluded it was necessary to allow for greater public participation on this topic due to the accelerated timeline…

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FreshDirect Wins 2015 EPA Northeast Diesel Collaborative Breathe Easy Leadership Award

FreshDirect recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for investments in technologies to significantly reduce its carbon footprint throughout the Northeast. New York, N.Y. (November 5, 2015) – FreshDirect has been named winner of the 2015 Northeast Diesel Collaborative (NEDC) Breathe Easy Leadership Award by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its efforts to significantly reduce diesel…

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Borough President Diaz Kicks Off 5th Annual ‘Savor The Bronx’ Restaurant Week

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. officially kicked off the 5th Annual “Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week today at Patricia’s Restaurant on Morris Park Avenue. “Savor the Bronx” Restaurant Week, produced by the Bronx Tourism Council and co-hosted by the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC), showcases the borough’s best eateries by offering special values…

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Bronx Unemployment Drops to 6.6%

Nearly 100K More Bronxites Working Today Than In May 2009 Bronx job statistics continued to improve this month, according to the latest numbers from the New York State Department of Labor. The unemployment rate in The Bronx fell to 6.6 percent in September 2015, down from 7.3 percent in August 2015 and 8.7 percent in…

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