BP DIAZ HOSTS BRONX WEEK CENTENARIAN CELEBRATION

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the annual Bronx Week Centenarian Celebration, which honors Bronxites that have lived 95 or more years. The event took place at the Villa Barone Manor in Throggs Neck. “Our senior citizens are the backbone of our borough, so it is certainly fitting that…

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NEW YORK MUSIC MONTH 2019 EXPANDS PROGRAMMING WITH NEW RADIO/PODCAST SHOW, FREE CONCERTS, AND MUSIC AND TECH CONFERENCE

Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment and NY is Music announce expanded line-up of citywide events during June in celebration of New York City’s music industry, artists and fans Full calendar of public events throughout the five boroughs includes: concerts, workshops for musicians, free rehearsal space, songwriting competition, free walking tours of iconic music sites,…

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BP DIAZ HOSTS CONSTRUCTION TRADES CAREER FAIR

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted a “Construction Career Information Session,” for residents looking to learn about employment opportunities in the construction industry. The event was co-hosted by the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York. Union leaders and elected officials met with residents, including military veterans,…

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BP DIAZ KICKS-OFF BRONX WEEK 2019

Announces the induction of singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, Boxing champion Iran Barkley and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco to the 2019 Bronx Walk of Fame Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was joined by proud Bronxites and Bronxites-at-heart today for the official kick-off of “Bronx Week 2019” at The Lit. Bar, a newly-opened independent bookstore in Mott Haven. During…

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Borough President Diaz Jr.’s testimony at New York State Assembly Housing Committee hearing to protect New York City’s renters

New York is facing an ongoing affordable housing crisis. It is our responsibility as elected leaders to enact policies that will maintain the existing affordable housing stock, create new affordable housing, and prevent as many New Yorkers as possible – from our most vulnerable residents to our middle class – from becoming homeless or being…

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BP DIAZ HOSTS LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE SYMPOSIUM

On Friday May 3, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. co-hosted the “Learning how to Prevent Legionnaires: A Public Health Education” symposium, in conjunction with the Allergy & Asthma Network, The Bronx Health Link and the Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires Disease. The event took place at The Bronx County Building, Veterans’ Memorial Hall, with…

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BP DIAZ LAUNCHES BRONX 2020 CENSUS COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced the creation of the “Bronx 2020 Census Complete Count Committee.” The committee will be tasked with increasing turnout in the upcoming 2020 Census and ensuring that Bronx residents participate in this important civic function. “Whether Bronxites and New Yorkers know it or not the census count has…

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