The Bronx Invites the Pope

(Bronx, NY) –New York City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr., New York City Comptroller, Scott Stringer, Congressman Jose E. Serrano and New York City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson are publicly inviting Pope Francis to Yankee Stadium. In a full-page newspaper ad the officials are asking The Pontiff to conduct a mass…

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BP Diaz Hosts African Advisory Council Meeting

On Thursday, February 5, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the first meeting of his office’s African Advisory Council of 2015. The agenda included a dialogue with African community groups and their respective leaders sharing their priorities for the upcoming year, while also discussing possible collaboration opportunities on a variety of issues. “This council…

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Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Mayor de Blasio’s ‘State of Our City’ Address

“We welcome Mayor de Blasio’s announcement of committing $200 million to the Lower Grand Concourse for the creation of 4,000 affordable housing units, site remediation, social programs and the redevelopment of our transit structure and infrastructure. My office, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, SoBRO and others have long advocated for the transformative redevelopment of…

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Borough President Diaz Hosts Superintendents Meeting

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted a gathering of Latino and Jewish leaders from across the tri-state area with the President of the State of Israel, H.E. Mr. Reuven Rivlin, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. The event was designed to foster greater strength between the Latino and…

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Borough President Diaz Hosts Superintendents Meeting

On Friday, January 30, 2015, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and his Education and Youth Services Department hosted a meet and greet with elected officials and public school superintendents from across the borough. Pictured are: Yolanda Torres (D7), Dr. Karen Ames (8), Leticia Rodriguez-Rosario (D9), Melodie Mashel (D10), Borough President Diaz, Maria Lopez (D11), Rafaela…

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