Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Mayor de Blasio Signs Executive Order to Expand Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act

“I am thrilled with Mayor de Blasio’s executive order to expand the ‘Fair Wages for New Yorkers’ Act. Today’s announcement is a victory for the hard working people of the Bronx and the City of New York.  The mayor’s executive order will benefit thousands of workers, covering employees of commercial tenants in development projects that…

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Bronx Unemployment Drops to Single Digits

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. praised the news, announced today by the New York State Department of Labor that the Bronx County unemployment rate has dropped to single digits, down to 9.8 percent. “When I first became borough president, I made it clear that job creation would be a top priority of my administration.…

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BP Diaz Issues Letter on Shelter Sites

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a letter to Lilliam Barrio-Paoli, Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services, concerning the lack of community notification and community input regarding the siting of homeless shelters in The Bronx. The letter specifically mentions the recent decision by the Department of Homeless Services to bring a family…

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Getting Guns off the Street

Bronx D.A., NYPD to Hold Gun Buyback September 20th Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson announces a “Cash for Guns” day – Saturday, September 20th — done in partnership with NYPD Commissioner William Bratton and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., along with the pastors of three Bronx churches where the buybacks will take place. “It…

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Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: US Department of Education Awards Hostos Community College Title V Grant

“I would like to congratulate Hostos Community College for receiving a $2.6 Million Title V Grant award from the United States Department of Education. “Receiving an award of this magnitude recognizes Hostos’ leadership in providing quality education to students from diverse backgrounds. This grant will help Hostos Community College further its commitment in providing an…

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