Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Spring Luncheon Honoring Tarana Burke, Ruben Diaz Jr., and Steve Kimble.

BRONX, NY – April 23, 2019 – Kingsbridge Heights Community Center (KHCC) will host a Spring Luncheon to mark the agency’s 45th Anniversary on May 7, 2019. The event, titled “Empowerment 45: People | Opportunity | Progress,” will be held at The Water Club from 12 – 2 p.m. It will honor Me Too Movement Founder,…

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BP DIAZ ASSAILS JAIL DESIGN ADVISORY GROUP

In a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is calling out the city for its lack of any real commitment to community input in its ongoing proposal to build a new jail in The Bronx. At issue is the administration’s formation of a Design Advisory Group for the proposed…

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STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Launch of the USDA SNAP Pilot Program in NYS

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. issued the following statement regarding the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Online Purchasing Pilot Program, which was launched today in New York State by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “This pilot program has the potential to dramatically diminish food deserts while also increasing choice and lowering costs for some…

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MAYOR DE BLASIO APPOINTS LORRAINE CORTÉS-VÁZQUEZ AS COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE AGING

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that Lorraine A. Cortés-Vázquez will serve as Commissioner of the Department for the Aging. As Commissioner, Cortés-Vázquez will work to advance DFTA’s mission to eliminate ageism, ensure the dignity and quality of life of older adults, and support caregivers. Cortés-Vázquez has extensive experience in government, private, and non-profit…

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BP DIAZ HOSTS ANNUAL GREEK HERITAGE CELEBRATION

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined with New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas to host the annual Bronx Greek Heritage Celebration at St. Peter the Apostle Greek Orthodox Church in Kingsbridge. Honorees at this year’s program included George Manesis, owner of Billy’s Sports Bar; Steve Zervoudis, owner of…

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As Part of NYC’s Commitment to Guarantee Health Care for All, MetroPlus Health Plan Announces New City Agency Partnerships to Enroll New Yorkers in Health Insurance

Health Plan Teams Up with NYC Department of Probation and NYC Department of Small Business Services Following Mayor’s Executive Order (New York, NY – April 3, 2019) — MetroPlus Health, the health insurance plan preferred by more than 500,000 New Yorkers, today announced partnerships with the NYC Department of Probation and the NYC Department of…

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