Testimony of Borough President Diaz Before The Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions RE: MTA 2015-2019 Capital Plan

There is no doubt that establishing Metro North Commuter Railroad services through The Bronx into Penn Station is the most cost effective, and perhaps the most important capital project that the MTA has yet to embark upon. Indeed, we know that subway lines reaching into The Bronx during the decade of the 1920’s, transported 530,000…

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Summer Sizzles in The Bronx with the 4th Annual SalsaFest!

Festival will include free community events Summer Music Series will feature all-star performances The summer is heating up in The Bronx in more ways than one as the 4th Annual Bronx SalsaFest gets underway beginning this weekend! El Condado de la Salsa (the borough of Salsa) will, once again, celebrate the music, the dance, and…

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Local Officials Condemn Hate Crime Found at McLaughlin Playground

Last Friday morning, hate filled graffiti including several swastikas and the phrase “Kill Jews” were inscribed in the ground at McLaughlin Playground in Riverdale.  The incident was reported to the 50th Precinct and the investigation is now being overseen by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force. Although the graffiti was removed by the police later…

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