Bronx Borough President helps high schoolers ‘tie’ into manhood

On Thursday morning, April 24, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined Monroe College President Stephen Jerome and dozens of mentors at the college’s fifth annual Male Empowerment Event to help more than three hundred high school students ‘tie’ into manhood.  After delivering an impassioned keynote speech in the college’s Mintz Auditorium on Jerome Avenue…

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Bronx Borough President visits South Bronx shredding company SHREDability

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. visited a secure document destruction facility in the South Bronx that focuses on hiring Bronx community members with disabilities. SHREDability, a service provided through AHRC New York City, employs 18 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with 17 of them living and working in the Bronx. Bronx Borough President…

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NYC DOT, NYPD, Elected Officials and Safety Advocates Announce an Arterial Slow Zone on the Grand Concourse, Continuing the Rollout of this Important Vision Zero Initiative

The Grand Concourse will be the second of 25 planned arterial slow zones, joining Atlantic Avenue; traffic signals to be retimed for 25 m.p.h. along the 5.2 mile corridor that has seen 12 fatalities between 2008 and 2012 The program expansion builds on the Vision Zero outreach process, where speeding on major streets has been…

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BP Diaz Asks Mayor to Support Soundview Ferry Pilot

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has written a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, asking the mayor to support a three-year pilot program for ferry service in Soundview. “History clearly attributes the profound success of New York City to its ports and waterways. Rediscovering and reinventing how these same assets can be used today…

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Appellate Court Decides in Favor of FreshDirect

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is praising today’s decision of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department in the matter of South Bronx Unite!, et al v. New York City Industrial Development Agency, et al, concerning the future relocation of FreshDirect to the Harlem River Yards in Mott Haven. The court…

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Borough President Diaz Releases Waterfront Report

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has released a new report outlining the positive effects the future redevelopment of the Special Harlem River Waterfront District will have on The Bronx. As noted in the report, the redevelopment of the Special Harlem River Waterfront District (SHRWD)—located between East 138th and East 149th Streets—will bring no less…

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