BPs Diaz & Adams call for Greater Equity for Gifted Students

In new report, borough president’s call for greater access to gifted and talented education, test prep programs, specialized high schools and more Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. released a new report, titled “Fixing the Pipeline: Solutions to Disparities in Gifted Education in New York City,” outlining multiple…

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Borough President Diaz Hosted Guyana Day Celebration

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in partnership with The Guyana Independence Committee hosted the 2nd Annual Bronx Guyana Day Celebration in honor of Guyana’s 51th Anniversary of Independence and to recognize the growing Guyanese population in the borough at Melanie’s Restaurant. “Celebrating the 2nd Bronx Guyana Day is an…

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BP Diaz Hosts Annual Ramadan Celebration

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner ceremony on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in honor of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The end of the month of Ramadan, observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, is marked with the joyous festival of Eid al-Fitr, which literally…

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BP Diaz Marches in National Puerto Rican Day Parade

On Sunday, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. showed off his boricua pride, marching in the 60th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Borough President Diaz stated that he believed that the festivities should focus not only on the rich cultural heritage of La Isla Del Encanto but should also shed light on the island’s…

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BP Diaz Celebrates Global Hip-Hop Day

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined dozens of hip-hop celebrities and hundreds of music lovers to celebrate “Global Hip Hop Day” on Thursday, June 8, 2017, as part of a celebration honoring past and present artists who help put the musical genre on the map. Borough President Diaz joined hip-hop trailblazers such as Funkmaster…

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Comptroller Stringer and Trustees: New York City Pension Funds Complete First-In-The-Nation Divestment From Private Prison Companies

As President Trump embraces draconian criminal justice and immigration policies, Comptroller Stringer & the Pension Funds liquidate roughly $48 million in private prison company stocks and bonds (New York, NY) — Today, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and the Trustees of the New York City Pension Funds announced that New York City has become…

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BP Diaz, DA Clark and Safe Horizon Partner on Anti-Stalking Campaign

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark and Safe Horizon have launched an anti-stalking campaign, which aims to use relevant social media content to enhance stalking victim safety and awareness of available resources for domestic violence victims. The social media campaign, supported by federal funds under the Grants to Encourage…

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Bronx Week Gets an Encore on BronxNet!

The dynamism of the Bronx was evident in Bronx Week 2017 activities and BronxNet is sharing it all on your BronxNet channels. Each year during Bronx Week, the Bronx Ball and the Bronx Parade, celebrates notable people born or raised in the borough and inducts them into the Bronx Walk of Fame.  Immerse yourself in…

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