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Ruben Diaz introducing his choice for the 32nd state Senate district 87th A.D. District Leader John Perez, and newest member of TEAM DIAZ 2020.

African American Abrazo (Embrace) in New York

New York City Councilmembers Rev. Rubén Díaz, and Rafael Salamanca, District Leader Hon. John Perez, community leader George Alvarez, and community leader Ahmadou Diallo announce the celebration of the 2020 African American Abrazo ‘Embrace’ in New York State.  The annual […]

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. greets his constituents along the Grand Concourse during the 26th Annual Gran Parada Dominicana de El Bronx (Bronx Dominican Day Parade) on Sunday, July 26, 2015.

Dominican Heritage Month Celebration

Mary Sullivan, CSEA President. (Facebook)

Speaker Heastie Congratulates New CSEA President Mary Sullivan

“Congratulations to Mary E. Sullivan on her election to president of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA),” said Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie in a statement. Heastie praised Sullivan’s “long history of standing up for New York’s workers, fighting so their […]

by · February 14, 2020 · Labor, News
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AG James Voices Support for Legalization of Surrogacy in New York

Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement in support of legalizing gestational surrogacy in New York: “Our antiquated surrogacy ban makes it prohibitively expensive and burdensome for many New Yorkers to become parents. Countless families, particularly members of the […]

by · February 13, 2020 · Family, LGBT Issues, News
TEAM DIAZ 2020 (L _ R) 32nd State Senate candidate John Perez, 15th Congressional candidate Ruben Diaz , a friend of TEAM DIAZ 2020, Councilman Rafael Salamanca, and 79th Assembly candidate George Alvarez).

What You Should Know: Delegation Visits Guánica, PR

You should know that this Tuesday, February 11th at 11:00 am I will be visiting the city of Guánica in Puerto Rico. A delegation of people including Council Member Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Federico Pérez, Gumersindo Martinez, George Álvarez, Angel Gaud, […]

by · February 13, 2020 · News
AG James Takes Action to Ensure Safe, Rapid, and Complete Dismantling of Indian Point

AG James Takes Action to Ensure Safe, Rapid, and Complete Dismantling of Indian Point

Attorney General Letitia James today took action to ensure the safe, rapid, and thorough decommissioning and site restoration at Indian Point Energy Center (IP), a nuclear power facility located in the Hudson Valley slated to end all power generation next […]

by · February 13, 2020 · Energy, News
Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera filed paperwork to challenge freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary for her Bronx-Queens congressional seat.

BREAKING NEWS: Ex-CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso Cabrera to challenge AOC

The NY Post and other media outlets are reporting that former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso Cabrera has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run against incumbent Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) in the upcoming June 23rd Democratic primary election. […]

by · February 11, 2020 · Bronx Politics, Government, News, Politics
City Council Panel on Taxi Medallions Releases Report

City Council Panel on Taxi Medallions Releases Report

You should know that the report of the task force created by the New York City Council, was released Friday. This panel, which met for six months, was charged with studying and making recommendations to fix the crisis regarding the […]

by · February 3, 2020 · Government, News
City To Increase Water Delivery Infrastructure

City To Increase Water Delivery Infrastructure

City now investing $800 million on new water mains over next two years, a $130 million increase The de Blasio Administration today announced the City will be constructing new water mains and increasing staffing as part of several steps in […]

by · January 30, 2020 · Government, News
POISON PARKS: The toxic effect of Roundup in city parks

POISON PARKS: The toxic effect of Roundup in city parks

The Black Institute unveils new report and calls on city for change The Black Institute released a report on the damage being done to parkgoers by the use of Roundup™, the popular weed killer, in New York City parks. The […]

by · January 29, 2020 · Health, News, Parks
National School Choice Week

National School Choice Week

With Soaring Parent Demand in The Bronx, Families Have More High-Quality School Options Than Ever Before Public charter Schools from across the Bronx today celebrate the start of “National School Choice Week” – an annual nationwide event to shine a […]

by · January 28, 2020 · Education News, News
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BP DIAZ KICKS OFF 9th ANNUAL ‘SAVOR THE BRONX’ RESTAURANT WEEK

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today celebrated the start of the 9th Annual “Savor The Bronx” Restaurant Week at Seis Vecinos, a family-operated restaurant in Longwood serving Central American Cuisine with an emphasis on Honduran gastronomy. “Savor The Bronx” […]

by · January 6, 2020 · Food & Restaurants, News
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli

DiNapoli: Read the Fine Print on Your New Gift Card

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers this holiday season to read the fine print on gift cards for details about fees and expiration dates. While some gift cards sellers have eliminated inactivity fees, consumers should […]

by · December 30, 2019 · Holidays, News, Personal Finance
Danny Aiello Did The Right Thing

Danny Aiello Did The Right Thing

By Rich Mancuso When Danny Aiello crossed paths with yours truly in 1974, there was no conception who was on the microphone up in a small press box calling plays as the public address announcer at a DeWitt Clinton High […]

by · December 13, 2019 · Entertainment, News
Breaking Ground, Comunilife and elected officials unveil new supportive housing in the Bronx.  Photo credit: Breaking Ground

New supportive housing unveiled in the Bronx

Breaking Ground and Comunilife unveil new supportive housing in the Bronx The nonprofits celebrated the opening of a 161-unit residence at the La Central mixed-use project on Tuesday, October 29 – the seventh residence managed by Breaking Ground in the […]

by · November 1, 2019 · Housing, News