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Corrections Officers Benevolent Association President Elias Husamudeen (at the podium) questions the closing of Rikers in fovor of four borough-based jails. [Credit: Robert Press]

Council Members Diaz Sr., Holden and King Protest Closing Rikers on the Steps of City Hall

By Robert Press On Wednesday, Bronx City Council members Ruben Diaz, Sr. and Andy King were joined by Queens Councilman Robert Holden to announce they were going to vote no on closing Rikers Island jail. They issued a joint-statement explaining […]

by · October 20, 2019 · Government, News
What You Should Know

What You Should Know

Why I am Opposed to Mayor Bill de Blasio‚Äôs Plan to Close Rikers Island by Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. You should know that after reading an editorial that was published on October 13, 2019 in the New York Post […]

Artistic Rendering Credit: Office of the NYC Mayor

BREAKING: City Unveils Plan for Bronx and Other Borough Jail to Replace Rikers Island Facilities

Modern facilities will be designed to be integrated into surrounding neighborhoods and promote safety and support for the people who work and reside within them The de Blasio administration today unveiled plans for the building of four modern, community-based jails […]

Sepulveda 4 Senate card (Credit: Michael Benjamin)

Bronx Political Round-up: City Proposes South Bronx Jail

De Blasio, Ayala Push Bronx Jail on Concord Avenue Bronx elected officials and South Bronx residents were taken by surprise by Mayor de Blasio’s announcement the NYPD tow pound at 320 Concord Avenue will be the home of one of […]