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BP Diaz & HUD Administrator Patton Visit NYCHA’s Patterson Houses

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator Lynne Patton visited the Patterson Houses, a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) development in South Bronx.
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Bronx Elected Officials To Amtrak: Get On Board With Metro-North Expansion

In a letter to Anthony R. Coscia, Chairman of the Board of Amtrak, the borough’s elected officials are demanding that the rail company cease its actions that are currently holding up progress on the proposed East Bronx Metro-North expansion, which will bring commuter rail service to Co-op City, Morris Park/Van Nest, Parkchester and Hunts Point....
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NYC Parks Breaks Ground On $3.4 Million Makeover Of Parque De Los Niños Ballfields And Running Track

Today, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and students and staff from I.S. 123 to break ground on the renovation of the ballfields and track at Parque de los Niños....
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Disability Advocates, Transportation Organizations, Elected Officials Kick-Off “24 Hour Riders Respond Transit Tour”

Today, Elected officials, advocate groups, and volunteers are preparing to meet fellow straphangers and ride the rails. A year after Governor Cuomo declared the MTA under a state of emergency, city & state officials and public transportation advocates are returning to the subway platforms to hear from riders, commuters and visitors....
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The New York Public Library Breaks Ground On A Bigger, Better Van Cortlandt Branch In Bronx

The New York Public Library broke ground this morning on a new, larger Van Cortlandt Library in Bronx....
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Governor Cuomo Announces NY Has Received Federal Approval To Convert Sheridan Expressway In Bronx Into A Boulevard

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York has received approval from the Federal Highway Administration to de-designate the Sheridan Expressway as an interstate, paving the way for the roadway to be transformed into a new boulevard that will give residents and visitors a direct connection to the Bronx River waterfront and Starlight Park....
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MTA Provides Service Details For Labor Day Weekend

To help New Yorkers kick off a long Labor Day weekend, MTA railroads will provide extra service tomorrow, Friday, August 31. All MTA services will operate on special schedules on Labor Day, Monday, September 3. Details follow below....
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City Launches Bronx Metro-North Station Area Study

A Bronx Metro-North Working Group, which convened for the first time today, will engage local residents and businesses to optimize new commuter rail service that is in the works for the East and South Bronx....
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Parks Dept. Makes Progress With Installation Of Syringe Disposal Kiosks

The Parks Department is making progress on the installation of kiosks to give users a safe place to discard their syringes....
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Mayor De Blasio Welcomes Dockless Bicycles To Bronx

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that starting today, dockless bike share pilot had arrived in Bronx, bringing bike share for the first time to all five boroughs....
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Access To Bronx-Bound Henry Hudson Bridge Closed Sunday Morning For NYC Triathlon

The northbound lanes of the Henry Hudson Parkway leading to the Bronx-bound Henry Hudson Bridge will be closed Sunday, July 1 between 4 a.m. and noon for the biking portion of the NYC Triathlon. Motorists should use an alternate route during this period and expect delays....
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MTA Announces Extra Service For Fourth Of July Holiday Weekend

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will offer extra rail service on Tuesday, July 3, to help customers to travel to Fourth of July holiday activities. On Wednesday, July 4, the MTA’s railroads, subways and buses will operate on weekend schedules....
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Announcing The Week-Long Grassroots Effort "Call The Mayor"

With the passage of the city budget weeks away and Fair Fares at the center of negotiations, transit, anti-poverty and civil rights organizers fanned out from a Central Harlem subway station Monday and engaged riders to call the mayor to ask him to endorse the inclusion of half-price MetroCards in City Budget....
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Retaining Wall Collapses Behind Bronx Apartment Building

Authorities say a retaining wall collapsed Sunday behind an apartment building in Bronx....
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Bronx's Crumbling "Island of The Dead" Is Unearthing Its Nameless Skeletons

It is the largest mass burial site in the US, but for an estimated 1 million souls interred at New York City's "Island of the Dead", their eternal resting place is disintegrating....
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Gov. Cuomo Launches The NY Stands With Puerto Rico Recovery & Rebuilding Initiative

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative, deploying a Tactical Assessment Team of state experts and labor, non-profit, philanthropic, and academic partners to evaluate reconstruction needs and to develop a comprehensive rebuilding roadmap for communities in need. ...
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Mayor De Blasio Announces Progress Constructing NYC Ferry Landing For Soundview

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced progress constructing a new NYC Ferry landing in Soundview for a new route launching this summer. Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, the City’s Economic Development Corporation, elected officials and community leaders toured the construction site....
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Bronx Apartment Of Woman With Cerebral Palsy Keeps Leaking

Nancy Ramgopaul lives in the Throgsneck Houses and says she never knows when it will rain inside her apartment. Ramgopaul says she has been battling a bad leak in her apartment since March....
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Borough President Diaz Celebrates Opening Of New City Island Bridge In Bronx

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the opening of the new City Island Bridge. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new bridge, an inaugural walk and ride was led by Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., State Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein, Assembly Member Michael Benedetto, and City Council Member James Vacca....
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Castle Hill Residents Ask For Speed Bump Installation On Roadway

Community members in Castle Hill say they want the city to install speed bumps along a stretch of Gleason Avenue to slow down vehicles they claim are racing down the street....
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The Anniversary Of 9/11

Statement from Borough President Diaz regarding the anniversary of 9/11:
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U.S. Marks The 17th Anniversary Of 9/11 With Somber Tributes & A New Monument

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation’s biggest city.
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Google Doodle Celebrates America's Workers On Labor Day 2018

Google Doodle did not take the day off Monday, when it hailed the American worker on Labor Day.

American Constitution Trumped

Once upon a time Americans were very sensitive on the subject of taxation. They even dumped British tea into the Boston Harbor as a protest against British taxes. And the American constitution was written to give an elected Congress the primary power to impose taxes.
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Staff Sergeant Ugarte Received A Battle Field Promotion

Staff Sergeant Ugarte received a battle field promotion from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant on July 1, 2018 by Lieutenant General Funk - the COMBINED JOINT TASK FORCE-OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE Commander for exceptional performance while deployed to Baghdad, Iraq.
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Happy Independence Day!

On January 20, 1961 John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address inspired Americans to see the importance of civic action and public service.
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Happy New Year!

Another year of success and happiness has passed.

Notice Of Formation Of Cara Mia My, LLC

Articles of Organization were filed with the New York Secretary of State (SSNY) on 11/08/2017.
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Bronx Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj Accepted Donations From The Albanian Mob

Bronx Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj accepted campaign cash from two men indicted for money laundering in connection with drug trafficking and a scheme to smuggle AK-47s and a rocket launcher to Kosovo, records show.
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