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Proposed Districts Remove Power From Bronx Neighborhoods

Bronx community leaders decry the first redistricting draft of the city's council districts. They say the proposed boundaries would remove political power from many of their neighborhoods by breaking them in different districts and diluting the weight of their votes....
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Incorrect Voter Information

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Borough President Diaz On BronxTalk

Last night, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. appeared on BronxTalk, hosted by Gary Axelbank. Borough President Diaz discussed several issues concerning the Bronx, including the Kingsbridge Armory, FreshDirect, gun violence and the recent Democratic primary elections....
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Give City Island A Chance To Speak

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., City Comptroller John Liu and City Council Transportation Committee Chairman James Vacca, together with the City Island Civic Association, are calling on the City’s Department of Transportation to begin the formal public input process regarding the scheduled construction of the new City Island Bridge, slated for next year, through ULURP as soon as possible....
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Rangel Applauds Formation Of New Bronx Community Board

Today, Congressman Charles B. Rangel praised the creation of a taskforce charged with examining the best practices, policies and procedures with regards to important issues faced by all 12 Bronx community boards. The new taskforce was announced by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. ...
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Letter To Mayor Bloomberg On Gun Casings

Please find attached a letter from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. to Mayor Bloomberg calling on the City to cease its sales of spent shell casings for reuse, rather than sell them as scrap metal.

Bronx City Council Discretionary Funding

We are pleased to publish the Citizens Union’s Report on NYC Council Discretionary Funding. While the major findings of the report are echoed in the link below, we thought our readers might be particularly interested in the “who got what” for the Bronx Delegation in the City Council....
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Activist To Announce Run In South Bronx Politics

This could be the beginning of many good things to come. Our good friend, Maxi Rivera a long time community progressive activist in South Bronx will formally announce his candidacy for NY State Assemblyman Saturday April 28, 2012....
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March To Support New York Dream Act

On April 9th, 2012, a group of 15 undocumented youth and supporters from the New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC) will begin a long journey, on foot, from New York City to Albany in support for the New York Dream Act....
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Cuomo Taps Rivera For Labor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, appearing Saturday night at the Somos El Futuro gala, announced the nomination of Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera, D-Bronx, to serve as Commissioner of the state Department of Labor. ...
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U.S. Senate Candidate Tours New York City

Dr. Scott Noren, U.S. Senate Candidate, NY 2012, will be touring New York City this week. During his time in the Big Apple, Dr. Noren will be visiting numerous college and university campuses, such as New York University and Columbia University, to highlight what he perceives as a “key economic issue that concerns college students today” - namely, student loan interest rates and payment arrangements. ...
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Rep. Engel Drops Nick Spano As His Lobbyist

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-Bronx, is the latest to cut ties with Nick Spano’s lobbying firm after the former state senator pleaded guilty last week to federal tax evasion....
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Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat joined all Americans in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, releasing the following statement:...
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Running For President Of The Dominican Republic–From The South Bronx

Every Saturday night, 27 local residents meet in an abandoned salsa club in East Tremont to discuss Dominican Republic politics. The various clergymen, business people, and housewives are intent on getting the Bishop in their midst elected as the island’s next president in May....
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City Officials Demand Federal Investigation On “Stop & Frisk Policy”

New York City and New York State officials, along with non-profit organizations, demanded during a press conference on October 19, 2011 a Federal monitor in the New York Police Department’s “stop and frisk” policies....
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Same-Sex Marriage Protest In Bronx

As Governor Andrew Cuomo ramps up his push for same-sex marriage, opponents are set to protest in the Bronx Sunday....
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Dr. Scott Noren For US Senate

I have started  vigorously campaigning for U.S. Senate 2012, NY and trying to put forth his platform. Many people do not realize that Kirsten Gillibrand was appointed and then won only a 2 year seat....
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Immigrant New Yorkers At Risk

The following statement is By Scott M. Stringer, Manhattan Borough President about the City’s immigration crackdown at Rikers Island and the threat it poses to the civil liberties of New Yorkers in all five boroughs....
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Senator Espaillat Federal Budget Letter

New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) slammed the Republican proposed federal budget which seeks to cut services for the poor and elderly while giving tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires....
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Safety In New York’s Second Hand Marketplace Is Coming To Fruition

Bill No. 567 in the City Council has gained the public spotlight as two college graduates help city councilmembers fight for safe places to exchange goods in for New York’s meetup culture.
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Bronx NAN Chapter Town Hall Meeting

You are invited to come out and join us for the National Action Network Bronx chapter monthly town hall meeting.
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Statement From Congressional Candidate For NY CD-10 Naomi Levin

Naomi speaks on Political Polarization in Washington and Social Media Discrimination on Larry King.
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"Democratic Socialist" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A "Hypocrite" Wearing A $3,500 Outfit To Pose For A Magazine Shoot?

Fashion and politics often go hand in hand, but "democratic socialist" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been dubbed a hypocrite by conservative critics after wearing a designer suit for a photo shoot with construction workers.
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Is It Congressman Joe Crowley’s Loss?

You should know that on Tuesday, June 26th, when Congressman Joe Crowley lost the Democratic Primary, the biggest losers were the State and the City of New York.
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BP Diaz Invites You To The Charter Revision Commission 2019 Forum

On September 12, 2018, the Charter Revision Commission 2019 will a public hearing, at Lehman College, 6:00 p.m., to listen to your thoughts on what works and what does not work in our New York City government.
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BP Diaz & Tenants To NYCHA: Where’s The Money?

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined more than 100 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenant leaders and residents of all ages for a rally today at the Bronx River Houses to bring attention to the agency’s failure to spend money that has been given to it to improve tenants’ lives. The borough president also called on the agency to open its books to the public for review.
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Borough President Diaz Hosts Pakistani Independence Day Celebration

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. met with the Bronx Community Council, a Pakistani advocacy organization, and the acting Consul General of Pakistan, Naeem Cheema, to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day.
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Scott Stringer Goes Against The Only 2 Dominican State Senate Members

You should know that tomorrow, Monday, July 30, 2018 at 12:00 noon I am supposed to appear in front of the New York City Council Ethics Committee.
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Reasons Why I Have Been Writing "What You Should Know" For Many Years

You should know that The New York City Ethics Committee has opened up an investigation into the writing of my weekly column, which I titled "What You Should Know" (WYSK).

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