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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.

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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Espada Selling His "Home" In Bronx

Since he is no longer a state senator, Pedro Espada Jr. no longer has to keep up the pretense that he actually lived in his old stomping grounds—Espada is selling his Bronx co-op apartment, which caused endless controversy for him, and served as a symbol for his entire failed political career....
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Bronx Borough President's Speech

This week, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. gave his second annual "State of the Borough" address, outlining his plans for the future of the Bronx....
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Sen. Klein, D-Bronx & Property Tax Cap

Sen. Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, the leader of the independent Democratic conference, held a news conference earlier this afternoon with his three colleagues calling for a streamlining of government....
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Pedro Espada Ousted!

New York Sen. Pedro Espada, who hijacked the state Senate last year to temporarily join the GOP with three other renegade Democrats, has lost his primary reelection bid to Gustavo Rivera....
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Espaillat Wins Dem. NY Senate Primary

Assembly Member Adriano Espaillat decisively wins the Democratic Primary for State Senate in the 31st District....
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NYSRPA Endorses Carl Paladino

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, the state's largest and nation's oldest 2nd Amendment advocacy organization, announces the endorsement of Carl Paladino for Governor....
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Kosovo: Legality Of Secession & Evolution Of International Law

As evinced by countless instances past and current, ethnic conflict has revealed its adeptness to engender severe chaos and disorder, igniting both protracted and intractable struggles. Resolutions to such conflicts encompass a wide spectrum, ranging from co-optation to degrees of autonomy. Secession, conversely, is not recognized as a legal option....
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Hungry Espada Spends $20K On Sushi

The following is a video clip with some thoughts on Espada and his record....
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Campaign Against Epsada Surging

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz endorsed Gustavo Rivera for State Senate today, the latest endorsements for Rivera's surging campaign against scandal-ridden incumbent Senator Pedro Espada. ...
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On The Offensive To Defeat Espada

Today, Democratic activist Bill Samuels and his reform organization, New Roosevelt Initiative, today opened a full-time field office in the 33rd Senate District and announced that veteran political organizer Yorman Nunez would handle its operations as a part of efforts to defeat disgraced incumbent Senator Pedro Espada....
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Citizen Action Joins The Reform Fight

Citizen Action of New York, a statewide, grassroots organization that fights for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice, announced today their support of Gustavo Rivera for State Senate in the 33rd Senatorial District of the Bronx against Pedro Espada....
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Strengthening NY's False Claims Act

New York State Bar Association President Stephen P. Younger of New York (Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP) today commended Governor David A. Paterson for signing into law legislation (A.11568/S.8378) that strengthens New York's False Claims Act....
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Kathleen Rice For Attorney General

The Northwest Bronx Democratic Alliance formally endorsed Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice at a meet-and-greet in Riverdale on August 12, 2010....
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Espada's Desperate Challenge Fails

An official report from a Bronx County Supreme Court-appointed referee today decreed that Gustavo Rivera's campaign collected well over the required number of signatures to qualify for this September's Primary Election and rejected a frivolous challenge made by Pedro Espada's campaign, dealing the embattled Senator yet another blow. ...
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MTA Rescue On Life Support

The WFP today sent the following message to our 70,000 supporters in NYC, reminding them of Pedro Espada's role in blocking new funding for the cash-strapped MTA and urging them to join the our "10,000 New Yorkers to Defeat Pedro Espada" Facebook group (also launched today)....
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Espada Bloating Payroll With Cronies

Today, Democratic activist Bill Samuels and his reform organization, New Roosevelt Initiative, raised questions about the enormous staff budget of disgraced State Senator Pedro Espada and called upon him to open payroll and staff budget books. According to a recent Buffalo News investigation, Espada’s weekly staff payroll nearly equals that of the entire Western New York State Senate delegation....
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State Budget Continues Spending

In Albany, the Senate approved the new State Budget....
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Insurance Companies Payout Schemes

United States Senator Charles E. Schumer is drafting legislation that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to guarantee that any life insurance company they contract with offer lump sum payouts of death benefits as the default payment method for the families of lost soldiers and other federal workers....
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50th Anniversary Of The Death Of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination and passing.
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Trump’s Favorite Advisors — Be Afraid

"What really makes China so scary today is the fact that it has so many people, and it’s also becoming an incredibly wealthy country so that our great fear is that China will turn into a giant Hong Kong. And if China has a per capita GNP that’s anywhere near Hong Kong’s GNP, it will be one formidable military power. So a much more attractive strategy would be to do whatever we can to slow down China’s economic growth — because if it doesn’t grow economically, it can’t turn that wealth into military might and become a potential hegemon in Asia."

National Security – An Abused Term

"That hereafter no State court or court of the United States shall admit Chinese to citizenship; and all laws in conflict with this act are
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Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. & The State Of The Bronx On Bronxnet

Bronxites and others will hear details about the borough’s growth, challenges and plans when they tune in to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. delivering the ‘State of the Borough’ address on BronxNet.
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BP Diaz Delivers Ninth “State Of The Borough” Address

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. delivered his ninth annual “State of the Borough” address to a crowded auditorium at the Bronx High School of Science.
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Marricka Scott-McFadden Named Deputy Bronx BP

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today announced that Marricka Scott-McFadden would serve as the new Deputy Bronx Borough President, beginning in January 2018.

Right To Know Police Reform Legislation

Statement from Borough President Diaz Re: Right To Know Police Reform Legislation:

BP Diaz Unveils His Office's New Website

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today unveiled his office’s newly revamped website.
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Christopher Columbus: Score One For Italian Americans

Democratic Borough President of Bronx Ruben Diaz, Jr. recently explained in the New York Post, why he is proudly marching in the Columbus Day Parade.
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Dr. Scott Noren On The “Money To Entities” Announcements By Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) NY

Senator Gillibrand, along and other Congressional incumbents, travel to New York municipalities during reelection cycles announcing federal grants to local municipal entities like fire and police departments.

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Lindsay Minerva

is a multimedia journalist. She is also a digital media student at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. In 2009, she graduated as a Benjamin Franklin Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work experiences includes positions in politics, public relations, and law.