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BP Diaz At A Bronx Muslim Forum

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. addressed The Muslim & Immigrant Coalition for Justice.
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Co-op City Rally

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. attended the Riverbay Corporation’s Co-op City Women's March on Washington rally...
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"I Have A Dream", Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States and called for civil and economic rights....
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Schumer Announces Opposition To Senator Sessions For Attorney General

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the below statement in opposition of confirming Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General:...
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A Condo Owners’ Bill Of Rights Is On The Table

State legislators propose law to bring greater transparency to condo boards....
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Gov. Cuomo pledges $10M toward Orchard Beach Pavilion

Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to put $10 million into renovating the shuttered Orchard Beach Pavilion, but that may not be enough to get work going....
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Statement Of NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer On NYPD Detective Steven McDonald

Statement Of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer:...
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Steps To Apply For Affordable Housing & Putting Together A Strong Application

Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the release of the following study:...
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Kudos To Our Leader Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins

You should know that after many years of ignoring my proposals to protect New York State’s senior citizens, Governor Andrew Cuomo has finally seen the light....
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Trump's Poisoned Chalice

Investors are drooling with anticipation that the coming Trump regime through lowering taxes, removing regulatory barriers and stimulating economic growth will continue to boost the stock market. As a bonus, there is the prospect of repatriation to their corporate owners of trillions of corporate dollars that are “trapped” abroad by American taxes. According to one recent forecast, US corporations hold some $2.5 trillion abroad....
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Mayor de Blasio On The Mandatory Inclusionary Housing law

Statement from Mayor de Blasio on progress under NYC’s new Mandatory Inclusionary Housing law:...
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. On "Transit For All" MetroCard Campaign

Testimony Of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. On "Transit For All" MetroCard Campaign:...
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Statement By Senator Ruben Diaz On The Resignation Of Gladys Carrión, Esq.

Statement by Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) on the Resignation of New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner Gladys Carrión, Esq.:...
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The 2016 Presidential Elections Impression In The History Books

Around the country American citizens have been crowding around their TVs. The presidential debates, Saturday Night Live, and the news have all been watched more soberly. It feels as though the fabric of our ground is breaking....
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The Departure Of Maya Wiley From de Blasio's Administration

Statement from Bertha Lewis (The Black Institute):...
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Obama - Islam's Bitch

A series of horrific car bombings in Baghdad on 10.08.2013 had reportedly left more than 80 dead and many more injured. The attacks appeared to target festivities marking the end of Ramadan in Shi’ite neighborhoods, which prompted comment from State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki, who said in an official statement:...
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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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Officials Suspect Russia Used U.N. Facilities to Impact 2016 Election

Richard Zablauskas’s cat was stuck in a tree—a tree that belonged to his neighbors, who he believed were Russian spies.
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The Top Secret Primary For Bronx Borough President

This time last year many political prognosticators thought it likely that Ruben Diaz Jr. would be on the 2017 Democratic primary ballot along with Mayor de Blasio. And that’s exactly where he will be on Tuesday—except instead of making noise as a challenger to the sitting mayor making a bid to be the first Latino in City Hall, Diaz will be seeking re-election to his current post.
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In Bronx, Young Progressives Challenge Establishment Dem

One City Council race in Bronx pits a group of young progressives challenging a conservative Democratic senator from the old guard of Bronx politics.
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Bronx Pols Seek To Boot Sexual Predators From Family Shelters

A group of Bronx lawmakers want sex offenders out of city shelters.
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Bronx Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj Is Trying To Spend His Way Onto The City Council

City Council candidates typically promote themselves by knocking on doors, speaking at candidate forums, and sending campaign mail — repeatedly — to the addresses of people they think will definitely vote. What they cannot ever afford to do is run a television commercial in a market as prohibitively expensive as New York City.

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Billy Wharton

is the editor of The Socialist and the Socialist WebZine. His articles have recently appeared in the Washington Post, Monthly Review Webzine, Dissident Voice, The Indypendent, Common Dreams and Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal. Billy lives in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx.