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The Problem With NYC & The Department Of Homeless Services

You should know that a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet with Commissioner Gilbert Taylor from the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), to discuss a variety of issues that impact the homeless population in the City of New York.
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Enduring The Same Injustice

You should know that both New York City Police Chief Gerald Nelson and New York City Police Inspector Manual De la Rosa have been confronted with difficult times and apparent discrimination toward them, within the NYPD....
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Police Chief: Edward Delatorre, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

You should know that there is an old saying: "No good deed goes unpunished."...
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The Insensitivity Of Eric Schneiderman

You should know that in one of my previous columns I wrote about how elected officials use all kind of tactics to keep their job....
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Queens Jurisdiction Over Rikers Island?

A bill proposing to change the jurisdiction of crimes committed on Rikers Island passed with seeming ease earlier this year, but has since become more controversial....
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Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino In Bronx

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz and Fellow Ministers to Welcome Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino to Bronx...
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage And Sukkot At Bronx Event

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Consul General of Israel in New York Ambassador Ido Aharoni headlined Monday evening a joint event at at SAR Academy in Bronx in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month and the upcoming Jewish Holiday of Sukkot....
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What You Should See

Melissa Mark-Viverito did not place her hand over her heart during a 9/11 ceremony.
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The War Against Women And Who Is Causing It

You should know that there are a lot of people who keep themselves busy talking about something they call the "War Against Women," pointing to incidents when people target, use, exploit, neglect and abuse women for their own benefit....
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The Dilemma Elected Officials Face

You should know that there are many times in politics when we are faced with especially delicate and sophisticated issues. There are times when our decisions may not hold up to everyone’s satisfaction....
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The Difference Between Governors Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, And Rick Perry?

You should know that there is an old saying: “You can indict a ham and cheese sandwich.” ...
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The Don Quixote Of Albany

You should know that Don Quixote de La Mancha is a book that was written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra back in 1605. For those who may not be familiar with the novel, here is a translation of an online summary:...
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The Presumption Of Innocence Should Apply For All

You should know that in the American criminal justice system, there is something called the presumption of innocence....
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Right To Sue When Videotaping Is Prevented

New York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) has introduced Senate Bill S.7932 to strengthen New York State's civil rights law permitting civilians to videotape uniformed personnel in the course of carrying out their duties....
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The Quid Pro Quo Of Politics

You should know that in politics, there is something known as quid pro quo....
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Immigration Should Not Be The Only Issue In Our Agenda

You should know that Paul the Apostle in his letter delivered to the Galatian believers instructed them to:...
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Ruben Diaz Introduces Anti-Chokehold Legislation

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is introducing a Senate Bill to make the use of chokehold illegal in New York State....
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The Tragedy Of Gabriela Rosa - And Many Others

You should know that in November, 2012, Gabriela Rosa became the first Dominican-born woman in the history of the New York State Assembly. She represented Upper Manhattan. For all of the time that I have known Gabriela, I have seen her functioning in a most professional manner. To me, she has been one of the more serious elected officials I have met - even to the point that I was looking forward to her becoming the standard bearer of New York State's Dominican community....
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For Now, I Will Defer To Viverito

You should know that a lot has happened since the morning of Thursday, June 19, 2014, when I sent out a press release titled: "Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, NY Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Members of the Community Are Disgusted by Recent Firings at El Diario la Prensa."...
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Walmart Is Welcome Here

You should know that in the June 4, 2014 edition of the New York Post, there is an article written by James Covert titled "City Council members rip Walmart’s charity of ‘dangerous dollars.'"...
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This Bronx Democratic Boss Still Commands Respect (And Cash)

In New York City, the backroom kingmaker is a dying breed. County leaders and their party organizations are losing clout. Pharaonic bureaucrats like Robert Moses are no more.
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Bronx Pol Blasts New Travel Ban

Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda blasted President Trump on for his new executive order focusing on banning immigrants from several predominantly Muslim countries.
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Bronx Stands United Against Hate

Residents, political and religious leaders came out to denounce the recent wave of hate attacks against both the Jewish and Muslim communities across the nation.
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Diaz Attacks City & Trump

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on Thursday stressed the importance of cooperation and civility on issues ranging from development to education in his annual State of the Borough speech, but he made no mention of his rumored interest in running for mayor.
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Gov. Cuomo Promises To Fight Rollback Of Affordable Care Act At Bronx Health Care Rally

Gov. Cuomo joined with hospital workers, labor leaders and elected officials in the Bronx Wednesday to rally for affordable health care for New Yorkers.
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Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda’s Great Idea

You should know that Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda, Senator Marisol Alcantara and I have joined together and submitted a piece of joint-legislation to help resolve some of the environmental problems caused by plastic bags.
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Bronx Congressman Pushes For New Sanctions Against Russia Amid Flynn Scandal

Bronx Congressman Eliot Engel capitalized upon the resignation of President Donald Trump‘s Russian-tainted National Security Advisor to push legislation that would hit Moscow and its agents with even tougher financial sanctions.

BP Diaz Regarding On “Right To Counsel” Program Announcement

The following is a statement from Bronx Borough President Diaz regarding the “Right to Counsel” program announcement:

Universal Access To Free Legal Services For Tenants Facing Eviction In Housing Court

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced that, for the first time, the City will fund universal access to legal services for tenants facing eviction in New York City Housing Court. A $93 million allocation doubles the Administration’s existing funding for tenant legal services. Legal services have proven effective at reducing unlawful evictions and preventing displacement. Since beginning an unprecedented expansion of tenant legal aid two years ago, evictions have dropped by 24 percent.
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George Soros' Nazi War Crimes Confessions

George Soros self disclosures reveal apparent Nazi war crimes where he discloses seizing huge treasure from Jewish holocaust murder victims as they were rounded up and sent to the death camps.

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Kiran Alvi

is working towards her M.S. degree at Columbia’s Journalism School with a specialization in digital media, covering the neighborhood of East Tremont. Kiran has previously worked for Nile TV in Cairo, Patch.com in West Hollywood and Redondo Beach, and Annenberg TV News and NeonTommy.org in Los Angeles. She graduated with honors from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism in 2011 with a degree in broadcast journalism and Middle East studies.