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Well, Well, Where Were No. 11 & 12?

You should know that Mrs. Gail Badillo, the widow of the late Congressman Herman Badillo is upset and angry because of the lack of respect and reverence from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and some elected officials who did not attend the funeral services for her husband on Sunday, December 7, 2014.
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NY State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli Is No. 1

You should know that there were three statewide elections in New York State, and the candidates who ran as incumbents were: Andrew Cuomo for Governor, Eric Schneiderman for Attorney General, and Tom DiNapoli for State Comptroller....
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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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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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Chase Scheinbaum

is a student at the Columbia Journalism School, covering the Highbridge section of Bronx. Before coming to Columbia he worked as a staff reporter for a midsize daily newspaper in Western Massachusetts, and a freelance writer for regional magazines and a daily newspaper there.