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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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Celebrating Of The Abrazo Boricua Banquet In New York

The Abrazo Boricua Banquet in New York will take place this coming Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Eastwood Manor Restaurant located at 3371 Eastchester Road on the corner of Boston Road in Bronx, New York....
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That Blue Sky, That Is Not Blue And Is Not A Sky

You should know that with the endorsement of the Working Families Party to the re-election efforts of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, the hopes and aspirations of our Democratic State Senate Conference of becoming the majority and ultimately take control of the Senate have gone all the way up to the sky....
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Bill To Protect South Bronx Homeowners Passes The NY State Senate

On June 2, 2014, legislation sponsored by New York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz (Bronx County), passed the New York State Senate by a vote of 56-3. ...
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Worst Are Those Who Have Eyes That Work & Cannot See

You should know that election time is right around the corner, and soon enough, you will find volunteers knocking on your doors to collect signatures, and asking for your cooperation to help their candidates qualify to appear on the ballot....
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Gone With The Wind

You should know that since the New York State Democratic Convention has come to an end, the expectations and aspirations of New York's minority community are gone with the wind....
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The War On Women At The New York Times

You should know that for the past few years, the so-called "War on Women" expression has been used whenever possible as the vanguard of the liberal cause. ...
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What Real Campaign Reform Should Be

You should know that soon I will be organizing a press conference together with many religious and Hispanic ministers to start a movement in which our minority community should be educated in regards to campaign finance reform. Leaders of both parties, Democrat and Republican, will be invited to join us. ...
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Transparency In New York State's Government

You should know that it has come to my attention that Senate YouTube clips are no longer easily available to be viewed by my constituents and other residents of New York State, and I would like to question the legality of this change....
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A Victory For The Conservatives Of America

You should know that on Monday May 5, 2014, the Unites States Supreme Court of America ruled in favor of a case established by a small town called Greece in upstate New York. This case was known as “The Case of the Town of Greece v. Galloway,” and it was in regards to prayers offered at public legislative meetings....
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A Real Travesty Of Justice

You should know that the people of Bronx, especially those residing in the area of South Bronx which is covered by the 41st Police Precinct, will soon see their crime statistics going up costing their property and car insurance premiums to also go up....
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It Is Wrong. It Is Evil. It Will Not Work.

You should know that according to some news reports, there is a movement afoot in Albany to break up the IDC-Republican Senate Coalition, which serves as the existing alliance that controls the New York State Senate. ...
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The Rebirth Of Bronx

You should know that on Monday, April 28th, the New York State Senate – in a Resolution introduced by Senator Jeff Klein – recognized and honored the County of Bronx for the second year in a row. Under the coordination of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and Senator Jeff Klein, the Bronx has become a hot topic in Albany....
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God Hates Ugly - What About COLA?

The New York State 2014-2015 Budget is due on April 1st, and one more year will go by when the most dedicated, hard working people in the State will once again be ignored....
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Senator Ruben Diaz To Celebrate The First “Abrazo Bangladesh In New York”

New York State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, together with New York State Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda, will celebrate the First “Abrazo Bangladesh in New York.”...
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Time To Bring Sen. Jeff Klein & The IDC Back

You should know there is an old saying that you should be careful what you wish for because you might just get it....
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There's No Place Like Home

You should know that on March 3, 2014, New York Daily News columnist Greg B. Smith wrote a column titled:...
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All for One And One For All

You should know that on March 4, 2014, Albany experienced one of its best moments....
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Senator Pushes State Mandated Parent Class

Bronx Senator Ruben Diaz is sponsoring a bill that would mandate parents take state certified classes or else their child won't move on to the 7th grade. ...
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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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Raymond J. Keating

Raymond J. Keating is the editor and publisher of the Keating Reports, which operates the Long Island Sentinel. He is a writer, commentator and economist, who wrote a column for Newsday for more than a decade, and is now a columnist with Long Island Business News and Dolan Media Company. The views expressed by Keating are strictly his own.