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Borough President Diaz On BronxTalk

Last night, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. appeared on BronxTalk, hosted by Gary Axelbank. Borough President Diaz discussed several issues concerning the Bronx, including the Kingsbridge Armory, FreshDirect, gun violence and the recent Democratic primary elections.

Give City Island A Chance To Speak

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., City Comptroller John Liu and City Council Transportation Committee Chairman James Vacca, together with the City Island Civic Association, are calling on the City’s Department of Transportation to begin the formal public input process regarding the scheduled construction of the new City Island Bridge, slated for next year, through ULURP as soon as possible....
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Rangel Applauds Formation Of New Bronx Community Board

Today, Congressman Charles B. Rangel praised the creation of a taskforce charged with examining the best practices, policies and procedures with regards to important issues faced by all 12 Bronx community boards. The new taskforce was announced by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. ...
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Letter To Mayor Bloomberg On Gun Casings

Please find attached a letter from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. to Mayor Bloomberg calling on the City to cease its sales of spent shell casings for reuse, rather than sell them as scrap metal.

Bronx City Council Discretionary Funding

We are pleased to publish the Citizens Union’s Report on NYC Council Discretionary Funding. While the major findings of the report are echoed in the link below, we thought our readers might be particularly interested in the “who got what” for the Bronx Delegation in the City Council....
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Activist To Announce Run In South Bronx Politics

This could be the beginning of many good things to come. Our good friend, Maxi Rivera a long time community progressive activist in South Bronx will formally announce his candidacy for NY State Assemblyman Saturday April 28, 2012....
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March To Support New York Dream Act

On April 9th, 2012, a group of 15 undocumented youth and supporters from the New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC) will begin a long journey, on foot, from New York City to Albany in support for the New York Dream Act....
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Cuomo Taps Rivera For Labor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, appearing Saturday night at the Somos El Futuro gala, announced the nomination of Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera, D-Bronx, to serve as Commissioner of the state Department of Labor. ...
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U.S. Senate Candidate Tours New York City

Dr. Scott Noren, U.S. Senate Candidate, NY 2012, will be touring New York City this week. During his time in the Big Apple, Dr. Noren will be visiting numerous college and university campuses, such as New York University and Columbia University, to highlight what he perceives as a “key economic issue that concerns college students today” - namely, student loan interest rates and payment arrangements. ...
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Rep. Engel Drops Nick Spano As His Lobbyist

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-Bronx, is the latest to cut ties with Nick Spano’s lobbying firm after the former state senator pleaded guilty last week to federal tax evasion....
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Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat joined all Americans in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, releasing the following statement:...
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Running For President Of The Dominican Republic–From The South Bronx

Every Saturday night, 27 local residents meet in an abandoned salsa club in East Tremont to discuss Dominican Republic politics. The various clergymen, business people, and housewives are intent on getting the Bishop in their midst elected as the island’s next president in May....
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City Officials Demand Federal Investigation On “Stop & Frisk Policy”

New York City and New York State officials, along with non-profit organizations, demanded during a press conference on October 19, 2011 a Federal monitor in the New York Police Department’s “stop and frisk” policies....
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Same-Sex Marriage Protest In Bronx

As Governor Andrew Cuomo ramps up his push for same-sex marriage, opponents are set to protest in the Bronx Sunday....
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Dr. Scott Noren For US Senate

I have started  vigorously campaigning for U.S. Senate 2012, NY and trying to put forth his platform. Many people do not realize that Kirsten Gillibrand was appointed and then won only a 2 year seat....
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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....
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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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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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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.