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Sotomayor Wants To Be Called Sonia From The Bronx

Forget about "Jenny from the block," the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has said she wants to be called just "Sonia from the Bronx."

Statement Of Council Member Annabel Palma

General Welfare Chair Annabel Palma released the following statement on the New York State Supreme Court's decision to issue an order that temporarily restrains the City from discontinuing hotel subsidy payments to victims of Superstorm Sandy who are living in hotels:...
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NY Undocumented Students Lobby State Legislature For College Financial Aid

Hundreds of undocumented students and allies will travel to Albany on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 to urge legislators to enact the NY DREAM Act (A02597/S2378) in 2013....
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House Approval Of Violence Against Women Act

A number of Bronx groups are hoping the House of Representatives gives approval to the Violence Against Women Act, which the Senate recently approved....
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Jenny Rivera Nominated For Court Of Appeals

Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz, Chairman of the New York State Assembly/ Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force would like to commend Governor Cuomo for nominating Professor Jenny Rivera for the Court of Appeals....
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Bronx District Attorney Announces New Appointees

Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson has announced the hiring of 20 new assistant district attorneys....
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Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor, Even though the Democrats won the Presidential Election, there isstill talk in Washington about cuts to desperately needed social programs andservices that could decimate ...
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What Is A President?

He is the embodiment of hope and the agent of change. President Obama: the most powerful leader in the free world, crisscrossing the nation: crisscrossing the globe to affect change....
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Proposed Districts Remove Power From Bronx Neighborhoods

Bronx community leaders decry the first redistricting draft of the city's council districts. They say the proposed boundaries would remove political power from many of their neighborhoods by breaking them in different districts and diluting the weight of their votes....
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Incorrect Voter Information

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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....
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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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BP Diaz To Mayor: “‘Right To Counsel’ Must Come Faster”

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has written a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio urging the administration to speed up the full implementation of Intro 214-B, a.k.a. “Right to Counsel,” which secured legal representation for low-income tenants in New York City’s housing courts among other benefits.
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Bronx BP Diaz & Council Members Torres & Deutsch Pass Fire Safety Legislative Package

Today, the full City Council passed three bills concerning fire safety, prevention and education introduced by Council Members Ritchie Torres and Chaim Deutsch at the request of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. The three bills passed the Council unanimously by a vote of 49-0.
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Former Dominican President The Hon. Leonel Antonio Fernández Reyna To Visit Bronx County

You should know that this Thursday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m. the former President of the Dominican Republic, the Hon. Leonel Antonio Fernández Reyna, will be visiting Bronx County.
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Borough President Diaz Hosts Gun Violence Town Hall

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, Bronx Borough President hosted the “Enough is Enough!”/“¡Ni Una Muerte Más!” Town Hall event, inviting students from across to borough to listen to their concerns regarding gun violence.
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Borough President Diaz Co-Hosted "Homeless Awareness Roundtable"

On Monday, April 16, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Steven Banks, Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services, co-hosted a “Homeless Awareness Roundtable” with community board leadership and clergy members from across the borough.
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50th Anniversary Of The Death Of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination and passing.
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Trump’s Favorite Advisors — Be Afraid

"What really makes China so scary today is the fact that it has so many people, and it’s also becoming an incredibly wealthy country so that our great fear is that China will turn into a giant Hong Kong. And if China has a per capita GNP that’s anywhere near Hong Kong’s GNP, it will be one formidable military power. So a much more attractive strategy would be to do whatever we can to slow down China’s economic growth — because if it doesn’t grow economically, it can’t turn that wealth into military might and become a potential hegemon in Asia."

National Security – An Abused Term

"That hereafter no State court or court of the United States shall admit Chinese to citizenship; and all laws in conflict with this act are
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Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. & The State Of The Bronx On Bronxnet

Bronxites and others will hear details about the borough’s growth, challenges and plans when they tune in to Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. delivering the ‘State of the Borough’ address on BronxNet.
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BP Diaz Delivers Ninth “State Of The Borough” Address

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. delivered his ninth annual “State of the Borough” address to a crowded auditorium at the Bronx High School of Science.

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