Post Tagged with: "Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr."

Water outages add to woes for Patterson Houses residents

Water outages add to woes for Patterson Houses residents

Housing December 11, 2018 at 9:59 pm 0 comments

Residents at Patterson Houses rushed to the fire hydrant outside 300 E. 143rd St. on the first Sunday afternoon in December to draw water. But there was no fire to quickly extinguish; instead, they lined up, buckets in-hand that frigid day because their running water had been abruptly cut off without notice. 

Jackson Houses tenant leader Danny Barber, flanked by Rep. Jose E. Serrano (left) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (right) and protesters, at an anti-jail rally in Mott Haven on May 1. Photo: Joe Hirsch

Protesters rally in front of tow pound to denounce jail plan

Government May 2, 2018 at 1:14 pm 0 comments

Rep. Jose E. Serrano and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. recalled their boyhoods growing up in the neighborhood, while assuring a hundred-some protesters that they are on residents’ side in their clash with the city over a new jail.

Diaz Jr. hammers mayor at State of the Borough

Diaz Jr. hammers mayor at State of the Borough

Government, Politics February 22, 2018 at 4:45 pm 1 comment

Borough president says new Bronx jail site must be decided locally In his State of the Borough address this afternoon, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. kept Mayor Bill de Blasio on notice that he will stand firm against the city’s plan to build a new jail in Mott Haven withoutRead More

City announces plans for new jail in Mott Haven

City announces plans for new jail in Mott Haven

Government February 14, 2018 at 2:31 pm 4 comments

Local elected officials are split on the proposal As part of its plan to replace the decrepit jail facility on Rikers Island with a borough-based system, the city says it will build a new jail on the site of an NYPD tow pound in Mott Haven. Mayor Bill de BlasioRead More

Community organizes to reduce damage done by drug users

Community organizes to reduce damage done by drug users

Police November 14, 2017 at 7:42 pm 0 comments

Increased needle sightings are just one of the symptoms that surfaced this spring, after the 40th Precinct shut down The Hole—a notorious drug den out of sight from onlookers on E. 149th St. and St. Ann’s Ave.

Safety infrastructure the latest in revamping of South Bronx parks

Safety infrastructure the latest in revamping of South Bronx parks

Parks, Police September 10, 2017 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

The city is installing 40 blue light “help points” in city parks, including Soundview Starlight Concrete Plant and Pugsley Creek parks.

Summit raises hopes for South Bronx to become tech hub

Economy, Jobs May 4, 2017 at 9:06 pm 0 comments

Political and business leaders want the South Bronx to become the next technology hub for New York City, and are brainstorming new ways to bring tech companies – and the jobs and energy that come with them – to the area.

Rep. Jose E. Serrano, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca on the steps of the State Supreme Court building on the Grand Concourse on Jan. 26. Photo: Joe Hirsch

Elected officials rail against Trump threat to cut funding

Immigration, Politics January 28, 2017 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

Elected officials say they will protect New Yorkers’ interests if Donald Trump tries to cut off funding to the Big Apple because of its status as a sanctuary city, as the president has threatened to do.