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


District managers push for stronger community boards

They say the city charter should be amended so that city agencies that didn’t exist when community boards were created must be held accountable.


‘Ghetto for Life’ mural ignites debate

Three views of Banksy's controversial mural.

The word “ghetto” touches off a heated debate about a new mural in Melrose.


Fight against dirt bikes gains traction

Borough prez looks to cut off their fuel supply In his continued push to get illegal dirt bikes and All-Terrain Vehicles off the Bronx’s streets, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is asking the city to fine gas stations that allow the drivers to fill up. Frustrated with NYPD’s reluctance to […]


LBGTQ community rallies against hate

LBGTQ community rallies against hate

Murder of Mark Carson in East Village in May prompts urgent response.

Government / Politics

Six new members appointed to Community Board 2

Borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. has appointed ten new members to Community Board 2. The board represents Hunts Point and Longwood in an advisory capacity on issues ranging from land use and housing to schools and jobs. Applicants must live or work in the community.

Government / Police

Borough President calls for gun crime registry

The Bronx Borough President wants the New York State Legislature to create a new online registry that would list gun owners who have been convicted of gun-related crimes. In his annual State of the Borough address on March 5,, Ruben Diaz Jr. urged the legislature to establish a gun crime […]

Jobs / Politics

Borough Prez says he’ll run again

Borough Prez says he’ll run again

Ruben Diaz Jr. wants four more years.


Residents urged to join community boards

The Office of the Bronx Borough President will be accepting applications for all 12 Community Boards from city residents who live or work in the Bronx. Community boards are comprised of local residents, who are appointed by the Borough President of each of the city’s five boroughs to serve in […]

Education / Parks

Youth football league a haven for local kids

Glen Williams, in blue track suit, coaches the Big Red Falcons in October.

Adults hope football will help keep kids off drugs Residents who oversee a local youth football team in hopes of keeping them drug-free, want to convert an abandoned Longwood tennis court into a turf field where the kids can practice. Glen Williams, a former drug counselor, says he wants to […]