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Senator Rivera and Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Launch the Second Year of the Bronx CAN Health Initiative

Bronx, NY - State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-WF) along with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Montefiore Medical Center and other community health partners launched the second year of the Bronx CAN Health Initiative on Saturday, June 2nd at St. James Park. Dozens of Bronxites participated in Saturday's health fair, taking advantage of blood pressure and diabetes screenings, a free Zumba class and the advice of health care professionals.

 

June 4, 2012
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Senator Rivera Honors LaTanga Blair, Inducts Her into Veterans’ Hall of Fame

 

Bronx, NY - Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) today honored LaTanga Blair, an United States Army E-4 Specialist, by nominating her to join the New York State Senate 2012 Veterans' Hall of Fame. Each year, Senators are able to nominate an individual to honor for their service to our country and their local community. 

May 23, 2012
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Senator Rivera Hosts Community Conversation on Stop & Frisk, This is the Third Workshop in a Series of Public Safety Workshops

Bronx, NY - Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) partnered with 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care to host a community conversation on Stop and Frisk last Thursday, May 17th at 6:00PM. Dozens of Bronx residents engaged in a dialogue about their experiences with law enforcement and about how to proceed if stopped by the police. Some audience members, including Senator Rivera, participated in skits that portrayed both good and bad behavior when individuals are stopped by law enforcement officials.

May 21, 2012
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LaTanga Blair

LaTanga was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She joined the Army at the age of twenty in order to travel the world and gain a new perspective about herself through exposure to diverse cultures and people. 

During her time in the Army, LaTanga served in a peace time operation called Sinai Peace Keeping and Observers, which upheld the peace between Israel and Egypt. She also processed soldiers in Dharhran, Saudi Arabia, and assisted the Airforce with loading outgoing aircraft, and setting up and assisting with administrations. During Operation Desert Storm, LaTanga worked as Acting E-5 Sergeant.

May 18, 2012
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Dilletta Pina

Dilletta Pina is an accomplished woman of incredible strength and compassion. Born in the Dominican Republic, Ms. Pina moved to the United States with her mother when she was seven years old. During the years that followed, Ms. Pina traveled between the Dominican Republic and the United States, receiving a multi-cultural education. 

May 15, 2012
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July 7, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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June 2, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Senator Rivera Launches Series of Public Safety Workshops

Bronx, NY - Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) hosted his first in a series of public safety workshops in partnership with STEPS to End Family Violence on the issue of Bullying and Cyber Bullying. Parents, teenagers and community leaders attended the workshop to share stories of bullying and ways to prevent and address cyber-bullying and bullying in schools.

May 8, 2012
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Senator Rivera Launches Series of Public Safety Workshops

Bronx, NY - Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) hosted his first in a series of public safety workshops in partnership with STEPS to End Family Violence on the issue of Bullying and Cyber Bullying. Parents, teenagers and community leaders attended the workshop to share stories of bullying and ways to prevent and address cyber-bullying and bullying in schools.

May 8, 2012
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Forum/Town Hall: Public Safety Workshop: Bullying and Cyber Bullying

Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) is hosting his first in a series of public safety workshops this Thursday in partnership with STEPS to End Family Violence on the issue of Bullying and Cyber Bullying. This is the first in series of Public Safety Workshops that will be held every Thursday in May. All are welcome to attend this powerful workshop and learn how to equip themselves with the necessary tools to combat crime

May 3, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Bronx pols propose new legislation that would house some incarcerated parents closer to their children

When Jinelle Griffin was 17, her mother was sent to prison seven hours away from the Bronx by car, near Lake Ontario.

For two years, Griffin and her mother barely saw each other. The trip was too long, expensive and exhausting for the Castle Hill teenager, and the experience was hard on both parent and child.

"It was so sad and I was just a student at the time," said Griffin, 22. "Being far away from your family can drive you crazy."

But new state legislation proposed by Bronx pols could change where New York prisoners with children are housed.

April 11, 2012
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SENATOR RIVERA & ASSEMBLY MEMBER NAOMI RIVERA INTRODUCE BILL TO KEEP FAMILIES WITH INCARCERATED PARENTS TOGETHER

 

Bronx, NY – State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) and Assembly Member Naomi Rivera (D-Bronx) introduced legislation in the State Senate and Assembly respectively that would establish a pilot program for the placement of incarcerated parents close to home and their children. Currently, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision does not take into account whether an incarcerated individual is a parent and where their children are located when determining where that individual should be housed. Transportation plays a major role in whether parents and children see each other on a regular basis.

 

April 11, 2012
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Public Safety Workshops

Keeping our community safe is the responsibility of each and every one of us.  

May 24, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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