Ruben Diaz's News items

August 11, 2010

Enriched Housing for Senior Citizens Program located in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn

The New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, Inc. is accepting applications for admission to its Enriched Housing Programs located in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Eligible applicants must be 65 years of age or older and functionally impaired but must not require full-time personal care or skilled nursing care. Please see the attached document for additional information.

July 28, 2010

Keep Excellent and Effective Professionals in the Classroom

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

By Senator Rubén Díaz

Families living in my community in the Bronx confront and overcome enormous challenges every day. As budget negotiations play out upstate and in the City, it’s becoming increasingly clear that our community could be hit hard again and this time, it’s our children who will unjustly bear the brunt of the pain.

April 15, 2010

Daily News Supports Senator Diaz Bill S7346

Daily News Editorial

April 14, 2010

Two city legislators have emerged as profiles in courage in Albany. Manhattan Assemblyman Jonathan Bing and Bronx Sen. Ruben Diaz have introduced revolutionary bills that would elevate the interests of New York school children over the hidebound, destructive contract rights of teachers.

The state's historic budget crisis is driving the Department of Education toward laying off more than 5,000 teachers. If that were to happen under the current rules, disaster would follow.

April 14, 2010

Restore discretionary funding for Title XX

March 12, 2010

Honorable John L. SampsonDemocratic Conference Leader409 LOBAlbany, New York 12247

Dear Conference Leader Sampson:     Re: Title XX

March 15, 2010

Senator Díaz letter to Governor Paterson Regarding EPIC Funding Reduction

January 27, 2010

Honorable David A. PatersonGovernor of the State of New YorkState Capitol Albany, New York 12224

Dear Governor Paterson:

January 27, 2010

Sen. Diaz funds Mott Hall V SMART boards / Photo by Victor Chu

by DANIEL BEEKMAN/ Bronx Times Months ago, Senator Ruben Diaz had no idea what a SMART Board was. Today, Diaz is determined to put SMART Boards in classrooms throughout the 32nd Senate District: Soundview, Castle Hill, Hunts Point, Longwood, Parkchester and west Pelham Parkway.

Diaz visited the Mott Hall V middle school on Tuesday, September 22 to bless seven new SMART Boards, some of the first granted to School District 12. Diaz funded the SMART Boards as a member item via the Hispanic Federation.

“I plan to do this at every school in my district,” Diaz said.

October 5, 2009

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's letter to Attorney General Cuomo re: Village of Patchogue

September 9, 2009Andrew CuomoOffice of the Attorney GeneralThe CapitolAlbany, NY 12224-0341Dear Mr. Cuomo:  I am referring a matter to your attention for possible review and investigation. On Saturday, September 5, 2009, I participated in a demonstration in Patchogue, New York. This demonstration was organized after my review of a report released by the Southern Poverty Law Center and front page headlines about vandalism in the Iglesia Evangelical Refugio de Salvacion located in Patchogue.

September 9, 2009

Statement by New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

Saturday, September 5, 2009Patchogue, New York

This past Tuesday night, the Iglesia Evangelical Refugio de Salvacion was burglarized.  The criminals involved left a note on the altar of this church with anti-Hispanic comments.

This is not an isolated incident. 

While this church was being vandalized, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a report that documents what is a serious problem in Patchogue, is a growing national problem. 

September 5, 2009

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Stresses Transparency in Government at Bronx Breakfast

This morning, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx), Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. welcomed Executive Directors, Chief Executive Officers and Chief Financial Officers from twenty-two not-for-profit organizations to announce the Senator’s discretionary fund allocations for 2009.  Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx), Chair of the Assembly Aging Committee also attended the event.

August 17, 2009

Breakfast Of Champions

By Elizabeth Benjamin: The Daily Politics

The four amigos broke bread again today, this time meeting for their version of a power breakfast at the restaurant in Albany's Crowne Plaza hotel.

July 7, 2009

Diaz Sr. To Paterson: Come And Get Me

By Elizabeth Benjamin of The Daily Politics

Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., the gift that keeps on giving as far as this coup-weary reporter is concerned, reiterated that plans to be in church in the Bronx on Sunday and all-but dared Gov. David Paterson to send the State Police in to drag him back to Albany.

July 2, 2009

Diaz to Padavan: Even I Know Better

By Jimmy Vielkind of the PoltickerNY

ALBANY—State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. is going home.

Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but definitely Saturday and for the rest of the weekend.

July 1, 2009

Diaz Sr. Takes Credit For Shifting Opinions On Gay Marriage

By Elizabeth Benjamin "The Daily Politics" on May 27, 2009

A triumphant Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. this morning claimed responsibility for a new poll that shows an increasing number of New Yorkers are opposed to the legalization of gay marriage and predicted the governor's program bill won't come to the Senate floor before the session ends next month.

May 27, 2009

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's MTA Mailing to His Constituents

Dear Resident:

I write to inform you that together with Senate Majority Leader, Malcolm Smith, and the other Senators, we have submitted a plan to resolve the fiscal deficit of $1,128 billion dollars in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's MTA Mailing to His Constituents

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's MTA Mailing to His Constituents

March 30, 2009

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's MTA Mailing to His Constituents

Estimado Residente:

Les escribo para informarle que unido al Senador Malcolm Smith, Lider del Senado Estatal y los otros Senadores, hemos sometido un plan para resolver el problema fiscal de $1.128 billones de dolares en la Autoridad Metropolitana de Transporte (MTA).

March 30, 2009

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Prescription Medication Bill Moves to Aging Committee for Vote

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Chairs Aging Committee Hearing on S1645

March 26, 2009

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Hold Public Hearings to Allow Seniors to Obtain Prescription Medication from Canada

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D- Bronx) will Chair a Public Hearing on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room 6 of the Empire State Plaza – Concourse Level in Albany. This public hearing will accept oral and written testimony regarding Senate Bill 1645 introduced by Senator Diaz which creates the New York State Prescription Medication Cost Containment Program. The legislation is modeled after a successful program that was implemented by Schenectady County in 2005.

March 20, 2009
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