In response to federal cuts to New York, Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has scheduled a tour of Lincoln Hospital with the New York State’s Homeland Security Committee to take place on July 11, 2006 at 10:00AM. According to Senator Diaz: "We need to assure the residents of the South Bronx that if another terrorist attack were to occur, all necessary emergency measures will be in place to protect and safeguard the lives of our community.
By NYS Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz32nd Senatorial District(Reverend Ruben Diaz is a New York State senator and president of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization)
As the stage has been set for a national debate this summer on the proposed Marriage Protection Amendment, New York State is getting ready to decide the constitutionality of its own marriage laws when the court of appeals takes up the issue today in Albany. In 2004, some nominal plaintiffs selected by the Lambda Legal Defense Fund sued the city clerk of New York for refusing to issue marri
Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) today praised the Legislature for voting to override Governor Pataki’s veto of $1 billion in tax credits for New York’s working families. Unfortunately, the Governor has threatened to withhold the funds until constitutional issues are resolved. The override restores funds for the newly created Empire State Child Credit, and the School Tax Relief (STAR) Plus Rebate program.
On Friday, April 28, 2006 New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will receive the "Champion of Housing Award" by the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal. The Awards Ceremony will take place in the Capitol Room of the Albany Crown Plaza Hotel from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.
In a congratulatory letter to Senator Diaz, Commissioner Judith A. Calogero, wrote, "It gives me a great pleasure to inform you that you have been selected to receive the Division of Housing and Community Renewal's Annual Premio Campeones de la Vivienda (Champions of Housing Award)."
New housing is coming to the South Bronx, and with the name that everybody knows. The New York City Housing Development Corporation (NYCHDC) this past week approved the use of $29 million of tax-exempt bond financing for the construction of two buildings in The Bronx that will contain more than 200 affordable apartments. The buildings, each 12 stories tall and containing 111 apartments, will be located at opposite end of the borough.
The New York City Housing Authority will go ahead with plans to increase fees for parking, appliances and replacing recklessly damaged household items, but will offer a 20% discount to most of its residents, the agency announced on Monday, April 10. The discount – a concession from NYCHA that followed weeks of rallies and petitions from residents, tenant leaders and elected officials – will apply to all fees and be available to seniors, the disabled and more than 80% of r
To evaluate the Great Immigrant March held on Saturday, April 1st and to discuss future plans of action, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 6, 2006 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, with the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization at 910 East 172nd Street in The Bronx (Corner of Southern Boulevard).Senator Reverend Diaz will take note of the widespread support for and turnout at Saturday’s Great Walk in Solidarity With Immigrants which he organized.
Statement By Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz During The New Yorkers For Constitutional Freedom 2006 BreakfastTuesday, March 21, 2006
Good morning ladies and gentlemen, and as I say in church, God bless you all.Once again it is my honor to speak at the Americans for Constitutional Freedom forum and to welcome so many pro-family and pro-life Americans to the New York State Capitol.Thank you, Reverend Duane Motley for inviting me here today.I would like to start by praising the efforts of Mr.
Today, we have called this press conference to condemn the proposed increases, by the New York City Housing Authority and the Mayor’s Administration, for senior citizens and all the residents of the City’s public housing.
I am proud to stand beside Ms. Gloria Best, the President of the Boston Road Plaza’s Tenants Association, a vigilant senior citizen whose dedication for social justice is and example for us all.