(Right to Left ) Assemblyman Marcos Crespo; Senator Hiram Monserrate; Madelyn Lugo (President of the Puerto Rican Day Parade); Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz; New York State Senate Majority Chairman Malcolm Smith; Assemblyman Felix Ortiz; Senator Carlos Torres (representing the President Tomas Rivera-Schatz, of the Senate of Puerto Rico); Representattive Paula Rodriguez-Ohma (from Puerto Rico); and Representative Jose Aponte (from Puerto Rico)
Senator Diaz speaks on behalf of the Pelham Parkway Houses residents to demand that NYC continue to fund the Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) for this area. This vital program brings an array of services to the elderly and the disabled.
Senator Ruben Diaz celebrates the addition of state-of-the-art radiology equipment at Lincoln Hospital. The Senator together with elected officials, Executive Director Jose Sanchez, Hospital Staff and community leaders welcome this addition, which will help to better serve the community.
Senator Ruben Diaz leads elected officials, community leaders and area children during the recent groundbreaking of Manida Ballfields at Manida Street, Between Lafayette & Spofford Avenues in Hunts Point, The Bronx.
Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz greets Bronx residents, members of the NYS Assoc. of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services in his Albany Office to discuss the Housing needs of persons with mental health problems or developmental disabilities.
Senator Ruben Diaz greets Dr. Osbourne, Mr. Clint Bryant and staff of the Jewish Board for Children and Family Services during their recent visit to Albany. Among the topics discussed was mental health services for children.
Senator Ruben Diaz meets with the Chinese Community Benevolent Assoc. in March of 2006, to plan for the April 2006 Great March in Solidarity with Immigrants led by the Senator. (From left to Right: Camella Price, Chief of staff to Sen. Diaz; Estela Figueredo, Ex. Dir. of the American Federation for the Immigrant; Senator Ruben Diaz; Mr. Eric Ng, President of CCBA; and Mr. Justin Yu, Board Member of the CCBA)
State Senator Ruben Diaz cheers with thousands of people who are preparing to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge as part of 'The Great Walk In Solidarity With Immigrants' in New York April 1, 2006. (Seth Wenig/Reuters)
A delegation of the United Federation of Teachers, led by Mr. Jose Vargas and representing Bronx teachers and parents, visits Senator Diaz in Albany to discuss the upcoming education budget and an array of school issues.
Members of the Children's Health Fund and the South Bronx Health Center for Children & Families Meet with Senator Diaz in Albany, March 2008, to discuss his support for health and supportive services for Bronx families. (Standing: Elsie Rivera, Senator Diaz, Deirdre Byrne, Michael Lambert, and Jennifer Trevino, Sitting: Dr. Sharon Joseph).