The New York State Senate Aging Committee Public Hearing, chaired by Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, will be broadcast live at www.nysenate.gov. The hearing will take place in New York City at the Senate Hearing Room, 250 Broadway, 19th Floor on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
On Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 10:00am, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz and members of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will board a bus at Christian Community Church, located at 1437 Longfellow Avenue in The Bronx to travel to Patchogue, Long Island and protest the ongoing hatred toward Hispanics in Long Island. The group will arrive at the Iglesia Evangelical Refugio de Salvacion, located at 102 Railroad Avenue at 2:00 noon. The Long Island church was burglarized on Tuesday night and a note with anti-
This letter is to inform you that my constituents have been complaining to my office that Indian Lake in Crotona Park needs to be cleaned – immediately.
My constituents and their families are concerned about the pollution and odor and filth that needs regular and proper maintenance, especially during these summer months when families rely upon our public parks for recreation and enjoyment.
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, Chair of the Senate Aging Committee, is calling for a public hearing on President Obama’s proposed health care reform and the impact it will have on New York State senior citizens. The hearing will take place at 250 Broadway, Senate Hearing Room, 19th Floor in New York City on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
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.
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will host a Breakfast on Monday, August 17, 2009 from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM with representatives from organizations for whom he will allocate discretionary funds in 2009. The event will take place at Maestro’s Caterers located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue near Morris Park Avenue in The Bronx.
“This is a historic achievement for the 32nd Senatorial District!” exclaimed Senator Rev. Diaz after securing $2 million in funding for twenty-two organizations whose programs serve the many needs of his constituents in the South Bronx.
Honorable Andrew CuomoOffice of the Attorney GeneralThe CapitolAlbany, NY 12224-0341
Dear Mr. Cuomo:
In response to the recent attention directed at the hiring and resignation as the Director of the New York State Intergovernmental Relations of Senator Pedro Espada’s son, Pedro G. Espada, I am respectfully calling for an investigation by the Office of the New York State Attorney General to determine the number of family members of state legislators, commissioners and department heads currently on the New York State Legislature’s payroll.
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) shared his concerns about recent warnings for parents about the dangers of "Cordial de Monell para la Dentición", a locally purchased product that soothes teething babies. Senator Rev. Diaz stated, “It is important for parents to know that because of its serious and dangerous side effects on babies ‘Cordial de Monell para la Dentición’ is illegal in the United States.”
On Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 1:00pm, New York State Senator Ruben Diaz andthe New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will gather at the United NationsDag Hammarskjold Park on East 47th Street and First Avenue in New York Cityto pray for peace in Honduras.
This prayer vigil is being organized by Honduran Pastors Sonia Fernandezand Hector Chiesa, member of the Board of Directors of Radio VisionCristiana.
Dear Congressman Waxman:As Chairman of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, I am deeply concerned that a provision that targets senior citizens in Section 1233 of House Resolution 3200 may preempt New York State rules and practices. This proposed federal health care legislation’s impact upon the elderly citizens of New York State needs to be sensitive to what may be considered a “state’s rights” issue, which may be best dealt with at the state level, and not imposed by Washington.
I am glad that Bill Thompson has finally joined me in demanding the resignation of New York Chancellor Joel Klein. Two years ago, to be exact – on February 8, 2007, I sent an open letter to Mayor Bloomberg calling for the immediate resignation of Chancellor Joel Klein and Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott. In that letter (see link: letter ) I stated the reason why: because they have been a failure to the school system and to our children. Part of their failure included a $16 million dollar
As Chair of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, and as a member of the Hispanic Community, I believe that it is an assault on many New Yorkers for Mayor Bloomberg to play upon the feelings and sentiments and emotions of our communities. These are scare tactics. Making believe that the sky is going to fall and that the walls of education are about to crumble is completely false.
As an precursor to the grand Dominican Parade in The Bronx, in recognition of the contributions of this community’s progress and development throughout New York City, Bronx Borough President, Rubén Díaz, Jr., Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Sr., and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, will be celebrating “Una Noche de Abrazo Dominicano” in The Bronx.
SCRIE 'freezes' rent allowing seniors to remain in their apartments
The 2009 Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) requirements are:
* For rent stabilized apartments, tenants must have a valid one or two yearlease.*Tent must be at least 1/3 of net monthly income,* Head of household must be age 62 or older.* Assets: No limits.* Income: $29,000 household total.
“We said that by Thursday this thing will end, and as promised, the Four Amigos have brought an end to the stalemate that has paralyzed the New York State legislature for weeks. The Amigos have brought Senator Pedro Espada back to the Democratic Conference where we prevail in the majority.
State Senator Rev Ruben Diaz, President of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus, is demanding an apology from Senator Jeff Klein’s statement calling them “irrelevant” and “people like that”. By saying “people like that” does he mean Hispanic or what?
Senator Klein made this statement after four Senators, Ruben Diaz, Hiram Monserrate, Martin Malave Dilan and Carl Kruger walked out of a session called by their conference after adjourning Governor Paterson’s Extraordinary Session.
In an effort to break the stalemate in the New York State Senate, Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz said that he and Senator Carl Kruger, Senator Pedro Espada and Senator Hiram Monserrate will be joined by Senator Martin Malave-Dilan for breakfast today at 9am at the Crowne Plaza in Albany.
According to Senator Rev. Diaz, “We are encouraged that Senator Martin Malave-Dilan is the newest member of the Amigos, and we remain hopeful that this huge mess will soon be a thing of the past due to our efforts.”
In an effort to put an end to the torment in the New York State Senate, New York State Senator Ruben Diaz said that Senator Carl Kruger, Senator Pedro Espada Jr., Senator Hiram Monserrate and himself will be meeting again today to continue the negotiations between the four of them about how to put an end to this problem.
The four senators met yesterday for lunch, and will meet today for breakfast at 9am in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albany, New York.
According to Senator Diaz, "I expect this problem to be resolved no later than the end of this week."