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August 9, 2010
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MINISTERS AND LEGISLATORS AGAINST RACIAL ABUSE IN STATEN ISLAND



Bronx, NY –

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, is extending an invitation to a demonstration of solidarity against the racial abuse of Mexicans and immigrants in Staten Island.

The Ministers and Legislators will meet on the corner of Castleton Avenue and Simonson Place, in Staten Island, on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 11:30 a.m., where they will walk four blocks to the St. Phillips Baptist Church, located on 77 Bennett Street in Staten Island, to meet with Rev. Tony Baker, Sr.

August 9, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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MINISTERS AND LEGISLATORS AGAINST RACIAL ABUSE IN STATEN ISLAND

Bronx, NY – Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, is extending an invitation to a demonstration of solidarity against the racial abuse of Mexicans and immigrants in Staten Island.

The Ministers and Legislators will meet on the corner of Castleton Avenue and Simonson Place, in Staten Island, on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 11:30 a.m., where they will walk four blocks to the St. Phillips Baptist Church, located on 77 Bennett Street in Staten Island, to meet with Rev. Tony Baker, Sr.

August 5, 2010
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A Breakfast In Honor of the 35 Years of Successful Journalism of La Voz Hispana And Hispanic Journalists in NYC

The Honorable John L. SampsonThe Honorable Ruben DiazThe Hon. Ruben Diaz, Jr.AndThe New York State SenatePuerto Rican and Latino Caucus

Cordially Invites You To A Breakfast In Honor of the 35 Years of Successful Journalism of La Voz Hispana And Hispanic Journalists in NYC

Wednesday , September 8, 20109:00 A.M.– 12:00 P.M.

At:  Maestro’s Caterers        703 Bronxdale Avenue       Bronx, NY 10462

By invitation only

September 8, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Morrison Avenue Music Festival

Morrison Avenue Music Festival

Cano Estremera, Héctor Tricoche and Oro Sólido are some of the bands that will participate in the Morrison Avenue Festival in the Bronx.

This festival, which is being sponsored by the Hispanic Federation, Bronx Borough President, Rubén Díaz, Jr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, and community leader Luis Sepulveda, will be held on:                   Date:  Saturday, August 21, 2010

August 21, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Morrison Avenue Music Festival

PRESS RELEASE

AUGUST 4, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Morrison Avenue Music Festival

Cano Estremera, Héctor Tricoche and Oro Sólido are some of the bands that will participate in the Morrison Avenue Festival in the Bronx.

This festival, which is being sponsored by the Hispanic Federation, Bronx Borough President, Rubén Díaz, Jr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, and community leader Luis Sepulveda, will be held on:

August 4, 2010
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Senator Rubén Díaz Announces Legislation to Increase Transparency

Press ReleaseJuly 29, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Rubén Díaz Announces Legislation to Increase Transparency

Albany, NY  State Senator Rubén Díaz announced today that he is introducing legislation to increase transparency regarding contributions given to elected officials.

“I am introducing legislation that will make it easier for the public to be informed about contributions that are given to their elected officials,” stated Senator Díaz.

July 29, 2010
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Condemns Killing of Unarmed Man

Press Release

July 29, 2010

For Immediate Release

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Condemns Killing of Unarmed Man

July 29 (Albany, NY) State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz. today condemned the killing of Defarra Gaymon,  in Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey on July 21. Mr. Gaymon was unarmed when he was shot by an Essex County sheriff's detective.

“First, I want to send my condolences to Mr. Gaymon’s wife, four children and other family members on the sudden, tragic and unnecessary death of their loved-one,” said Senator Díaz.

“Second,” continued Senator Díaz, “I must, in no uncertain terms, condemn the killing of an innocent and unarmed man.”

July 29, 2010
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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
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz asks: Where are the Voices of Reform and Accountability Now?

July 24, 2010For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz asks: Where are the Voices of Reform and Accountability Now?

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) released the following statement regarding the upcoming investigation of New York Congressman Charles Rangel.

"We know from published reports that a House Committee offered a deal but Congressman Rangel refused to admit any wrongdoing. The only news coverage so far has been about Rangel saying more or less: "Bring it on, I am ready" - which is his right. Meanwhile, the New York Democratic Party and its Executive Director Charlie King remain silent.

Where are the voices of reform and accountability now?

July 23, 2010
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STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO HONOR THE BRONX DOMINICAN PARADE

 STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO HONORTHE BRONX DOMINICAN PARADE

The New York State Senate Puerto Rican and Latino Caucus, presided by Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz,  will be celebrating a pre-parade banquet in honor of the Bronx Dominican Parade.

This event will take place at Maestros Restaurant located at 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, New York, on Friday, July 23rd   from 8:00 pm to 1:00 am.

July 22, 2010
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Press Conference Today To Raise Public Awareness & Offer A Reward For The Capture Of The Individual Who Raped A 79 Year-Old Woman

Date:        Thursday July 22, 2010 at 12 noonLocation: 1400 Benson Street, The Bronx, New York 10462                 (Near Westchester Square)Contact:   Franck LaBoy Cellular 718-213-1959

New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. will join State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., Chair of the State Senate's Committee on Aging at a press conference to be held in front of 1400 Benson Street in The Bronx, on Thursday July 22, 2010 at 12 noon.

July 22, 2010
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Press Conference: New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. & State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. Will Hold A Press Conference To Raise Public Awareness & Offer A Reward For The Capture Of The Individual Who Raped a 79 Year-Old Woman.

New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr. will join State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., Chair of the State Senate's Committee on Aging at a press conference to be held in front of 1400 Benson Street in The Bronx, on Thursday July 22, 2010 at 12 noon.

The building is the scene where a 79 year-old woman was raped this past Monday July 18, 2010 as she came home from a trip. Senator Diaz brought the incident to public attention yesterday July 20th, and his remarks were published in today's edition of El Diario La Prensa. Senator Diaz had remarked, that "...not even children nor our senior citizens feel safe in this our City."

July 22, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Ms. Rosana Rosado: We Deserve an Apology

July 21, 2010For Immediate Release

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz to Ms. Rosana Rosado: We Deserve an Apology

In a statement released today, New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) celebrated the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board for its column titled: " The Spy Who Wasn't Russian, El Diario's leading lady" which appeared in the July 20th edition. Senator Díaz also joins the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board's demand for an apology for El Diario's readers.

July 21, 2010
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Senator Rubén Díaz joins Community Activists for Press Conference

 

What: Press Conference to call for Community's Assistance

When: Tuesday - July 20, 2010

Time: 1pm

Where: 1400 Benson St, Bronx NY @ E. Tremont Ave

Who: The Urban Community Council, (invited .......Bronx Community Leaders, Bronx residents)

July 20, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Outraged by News of Sexual Assault Against Elderly Bronx Senior

JULY 19, 2010FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Outraged by News of Sexual Assault Against Elderly Bronx Senior 

As Chair of the New York State Senate Aging Committee, Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement today after hearing a report that a 79-year old senior citizen woman was stripped naked, beaten up and raped at 1400 Benson Street in The Bronx: “It is sickening to hear today’s report about the assault, beating and forcible rape of an elderly Bronx woman.  Whoever committed this crime must be arrested immediately and imprisoned. 

July 19, 2010
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Democrat Leadership: Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 13, 2010

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Democrat Leadership: Gentlemen,

Start Your Engines!

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement in response to reports of Senator Eric Schneiderman’s hit and run incident earlier this evening. Senator Schneiderman’s staff member/driver was Rachel Kagan, the niece of US Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

July 14, 2010
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Caucus Meeting: Celebrate "Abrazo Dominicano in New York"

The Hon. John L. Sampson

The Hon. Rubén Díaz, Sr.

July 23, 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Has a Few Questions for El Diario

Press ReleaseFor Immediate ReleaseJuly 12, 2009

Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz Has a Few Questions for El Diario New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz issued the following statement regarding the recent FBI arrest of Vicky Peláez, columnist of El Diario / La Prensa. Ms Peláez has plead guilty of being a Russian spy.

“I’d like to point out the obvious double standard practiced by New York’s most popular Spanish-language newspaper, El Diario / La Prensa in their reporting of Vicky Peláez, a 22-year employee who plead guilty after being arrested by the FBI for being a Russian spy.

July 12, 2010
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