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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Attends Casita Maria Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz joins with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Casita Maria Executive Director Sarah Calderon, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Councilmember Annabel Palmer, and government and community leaders at the ribbon cutting and Grand Opening Celebration for the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, located at 928 Simpson Street. 

October 2, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Reminds New Yorkers that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Early Detection is Key to Breast Cancer SurvivalNew York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will be sponsoring three events during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage women in his district to get mammograms. Senator Diaz has arranged for the St. Barnabas Hospital mobile mammogram van to be at: the Parkchester Library on Saturday October 10th; 607 Concord Avenue/Senior Housing on Monday October 19th (from 9am - 1pm); and 1148 Elder Avenue/Mt Zion Church on Monday October 26th (from 9am - 1pm)

October 1, 2009
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September 24, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Convene First State Senate Aging Advisory Council

For Immediate Release  New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will convene the first New York State Senate Aging Advisory Council on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM at the Council of Senior Centers and Services located at 49 West 45 Street in New York City. 

September 23, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Convene First State Senate Aging Advisory Council

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will convene the first New York State Senate Aging Advisory Council on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 from 10:00AM  – 2:00PM at the Council of Senior Centers and Services located at 49 West 45 Street in New York City.  

September 23, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Mott Hall V Middle School

On Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 12:00 noon, Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and Lillian Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Hispanic Federation will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Mott Hall V Middle School, located at 1551 East 172nd Street in The Bronx to inaugurate seven SMART Boards that they have donated to the school.

September 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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September 18, 2009
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Senator Rev Ruben Diaz and Mrs. Leslie Diaz to be honored by Westchster/Putnam Right to Life

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz and Mrs. Leslie Diaz will be honored for their dedication, leadership and untiring efforts in the defense of the sanctity of human life.

October 16, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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New York State-wide Senior Action Annual Convention

As Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging I look forward to working with this grassroots organization of seniors advocating for seniors. 

October 13, 12:00 AM - October 14, 12:00 AM
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz speaks on the Senate Floor during September 10 Session about Senate Bill S2550

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz is the sponsor of Senate Bill S2550 which provides that issuers of debit and credit cards shall pay sales and user taxes directly to the state tax commissioner.

September 16, 2009
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Senator speaks on the Credit Card legislation S2550A

TITLE OF BILL:An act to amend the tax law, in relation to requiring issuers of creditcards and debit cards to pay and collect sales and use taxes and paysuch taxes to the commissioner of taxation and finance

September 16, 2009
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz joins with residents, seniors and veterans to protest anticipated closing of Soundview Post Office

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, joined with Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, retired veteran Carlos Moran, and local senior citizens protest proposals to close the Soundview Post Office.

September 14, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Protest Soundview Post Office Closing

On Monday, September 14, 2009 at 10:30am, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will protest t

September 13, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Protest Soundview Post Office Closing

On Monday, September 14, 2009 at 10:30am, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will protest t

September 14, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Statement By the New York State Senate Democratic Conference Commemorating September 11th

“Eight years ago, we witnessed the most horrific terrorist attack ever launched on our nation’s soil. Thousands lost their lives and millions were left shaken with despair. Though our resolve to co-exist in a free and tolerant society was tested, our courage and commitment to band together was never in question. “Today, we honor the men and women whose lives were taken far before their time and those brave individuals of the NYPD, FDNY and Port Authority who in service to their nation gave the last full measure of devotion.

September 11, 2009
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Senate Approves “Nixzmary Brown Bill”

[Albany, NY]  Last night Senate Bill 6091, better known as the Nixzmary Brown Bill has passed in the New York State Senate. With the hope that it will help raise awareness during this new school year, and deter child abuse and neglect in New York State,  Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz, Sr. (D-Bronx), the bill’s sponsor, has pushed for this legislation to be passed during today’s Senate’s Session.

September 11, 2009
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Senate Aging Committee Hearing, Chaired by Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz held on September 8, 2009 Re: HR 3200 and its Impact on NY's Senior Citizens

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz joined by Senator Pedro Espada, Senator Marty Golden, and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo.  AARP members filled the audience to hear official testimony of several experts.

September 10, 2009
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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 10, 2009
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HR 3200 Public Hearing Testimony

Written testimony from:Senate Standing Committee on AgingSenator Rubén Diaz, Sr., Chair HR 3200: America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 andIts Impact on Senior CitizensTuesday September 8th, 2009250 Broadway, New York City - Senate Hearing Room, 19th Floor

File: 
HR 3200 Public Hearing Testimony.pdf

September 9, 2009
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