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The Amigos Meet Again

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."

July 7, 2009
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Diaz Sr. To Paterson: Come And Get Me

By Elizabeth Benjamin of The Daily Politics

Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., the gift that keeps on giving as far as this coup-weary reporter is concerned, reiterated that plans to be in church in the Bronx on Sunday and all-but dared Gov. David Paterson to send the State Police in to drag him back to Albany.

July 2, 2009
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July 1, 2009
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Senador Rubén Díaz Critica Alcalde Sobre Nombramientos A La Nueva Junta Escolar

El Senador Rubén Díaz hoy criticó rotundamente al Alcalde Bloomberg al no nombrar ni un Latino a la nueva Junta Escolar.

En una rueda de prensa hoy, El Alcalde Bloomberg nombró los Vice Alcaldes Harris y Skyler a la nueva Junta Escolar como sus representantes. El Alcalde concluyó su rueda de prensa con un mensaje en español “para los padres” Latinos.

July 1, 2009
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Diaz to Padavan: Even I Know Better

By Jimmy Vielkind of the PoltickerNY

ALBANY—State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. is going home.

Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but definitely Saturday and for the rest of the weekend.

July 1, 2009
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Open Letter To Mayor Bloomberg

Mayor Michael BloombergCity HallNew York, New York  10007

Dear Mayor Bloomberg:

It is a disgrace that at least two faith-based organizations within my Senatorial District, Lighthouse Multi-Services and the Thessalonia Worship Center, have been denied block party permits this year.

July 1, 2009
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Statement by Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

Today, our Governor missed the opportunity to claim victory for what the Senate Democrats achieved.  Instead of rejoicing with the Senate Democrats in our victory for successfully passing legislation, Governor Paterson has chosen to attack Senate Democrats and criticize our efforts.  He continues to erroneously claim that our votes were illegal.  The Senate Democrats succeeded, and Governor Paterson missed this great opportunity to be part of our victory.

For further information, please contact Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz at 718/496-4793.

June 30, 2009
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Samuel Gompers High School Denies Student to Participate at Graduation Ceremony

On Friday, June 26, 2009 at 8:30 AM, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz’s office will join at a press conference with the family of Bianca Torres, a Samuel Gompers High School Senior student outside her school located at 455 Southern Boulevard in The Bronx.

June 26, 2009
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Samuel Gompers High School Denies Student to Participate at Graduation Ceremony

On Friday, June 26, 2009 at 8:30 AM, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz’s office will join at a press conference with the family of Bianca Torres, a Samuel Gompers High School Senior student outside her school located at 455 Southern Boulevard in The Bronx.

June 25, 2009
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Statement By Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

“The great Governor of the State of New York is so out of touch with New Yorkers that he does not know what he is doing.

Governor David Paterson claims that he is punishing the Senators by making us stay here in Albany.  However, the reality is that nothing is getting accomplished.

The reality is that Governor Paterson is not punishing us - - he is blessing us.  Each day spent in Albany, every Senator is paid an additional stipend of $160.00, which is paid by the people of New York.

June 24, 2009
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Statement by Senator Rev Ruben Diaz

“Today’s Senate Session was one of the most ridiculous things I have ever experienced.

Yesterday, New York Governor David Paterson bragged to the media about how the leaders of the Republican and Democratic Conferences asked him for more time before calling Special Session and then how he told them, ‘No!’

Much to our surprise and amazement, Governor Paterson called for Special Session and was not ready to present any bill to the Senate for debate nor vote. Why is Governor Paterson wasting the taxpayers money and peoples’ time?

June 23, 2009
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz and Hispanic Ministers to meet with Archbishop Timothy Dolan

On Wednesday, June 24 at 4pm, a historic meeting between the Hispanic evangelical community and the new leader of the Catholic community of the City of New York will take place at the Residence of Archbishop Timothy Dolan, located at 452 Madison Avenue, between 50th and 51st Street in Manhattan.

June 24, 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz and Hispanic Ministers to meet with Archbishop Timothy Dolan

On Wednesday, June 24 at 4pm, a historic meeting between the Hispanic evangelical community and the new leader of the Catholic community of the City of New York will take place at the Residence of Archbishop Timothy Dolan, located at 452 Madison Avenue, between 50th and 51st Street in Manhattan.

June 23, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Announces Children’s New York Evangelical Parade

Senator Reverand Ruben Diaz invites all to attend and participate in the New York Children’s Evangelical Parade. This parade, in which many churches participate with floats and other types of demonstrations, is organized by the New York Evangelical Association of New York, which is presided over by Reverend Luis Serrano.

The parade will be held this Saturday, June 20th. The parade will kick off at 12 noon from 97th Street and Third Avenue. The parade will go up Third Avenue to 119th Street. The reviewing stand will be located on Third Avenue and 116th Street.

June 20, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Announces Children’s New York Evangelical Parade

Senator Reverand Ruben Diaz invites all to attend and participate in the New York Children’s Evangelical Parade. This parade, in which many churches participate with floats and other types of demonstrations, is organized by the New York Evangelical Association of New York, which is presided over by Reverend Luis Serrano.

The parade will be held this Saturday, June 20th. The parade will kick off at 12 noon from 97th Street and Third Avenue. The parade will go up Third Avenue to 119th Street. The reviewing stand will be located on Third Avenue and 116th Street.

June 17, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Chairs the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Legislative Forum

(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)

Photo by John K Car

June 12, 2009
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Legislators from Puerto Rico and New York to Meet and Discuss US Laws Adversely Impacting Puerto Rican Veterans on the Island

On Friday, June 12 1009 from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade will be sponsoring their first Annual Legislative Forum in New York between Puerto Rican Legislators from the island of Puerto Rico and the New York State Senate.  The event will take place in the Auditorium of the Visitor Center, located at 227 West 46th Street in New York City.

June 12, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Legislators from Puerto Rico and New York to Meet and Discuss US Laws Adversely Impacting Puerto Rican Veterans on the Island

On Friday, June 12 1009 from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM, the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade will be sponsoring their first Annual Legislative Forum in New York between Puerto Rican Legislators from the island of Puerto Rico and the New York State Senate.  The event will take place in the Auditorium of the Visitor Center, located at 227 West 46th Street in New York City.

June 10, 2009
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Statement from New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will stand by the Senate Democratic Conference and will not be joining his fellow “Amigo” Senators Pedro Espada and Hiram Monserrate in the new bipartisan coalition.

Senator Diaz stated:

 “I will not join with them because I do not trust billionaire Tom Golisano, who reminds me of the opportunists in the South Bronx who abandoned my neighborhood when The Bronx was allegedly burning. 

June 9, 2009
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