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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz announces recipients of two million dollars in discretionary funds.

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz announces recipients of two million dollars in discretionary funds.

August 17, 2009
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Public Hearing: New York State Aging Committee to Hold Public Hearing: “H.R. 3200: America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 and its Impact on Senior Citizens”

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.

September 8, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Stresses Transparency in Government at Bronx Breakfast

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.

August 17, 2009
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Senator Ruben Diaz's August Newsletter

Before the school year begins, our district office will be moving to 900 Rogers Place, The Bronx, New York 10459

Click the PDF link below to view the Diaz's August Newsletter...

File: 
August Newsletter

August 17, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Stresses Transparency in Government at Bronx Breakfast

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.

August 16, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Announce Recipients of $2 Million Discretionary Funds

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.

August 17, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Announce Recipients of $2 Million Discretionary Funds

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.

August 14, 2009
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Senator Diaz's Letter to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo

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.

August 12, 2009
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Senator Diaz speaks about Senator Olga Mendez

 Senator Diaz speaks about Senator Olga Mendez

August 5, 2009
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Senator Diaz on School Governance - August 6, 2009

 Senator Diaz on School Governance - August 6, 2009

August 5, 2009
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Urges Parents to Beware of the Dangers of "Cordial de Monell para la Dentición"

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.”

August 2, 2009
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Latino Ministers Pray for Peace in Honduras

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.

July 30, 2009
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Latino Ministers Pray for Peace in Honduras

On Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 1:00pm, New York State Senator Ruben Diaz and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will gather at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Park on East 47th Street and First Avenue in New York City to pray for peace in Honduras. This prayer vigil is being organized by Honduran Pastors Sonia Fernandez and Hector Chiesa, member of the Board of Directors of Radio Vision Cristiana. 

July 30, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Letter to Congressman Henry Waxman re Section 1233 of HR 3200

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.

July 27, 2009
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Statement by New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

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

July 22, 2009
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State Senate Majority Conference, Parents to Hold Press Conference on School Governance

The State Senate Majority Conference and dozens of parents will hold a press conference urging City Officials to support legislation, increasing parental involvement and training  in New York City schools.

WHO: Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson, Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Senators Eric Adams, Ruben Diaz, Sr., Shirley L. Huntley, Carl Kruger, and Hiram Monserrate

July 23, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Abrazo Dominicano in The Bronx In Honor of Celines Toribio, Francis Mendez, and Nelson Valdez

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.

July 22, 8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Tuesday Press Conference Postponed

Please note that Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz's Reconveyence Press Conference scheduled for Tuesday, July 21 at 11am has been postponed.

Further details to follow.

July 21, 11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Statement by New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz About Mayoral Control

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.

July 18, 2009
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