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March 29, 2007
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Magassa & Soumare Family Fund

If anyone would like to send donations to benefit the families of last Wednesday’s tragic fire in the Bronx, they have set up a fund:Magassa& Soumare Family Fundc/o Islamic Cultural Center371 East 166th StreetBronx, NY 10456Tel: (718) 293-5323Fax: (718) 992-8537

March 9, 2007
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Continues To Improve The Lives Of New York’s Elderly

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has introduced two Senate Bills - S3167 and S3170 - which have been voted out of the Senate Aging Committee today and will hopefully be approved by the Senate this session.

March 6, 2007
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NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz And Hispanic Clergy To Discuss Mobile Ultrasound Unit

On Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 10:00 AM, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (-D-Bronx) of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, will meet with Evangelical Ministers and Expectant Mother Care representatives to discuss the success of the Free Mobile Pro-Life Ultrasound Unit for pregnant Bronx women. The meeting will take place at 910 East 172nd Street – 2nd Floor – on the corner of Southern Boulevard and East 172nd Street.

March 1, 2007
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Albany Workshop To Welcome Hundreds Of Bronx Students

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is proud to announce that hundreds of middle school and high school students from his District will travel to Albany on Saturday, February 17, 2007 to attend a workshop at the New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislators Caucus. The workshop, From Arrest to Lockup --- The Rise of Young Women in the Juvenile Justice System, has been organized by New York State Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Ms. Camella Pinkney-Price, Chief of Staff for Senator Rev. Diaz.

February 13, 2007
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Fix City's Flawed School System Once And For All

"Here we go again!" is the usual reaction of many parents and community leaders to Mayor Bloomberg's plan to restructure the city's flawed public school system yet one more time.

On Feb. 8, state Sen. Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) - not one to mince words - wrote the mayor an open letter expressing his concerns. He had this to say to the Daily News:

"I supported him and his education plans," Diaz said, remembering that he had gone against his party and backed the election of Bloomberg, a Republican, in 2001.

February 12, 2007
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Open Letter To NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Honorable Michael BloombergNew York City Mayor City HallNew York, New York 10007

Dear Mr. Mayor:

I write this letter to ask for the resignation of Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott and School Chancellor Joel Klein.

February 8, 2007
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NYS Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Supports The Inclusion Of A NYS Legislator As A Candidate For NYS Comptroller

State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz strongly believes that one of the many members of the legislature who applied and were interviewed should have been included among the remaining candidates to fill the position of NYS Comptroller. "Their integrity, honesty and experience qualified any of them for the position of Comptroller," said Senator Diaz.

January 29, 2007
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Senator Ruben Diaz And Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr. Hosted The Three Kings Day Celebration At PS 5 In The Bronx.

On Saturday, January 6, 2007, SenatorRuben Diaz and Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr. hosted the Three Kings Day Celebration at PS 5 in The Bronx. A tremendous turnout of more than 1,000 children and parents enjoyed Christmas music, played trivia games, and received gifts. Also joining the festivities were Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo and Councilmember Maria Del Carmen Arroyo.

January 16, 2007
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Senator Ruben Diaz Opposes Gender Agenda

New York State SenatorRuben Diaz (D-Bronx) responds to the New York City Department of Health vote which will permit City residents to legally change their gender designation on their birth certificates based upon personal feelings. Senator Diaz explained: "In the rush to overcome the recent defeat of legal same sex marriage in New York State (Hernandez v. Robles), radical gay rights advocates have decided to apply the rules of Lewis Carroll to the New York City’s Department of Health.

December 5, 2006
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Senator Ruben Diaz Calls Upon Minority Members Of The NYC Police Department To Set An Example

New York State SenatorRuben Diaz (D-Bronx) expressed his disappointment in the behavior of many minority members of the New York City Police Department, in particular those involved in the recent shooting of an unarmed African-American male in Queens, New York. "So many of us have worked and struggled to increase opportunities for minorities, in particular Black and Hispanic individuals, to join the ranks of the NYPD, hoping that they will better relate to and serve our communities," said Senator Rev. Diaz. He explained that the shooting of Mr.

November 27, 2006
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Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. " New District Office Location "

New District Office 1733 East 172nd StreetBronx, NY 10472Tel: (718) 991-3161Fax (718) 991-0309

July 24, 2006
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz To Hold Homeland Security Tour Of Lincoln Hospital

In response to federal cuts to New York, Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has scheduled a tour of Lincoln Hospital with the New York State’s Homeland Security Committee to take place on July 11, 2006 at 10:00AM. According to Senator Diaz: "We need to assure the residents of the South Bronx that if another terrorist attack were to occur, all necessary emergency measures will be in place to protect and safeguard the lives of our community.

June 22, 2006
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Let Legislators Be Legislators

By NYS Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz32nd Senatorial District(Reverend Ruben Diaz is a New York State senator and president of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization)

As the stage has been set for a national debate this summer on the proposed Marriage Protection Amendment, New York State is getting ready to decide the constitutionality of its own marriage laws when the court of appeals takes up the issue today in Albany. In 2004, some nominal plaintiffs selected by the Lambda Legal Defense Fund sued the city clerk of New York for refusing to issue marri

May 30, 2006
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Senator Diaz Praises Legislature For Override Of Tax Credit Vetoes

Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) today praised the Legislature for voting to override Governor Pataki’s veto of $1 billion in tax credits for New York’s working families. Unfortunately, the Governor has threatened to withhold the funds until constitutional issues are resolved. The override restores funds for the newly created Empire State Child Credit, and the School Tax Relief (STAR) Plus Rebate program.

May 1, 2006
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State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz To Be Honored By The NYS Division Of Housing And Community Renewal

On Friday, April 28, 2006 New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will receive the "Champion of Housing Award" by the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal. The Awards Ceremony will take place in the Capitol Room of the Albany Crown Plaza Hotel from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.

In a congratulatory letter to Senator Diaz, Commissioner Judith A. Calogero, wrote, "It gives me a great pleasure to inform you that you have been selected to receive the Division of Housing and Community Renewal's Annual Premio Campeones de la Vivienda (Champions of Housing Award)."

April 26, 2006
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Affordable Housing Named For State Senator

New housing is coming to the South Bronx, and with the name that everybody knows. The New York City Housing Development Corporation (NYCHDC) this past week approved the use of $29 million of tax-exempt bond financing for the construction of two buildings in The Bronx that will contain more than 200 affordable apartments. The buildings, each 12 stories tall and containing 111 apartments, will be located at opposite end of the borough.

April 25, 2006
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Housing Authority Approves Plan To Hike Fees, But Offers Discounts

         The New York City Housing Authority will go ahead with plans to increase fees for parking, appliances and replacing recklessly damaged household items, but will offer a 20% discount to most of its residents, the agency announced on Monday, April 10.         The discount – a concession from NYCHA that followed weeks of rallies and petitions from residents, tenant leaders and elected officials – will apply to all fees and be available to seniors, the disabled and more than 80% of r

April 24, 2006
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Hispanic Ministers Meeting To Discuss Immigration

To evaluate the Great Immigrant March held on Saturday, April 1st and to discuss future plans of action, New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 6, 2006 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, with the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization at 910 East 172nd Street in The Bronx (Corner of Southern Boulevard).Senator Reverend Diaz will take note of the widespread support for and turnout at Saturday’s Great Walk in Solidarity With Immigrants which he organized.

April 5, 2006
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NYS Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz To Hold Press Conference To Commence The Great Walk In Solidarity With Immigrants

NYS Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz To Hold Press Conference To Commence The Great Walk In Solidarity With Immigrants

March 30, 2006
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