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A Bad Start for the New Year

January 5, 2012

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz released the following statement in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2012 State of the State Address:

Although I may be the lone voice crying in the wilderness, I need to publicly and ardently disagree with New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and his plans to call for an amendment to the State Constitution to legalize casino gambling. I also need to express my strong opposition to his proposal in his State of the State Address to build a DNA databank of samples taken from criminal defendants in New York State.

January 5, 2012
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STATE SENATOR RUBEN DIAZ TO CELEBRATE “THREE KINGS DAY ” FOR THE CHILDREN OF OUR COMMUNITY

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 5, 2012

 

Bronx, NY- On Saturday, January 7th, State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz along with Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr., Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization and other elected officials, will come together to provide the children of our community a Three Kings Day Celebration. The first 500 children between the ages 1- 9 years old, will receive a toy and a book bag. “There will also be live music and entertainment for the children,” stated Senator Díaz.

 

This activity will take place :

On: Saturday, January 7, 2012

At: P.S 5

564 Jackson Avenue (corner 149th St.)

Time: 12:00 pm

January 5, 2012
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EL SENADOR RUBÉN DÍAZ INVITA A CELEBRAR LA VISITA DE “LOS TRES REYES MAGOS” PARA LOS NIÑOS DE LA COMUNIDAD

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

5 de Enero del 2012

Bronx, NY- El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz junto al Presidente del Condado del Bronx, Rubén Díaz Jr., el Asambleísta Marcos Crespo, La Organización de Ministros Hispanos de New York y otros oficiales electos se reunirán el Sabado 7 de enero para celebrar la visita de los Tres Reyes Magos con los niños de la comunidad. Los primeros 500 niños entre las edades de uno (1) a nueve (9) años de edad recibirán regalos completamente gratis. Habrán juguetes y mochilas para los niños. “Tambien habrá música y entretenimiento en vivo para los niños,” comentó el Senador Díaz

Actividad se llevará a cabo:

 

Donde: Escuela Pública #5

564 Jackson Avenue (Esq. Calle 149 )

January 5, 2012
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LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Distrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Con la visita de los Tres Reyes Magos Gaspar, Melchor y Baltazar termina la celebración de las fiestas Navideñas, aunque en Puerto Rico y otros lugares de Sur y Centro America, extienden las fiestas hasta las Octavitas.

Nosotros los de Centro y Sur America, cuando llegamos a Norte America; nos encontramos con Santa Claus y otras culturas que tienden a opacar las ricas y bellas tradiciones de nuestro pais.

January 4, 2012
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LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Distrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Me dio mucha pena, al ver como muchos de Nuestros Líderes, aceptarón la invitación del Alcalde Michael Bloomberg y corrierón a Gracie Mansion, la residencia del Alcalde, para tener un desayuno con él.

Nuestros Líderes, no tomarón en cuenta, que fué el Alcalde Michael Bloomberg, quién con su fortuna compró los votos necesario para que el matrimonio entre hombres con hombres y mujeres con mujeres fuese una realidad en New York.

January 3, 2012
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EL SENADOR RUBÉN DÍAZ INVITA A CELEBRAR LA VISITA DE “LOS TRES REYES MAGOS” PARA LOS NIÑOS DE LA COMUNIDAD

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

29 de diciembre del 2011

Bronx,NY- El Senador Rev. Rubén Díaz junto al Presidente del Condado del Bronx, Rubén Díaz Jr., el Asambleísta Marcos Crespo, La Organización de Ministros Hispanos de New York y otros oficiales electos se reunirán el Sabado 7 de enero para celebrar la visita de los Tres Reyes Magos con los niños de la comunidad.

Los primeros 500 niños entre las edades de uno (1) a nueve (9) años de edad recibirán regalos completamente gratis. Habrán juguetes y mochilas con materiales escolares para los niños que regresan a las escuelas. “Tambien habrá música y entretenimiento en vivo para los niños,” comentó el Senador Díaz

Actividad se llevará a cabo:

 

December 29, 2011
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SENATOR REV. DIAZ SALUTES BLOOMBERG BOYCOTTERS

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

32nd Senatorial District Bronx County, New York

New York State Senator Reverend Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement:

An editorial in today’s Daily Newsquotes part of a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg from Muslim religious leaders who will boycott the Mayor’s interfaith breakfast that will be held tomorrow:

December 29, 2011
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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

32nd Senatorial District Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

The year 2011 has been one of ups and downs for our community: we have endured political scandals; Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget has practically eliminated programs and services for the needy in our community; marriage between men with men and women with women was imposed on our people; an extreme sex education curriculum has been introduced into the public schools of the city of New York by Mayor Michael Bloomberg; and the elimination of the use of the public schools by churches for worship and service to our Lord. These are among some of the many and most important events of the year 2011.

December 27, 2011
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LO QUE USTED DEBE SABER

Por el Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

Distrito 32 Condado del Bronx, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

El año 2011 ha sido uno de altas y bajas para nuestra comunidad, hemos tenidos escandalos políticos, el presupuesto del Gobernador Andrew Cuomo que practicamente aniquilo programas y servicios a los mas necesitados en nuestra comunidad. El matrimonio entre hombres con hombres y mujeres con mujeres fue impuesto a nuestra gente, un curriculum de educación sexual introducido en las Escuelas Públicas de la Ciudad de New York por el Alcalde Michael Bloomberg y la eliminación del uso de las Escuelas Públicas por parte de las Iglesias para dar cultos y servicios al Dios del Cielo….fueron entre tantas cosas los acontecimientos más importantes del año 2011.

December 27, 2011
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Condemns Killing of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski

For Immediate Release

December 13, 2011

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement in response to the killing of veteran NYPD Officer Peter Figoski:

“My prayers and deepest sympathies go out to the four daughters, parents, brother, family and friends of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski who was shot in the face and killed in the line of duty in Brooklyn on Monday.

During the past few months, a lot of criticism has been directed toward the NYPD, sometimes with a complete disregard for the real dangers police officers take every day when they respond to calls. Tragically, NYPD Officer Figoski’s death reminds us of those dangers.

December 13, 2011
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What you should know

Dominicans in New York to recognize the work of the Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz on behalf of the Dominican Community

By Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

How grateful, proud, and privileged I feel that I have been chosen as one of the persons to be recognized during the 24th Anniversary of the Comite del Dominicano en el Exterior!

Mr. Maximo Padilla, President of the Comite del Dominicano en el Exterior (CODEX-the Committee of Dominicans Abroad) has announced the celebration of the 24th Anniversary of the organization which will include a banquet to be held next Sunday, December 18th , starting at 8: 00 p.m. in one of the Grand Ball rooms of the Astoria World Manor, located at 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Queens, NY.

December 13, 2011
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Senator Diaz Proclaims: Governor Cuomo has Seen the Light!

December 7, 2011

For Immediate Release

 

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement today in preparation for today’s extraordinary session in the New York State Legislature that will increase income tax on the rich:

“Governor Andrew Cuomo has finally seen the light! Once again, time has proven me right

Earlier this year, no one wanted to follow my lead when I insisted that we will never come out of this mess and stop hurting the poor unless we enact a Millionaires Tax and extend our rent control laws.

December 7, 2011
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Senator Reverend Diaz Disappointed that Judge Wiggins’ Ruling Did Not Go Far Enough

November 30, 2011

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) issued the following statement in response to State Supreme Court Judge Robert Wiggins’ ruling that the lawsuit initiated by New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom challenging the state's same-sex marriage law can proceed:

“I am disappointed in Judge Wiggins’ decision because he did not go far enough. Judge Wiggins limited his decision to issues surrounding New York State’s open meetings law.

December 1, 2011
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What You Should Know

By the Rev. Senator Ruben Diaz

While the City’s poor residents were the losers of the week, Walmart was the big winner.

The local, state and national media have reported that, in terms of sales, this past Thanksgiving weekend was the largest in history.

"Black Friday," as the day after Thanksgiving is called, generated an unprecedented $52.4 billion in sales, providing an enormous boost to the economy. Despite the fiscal crisis, consumers spent a historic amount of money on “Black Friday.”

Shopping centers, supermarkets and all types of stores were overcrowded with people, including rows of consumers who either slept or stood in lines for more than 48 hours prior to "Black Friday."

November 28, 2011
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Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Proposes Legislation to Protect Homeowners from Foreclosure

November 18, 2011

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has drafted legislation to amend the State’s real property actions and proceedings law to impose stricter requirements on lenders, assignees and mortgage servers by requiring them to submit an affidavit to the court prior to commencing foreclosure proceedings, attesting under oath they own the property being foreclosed. Should they not be able to subsequently prove this during the foreclosure proceedings, they will be guilty of a class E felony. Recently enacted in Nevada, the foreclosure rates declined over 90%.

Senator Diaz, a Member of the New York State Senate Housing Committee and Banking Committee stated:

November 18, 2011
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Senator Reverend Diaz to Surprise Four Bronx Senior Centers Tomorrow, November 18th, 2011 with Thanksgiving Gifts

November 17, 2011

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) will be visiting the following four Bronx senior citizen centers tomorrow, November 18th, 2011 between the hours of 11:30am – 1:00pm to distribute Thanksgiving gift cards to all senior citizens who are present:

Erma Cava Senior Center - 887 Southern Boulevard

Casa Boricua Senior Center- 910 East 172 Street

Pio Mendez Senior Center- 1291 Lafayette Avenue

Neighborhood SHOPP Lafayette Norc Program - 825 Morrison Avenue

Senator Diaz together with Access Medicare are sponsoring a total of 1,500 gift cards worth $10 each to distribute to Bronx senior citizens before Thanksgiving Day.

November 17, 2011
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November 16, 2011
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SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ HAPPY THAT BRONX PRIDE RECOGNIZES HIS WORK FOR THE COMMUNITY

PRESS RELEASE

November 14, 2011

For Immediate Release

New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) has released the following statement:

“Through the press, I heard that a gay organization called Bronx Pride NY has rented office space in one of the buildings that I was instrumental in helping bring to my community to add to the growth of the Bronx.”

For 20 years, Bronx County experienced a phase of total abandonment, where fires, evictions, desolation, and the lack of housing made the county of the Bronx the mockery and a laughing stock for the whole nation.

November 15, 2011
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Senator Reverend Diaz Plans Surprise Visits to Senior Centers with Thanksgiving Gifts

REVISED

PRESS RELEASE

November 13, 2011

For Immediate Release

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

New York State Senator Reverend Diaz (D-Bronx) will be making surprise visits to twenty-three senior citizen centers between November 14 – November 23 to distribute 1,500 Thanksgiving gift cards worth $10 each to senior citizen at the centers when he arrives. These gift cards have been sponsored by Senator Diaz and Access Medicare.

November 14, 2011
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REV. RUBEN DIAZ FELIZ QUE HOMOSEXUALES RECONOSCAN SU TRABAJO EN FAVOR DE LA COMUNIDAD

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

14 de Noviembre del 2011

Para Publicación Inmediata

Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

REV. RUBEN DIAZ FELIZ QUE HOMOSEXUALES RECONOSCAN

SU TRABAJO EN FAVOR DE LA COMUNIDAD

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

14 de Noviembre del 2011

Para Publicación Inmediata

Senador Rev. Ruben Diaz

 

Por medio de la prensa me he enterado que una Organización de Homosexuales llamada “Bronx Pride NY” han rentado un espacio en uno de los edificios que yo he logrado contribuir para el Nuevo renacimiento del Condado del Bronx.

November 14, 2011
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