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Once Again, Money for Education is Taken by the Bureaucracy

What You Should Know

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

 

Once Again, Money for Education is Taken by the Bureaucracy

You should know that an article written by Aaron Short titled "DOE’s race to ‘divert’ fed $$ from students" appeared on page 2 of the July 5, 2014 edition of the New York Post. The article reported: "Less than a quarter of the $107 million that the school system received in federal Race to The Top funds last year was sent directly to school principals."

July 7, 2014
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An Open Letter to Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch

OPEN LETTER

 

July 2, 2014

 

Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch

New York State Education Department

89 Washington Avenue

Board of Regents, Room 110 EB

Albany, New York 12234

 

Dear Chancellor Tisch:

This letter is to inquire why the Board of Regents limited students, in the thematic essay, to not use Brown vs. Board of Education, as they could use other important Supreme Court decisions, during the June 2014 United States History and Government Regents.

United States History and Government / Content-Specific Rubric

Thematic Essay / June 2014

Theme: Change —The Supreme Court

July 2, 2014
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Abrazo Dominicano In New York

Cordially Invite You To Celebrate“Abrazo Dominicano In New York”

July 25, 7:00 PM - July 26, 1:00 AM
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The Tragedy of Gabriela Rosa - and Many Others

What You Should Know

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

The Tragedy of Gabriela Rosa - and Many Others

You should know that in November, 2012, Gabriela Rosa became the first Dominican-born woman in the history of the New York State Assembly. She represented Upper Manhattan. For all of the time that I have known Gabriela, I have seen her functioning in a most professional manner. To me, she has been one of the more serious elected officials I have met - even to the point that I was looking forward to her becoming the standard bearer of New York State's Dominican community.

June 30, 2014
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz to Hold Monday Morning Prayer Vigil at Bronx Criminal Court

For Immediate Release

June 26, 2014

By Senator Ruben Diaz

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz to Hold Monday Morning Prayer Vigil at Bronx Criminal Court

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization will hold a prayer vigil on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 9AM at the Bronx Hall of Justice located at 265 East 161st Street in the Bronx, where criminal defendant Nanic Aidasani will appear in Court. Criminal charges of second-degree rape have been brought against Mr. Aidasani, a licensed practicing nurse who worked at the Manhattanville Rehabilitation & HealthCare Center in Riverdale. The victim is an elderly woman who suffers from dementia.

June 27, 2014
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NO ONE LIKES A COPY CAT

What You Should Know

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

NO ONE LIKES A COPY CAT

You should know that until today, I have been unaware of anyone else in the entire world – except for me – who has held an Abrazo-titled event. “Abrazo” is the Spanish word for “hug” or “embrace.” Although I never trademarked the term “Abrazo Boricua in New York,” it is my creation. So, you might imagine my surprise to see a flier announcing that the Hispanic Federation is going to host an “Abrazo Hispano” event right here in New York City on July 1st. As soon as I saw this, I thought to myself: what a bunch of copycats!

June 27, 2014
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For Now, I Will Defer to Viverito

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

 

For Now, I Will Defer to Viverito

You should know that a lot has happened since the morning of Thursday, June 19, 2014, when I sent out a press release titled: "Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, NY Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Members of the Community Are Disgusted by Recent Firings at El Diario la Prensa." For example, on Thursday afternoon, I was happy to see that the NY Guild at El Diaro posted the following tweet:

NYGuild at El Diario @eldiarionyguild

June 23, 2014
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Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Responds to Grieving Parents Plea for 3PM Press Conference

For Immediate Release

June 23, 2014

By: Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz

Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz Responds to Grieving Parents Plea for 3PM Press Conference

Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is responding to a plea by the parents of the two young teens who drowned in the Bronx River last week to join them at a press conference to be held at the site of the drowning in Starlight Park on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM, the same time that the fatal accident occurred. The New York Hispanic Clergy Organization's Rev. Joel Bauza will also be joining the parents.

June 23, 2014
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, NY Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Members of the Community Are Disgusted by Recent Firings at El Diario la Prensa

For Immediate Release

June 19, 2014

 

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, NY Hispanic Clergy Organization, and Members of the Community Are Disgusted by Recent Firings at El Diario la Prensa

In response to the recent firing of twenty journalists at El Diario la Prensa, New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) will be meeting with his fellow clergy members from the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization to discuss a possible June 26th demonstration in front of the executive offices of ImpreMedia, El Diario la Prensa's parent company.

Senator Rubén Díaz has released the following statement:

June 19, 2014
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LAST MINUTE SESSION NEGOTIATIONS

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

District 32 Bronx County, New York

Tel 718-991-3161

LAST MINUTE SESSION NEGOTIATIONS

You should know that during these last days of the New York State 2014 Senate Session, some very interesting things are happening.

By this time of the year, when the session is about to end, it is traditional to see all the deal makers and shakers going from one place to another trying to get their projects and pieces of legislation passed before everyone goes back home for the rest of the year.

June 18, 2014
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Two Bills Sponsored by Senator Ruben Diaz Pass in the Senate

Two Bills Sponsored by Senator Ruben Diaz Pass in the Senate

Two significant pieces of legislation, Senate Bill 383 and Senate Bill 20, sponsored by New York State Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) have passed today in the Senate.

S383 prohibits the use of lottery funds for any purpose other than education and prohibits co-mingling with funds for other purposes. This bill passed 56 Ayes, 0 Nays.

S20 establishes the crime of patronizing a prostitute in a school zone and including daycare facilities within the definition of a school zone. This bill passed 54 Ayes, 2 Nays.

June 16, 2014
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Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Welcomes All to the Annual Christian Children's Parade

For Immediate Release

June 13, 2014

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Welcomes All to the Annual Christian Children's Parade

New York State Senator Reverend Rubén Díaz (D-Bronx) welcomes all New Yorkers to the Christian Children’s Parade on Saturday, June 14, 2014, beginning at 12:00 noon. More than 300 churches and community organizations will be marching on 3rd Avenue from East 97th Street to East 116th Street in New York City. The Grand Marshall for the 2014 Christian Children's Parade is Jorge Ramos, WNJU/Channel 47 Anchor.

June 13, 2014
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The Second Annual March for Marriage

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

The Second Annual March for Marriage

You should know that even though the New York State Senate's 2014 Session will end on June 19th, on that day I will be bringing close to 5,000 people to Washington to attend the Second Annual March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., organized by my friend and tireless supporter of traditional marriage, Brian Brown, President of the National Organization of Marriage.

June 10, 2014
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Education for all our children!

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District, Bronx County, New York

Tel. 718-991-3161

Education for all our children!

You should know that with the legislative session concluding this month, Governor Cuomo and legislators can still accomplish much before we go home and campaign.

Among the positive things we can do in our remaining time in Albany is to pass into law the Education Investment Tax Credit bill to help thousands more families obtain private scholarships to attend pre-k through 12 schools, including private and parochial schools.

June 9, 2014
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Walmart is Welcome Here

What You Should Know

Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz

32nd Senatorial District

718-991-3161

Walmart is Welcome Here

You should know that in the June 4, 2014 edition of the New York Post, there is an article written by James Covert titled "City Council members rip Walmart’s charity of ‘dangerous dollars.'" The article states: "More than half the members of the City Council have fired off a letter to Walmart demanding that it stop making millions in charitable contributions to local groups here."

June 5, 2014
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Senator Rubén Díaz Announces the Celebration of the Abrazo Boricua Banquet in New York

Press Release

June 3, 2014

For Immediate Release

Senator Rubén Díaz Announces the Celebration of the Abrazo Boricua Banquet in New York

The Abrazo Boricua Banquet in New York will take place this coming Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 7 PM to 12 AM at the Eastwood Manor Restaurant located at 3371 Eastchester Road on the corner of Boston Road in Bronx, New York.

The Banquet will be dedicated to the Honorable Santos Seda “Papichy” the Mayor of Guanica, Puerto Rico; Ms. Aida Rosario Director of Communication Univision 41; and Mr. Hector Ramos Reporter and Senior Citizens’ Advocate.

June 4, 2014
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