State Senator Rubén Díaz today released the following statement in response to a comment that was made by Senator Neil Breslin on September 1, 2010 at the College of Saint Rose.
“Senator Breslin is in no position to judge the ethical or legislative seriousness with which other members of the Senate take their jobs. He stated that ‘we have to rid ourselves’ ... of ‘people who don't take their responsibilities either ethically seriously or legislatively seriously...’ then specifically mentioned Senator Espada, Hiram Monserrate, and myself. His comment was unconscionable and uncalled for.
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz to Gerson Borrero: Please Get Help.
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz issued the following statement about El Diario la Prensa journalist, Gerson Borrero:"Friends and constituents have approached me today to ask if Gerson Borrero suffers from delirium tremors or just extreme psychosis?
These remark have come on the heels of last night's performance by Gerson Borrero on NY1's Road to City Hall when he and Curtis Sliwa discussed my unification rally in Staten Island.
Apparently Gerson Borrero's outburst is causing great concern in our community.
Senators Sampson and Díaz Announce Historic Funding For Senior Center Infrastructure Repair
Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson (19th SD) and Senator Rubén Díaz (32nd SD), Chairman of the New York State Senate Committee on Aging, today announced that twenty-five (25) Senior Centers throughout New York State would receive $545,000 in funding for capital improvements.
For weeks, Staten Islanders have cried out for help for 9 Mexicans who were brutally assaulted in bias attacks. As the Chair of the Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus and as the President of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, I prepared for a prayerful demonstration to be held today against all manners of violence against ethnic groups.
Bronx, NY – Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, Chairman of the New York State Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus and the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization, is extending an invitation to a demonstration of solidarity against the racial abuse of Mexicans and immigrants in Staten Island.
The Ministers and Legislators will meet on the corner of Castleton Avenue and Simonson Place, in Staten Island, on Monday, August 9, 2010 at 11:30 a.m., where they will walk four blocks to the St. Phillips Baptist Church, located on 77 Bennett Street in Staten Island, to meet with Rev. Tony Baker, Sr.
Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz Condemns Killing of Unarmed Man
July 29 (Albany, NY) State Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz. today condemned the killing of Defarra Gaymon, in Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey on July 21. Mr. Gaymon was unarmed when he was shot by an Essex County sheriff's detective.
“First, I want to send my condolences to Mr. Gaymon’s wife, four children and other family members on the sudden, tragic and unnecessary death of their loved-one,” said Senator Díaz.
“Second,” continued Senator Díaz, “I must, in no uncertain terms, condemn the killing of an innocent and unarmed man.”
The New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, Inc. is accepting applications for admission to its Enriched Housing Programs located in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Eligible applicants must be 65 years of age or older and functionally impaired but must not require full-time personal care or skilled nursing care. Please see the attached document for additional information.