Two borough presidents–the Bronx’s Ruben Diaz Jr. and Manhattan’s Scott Stringer–were among the first to issue statements responding to the replacement of schools chancellor Cathie Black.
“During her time as chancellor, Cathie Black and I had a good working relationship, and I wish her well,” Diaz said in his statement.
“I have known Dennis Walcott Read More
When It's Not Your Money
A “living wage” bill is being introduced in the City Council today, led by a set of Bronx elected officials, and the legislation itself is now up on the Council’s Web site.
The bill, dubbed the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, would force most every development receiving city subsidies of at least $100,000 to Read More
On the first day of his third term, Michael Bloomberg traveled the city doing volunteer work. In Long Island City, he told reporters, “You think it’s a busy day. This is a normal mayor’s day, actually.”
Here are a few events happening around the city today…
Ruben Diaz Jr., Ruben Diaz Sr., and Marcos Crespo will hand out school supplies at 3 p.m. in the Bronx.
Later, the trio holds a holiday party on Bronxdale Avenue.
And Margaret Chin has an inauguration ceremony at Jing Fong Restaurant at Read More
ALBANY—Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is urging council members from the borough to vote against a proposal to redevelop the Kingsbridge Armory because the developer has not committed to a “living wage” provision for workers in the complex.
“From the first day I got involved in the issue of the redevelopment of the Read More
The new Board of Education that Michael Bloomberg assembled may be his own worst enemy in restoring mayoral control of the city's schools, critics of mayoral control hope.
A few minutes after Bloomberg introduced the new group as "temporary" and a "band-aid" yesterday, I asked Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., as he Read More
At a press conference in City Hall this afternoon, Michael Bloomberg said the seven-member panel formed in response to sunset of mayoral control of schools was “temporary” and that he was confident the legislation would be reauthorized by the start of the next school year in September.
But one member of that new seven-member board Read More
After they participated in a rally on the City Hall steps against budget cuts to community boards, I asked three borough presidents who served in the legislature what they thought of yesterday’s Senate coup.
“It’s unfortunate that we would allow ourselves, as Democrats, to join the Republican Party,” said Ruben Diaz Jr. of the Read More
City Councilman and comptroller candidate David Weprin raised $85,780 this filing period, and spent $183,760.
New numbers were just posted on the city Campaign Finance Board web site, and I'm going through them now. Weprin has a couple of interesting items.
He received four contributions of $2,500 from the campaign committee of Read More