Bronx Giving $7.3 Million To 56 Schools In 2020 Budget AllocationsBronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. says 56 public schools in the Bronx are getting millions of dollars in funding.
NYC Council Hears Public Input On Plan To Replace Rikers With Borough-Based JailsThe city’s planning commission approved the controversial proposal Tuesday. The plan calls for shuttering Rikers and setting up jails in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
Bronx Borough President Weighs In On Plan To Replace Rikers With Borough-Based JailsBronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. tells CBSN New York he supports the mayor's plan to close Rikers Island but opposes the proposed location for a new jail in his borough.
Bronx Borough President Diaz Says He Wasn't Consulted About New Jail SiteIn announcing plans to close Rikers Island, the city has proposed new jails in all the New York City boroughs except Staten Island.
De Blasio, City Council Reach Deal To Replace Rikers Island With 'Community-Based Facilities'The mayor said lawmakers have agreed to a single public review process for four proposed sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens that will include space for 5,000 detainees.
CityViews: The Bronx Sheds Old Image To Transform Into A Tech Hub And Place To Call HomeSharon Barnes-Waters sits down with Bronx Borough President, Rubén Díaz Jr. and urban revitalization strategist, Majora Carter.
City Leaders Urge Action After Reports Of Elevated Lead Levels In Drinking Water At Some NYC SchoolsBronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. sent the joint letter to Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña after several concerned parents called his office.
How Did It Go Wrong? Loved Ones Seek Answers In Death Of Woman Shot By NYPDPolice said the sergeant shot and killed an emotionally-disturbed woman who confronted him with scissors and a baseball bat.
Cuomo Deflects Questions About Whether He'd Back Bronx Borough President Diaz For MayorThere has been buzz this week about whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo would support an effort to unseat Mayor Bill de Blasio in next year’s primary.
NYPD Officer Shot In Ankle After Responding To Large Fight In The BronxNew York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said 25-year-old Officer Sherrod Stuart was shot in the ankle early Saturday morning, the day of his fourth anniversary with the department.
Legionnaires' Death Toll Rises To 10 In South Bronx; State Offers Free Building TestingThe testing will be available to all owners, operators, managers and landlords of buildings with cooling towers or evaporative condenser units until October.