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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz

Bronx Murder Rate Lower Than Major Cities

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 01.23.2013 | New York

The Bronx closed out 2012 with some good news on the crime front, as the borough saw a 23 percent decline in its murder rate over the course of the pa...

Why New York Needs a DREAM Act

Ruben Diaz Jr. | Posted 05.26.2012 | New York
Ruben Diaz Jr.

As a state with one of the largest immigrant populations, New York should be at the forefront of progressive immigration policies. I strongly believe it is crucial for our state to take the initiative in helping our undocumented youth.

Why New York City Needs a "Living Wage" Law

Ruben Diaz Jr. | Posted 07.16.2011 | New York
Ruben Diaz Jr.

We have tremendous income inequality in this city. That is why the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act is so important, not only as a matter of economic justice, but as sound fiscal policy as well.

The Opportunity of the Bronx

Ruben Diaz Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ruben Diaz Jr.

Dedicated Bronxites of all stripes have worked hard to make our borough the best it can be. We have stood together, as "One Bronx," to push back against those who would denigrate the Bronx.

Tell Me What I Want to Hear: Bloomberg's Living Wage Study

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Three top city officials, each rumored to have their eye on a mayoral run in 2013, directly challenged Mayor Bloomberg on Monday over a living wage bill in the City Council.

An Open Letter From the Kingsbridge Armory Task Force

Ruben Diaz Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ruben Diaz Jr.

The following letter was issued from the Kingsbridge Armory Task Force to the public on October 14, 2010. More information can be found here. To Whom...

"Peace in Our Streets" Initiative Launched in the Bronx

Ruben Diaz Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ruben Diaz Jr.

I have seen too many of our neighbors, our friends, and our loved ones lose their lives to a thug's bullet for no other reason than being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Growing Veggies on Walls: Teens Green Bronx

Lorna Sass | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lorna Sass

Remember when President Jimmy Carter visited the blighted south Bronx, with the result that images of burned-out houses and trash-stewn lots flashed a...