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Bronx Borough President Calls for Changes in Elite High School Admissions

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In response to the low number of Bronx students who have been admitted to the city's elite public high schools in recent years, Borough President Rubin Diaz Jr. has recommended a change in the admissions process to place more weight on grade-point averages and essays, and less on a standardized exam. City officials said they had no plans to move away from a test-based admissions policy.

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WNYC News

Diaz Defends Fresh Direct's Move to the Bronx

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. is defending online grocer Fresh Direct's plans to move to Mott Haven.

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The Empire

American Idol visits the (scary parts of the) Bronx

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is slamming the producers of American idol for negatively portraying his borough as some urban hell hole unflattering place to visit and raise a family.

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The Empire

Diaz on the Cuomo Silver Relationship

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Andrew Cuomo with Joe Bruno and Sheldon Silver, in Albany. (Azi Paybarah / WNYC)

Ruben Diaz Jr. spent twelve and a half years in the New York State Assembly, under Speaker Sheldon Silver. Diaz is now the Bronx Borough President and, like nearly every Democrat, is supporting Andrew Cuomo for governor.

Many expect a clash between the two, as Silver defends the legislative body, and Cuomo breaks ground with a "new" Democratic agenda.

But to hear Diaz tell it, Cuomo and Silver will work well together.

“I think ultimately he and Andrew Cuomo will get along just fine, cause, when you look at the core of important issues, I think they’re on the same page,” Diaz told NY1 last night.

NY1 host Roma Torre noted that the last elected Democratic governor, Eliot Spitzer, clashed with Silver. Diaz said that won’t happen here.

“Eliot Spitzer came in witha certain mind-set, against members of the Assembly. When you look at Andrew Cuomo, he has a history up in Albany, dating back to when his father was governor, and he knows many of the people up there, he has personal relationships. And ultimately, I think that is what is going to help Andrew in the long run.”

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WNYC News

Bronx Borough President Says Violence Must Stop

Friday, November 20, 2009

(Nigel Treblin/AFP/Getty Images)

(Nigel Treblin/AFP/Getty Images)

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. says residents have reached the breaking point with gun violence after 15-year-old Vada Vasquez was hit in the head by a stray bullet Monday.

Diaz told WNYC's Brian Lehrer he'll hold ...

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