By Jonas Bronck Published on May 16, 2019
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The Bronx Times

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted his annual Bronx Week 2019 Senior Event, part of the borough’s annual celebration of everything that makes Bronx a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Borough President Diaz joined senior citizens from across The Bronx for an afternoon of fun, including dancing, a comedy show, “Candy Land” decor, international finger foods and prizes.

“I love this event because we get to celebrate the past, present and future of the borough,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “Our seniors are our link to the past, which we can learn from in the present, in order to build a better future. This event honoring our seniors, especially those who have lived through the highs and lows our borough, is a great way to thank them for their contributions to making The Bronx as great as it is and always will be.”

More photos of the Bronx Week Senior Event could be downloaded here.

For more information about Bronx Week 2019, please visit ilovethebronx.com.

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Ladies and gentlemen, I assure you that I have no intention of protecting sexual harassment or bullying, and I apologize to any and all women or men who may, because of the way I have been misrepresented, have misguided concerns about my behavior in this coordinated campaign against me by people who are distorting facts and trying hard to get me out of the New York City Council.

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