Press Releases

Statement from Assemblyman Dinowitz on the DOE’s Proposed Co-Location at Clinton High School

“The Department of Education (DOE) seems to be addicted to restructuring. They did it numerous times with our local school boards and they’re doing it over and over again with our public high schools. This corporate mentality of focusing on...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Praises Governor Cuomo's Address to Bronxites at Lehman College

Bronx - Governor Andrew Cuomo came to the 81st Assembly District last week, visiting Lehman College to present an abbreviated version of his recent State of the State address. Lehman President Ricardo Fernandez, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.,...

Dinowitz Named Chairman of State Assembly Bronx Delegation

Bronx - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) has been named Chairman of the State Assembly's Bronx delegation by the 11 Bronx members of the New York State Assembly. As the consensus choice for Chairman, Mr. Dinowitz will now be the point person in...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Calls on Department of Education to Rename PS 7 After Long-Time Principal Milton Fein

Bronx - In a letter addressed to NYC schools’ Chancellor Dennis Walcott, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz called on the Department of Education to rename PS 7 after its long-time Principal, Milton Fein. Below is the text of the letter sent to Chancellor...

Assembly Passes Dinowitz Bill Requiring Doctors to Post Product Recall Information

Bronx - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) is pleased to announce the Assembly’s passage of A.00375, legislation he sponsored requiring primary care physicians to post information detailing how parents can subscribe to the U.S. Consumer Product...

Assembly Passes Dinowitz Bill Requiring Doctors to Post Product Recall Information

Bronx - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) is pleased to announce the Assembly’s passage of A.00375, legislation he sponsored requiring primary care physicians to post information detailing how parents can subscribe to the U.S. Consumer Product...

Letter on Montefiore and Westchester Square Medical Center

Statement from Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz: “Good morning. Thank you to the New York State Nurses Association for inviting me, my apologies for not being able to be with you in person. I have concerns about the proposed changes to both...

Con Ed Agrees to Add Power to South Riverdale after Meeting with Assemblyman Dinowitz and Local Residents

At a meeting organized by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx), representatives from Con Edison as well as residents from buildings on Johnson, Palisade and Independence Avenues and the Assemblyman discussed the issue of chronic power outages in the...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Calls on DOT to Fix Island at the Intersection of Sedgwick Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park West

Bronx - Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) has made a formal request to the Department of Transportation to fix a newly installed island that is creating a potentially dangerous situation for motorists and pedestrians at the intersection of Sedgwick...

Assemblyman Dinowitz: “Assembly Budget Protects Seniors, Rejects Cuts to EPIC and Title XX”

The New York State Assembly unveiled it’s 2011 budget plan which included full funding restorations to two of the most vital programs for New York’s seniors, Title XX and EPIC. As part of his Executive Budget, Governor Cuomo proposed drastic...

Assemblyman Dinowitz, Council Member Koppell and State Senator Espaillat Announce Town Hall Meeting

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Council Member Oliver Koppell, State Senator Adriano Espaillat, and the Riverdale YM-YWHA will host a town hall meeting to discuss critical issues such as the City and State budgets, education funding, job creation and economic...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Requests Bus Stop Location be Moved

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has requested that the Department of Transportation change the site of the northbound BX-7 bus stop that is located on Riverdale Avenue between Greystone Avenue and West 231st Street. The Assemblyman is asking that the bus...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Criticizes Lack of Notice by NYC Department of Health for Spraying Against West Nile Virus

The community was surprised to learn that the New York City Department of Health sprayed pesticides to fight against the West Nile Virus throughout the Riverdale area earlier this week. On the evening of Monday September 20th, NYC Department of Health...

Dinowitz Requests Paper Transfers for Victims of MTA Service Cuts

For many Bx20 and Bx34 riders, the MTA’s service cuts that went into effect this week amounted to not just a headache, but also a fare hike by 100%. As of June 27, there is no longer off-peak service on the Bx20, and no weekend or overnight service...

Assembly Passes Full Restoration of Title XX Program Funding

Albany – The one week budget extender bill enacted by the State Legislature yesterday included a full restoration of Governor Paterson’s cut to the Title XX block grant. The Title XX program provides funding throughout the State for Domestic...

Dinowitz Fights to Save Senior Citizen from Homelessness in Section 8 Fiasco

If a local landlord and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) have their way, an 84-year-old could soon end up on the streets. A resident at 3840 Orloff Avenue lost her rent subsidy through the Section 8 housing program administered by NYCHA...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Blasts Arizona Immigration Law as Un-American

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) has condemned Arizona’s recently passed immigration law, calling it un-American. The law requires the police to stop and question anyone who looks like an illegal immigrant. “We are a nation of immigrants,”...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Issues Detailed Report on DEP to the DOI

Assemblyman Englebright & Assemblyman Dinowitz Introduce Geriatric Chemical Dependency Act

Assemblyman Steven Englebright, Chair of the Committee on Aging, and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Chair of the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, will be joined by seniors citizens, senior citizen advocates, legislators, providers of services and...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Announces The Anti-Human Trafficking Act of 2006

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, other members of the Assembly, and a large group of advocacy groups led by the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition have announced support for A.1898-b, The Anti-Human Trafficking Act of 2006....