Bronx Politics

Bronx Political Round-Up, September 4

Bronx Political Round-Up, September 4

Bronx Political Round-Up for September 4: Healthier Happy Meals, Online Ban on K2 Sales, Carmen Rosa Way ceremony, Kingsbridge-Broadway Business Corridor Report, and Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Protection. Senator Gustavo Rivera praises ‘scientific’ study that supports healthier “Happy Meals” legislation.  “Not […]

Diaz Nemesis Drops Lawsuit Challenging Dismissal

Diaz Nemesis Drops Lawsuit Challenging Dismissal

Sources say that Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz’s former staffer and long time ally Camella Pinkney-Price has quietly dropped the racial discrimination lawsuit she filed after she was dismissed from her $82,000-a-year job as deputy chief of staff to Diaz […]

by · July 31, 2015 · Bronx Politics, Government
Bronx GOP Presidential Debate Watch Party, 8/6

Bronx GOP Presidential Debate Watch Party, 8/6

From The Desk of Chairman John Greaney In lieu of the scheduled Bronx GOP County meeting in August, party chairman John Greaney announced that the party will instead host a Presidential Debate Watch Party for the Fox News Republican  Presidential Candidates […]

Governor Andrew Cuomo, son of Governor Mario Cuomo

Governor Cuomo Set To Make Announcements In The Bronx

Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the Bronx for a couple of events: At 11:00 AM Governor Cuomo Makes an Announcement at Hostos Community College located at 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY And at 7:00 PM Governor Cuomo Delivers Remarks […]

Wright: ‘Indeed, I Am a Candidate for Congress’

Wright: ‘Indeed, I Am a Candidate for Congress’

      Last month, using the simple statement, “I am indeed, a candidate for Congress,” Harlem Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright kicked off his long anticipated bid to succeed the retiring Lion of Harlem, Rep. Charles B. Rangel. The […]

by · July 13, 2015 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics
Former Bronx Rep. Mario Biaggi

Former Bronx Congressman Mario Biaggi Dies At 97

Mario Biaggi, a highly decorated former New York City police officer and a popular 10-term Democratic congressman from the Bronx died on Wednesday at his home in the Bronx. He was 97. Biaggi’s passing was reported by his longtime spokesman […]

Political Round Up: July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

Political Round Up: July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

New York Salutes America Festival and Fireworks On Thursday, June 25, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and State Senator Jeff Klein hosted the borough’s official kickoff to the year’s Independence Day Celebrations, the annual “New York Salutes America” boardwalk […]

by · June 25, 2015 · Bronx Politics, Local News, News
NYC to Add 1,300 New Police Officers as Part of Yearly Budget

NYC to Add 1,300 New Police Officers as Part of Yearly Budget

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council agreed on a budget for the new fiscal year yesterday. with one major inclusion to hire 1,300 new police officers. “The 1,300 additional NYPD officers that will be hired next […]

Wright2016 Fundraising Kicks Into Gear

Tonight, prominent New York attorneys and lobbyists, David Schwartz, Brad Gerstman, Robert Malito, & Perry Ochacher are hosting a fundraising reception in support of ASSEMBLYMAN KEITH L.T. WRIGHT’s bid for Congress from NY-13. Wright, who announced his run earlier this month, […]

by · June 22, 2015 · Bronx Politics, News
NYC Campaign Finance Board To Meet 6/24

NYC Campaign Finance Board To Meet 6/24

The next public meeting of the New York City Campaign Finance Board will be held on Wednesday, June 24 at 10:00 AM. The meeting will be located at 100 Church Street, 12th Floor, in the CFB’s Board Room in Lower Manhattan. If you […]

Wright: ‘Indeed, I Am a Candidate for Congress’

Wright: ‘Indeed, I Am a Candidate for Congress’

With his simple statement, “I am indeed, a candidate for Congress,” Harlem Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright kicked off his long anticipated bid to succeed the retiring Lion of Harlem, Rep. Charles B. Rangel. The venue for the campaign announcement […]

by · June 6, 2015 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics
Bronx DA Johnson Indicts Former Assembly Candidate Hector Ramirez

Bronx DA Johnson Indicts Former Assembly Candidate Hector Ramirez

    On Tuesday, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson arrested former Assembly candidate Hector Ramirez along with another individual, Ana Cuevas. They were arraigned, entered pleas of not guilty, and were released on personal recognizance bonds of $25,000 and $10,000, […]

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The Rise of Bronx Power (via City and State NY)

When the Assembly speakership opened up for the first time in a generation, a handful of contenders for the office was quickly whittled down to one: Assemblyman Carl Heastie of the Bronx. The official vote in early February was a […]

President Barack Obama

Political Round Up: Skelos, Gjonaj, Obama

NYS Senate Majority Leader, Son Arrested On Monday, State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, 67, and his son, Adam, 32, were arrested on charges that they extorted those with business before New York State to make payments to Adam Skelos, […]

What You Should Know: Place Your Bets On Jeff Klein

What You Should Know: Place Your Bets On Jeff Klein

Place Your Bets on Jeff Klein by Rev. Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr. You should know that with all of the recent news that New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is expected to be arrested this week, there is […]