Bronx Politics

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bronx Young Democrats Elect New Leadership Team

  On Monday April 27th, 2015, the Bronx Young Democrats held its biennial election of officers to its Executive Board.   The Bronx Young Democrats seek to engage young Democrats in public service, politics and the implementation of the values and principles […]

by · May 1, 2015 · Bronx Politics
Bronx Political Round-Up — Bronx Pols Land on Power 100 List

Bronx Political Round-Up — Bronx Pols Land on Power 100 List

Governor’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic Blueprint Improves HIV Testing, Prevents the Spread of Disease, and Provides Better Treatment On Wednesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo received the final “Blueprint to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in New York State 2020.” The Blueprint supports the […]

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Joining Cuomo Delegation To Cuba

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Joining Cuomo Delegation To Cuba

The NY Daily News reports that Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Wakefield) confirmed that he will be part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s trade mission to Cuba. The trade mission comes at a time when President Barack Obama has signaled his intentions […]