Bronx Politics

Bronx Political Buzz — Ex-council candidate Alvarez arrested

Bronx Political Buzz — Ex-council candidate Alvarez arrested

Ex-Council Candidate Arrested Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the arrest of former New York City Council candidate Albert Alvarez for allegedly accepting straw donations and stealing thousands of dollars in New York City public […]

Sepulveda 4 Senate card (Credit: Michael Benjamin)

Bronx Political Round-up: City Proposes South Bronx Jail

De Blasio, Ayala Push Bronx Jail on Concord Avenue Bronx elected officials and South Bronx residents were taken by surprise by Mayor de Blasio’s announcement the NYPD tow pound at 320 Concord Avenue will be the home of one of […]

Bronx Political Round Up

Bronx Political Round Up

Federal Court Grants Preliminary Injunction In DACA Case On Tuesday, a federal judge granted Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and his fellow Attorneys General’s motion for a preliminary injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s order rescinding DACA. Schneiderman leads the coalition of […]

Bronx Political Round Up: Sex Offenders Barred

Bronx Political Round Up: Sex Offenders Barred

Council Ethics Committee Votes to Sanction CM King The NY Post reports that Co-op City Councilman Andy King has been ordered to take sensitivity training after an ethics panel found Monday that he paid “unwanted attention” to a female staffer. […]

Bronx Political Round Up: Torres Makes Hay Over NYCHA

Bronx Political Round Up: Torres Makes Hay Over NYCHA

Councilmembers Grill NYCHA for Answers Reports show that almost 80% of NYCHA residents have been without heat or hot water at one point throughout the 2018 winter season. Bronx Councilmen Ritchie Torres and Rafael Salamanca Jr. demanded answers and continued […]

Councilman Andy King, Barbara Scott-MetroPlus, Johanna Garcia-MetroPlus, Senator Gustavo Rivera

Bronx Political Round Up: Allegations Against King Revealed

CM King Focus of Council Ethics Probe On Wednesday, the City Council’s ethics committee met to reveal harassment allegations against Bronx Councilman Andy King. According to the panel, King, who represents Co-op City and Baychester, asked a female staffer to […]

Bronx Political Round-up: Cuomo Sets 4/24 Special Election

Bronx Political Round-up: Cuomo Sets 4/24 Special Election

Governor Andrew Cuomo released the proclamation declaring April 24 as the date of the special election to fill 11 legislative vacancies in the State Senate (2) and the State Assembly (9).

Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda, 32nd Senate District candidate

Bronx Political Round Up: SEIU 32BJ Taps Sepulveda

Local 32BJ SEIU Union Endorses Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda Bronx Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda added the endorsement of Local 32BJ SEIU to his growing list of supporters in his bid for Senate District 32 in the Southeast Bronx. The 163,000-member national union, […]

Donald Trump: Presidential Address To Congress (State of The Union ...YouTube

Press Clips: State of the Union and other musings

Press Clips By Robert Press State of the Union Address If you are a Republican or a Bernie Sanders Democrat who voted for Donald Trump, you loved it. If you are a Democrat or number in the majority of people […]

by · February 1, 2018 · Bronx Politics, Opinion, Press Clips
Bronx Political Round Up: Salamanca Hits Gold

Bronx Political Round Up: Salamanca Hits Gold

Bronx Councilman Salamanca Lands Prestigous, Powerful Land Use Committee Last week, the New York City Council held its first Stated meeting of the year, where Council Members were assigned their new committee memberships. As chairman of the powerful and prestious […]

Speaker Corey Johnson Hold His First Press Conference After Being Elected -- Credit William Alatriste (Flickr)

Press Clips: Trump Names New US Attorney

PRESS CLIPS: Trump Names New US Attorney By Robert Press   New U.S. Attorney for the Southern District Former US Attorney for the Southern District Preet Bharara was fired in the early stages of the new Trump Presidential administration. The […]

Robert Press, columnist, 100 Percent Bronx

100 Percent Bronx – Looking Ahead to 2018

Surprises to look for in the upcoming election season:

A possible challenge to Rep. Jose Serrano. 

P.S. 72 Gets a BOOST from Senator Klein

P.S. 72 Gets a BOOST from Senator Klein

Senator Jeff Klein is investing in life lessons for the students of P.S. 72 William Dorney School in The Bronx with the recent announcement of $16,500 in state funding he secured that will go towards a new, innovative program. The […]

Assemblyman Sepulveda's Happy Holiday card sent to 32 SD county committee members.

Bronx Political Buzz: At Year’s End

Mayor de Blasio Gets Sworn-in Ahead of Time On Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio will be officially sworn in for his second term as the 109th Mayor of New York City. City Clerk Michael McSweeney will do the honors. At […]

CM King Hosts Annual 12th District New Year’s Day Ball

CM King Hosts Annual 12th District New Year’s Day Ball

North Bronx Councilman Andy King and Neva Shillingford-King will once again host the 12th District Annual New Year’s Day Ball, which is taking place on Monday, January 1, at 7 p.m. in the Eastwood Manor, 3371 Eastchester Road, Bronx. This […]