Bronx Politics

Rev. J. Loren Russell (l) and Amanda Septimo (r) during the Nos Quedamos Candidates Forum, Jan. 27

First Matching Funds Disbursed In Bronx Council Contest

Six Council Candidates Race Towards February 23 Special Election   On Wednesday, the city’s Campaign Finance Board  reported that the first disbursement of $34,741 in matching funds was distributed to Council District 17 candidate Rev. J. Loren Russell. Russell has […]

5 Council Candidates Ruled Off Special Election Ballot

5 Council Candidates Ruled Off Special Election Ballot

This morning, as we predicted in a story a few weeks ago, five candidates of the eleven council candidates running to fill the vacancy in the Bronx 17th Council District were bounced from the February 23 ballot: Amanda Septimo, Carlton […]

Salamanca Grabs DC 37 Endorsement For 17 Council Race

Salamanca Grabs DC 37 Endorsement For 17 Council Race

In advance of this evening’s candidate’s forum at Pregones Theater, Rafael Salamanca, Jr. netted the endorsement of DC 37, New York’s largest public employee union. “The future of the Bronx can be bright if we continue to work together to […]

Bronx 17 City Council District: DON’T CAST A BLIND VOTE! BE INFORMED

Bronx 17 City Council District: DON’T CAST A BLIND VOTE! BE INFORMED

DON’T CAST A BLIND VOTE! BE INFORMED by Jessica Clemente, MUP   The announcement of the resignation of former Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo created a leadership vacuum at a critical time when the challenges and opportunities surrounding the community […]

by · January 27, 2016 · Bronx Politics, News, Op Ed
NYS Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda, 87th AD.

Assemblyman Sepulveda Appears On BronxTalk Tonight

ASSEMBLYMAN SEPULVEDA ON BRONXTALK – Tonight host Gary Axelbank will welcome Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda back to BronxTalk. As he makes his fourteenth appearance on the program, the legislator from the Bronx’ 87th district will talk about how his district fared […]

Salamanca Scores Arroyo Endorsement In 17 CO Special Election

Salamanca Scores Arroyo Endorsement In 17 CO Special Election

In an only in the Bronx happening, Bronx City Council candidate Rafael Salamanca scored the endorsement of the mother of the former City Council Member he is running to replace. On Wednesday, Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo endorsed Salamanca’s bid to replace […]

Salamanca, Septimo Cash Haul Outpace Contenders In South Bronx Special Elex

Salamanca, Septimo Cash Haul Outpace Contenders In South Bronx Special Elex

Today was the first day to file fundraising totals for candidates wanting to run in the special election to replace former City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo. As reported earlier in the week, Bronx Democratic Party favorite son, Rafael Salamanca […]

by · January 15, 2016 · Bronx Politics, Election News, News
Darcel D. Clark

New Bronx District Attorney Inauguration Set For Saturday January 16 At Noon

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark Inauguration Set For This Saturday January 16 At Noon Saturday, January 16, 2016 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Lehman College Lovinger Theatre, 250 Bedford Park West, Bronx.   Cardinal Timothy Dolan will deliver the invocation. […]

Breaking News: Rafael Salamanca Raises Nearly $50K for City Council Special Election

Breaking News: Rafael Salamanca Raises Nearly $50K for City Council Special Election

Democrat Rafael Salamanca Jr., candidate for the New York City Council for District 17 in the Bronx, announced that he will report $49,715 raised by his campaign in tomorrow’s January 15 filing deadline. He will report $44,689 cash on-hand. This will […]

Nine Candidates Register For City Matching Funds Program

Nine Candidates Register For City Matching Funds Program

On Monday, George Alvarez, Carlton A. Curry, Helen Foreman-Hines, Marlon Molina, Joann Otero, Julio Pabon, J. Loren Russell, Rafael Salamanca Jr., and Amanda Septimo joined the NYC Campaign Board (CFB) matching funds program for the special election in Bronx Council District 17. […]

Salamanca Receives Key Endorsements from the Bronx County Democratic Committee

Salamanca Receives Key Endorsements from the Bronx County Democratic Committee

Crespo calls Salamanca ‘a leader with a proven record of getting things done’   THE BRONX – The Bronx County Democratic Committee, as well as State Senator Ruben Diaz, Assembly Member Luis Sepulveda and Councilwoman Annabel Palma announced their support […]

Field of candidates in the 17th Council District special election grows

Field of candidates in the 17th Council District special election grows

Democrat Amanda Septimo, an aide to Rep. Jose Serrano, has officially joined the race to replace CM Maria del Carmen Arroyo. In her announcement, Ms. Septimo alluded to the number of women in the City Council . “It is no […]

by · January 6, 2016 · Bronx Politics, Election News, News
Councilman Ritchie Torres on BronxTalk Tonight

Councilman Ritchie Torres on BronxTalk Tonight

COUNCILMAN RITCHIE TORRES ON BRONXTALK   In the new year’s first edition of BronxTalk, tonight’s program will feature Councilman Ritchie Torres of the 15th CD. Councilman Torres, the public housing committee chairman and deputy leader of the council, will talk with host […]

Democrat George Alvarez Set To Jump Into Council Race

Democrat George Alvarez Set To Jump Into Council Race

A reliable source says that a new player — George Alvarez, a Dominican American — is entering the race to replace CM Arroyo in Bronx Council District 17. Last year, Alvarez ran for public office as an insurgent candidate in the […]

by · December 30, 2015 · Bronx Politics, Local News, News
Polanco Politics: Year-end Review

Polanco Politics: Year-end Review

Polanco Politics: Year-end Review by Juan Carlos Polanco, Esq., MBA What an epic year in the political world. Two of the three most powerful men in New York were convicted on several corruption charges and thrown out of Albany. And our […]