Bronx Politics

17th Council District Campaign Finance: Follow The Money

17th Council District Campaign Finance: Follow The Money

As the special election to fill the vacancy of former Bronx Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo draws nearer, The Bronx Chronicle decided to review the Campaign Finance Board (CFB) disclosure reports of each candidate who will appear on the […]

CD 17 Candidate George Alvarez Tweet Sparks ‘100 Democrats’ Civil War

CD 17 Candidate George Alvarez Tweet Sparks ‘100 Democrats’ Civil War

Committee of 100 Democrats Clash Over George Alvarez The above tweet tagging Bronx Chronicle managing editor Michael Benjamin (@SquarePegDem) sparked a firestorm of controversy and finger-wagging between members of the Bronx Committee of 100 Democrats and a Queens rump group […]

Bronxnet To Air NYC Votes Video Voter Guide

Bronxnet To Air NYC Votes Video Voter Guide

BronxNet is helping to make it possible for more Bronxites to hear directly from the #CD 17 candidates with The NYC Votes Video Voter Guide.

It’s official. Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr Endorses Rafael Salamanca, Jr

It’s official. Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr Endorses Rafael Salamanca, Jr

It’s official. On Friday, before a packed crowd, Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr endorsed Rafael Salamanca, Jr’s bid to become the next  City Councilman in the 17th Council District.   Other backers included Bronx Democratic County Leader Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Senator […]

Saturday ‘Meet & Greet’ With Rev. J. Loren Russell, 2/13

Saturday ‘Meet & Greet’ With Rev. J. Loren Russell, 2/13

This morning from 9:30 – 11:30, there will be a “Meet and Greet” Rev. Dr. J. Loren Russell,  a candidate for 17th City Council vacancy. The “Meet and Greet” will be held at the Greater Universal Baptist Church at 253 E. 153 […]

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR WALK-IN VOTER REGISTRATION FOR 2/23 SPECIAL ELEX

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR WALK-IN VOTER REGISTRATION FOR 2/23 SPECIAL ELEX

REMINDER: TODAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING TO VOTE IN THE 2/23 SPECIAL ELECTION   SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016 9AM-5 PM BRONX BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE ONLY ACCEPTING WALK-IN VOTER REGISTRATIONS  1780 GRAND CONCOURSE, BRONX NY The 17th District covers […]

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 […]