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INBOX: Ted Cruz and Diaz Break Bread (Photo)

INBOX: Ted Cruz and Diaz Break Bread (Photo)

  On the eve of the ‪17th Council District‬ special election, we received this photo of Bronx State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz greeting firebrand GOP presidential candidate Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Twice. It appears that Rev. Diaz emailed the photo to […]

In Their Own Words: Julio Pabon, Bronx Not For Sale

In Their Own Words: Julio Pabon, Bronx Not For Sale

The future of our community will be decided on February 23rd with the election for our next City Councilmember. More than just another City Council race, this race is a reflection of the national debate in the presidential race: money […]

by · February 21, 2016 · Bronx Politics, Election News, Op Ed
NYC Votes Video Voter Guide: George Alvarez | Bronxnet TV

NYC Votes Video Voter Guide: George Alvarez | Bronxnet TV

George Alvarez  — Bronx For All On Twitter: @Vote_Alvarez Campaign website: Vote Alvarez In this nonpartisan special election Mr. George Alvarez will be running under the independent Bronx For All ballot line. Mr. George Alvarez holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a […]

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 […]

NYC VOTES RELEASES VOTER GUIDE TO CANDIDATES FOR COUNCIL DISTRICT 17 SPECIAL ELECTION

NYC VOTES RELEASES VOTER GUIDE TO CANDIDATES FOR COUNCIL DISTRICT 17 SPECIAL ELECTION

The New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) announces the release of the official NYC Votes Voter Guide for the special election in Bronx Council District 17 that will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The online guide provides non-partisan […]

Op-Ed: DOE’s Special Ed Blunder

Op-Ed: DOE’s Special Ed Blunder

DOE’s Special Ed Blunder By Letitia James   Michael is a six-year old Autistic boy living in the Bronx with his mother Modisha. As a student with disabilities in New York City, Michael is supposed to have access to therapists […]

We Stay/Nos Quedamos, Bronx Chronicle and Others Are Hosting 17th CO Candidates Forum, 1/27

We Stay/Nos Quedamos, Bronx Chronicle and Others Are Hosting 17th CO Candidates Forum, 1/27

BRONX, NY — Nos Quedamos, Bronx Chronicle, Bronxnet and other community organizations are sponsoring a 17 City Council District Candidates Forum on Wednesday, January 27 at Pregones Theater (575 Walton Avenue), 5:30 – 9:00 PM. Due to the venue’s limited […]

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
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
Activist Julio Pabón Announces City Council Special Election Run

Activist Julio Pabón Announces City Council Special Election Run

Bronx businessman and community activist Julio Pabón announced today that he is running in the February 23, 2016 (unofficially) Bronx Special Election for the 17th Council district. The incumbent Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo announced earlier this month that she’s […]