Politics

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

Bronx Political Buzz: Johnson Owes The Bosses

It’s No Surprise As Council Elects CoJo Speaker Last Wednesday, as expected, the City Council elected Manhattan Democrat Corey Johnson as its newest Council Speaker, 48-1 with two absences. Even the three Council Republican members voted for the openly gay […]

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 […]

Where The Pols Are, January 2

Where The Pols Are, January 2

Tuesday, January 2 Governor Cuomo is in Albany. Comptroller Scott Stringer has no public schedule. Public Advocate Letita James has no public schedule. 11:15 AM – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is sworn in for his third full term. […]

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. 

Marricka Scott-McFadden | LinkedIn

Diaz Names Scott-McFadden New Deputy BP

Last week, the Bronx Chronicle cited sources naming Scott-McFadden as the likely pick for Deputy BP to replace the recently retired Aurelia Greene.

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the borough's annual Christmas tree at The Bronx County Building. Credit: Office of the Bronx BP

Elected Officials Share Christmas Greetings

“From my family to yours, Merry Christmas. I hope this day is filled with family, love, charity, and happiness.” House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Joe Crowley “As we gather with family and friends this holiday, I ask all New Yorkers […]

by · December 26, 2017 · Bulletin Board, News, Politics
Women Pols Demand Council Speaker Candidates Commit to ’21 in ’21’

Women Pols Demand Council Speaker Candidates Commit to ’21 in ’21’

Letter Sent to Every Candidate for City Council Speaker Demanding Commitment to Gender Parity on City Council in 2021 In a letter to each of the, all-male, candidates currently running for City Council speaker, Council Members Elizabeth Crowley and Margaret […]

by · December 23, 2017 · Government, News, Politics, Women
Where The Pols Are, December 21

Where The Pols Are, December 21

Thursday, December 21 Governor Cuomo is in Onondaga County, Nassau County and New York City. 9:00 AM – City Councilman-elect Rubén Díaz takes the oath of office for the 18th District in a special ceremony prior to the the New […]

Councilman-elect Ruben Diaz, Sr.

Diaz to Take Oath of Office in Special Ceremony, 12/ 21

On Thursday, December 21, Senator Rubén Díaz will be taking the oath of office as the City Councilman for the 18th Council District in New York City. This special ceremony will take place during the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization’s […]

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Former Heastie Aide Marricka Scott-McFadden May be Tapped as Next Deputy BP

Former Heastie Aide Marricka Scott-McFadden Tapped as Next Deputy BP Although an official announcement regarding the selection of a new Deputy Bronx Borough President is in the offing, reeliable sources say that Marricka Scott-McFadden — a former deputy chief clerk […]

Polanco Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking

Polanco Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking

 Bronx Political Buzz: Polanco Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking  Bronx attorney and former Public Advocate candidate Juan Carlos (J.C.) Polanco inadvertently took it on the chin in Sunday’s NY Post editorial shaming Public Advocate Letitia James for unnecessarily taking […]

Retiring Bronx Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene.

Bronx Political Buzz: Good-Bye Aurelia Greene, Hello …

Deputy BP Aurelia Greene Retires This week Deputy Bronx Borough President Aurelia Greene announced that she would be retiring at the end of the year. Greene will conclude a 35 year career in public service to the people of The […]

Trump Greeted by Protesters During Fundraising Event

Trump Greeted by Protesters During Fundraising Event

Trump Greeted by Protesters During Fundraising Event by David Greene President Donald Trump returned home briefly for a victory lap as he attended three campaign fundraisers in Manhattan, just hours after Senate Republicans passed the first tax overhaul in 30 […]

Independent Democratic Conference proposes Vehicle Ramming Prevention Act in response to Lower Manhattan Attack

Independent Democratic Conference proposes Vehicle Ramming Prevention Act in response to Lower Manhattan Attack

  New report details the increase in the use of vehicles to carry out attacks New York, NY — Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Jesse Hamilton (D-Brooklyn) and David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) following the Halloween terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday […]

by · November 9, 2017 · Politics
Where The Pols Are, September 18

Where The Pols Are, September 18

Monday, September 18 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. 11:00 AM Governor Cuomo is Guest on The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC. Listen live here 11:00 AM Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony […]