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Where The Pols Are, July 9 – Update

Where The Pols Are, July 9 – Update

Monday, July 9 Governor Cuomo is in New York City. Mayor de Blasio will appear live on NY1’s Inside City Hall. 10:30 AM Cynthia Nixon and Jessica Ramos (13th district challenger against Sen. Jose Peralta, a member of the IDC) […]

The Muslim Democratic Club of NY met with and welcomed NYS gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon to the Islamic Cultural Center of New York on Monday, June 11. Photo courtesy of MDCNY.

Gov Candidate Nixon Visits City Islamic Center

Last Monday evening, the Muslim Democratic Club of NY (MDCNY) hosted and welcomed gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon to the Islamic Cultural Center of New York. During the visit, Nixon greeted and interacted with diverse Muslim New Yorkers, observed prayers, participated […]

by · June 17, 2018 · Cultures, News, Politics
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas. Photo Credit: Attorney General's Office

BREAKING: Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas Indicted on Larceny Charges

Today, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas was been indicted by a grand jury on larceny charges for allegedly stealing campaign funds and failing to disclose funds that he used for personal expenses. Back on March 12, then-Attorney General Eric T. […]

On March 12, then-NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman  announced felony charges against Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas.

BREAKING: NY Attorney General Schneiderman Resigns Amid Sex Abuse Scandal

STATEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN “It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General for the people of the State of New York. In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have […]

by · May 8, 2018 · Government, News, Politics
Heastie To Make 3rd Statewide Tour

Heastie To Make 3rd Statewide Tour

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie just announced plans for a statewide tour of New York scheduled to begin this month. This will be Speaker Heastie’s third statewide tour since assuming the role of speaker in 2015. “These statewide tours offer a […]

by · May 7, 2018 · Government, News, Politics
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas arrested on charges of allegedly stealing campaign funds and lying about money he diverted from his inaugural committee for personal benefit.

Mt. Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas Arrested on Corruption, Campaign Fraud

Thomas Accused of Stealing Campaign Funds, Establishing a Slush Fund for Personal Use from His Inaugural Fund, and Falsely Filing Disclosure Reports with the State Board of Elections and Mount Vernon Board of Ethics MT. VERNON – Attorney General Eric […]

by · March 12, 2018 · Corruption Watch, Crime, News, Politics
Above (l to r): City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, 21 in'21 Executive Director Moira McDermott, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand​, former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, Public Advocate Letitia James, EffectiveNY Executive Director Morgan Pehme, Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, former City Council candidate Amanda Farias

Sen Gillibrand Event Highlights Momentum Behind 21 in ‘21 Initiative

The 21 in ’21 Initiative, a group that launched last year to elect more women to the New York City Council, is quickly gaining steam, fueled in part by activism inspired by Donald Trump and the #MeToo movement, as well […]

by · February 28, 2018 · News, Politics, Women
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 […]