Politics

Hon Kenny Agosto, Member, Democratic State Committee, 78 AD, former District Leader, 80 AD, former President, Liberty Democratic Association; Civic Dedication Award.

Liberty Democratic Association Holds Seventh Annual Awards Dinner

This past Thursday, October 16 the Liberty Democratic Association which represents the 80th Assembly District hosed its seventh annual awards dinner. The dinner was held at Maestro’s Caterer’s in Morris Park.Those honored included Hon. Carl Heastie, Patrick Dolan Jr., Hon. […]

by · October 18, 2014 · Photos, Politics
Women and Electoral Politics: Hillary and the Coming Discussions of Gender

Women and Electoral Politics: Hillary and the Coming Discussions of Gender

Post by Columnist Richard Brodsky Ideology and sincerity aside, everyone running for office in 2014 is in favor of women and the issues women are concerned about. There are historical reasons to cheer all this. American society didn’t permit political […]

by · October 18, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
In support of total equality for women and ALL

Governor Cuomo at WEP Rally: Unfortunately, “It’s Still A Man’s World”

On October 11, at a rally for the newly formed Women’s Equality Party at John Jay College Governor Andrew Cuomo lamented that fact that in New York and beyond women are still treated as second class citizens and that unfortunately […]

by · October 17, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
Prior to interview Comptroller DiNapoli met with public and party officials of Bronx County, L-R Front Row - Lewis Goldstein, Vice Chair BDCC; Assemblyman Jose Rivera; Assemblyman Victor Pichardo; Assemblyman Michael Benedetto;  BDCC Exec. Comm. Chair, Assemblyman Carl Heastie; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.:  Back row L-R Bruce Feld, Former District Leader 81st AD; Michael Blake, Democratic Candidate for NYS Assembly; George Clarke, District Leader, 82nd AD-Part A; Senator Jose Serrano; Assemblyman Marcos Crespo; Councilman Andy Cohen, Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson; Congressman Eliot Engel.

Accolades for Comptroller DiNapoli from a Grateful Borough

On Wednesday, October 8th Bronx elected officials, political activists and most importantly community activists lauded Comptroller Tom DiNapoli at a press conference held at the offices of The Bronx Democratic County Committee. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said: “ […]

by · October 15, 2014 · Local News, Politics
Interview with State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli: Strong & Independent

Interview with State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli: Strong & Independent

On Wednesday, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli sat with me for an exclusive interview. The interview covered major issues confronting The Bronx, New York City and New York State. Sal Conforto and I discussed with him his relationship to the Bronx as […]

by · October 9, 2014 · Editorials, Interviews, Politics
President Barack Obama

Obama And Syria: Learning the Lessons of Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan

Post by Columnist Richard Brodsky, used with permission. Hatred of Obama is masking the depth and significance of his decision to seek Congressional approval of military action against Syria. The puffery and screeching about toughness, coalitions, military tactics, credibility and […]

by · October 9, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
Council Member King Introduces Resolution today that would grant defense attoneys greater access to evidence before going to trial

Council Member King Introduces Resolution today that would grant defense attoneys greater access to evidence before going to trial

COUNCIL MEMBER ANDY KING CHAMPIONING FOR CHANGE IN NEW YORK STATE LAW   King introducing resolution today that would grant defense attorneys greater access to evidence before going to trial   CITY HALL –  Council Member Andy King was joined […]

by · October 8, 2014 · Bulletin Board, Politics
New York Confronts the Immigration Mess: What Will Progressives Do?

New York Confronts the Immigration Mess: What Will Progressives Do?

Post by Columnist Richard Brodsky, used with permission. Much of the country, and most blue states, have experienced the immigration crisis from a distance. The red states of Arizona and Texas have been the situs of the actual crisis, most […]

by · October 7, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
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The Bronx Leadership Team

By Columnist Lewis H. Goldstein The Bronx is lucky to have a team of legislators which is dedicated to our borough and to continue its renaissance of THE BRONX. Overall they are very hard working and dedicated to the needs […]

by · October 4, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
Bill de Blasio, Adam Smith and the Living Wage Movement

Bill de Blasio, Adam Smith and the Living Wage Movement

Post by Columnist Richard Brodsky, used with permission. “It is but equity that they who feed, clothe, and lodge the whole body of the people, should have such a share of the produce of their own labour as to be […]

by · October 3, 2014 · Business, Editorials, Politics
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Senator Gustavo Rivera Hires New Chief of Staff

  Bronx, NY – State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D – Bronx) has promoted Ms. Katrina Asante, who has been working in his office since 2011, to the role of Chief of Staff.  Ms. Meghan Lynch, who served as Senator Rivera’s Chief of Staff […]

by · September 30, 2014 · Politics
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Assembly Member Victor Pichardo Releases Statement after BOE Recount

ASSEMBLY MEMBER VICTOR PICHARDO RELEASES STATEMENT AFTER BOARD OF ELECTIONS RECOUNT   BRONX, NY – Yesterday, the Board of Election completed the manual recount for the primary election in the 86th Assembly District, with preliminary results pointing to Assembly Member Victor Pichardo […]

by · September 24, 2014 · Politics
State Dem Committee Mtg: Dems Choose Fmr. Gov. David Paterson As State Chair

State Dem Committee Mtg: Dems Choose Fmr. Gov. David Paterson As State Chair

Post by Columnist Lewis H. Goldstein The New York State Democratic Committee meeting in Albany unanimously chose former Governor David Paterson as its Chairman for the next two years. Several members of the State Committee from the Bronx attended. Among […]

by · September 23, 2014 · Local News, Politics
Fran Mahony, District Leader for over a quarter of a century being  honored by Chairman Carl Heastie and her successor as District Leader Marjorie Valazquez-Lynch

Carl Heastie Re-Elected As Bronx Democratic Leader, Reflections

Guest Op-Ed by Lewis H. Goldstein Last night at a meeting of the Bronx Democratic County Committee, followed by a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Democratic County Committee, Assemblyman Carl Heastie was unanimously re-elected as Chairman of the […]

by · September 18, 2014 · Op Ed, Politics
Gov. Cuomo & Lt. Gov Candidate Kathy Hochul Rally Dems for Klein Reelection

Gov. Cuomo & Lt. Gov Candidate Kathy Hochul Rally Dems for Klein Reelection

As election day nears, Governor Cuomo and his running mate, Lt. Governor candidate Kathy Hochul held a rally to drum up further support for Senator Jeff Klein in the 34th State District in Riverdale. Taking some time off from their […]

by · September 8, 2014 · Local News, Politics