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Election Day is November 4: NY State Assembly

On Tuesday we will be voting for the most basic and local representative to our NYS government: our New York State Assembly Members. Each one provides direct services to his or her constituency. Each one votes in Albany for legislation […]

by · November 2, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
The NYS CAPITOL BUILDING, ALBANY,

Election Day is November 4: Our State Senate Choices

This coming Tuesday, November 4 New yorkers will be electing members to the new York State Senate and to the New York State Assembly. The New York State Assembly is poised to remain under the control of the Democrats. The […]

by · November 1, 2014 · Editorials, Local News, Politics
The United States Capitol

Election Day is November 4: Congressional Races

The Congressional Incumbents representing The Bronx have nominal opposition. Congressman Eliot Engel has no opposition. All four of our members in Congress have proven records when it comes to serving the needs of their constituents and of The Bronx. Each […]

by · October 31, 2014 · Editorials, Local News, Politics
Here I am voting circa 1975. I have voted in every primary and Genersl election since 1964 when I turned 21. I hope all residents vote in every election

Election Day is November 4: Our State-Wide Races

Next Tuesday we will be electing or re-electing the Governor, Comptroller and Attorney General of New York. Each office is crucial for us, our fellow residents and for the well being of our great state. Each office holder has his […]

by · October 30, 2014 · Editorials, Politics
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Election Day is November 4: Make Sure Your Voice is Heard

Election Day is less than one week away. The date is next TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4th. It is important that all registered voters VOTE. We have three statewide elections. These will determine our leadership for the next four years. Who we […]

by · October 29, 2014 · Editorials, Local News, 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