by Ana Lopez Prominent supporters of imprisoned Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera, who turned 74 years old last week in his thirty-fifth year behind bars, will deliver 100,000 petitions to the White House this afternoon, Wednesday, January 11. Grammy-award […]
On Friday, a Manhattan federal judge ruled that ex-correction union boss Norman Seabrook’s trial on corruption charges will have to wait until late October because of potential new evidence uncovered in an unrelated case in Brooklyn. U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Carter […]
Interesting political buzz surrounds Assemblyman Michael Blake’s highly publicized run for Democratic National Committee (DNC) Vice Chair. Queens Rep. Grace Meng — NY’s first Asian American Member of Congress — is a current vice chair who was elected last year […]
Brad Gerstman’s Fourth Annual ‘Best Dressed Politician List’ 2016 Brad Gerstman is an impeccably dressed lobbyist and lawyer who believes in the art of grooming and personal style. Fashion is not frivolous and first impressions matter. For the fourth […]
Drug Sentence of Bronx Man Commuted by Obama On Monday, President Obama commuted the sentences of Corey Jacobs, of the Bronx , along w/ 231 others, including 78 who were granted presidential pardons. Mr. Jacobs, a Mt. St. Michael Academy graduate was […]
The Electoral College for the State of New York will convene in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol in Albany (NY) on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm. All 538 Electors from all 50 States and the District […]
Sen. Diaz Accuses Governor Cuomo of Calling A Special Session to Kill New York City’s Taxi Industry.
The influential City & State magazine will complete its Borough 50 Series with a final stop in the Boogie Down Bronx. The Borough 50 Series ranks the most powerful community leaders from each borough in a special print issue of City […]
Council District 13 in Morris Park Race Heats Up Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, as expected, has thrown his hat into the ring in the contest to replace popular but term-limited City Councilman Jimmy Vacca in the Bronx’s 13 District. Gjonaj made […]
ASSEMBLYMAN SEPULVEDA ENDORSES MAYOR FOR RE-ELECTION The 2017 Mayoral race kicked off in the Bronx as Mayor Bill de Blasio accepted an endorsement from Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda. Both elected officials spoke with congregants at the Parkchester Baptist Church on […]
After nearly 14 eventful years, Prohibition ended on this date in 1933, and Americans were able once again to legally consume alcoholic beverages.
With the passing of Fidel Castro, the book Knockout: Fidel Castro Visits the South Bronx takes on a bittersweet significance. It is the true story of Castro’s historic visit to the Bronx.
Statement from Bronx Borough President Diaz on Nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General
STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General “If President-Elect Donald Trump truly wants to reunite a fractured nation, his selection of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to serve as Attorney General is a […]
Last Sunday, Donald Trump told his supporters to stop harassing minorities, in his first televised sit-down interview since becoming President-elect. “I am so saddened to hear that,” Trump told CBS’ Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes” when she said Latinos and […]
Join CM Gibson this Saturday, November 19, 11am for a Post-Election Community Conversation at the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice located at 244 E 164th Street.