Politics

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 […]

POLANCO UNVEILS 1ST AD – “FAIR SHOT”

POLANCO UNVEILS 1ST AD – “FAIR SHOT”

J.C. Polanco releases first video ad of his campaign for NYC Public Advocate 60-second spot introduces Public Advocate candidate to voters, highlights priorities J.C. Polanco, the Republican and Reform Party candidate for New York City Public Advocate, today unveiled his […]

by · September 18, 2017 · Bronx Politics, Election News, News, Politics
Former Council Candidate Julio Pabon Testifies at CFB Meeting

Former Council Candidate Julio Pabon Testifies at CFB Meeting

On Thursday morning, former Council District 17 candidate Julio Pabon offered testimony about his campaign’s experience participating in the NYC Campaign Finance Board’s matching funds program. Mr. Pabon offered compliments to the CFB compliance staff and was mildly critical of […]

Gjonaj, Diaz Win

Gjonaj, Diaz Win

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj defeated Marjorie Velazquez for the Council post being vacated by Jimmy Vacca. Meanwhile, State senator Ruben Diaz Sr., winning 42 percent of the votes cast, easily defeated four challengers in the race to succeed term-limited incumbent Annabel Palma. Both races […]

by · September 13, 2017 · Bronx Politics, Election News, News, Politics
NYS Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, 80th AD

Cuomo Endorses Gjonaj for Council

GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO ENDORSES MARK GJONAJ FOR THE 13TH CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT Cuomo Cites Gjonaj’s Success in Delivering on Key Democratic Values Such As Universal Pre-K, Balancing the State Budget, Protecting Affordable Housing Today, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo endorsed […]

by · September 12, 2017 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics
Bronx Political Round-Up, July 9

Bronx Political Round-Up, July 9

Rep. Jose Serrano Joins Resistance to President Trump Congressman Serrano joined the No Cuts Coalition, an alliance of 40 local community organizations, in fighting President Trump’s proposed $7 billion cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which […]

Democratic National Committee Is Hiring

Democratic National Committee Is Hiring

DNC vice chair Assemblyman Michael Blake announced that the Democratic National Committee within the Political and Organizing Departments under the leadership of Amanda Brown-Lierman is hiring. Key positions may be found at: https://www.democrats.org/about/work-with-us Special Assistant Northeast Regional Director Northeast Regional […]

Bronx Political Round Up, July 3

Bronx Political Round Up, July 3

Mayor de Blasio Fundraises off Trump & Malliotakis This week, Mayor de Blasio emailed supporters a fundraising appeal using President Donald Trump and presumptive Republican mayoral nominee Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis as his foils. Supporters are asked to “Chip in $3 […]

@AlexGomezNYC on Twitter

Gomez Stirs Pot, Racism Alleged

At about ten minutes before 2 AM on Friday morning, Democratic city council candidate Alex Gomez posted another incendiary tweet and Instagram post; this time directed at Morris Park Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj — the presumed frontrunner in the upcoming Council race. […]