Politics

(Pictured) Public Advocate Letitia James, REBNY President John Banks, Mayor Bill de Blasio and developer Hal Fetner of Fetner Properties.

Political Buzz: REBNY Gala, Blake and the IDC

  Republican Bizman John Cerini to Announce 13th Council Bid Tomorrow Local small business owner, John Cerini, will announce his candidacy for New York City Council during the Bronx GOP’s field office grand opening/open house this Saturday, January 28 at […]

POSTPONED: ​Bronx Young Democrats monthly general meeting, January 23

Bronx Young Democrats monthly general meeting is tonight, Monday, January 23, at 7pm at The Bronx Democratic Party HQ (1640 Eastchester Road).

Senator Gillibrand Boards the Blake for DNC Vice-Chair Train.

Senator Gillibrand Boards the Blake for DNC Vice-Chair Train.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) endorses Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake for DNC Vice-Chair. In a statement circulated by Assemblyman Michael Blake, Sen. Gillibrand explained her endorsement of his run for vice-chair of the Democratic National Committee: “Michael Blake has the determination, […]

by · January 24, 2017 · News, Politics
Council Candidates Disclose Fundraising 

Council Candidates Disclose Fundraising 

In the race to replace outgoing Councilman Jimmy Vacca, candidates have combined to raise over $258,000 in campaign contributions.

by · January 18, 2017 · Politics
Mayor de Blasio, City Pols Commemorate MLK Day at NAN

Mayor de Blasio, City Pols Commemorate MLK Day at NAN

Let us remember Dr. King as someone who was an activist, an agitator, [a man who] refused to back down.

by · January 17, 2017 · News, Politics
The Political Buzz: Bronx GOP Hires, Doyle Opens Fire

The Political Buzz: Bronx GOP Hires, Doyle Opens Fire

Last week, Council candidate John Doyle’s campaign posted a 81-second YouTube video attacking Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj asking “Who’s the Real Democrat?”

by · January 12, 2017 · Political Buzz, Politics
Op-ed: Free Oscar López Rivera

Op-ed: Free Oscar López Rivera

​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 […]

by · January 11, 2017 · Op Ed, Politics
Seabrook Supporters Crowd Courtroom, Trial Postponed til October

Seabrook Supporters Crowd Courtroom, Trial Postponed til October

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 […]

by · January 9, 2017 · Politics
Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) is a DNC Vice Chair, Assistant Whip for House Democrats, and is currently running for re-election as DNC Vice Chair.

Two NY Lawmakers Declare for DNC Vice Chair Posts

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 […]

by · December 22, 2016 · News, Politics
NYS Senator Jeffrey D. Klein, SD 34, Co-Leader and President, Pro-Tempore, NYS Senate

‘Best Dressed Politician List’ 2016

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 […]

by · December 20, 2016 · Features, News, Politics
Since his incarceration, Corey Jacobs has written an anti-bullying children’s book series and a book on domestic violence.

Drug Sentence of Bronx Man Commuted by Obama

​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 NYS CAPITOL BUILDING, ALBANY,

Electoral College Convenes Noon Monday in Albany

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 […]

by · December 18, 2016 · News, Politics
Diaz: Cuomo Calling A Special Session to Kill New York City’s Taxi Industry

Diaz: Cuomo Calling A Special Session to Kill New York City’s Taxi Industry

Sen. Diaz Accuses Governor Cuomo of Calling A Special Session to Kill New York City’s Taxi Industry.

City and State NY Honors the Bronx Power 50

City and State NY Honors the Bronx Power 50

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 […]

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj

Bronx Political RoundUp,: Gjonaj Announces Council Run

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 […]

by · December 14, 2016 · Bronx Political Round Up, Politics