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 […]

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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
Mayor Bill di Blasio (left) is greeted by Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda at the Parkchester Baptist Church. Photo by Bob Kappstatter

Sepulveda Endorses Mayor de Blasio for Re-election

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 […]

by · December 6, 2016 · News, Politics
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Profile America: Prohibition Ends

After nearly 14 eventful years, Prohibition ended on this date in 1933, and Americans were able once again to legally consume alcoholic beverages.

by · December 5, 2016 · Politics, Profile America
Book Review | Knockout: Fidel Castro Visits The South Bronx 

Book Review | Knockout: Fidel Castro Visits The South Bronx 

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.

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

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 […]

by · November 25, 2016 · Bulletin Board, Politics
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Video: Trump to supporters harassing minorities: ‘Stop it’

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 […]

by · November 18, 2016 · News, Politics, Video
CM Gibson Hosts Post-Election Community Conversation

CM Gibson Hosts Post-Election Community Conversation

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.

President-elect Donald J. Trump won a stunning and decisive victory over Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday November 8.

Letter To The Editor — Readers React to Trump’s Surprising Election Win

Readers react to President-elect Donald J. Trump who won a stunning and decisive Electoral Collage victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. Dear Editor: If I hear one more professional political pundit dismiss President-elect Donald Trump’s victory as “whitelash,” “the power […]