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Above (l to r): City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, 21 in'21 Executive Director Moira McDermott, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand​, former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, Public Advocate Letitia James, EffectiveNY Executive Director Morgan Pehme, Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, former City Council candidate Amanda Farias

Sen Gillibrand Event Highlights Momentum Behind 21 in ‘21 Initiative

The 21 in ’21 Initiative, a group that launched last year to elect more women to the New York City Council, is quickly gaining steam, fueled in part by activism inspired by Donald Trump and the #MeToo movement, as well […]

by · February 28, 2018 · News, Politics, Women
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Health Commissioner Mary Bassett and City Council Members announce sweeping legislation to curb smoking and tobacco usage. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

NYC Bans Women Smoking

Sunday, January 21st. You may think the aversion to smoking is a recent development, but the more things change, the more they resemble 1908. On this date that year, the New York City council passed an ordinance that made it […]

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 […]

Where The Pols Are, December 18

Where The Pols Are, December 18

Monday, December 18 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. Comptroller Scott Stringer has no public schedule. 10:30 AM — Dream Act Press Conference calling for passage of the Dream Act of 2017, followed by City Council committee vote […]

CM King Said to be Target of City Council Ethics Probe

CM King Said to be Target of City Council Ethics Probe

The NY Post reports that the City Council’s Standards and Ethics Committee is probing sexual harassment allegations against Bronx Councilman Andy King (D-Baychester/Co-op City). On Thursday, NY1 reported that the closed-door meeting was called for 1 PM Friday, after a […]

Where The Pols Are, September 27

Where The Pols Are, September 27

Wednesday, September 27 Governor Andrew Cuomo is in New York City. 9:00 AM – Comptroller Scott M. Stringer hosts his M/WBE University Workshop 1 Centre Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10:00 AM Lieutenant Governor Hochul Delivers Remarks at Women […]

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
TODAY IS PRIMARY ELECTION DAY — VOTE TODAY

TODAY IS PRIMARY ELECTION DAY — VOTE TODAY

Today is Primary Election Day in New York City. In Bronx County, there are contests for Mayor, Borough President and City Council. Polls are open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The city’s official Voter Guide, available at http://voting.nyc/, has […]

by · September 12, 2017 · Editorials, Election News
Randy Abreu, Council candidate, CD 14

Other Bronx Chronicle Endorsements

Term-limits have sidelined Council veterans Melissa Mark-Viverito, James Vacca and Annabel Palma. Now is the time for new blood to represent the Bronx in the New York City Council. Across the Bronx this summer we have seen very spirited battles […]

NY City Hall -- Council Chambers, East Wing

CANDIDATES FILE DISCLOSURES WITH CAMPAIGN FINANCE BOARD

Updated and detailed information for the 228 candidates running for NYC public office can be found on the NYC Campaign Finance Board website’s financial summary page and in the Follow the Money | NYC searchable data portal. The amounts listed […]

Michael Blake, candidate for NYS Assembly, 79th Assembly District

Bronx Political Round Up, July 23

Who’s In & Who’s Out West Bronx CM Ritchie Torres is running unopposed in the Democratic primary as Jayson Cancel has dropped his bid to run for City Council in CD15. Cancel, however, will be on the November ballot as […]

Bronx Democrats File Petitions

Bronx Democrats File Petitions

The NYC Board of Elections acknowledges that the Bronx Democratic party organization filed petition volumes for its slate of Council candidates incumbents Rafael Salamanca, Vanessa Gibson, Fernando Cabrera, Andy Cohen and Andy King as well as Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and […]

Amanda Farias Claims Election Milestone

Amanda Farias Claims Election Milestone

Insurgent Democrat Amanda C. Farias announced on Monday that her campaign filed over 3,000 designating petitions for the 18th City Council District. Farias filed 7 times as many signatures than the 450 minimum required by the City Charter to qualify […]

Bronx Council Members Endorse Diana Ayala

Bronx Council Members Endorse Diana Ayala

Council Members Rafael Salamanca, Annabel Palma, and Ritchie Torres Endorse Diana Ayala Today, Democratic council candidate Diana Ayala received endorsements from Bronx City Council Members Rafael Salamanca, Annabel Palma, and Ritchie Torres. These three represent the full Puerto Rican Council […]

Councilmember Annabel Palma

Bronx Political Round Up: CM Palma Seethes

One Unhappy Councilwoman Term-limited Soundview Council Member Annabel Palma is reportedly pistol hot after Bronx Democratic County chairman Assemblyman Marcos Crespo poured cold water on her desire to run for State Senate, if Rev. Ruben Diaz gets elected to her […]