Post Tagged with: "Politics"

Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and the first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary, was the principal architect of the New Deal. (Credit: francesperkinscenter.org.)

Frances Perkins and Today’s Progressives

Where are today’s progressives? By Gary Tilzer Today’s elected progressives have converted the progressive movement into identity politics away from the original values and mission of its founding woman Frances Perkins.  The progressive movement started during in the 1890’s under […]

by · July 19, 2018 · News, Op Ed, Opinion
Michael Blake Has P/T Gig Advising Bermuda Political Party

Michael Blake Has P/T Gig Advising Bermuda Political Party

The One Bermuda Alliance paid Blake between $20,000 and $50,000 in 2017 for work dealing in ‘communications strategy.’

by · July 12, 2018 · Bronx Politics, News
Where The Pols Are, July 9 – Update

Where The Pols Are, July 9 – Update

Monday, July 9 Governor Cuomo is in New York City. Mayor de Blasio will appear live on NY1’s Inside City Hall. 10:30 AM Cynthia Nixon and Jessica Ramos (13th district challenger against Sen. Jose Peralta, a member of the IDC) […]

City Hall. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.

Politics In Brief, July 7

Congressman Serrano Joins Call to Abolish ICE “ICE is a fatally flawed organization that operates without the necessary oversight or responsibility to do its job in in a fair and humane manner. It lacks the internal checks and balances to […]

Bronx Political Round Up: Sex Offenders Barred

Bronx Political Round Up: Sex Offenders Barred

Council Ethics Committee Votes to Sanction CM King The NY Post reports that Co-op City Councilman Andy King has been ordered to take sensitivity training after an ethics panel found Monday that he paid “unwanted attention” to a female staffer. […]

Robert Press, columnist, 100 Percent Bronx

100 Percent Bronx – Looking Ahead to 2018

Surprises to look for in the upcoming election season:

A possible challenge to Rep. Jose Serrano. 

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 […]

Political Candidate Michael Beltzer on Ringside Politix

Political Candidate Michael Beltzer on Ringside Politix

Political Candidate Michael Beltzer on Ringside Politix Political discussion group, Ringside Politix, will interview Michael Beltzer, political candidate in the 18th council district, as part of its weekly podcast series, on Thursday, August 24th. Beltzer previously served as a former […]

by · August 23, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Local News
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
Elvin Garcia

Bronx Native, Elvin Garcia Scores ’40 Under 40′ Recognition

On Tuesday night, South Bronx native Elvin Garcia, the Bronx borough director for Mayor Bill de Blasio, and thirty-nine other young New Yorkers in government, politics, media, nonprofit work, and business were recognized as “Rising Stars” by City and State NY. On […]

by · October 19, 2016 · Bronx Personalities, News
Investigation Finds Pokémon Popping up at Homes of Sex Offenders Across City

Investigation Finds Pokémon Popping up at Homes of Sex Offenders Across City

Senators Jeff Klein and Diane Savino released an alarming investigative report on Friday titled, “Protecting Our Children: How Pokémon GO and Augmented Reality Games Expose Children to Sex Offenders.” The wildly popular game, downloaded over 30 million times within the […]

by · August 3, 2016 · Bulletin Board
Borough President Diaz Calls for SNAP/EBT Enhancements

Borough President Diaz Calls for SNAP/EBT Enhancements

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. recently made the push to streamline the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) benefits online using Electronic Benefit Transfers (EBT) cards. SNAP provides low-income earners with federally-subsidized funds (via EBT cards) which may be […]

by · August 1, 2016 · Local News, News
Sex Offenders Push Sen. Klein to Call for Pokemon Go-Related Legislation

Sex Offenders Push Sen. Klein to Call for Pokemon Go-Related Legislation

New York, NY — Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Diane Savino (D-SI/Brooklyn) will release an investigative report, “Protecting our Children: How Pokémon GO and Augmented Reality Games Expose Children to Sex Offenders.” Pokémon GO, a popular game, sends players on […]

by · July 29, 2016 · Bulletin Board
Senator Jeffrey D. Klein Recognizes War Vets With Distinctive License Plates

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein Recognizes War Vets With Distinctive License Plates

Catholic war veterans will now be recognized with special license plates, after legislation sponsored by State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Assemblyman Peter Abbate (D-Brooklyn) was signed into law. “I am very proud that the extraordinary sacrifices made by our […]

by · July 29, 2016 · Bulletin Board
Working Families Party

Working Families Party Seeks A Bronx Beachhead

Bronxites are invited to participate in a discussion about forming a chapter of the Working Families Party in the Bronx. The meeting will be on Thursday, June 30, 2016, from 6:00-8:00 pm at St. Helena Church, 1315 Olmstead Avenue, Bronx, […]