Bronx Politics

Then-challenger  Alessandra Biaggi addressing the Ben Franklin Independent Democratic Club in 2018. Credit: Bob Press

Press Clips: ‘Men Need Not Apply’ Alleged

Staff Turnover at Senator Biaggi’s Office By Robert Press State Senator Alessandra Biaggi took office less than six months ago, and has already seen a larger than normal staff turnover. First, it was junior staffers who were replaced in the […]

US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) spoke to the Met Council gathering. Credit: Robert Press

Housing Justice Town Hall Held

By Robert Press On a rainy Thursday night which cancelled a New York Yankee game The Housing Town Hall meeting by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes, State Senators Alessandra Biaggi and Jamaal Bailey, and Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez went on to standing room […]

by · June 1, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News
Farias fundraises off Diaz ‘rat’ comment

Farias fundraises off Diaz ‘rat’ comment

In an email to supporters former 2017 and declared 2021 Council candidate Amanda Farias blasted CM Rev. Rubén Diaz Sr. for his “Unapologetic mafia mentality.” In an email also titled, Unapologetic mafia mentality,” Ms. Farias writes: “After Diaz Sr.’s comments […]

New Ruben Diaz Sr. Democratic Club

New Ruben Diaz Sr. Democratic Club

By Robert Press   On Thursday morning, the new Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. Democratic Club opened as a headquarters for Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. for Congress. The club is located in the 15th Congressional District which will become an […]

by · May 10, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News
Breaking: Michael Blake Announces Run for the Serrano Vacancy

Breaking: Michael Blake Announces Run for the Serrano Vacancy

Michael Blake Will Run for New York’s 15th Congressional District In a late-night email to suppporters, Morrisania assemblyman Michael Blake announced that he is indeed running for Congress in the South Bronx to replace retiring Rep. José Serrano. Blake’s entry […]

by · April 24, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics
US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The AOC: Mystery GOP Money, Depression and a Green Thumb

Big Money Republicans Target AOC The New York Post’s Julia Marsh reports exclusively that deep-pocketed conservative group spent $32,000 on Monday against Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. Marsh reports that the “‘Stop AOC PAC,’ started in March by Virginia lawyer Dan Backer, plans […]

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)

Rev. Diaz, AOC and other political news

Rev. Diaz for Congress Kickoff Last Saturday’s announcement seemed anticlimactic except for the cheers he got from his clergy following. Rev. Diaz’s decision came as no surprise to me as I have tweeted about it weeks ago. Two weeks ago, […]

Breaking News: Rev. Ruben Diaz for Congress

Breaking News: Rev. Ruben Diaz for Congress

Political Buzz   After weeks of hinting that he was considering a run to replace retiring South Bronx Rep. José Serrano, Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. made it official Saturday afternoon at his annual New York Hispanic Clergy Organization gala […]

Bronx Voice cover, April 12-18, 2019.

WYSK: Rev Ruben Diaz Will Announce His Decision About His Political Future

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW — Rev Ruben Diaz Will Announce His Decision About His Political Future By Councilman, Rubén Díaz Sr.   You should know that I will be making an official announcement about my political future during the New […]

Bronx Dems Endorse Williams for Public Advocate

Bronx Dems Endorse Williams for Public Advocate

Bronx Democratic County Organization Endorse Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate By Robert Press In the February special election for Public Advocate, the Bronx Democratic county organization did not endorse a candidate. While many Bronx elected officials endorsed Assemblyman Michael Blake, […]

by · April 7, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Press Clips
Bronx DA Clark thanks the Bronx Democratic County organization for their support of her for the Democratic nomination for Bronx District Attorney. (Credit: Robert Press)

Press Clips: Bronx Dems Endorse DA Darcel Clark

Bronx Dems Endorse DA Darcel Clark for Re-election By Robert Press Bronx Democratic county leader Assemblyman Marcos Crespo was joined by members of the City Council and New York State Assembly, district leaders, and state committee members from around the […]

Rumble in The Bronx – The Battle for NY 15, Sweet 16  – Enjoy the Madness

Rumble in The Bronx – The Battle for NY 15, Sweet 16 – Enjoy the Madness

The Bronx Chronicle is sponsoring a Rumble In The Bronx Sweet 16 NY-15 Madness pool. Councilman Ritchie Torres is our #1-seed. Voting will be over seven days starting Saturday midnight. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Jonathan Ortiz, JC Polanco, Amanda Septimo, […]

Council Member Rev. Rubén Diaz Sr.

WYSK: Council Member Ruben Diaz Sr. Considers a Run For Congress

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW By Councilman, Rubén Díaz Sr. Considering a Run For Congress You should know that earlier this week, U.S. Congressman Jose Serrano announced that due to medical reasons he will not seek reelection. Those of us who know […]

Boricua Power! US Reps. Nydia Velazquez (D-Brooklyn) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx/Queens) at the 2019 State of the Union. Credit: Twitter @NydiaVelazquez

The AOC: The State of Union, Trump superfans and ‘blackface’

Green New Deal Resonates Among Democrats The Washington Post’s Jeff Stein tweeted, “Critics say AOC can’t build consensus, but this looks like a big rollout.” State of the Union The New York Post AOC is NOT apologizing for her SOTU […]

by · February 27, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics, The AOC
Leading Public Advocate candidates in Tuesday's nonpartisan special election.

Press Clips: Public Advocate Special Election, 2/26

Last month, twenty-three people filed petitions to run for the vacant position of New York City Public Advocate, and seventeen candidates (one suspended her campaign) made it onto Tuesday’s nonpartisan Special Election ballot. Because it is a City Charter-mandated nonpartisan […]