Bronx Politics

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 […]

L - R, Michael Knobbe (Bronxnet General Manager), Nomiki Konst, Ron Kim, Michael Blake, Anthony Herbert, Host Gary Axelbank, Ydanis Rodriguez, Benjamin Yee, Dawn Smalls, Rafael Espinal, David Eisenbach, and Jared Rich at the recent Public Advocate debate.

Press Clips: Bronxnet Hosts Public Advocate Debate

Bronxnet Public Advocate DebateBy Robert Press Of the seventeen candidates running in the special election for NYC Public Advocate, only ten came to Lehman College Friday night, for a televised debate on Bronxnet Television. They were Assemblyman Ron Kim, journalist […]

Photo credit: Robert Press

Mayor Announces Eastchester Gardens Facelift

Mayor de Blasio Announcers $3.7 Million Dollars to Renovate Eastchester Gardens Community Center By Robert Press Mayor Bill de Blasio came to the Eastchester Gardens Housing Complex with NY State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, State Senator Jamaal Bailey, and Councilman Andy King […]

by · February 7, 2019 · Bronx Politics, Housing, News
WYSK: UNIONS FOR AMAZON BUT NOT CITY COUNCIL EMPLOYEES

WYSK: UNIONS FOR AMAZON BUT NOT CITY COUNCIL EMPLOYEES

You should know it was very interesting to sit down during the Amazon hearing at City Council. I listened closely as Council Members questioned the leaders of Amazon in City Council Chambers yesterday. As you know, Amazon entered into negotiations […]

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The AOC: Pay equity, civil war, and the ‘broken mentality’ of politics

BREAKING NEWS — Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi roll out bill to close the gender gap in salaries This morning, the New York Daily News broke the news that in marking the anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that let women […]

by · January 30, 2019 · Bronx Politics, News, Politics, The AOC
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The AOC: Trump, Ocasio-Cortez, the Founding Fathers, Sundance and skin care

The Swamp fights back Writing in the New York Post on Saturday, Trump-whisperer Salena Zito applies her “special” understanding of the American electorate’s psyche to explain AOC’s populist rise. Simply put: Ocasio-Cortez and Trump are two sides of the same […]

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The AOC

Today in The AOC, the young Bronx congresswoman continues to take Washington, DC, the nation and the media by storm. Earlier today, the Washington Post reported that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) proposes a “2% wealth tax” (really a surcharge) on […]

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Instagram)

Welcome to The AOC

“The AOC,” is a new feature that will attempt to compile and chronicle happenings in the life of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, the youngest Member of Congress, democratic socialist, social media master blaster, Twitter assassin, Instagram gangsta and Queen of […]

Fernandez Sets Inauguration Ceremony for Jan. 5

Fernandez Sets Inauguration Ceremony for Jan. 5

Bronx Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez will officially hold her community-wide inauguration ceremony on Saturday, January 5th at the Jacobi Medical Center Rotunda (1400 Pelham Parkway South, Bronx 10461). The program begins at 12 PM. “This is a very special moment for […]

by · January 2, 2019 · Bronx Politics, Bulletin Board, News
Assembly Speaker Welcomes New Members of Assembly Majority

Assembly Speaker Welcomes New Members of Assembly Majority

I am proud to lead a growing majority in the most diverse legislative body in the country, our members are a true reflection of their constituents. In a year in which there was a historic number of women running for […]

by · November 7, 2018 · Bronx Politics, Bulletin Board, News
NYS Senator Gustavo Rivera, SD 33

ASSEMBLYMAN PICHARDO AND SENATOR RIVERA RELEASE STATEMENT ON ATTORNEY TOM LIOTTI’S DEFAMATORY REMARKS REGARDING THE BRONX

ASSEMBLYMAN PICHARDO AND SENATOR RIVERA RELEASE STATEMENT ON ATTORNEY TOM LIOTTI’S DEFAMATORY REMARKS REGARDING THE BRONX (BRONX, NY) – Assemblyman Victor Pichardo and State Senator Gustavo Rivera released the following statement in response to the incendiary remarks made by Patricia […]

by · October 27, 2018 · Bronx Politics

BP DIAZ & TENANTS TO NYCHA: WHERE’S THE MONEY?

BP DIAZ & TENANTS TO NYCHA: WHERE’S THE MONEY? Borough President highlights agency’s funding fiasco, Calls for NYCHA to open its books to public review Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined more than 100 New York City Housing Authority […]

by · September 21, 2018 · Bronx Politics
Where The Pols Are, September 13 — Primary Day edition

Where The Pols Are, September 13 — Primary Day edition

It’s Primary Day in the Bronx. Don’t forget to vote. 10:00 AM – The New York City Campaign Finance Board meets, Joseph A. O’Hare S.J. boardroom, 100 Church St., 12th floor, Manhattan. 10:00 AM – Amanda Septimo votes at P.S. 48 […]

Amanda Septimo

Bronx Chronicle Endorses Amanda Septimo for Assembly (AD 84)

In the 84th Assembly District, The Bronx Chronicle endorses 27-year-old challenger Amanda Septimo, a former top aide to Rep. Jose Serrano, against 24-year incumbent Assemblywoman Carmen E. Arroyo. While both women hold similar position on the issues, Septimo has the […]