Bronx Politics

Salamanca Receives Key Endorsements from the Bronx County Democratic Committee

Salamanca Receives Key Endorsements from the Bronx County Democratic Committee

Crespo calls Salamanca ‘a leader with a proven record of getting things done’   THE BRONX – The Bronx County Democratic Committee, as well as State Senator Ruben Diaz, Assembly Member Luis Sepulveda and Councilwoman Annabel Palma announced their support […]

Field of candidates in the 17th Council District special election grows

Field of candidates in the 17th Council District special election grows

Democrat Amanda Septimo, an aide to Rep. Jose Serrano, has officially joined the race to replace CM Maria del Carmen Arroyo. In her announcement, Ms. Septimo alluded to the number of women in the City Council . “It is no […]

by · January 6, 2016 · Bronx Politics, Election News, News
Councilman Ritchie Torres on BronxTalk Tonight

Councilman Ritchie Torres on BronxTalk Tonight

COUNCILMAN RITCHIE TORRES ON BRONXTALK   In the new year’s first edition of BronxTalk, tonight’s program will feature Councilman Ritchie Torres of the 15th CD. Councilman Torres, the public housing committee chairman and deputy leader of the council, will talk with host […]

Democrat George Alvarez Set To Jump Into Council Race

Democrat George Alvarez Set To Jump Into Council Race

A reliable source says that a new player — George Alvarez, a Dominican American — is entering the race to replace CM Arroyo in Bronx Council District 17. Last year, Alvarez ran for public office as an insurgent candidate in the […]

by · December 30, 2015 · Bronx Politics, Local News, News
Polanco Politics: Year-end Review

Polanco Politics: Year-end Review

Polanco Politics: Year-end Review by Juan Carlos Polanco, Esq., MBA What an epic year in the political world. Two of the three most powerful men in New York were convicted on several corruption charges and thrown out of Albany. And our […]

Activist Julio Pabón Announces City Council Special Election Run

Activist Julio Pabón Announces City Council Special Election Run

Bronx businessman and community activist Julio Pabón announced today that he is running in the February 23, 2016 (unofficially) Bronx Special Election for the 17th Council district. The incumbent Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo announced earlier this month that she’s […]

Bronx Lawmaker Joining National PR Consulting Firm

Bronx Lawmaker Joining National PR Consulting Firm

South Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake Joins Hilltop Public Solutions The political establishment in the Bronx and Albany is agog at journalist Mike Allen’s POLITICO Playbook item reporting that South Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake is joining Hilltop Public Solutions. Hilltop is […]

Reaction To Councilwoman Arroyo Resignation News Grows

In a news release this morning, South Bronx community activist Julio Pabón announced that he is running in a yet-to-be-called special election in light of Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo plan to resign her City Council post effective December 31. […]

Arroyo Says She Will Quit City Council At End of 2016

android-uri=”file:///storage/emulated/0/WordPress/images/wp-1448410722365″ /> In a surprise announcement Monday night, Democratic City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo said late Monday that she’s resigning her South Bronx seat effective Dec. 31, citing family issues. Arroyo, the daughter of longtime Bronx Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo, […]

Teamsters Local 237 Endorse of Keith Wright for Congress

Teamsters Local 237 Endorse of Keith Wright for Congress

NYCHA Employees Teamsters Local 237 Endorse of Keith Wright for Congress   Teamsters Local 237 represents over half of all New York City Housing Authority employees. These workers are critical to maintaining the largest public housing authority in the United […]

Assemblyman Guillermo Linares Jumps Into NY-13 Race

Assemblyman Guillermo Linares, the first Dominican-born person to be elected to office in the United States, is about to launch a bid for the 13th Congressional District being vacated by Rep. Charles Rangel in 2016. A source close to Linares […]

EDITORIAL: Don’t be discouraged. Go out and VOTE!

EDITORIAL: Don’t be discouraged. Go out and VOTE!

Today is Election Day. In Bronx County, voter turnout is again expected to be low. It’s an off-year and the only contests on today’s ballot are for District Attorney and judicial posts. GO OUT and VOTE! The contest for Bronx District […]

Darcel D. Clark

Opinion: Darcel Clark For Justice

Darcel Clark For Justice by Ruben Diaz Jr.  Bronx Borough President   The Bronx is unlike any other borough in the city, and we deserve a District Attorney with the experience and commitment to bring true justice to our communities. […]

by · November 1, 2015 · Bronx Politics, Op Ed, Politics
Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York and Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York

BREAKING NEWS: Robert Siano, Republican Challenger for Bronx District Attorney Has Checkered Voting History

Robert Siano, Bronx Republican Challenger for Bronx District Attorney Has Spotty Voting History On the eve of the one and only forum for the two candidates squaring off for Bronx District Attorney, the Bronx Chronicle has learned that GOP candidate […]

TONIGHT: Bronx District Attorney Candidates Forum, 7PM

(Bronx, N.Y. – October 27, 2015) Tonight, candidates for Bronx District Attorney, Republican Robert Siano and Democrat Judge Darcel D. Clark (invited, not confirmed) will participate in a Candidates’ Forum, hosted by Discovery for Justice, a nonprofit organization that focuses on nonpartisan […]