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
Assemblyman Mike Blake

Public Advocate candidates down to 17

It’s Down to 17 Candidates for the Special Election for Public Advocate By Robert Press It began with twenty-three people handing in petitions to run for the vacant NYC Public Advocate Special Election called for February 26, 2019. Through various […]

Source: Twitter @AOC

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
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Instagram)

Press Clips: Looking Back on 2018 and Ahead to 2019

Looking Back on 2018 and Ahead to 2019 In looking back on 2018 term limits were not needed to retire two long time incumbents. Ten-term incumbent Congressman Joseph Crowley who didn’t have a primary since 2004 lost to an unknown […]

by · January 2, 2019 · News, Political Buzz, Politics
Public Advocate Candidate Michael Blake Announces First Set of Endorsements in Campaign for Public Advocate. Photo credit: Michael Blake for NYC

Supporters endorse Assemblyman Blake for Public Advocate

On Wednesday, Michael Blake held a press conference rolling out his first set of endorsements from supporters across the city in his campaign for Public Advocate, including: Assembly Member Tremaine Wright, 56th District (Bed Stuy) Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, 76th […]

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) […]

The Muslim Democratic Club of NY met with and welcomed NYS gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon to the Islamic Cultural Center of New York on Monday, June 11. Photo courtesy of MDCNY.

Gov Candidate Nixon Visits City Islamic Center

Last Monday evening, the Muslim Democratic Club of NY (MDCNY) hosted and welcomed gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon to the Islamic Cultural Center of New York. During the visit, Nixon greeted and interacted with diverse Muslim New Yorkers, observed prayers, participated […]

by · June 17, 2018 · Cultures, News, Politics
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas. Photo Credit: Attorney General's Office

BREAKING: Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas Indicted on Larceny Charges

Today, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas was been indicted by a grand jury on larceny charges for allegedly stealing campaign funds and failing to disclose funds that he used for personal expenses. Back on March 12, then-Attorney General Eric T. […]

On March 12, then-NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman  announced felony charges against Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas.

BREAKING: NY Attorney General Schneiderman Resigns Amid Sex Abuse Scandal

STATEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN “It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General for the people of the State of New York. In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have […]

by · May 8, 2018 · Government, News, Politics
Heastie To Make 3rd Statewide Tour

Heastie To Make 3rd Statewide Tour

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie just announced plans for a statewide tour of New York scheduled to begin this month. This will be Speaker Heastie’s third statewide tour since assuming the role of speaker in 2015. “These statewide tours offer a […]

by · May 7, 2018 · Government, News, Politics
Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas arrested on charges of allegedly stealing campaign funds and lying about money he diverted from his inaugural committee for personal benefit.

Mt. Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas Arrested on Corruption, Campaign Fraud

Thomas Accused of Stealing Campaign Funds, Establishing a Slush Fund for Personal Use from His Inaugural Fund, and Falsely Filing Disclosure Reports with the State Board of Elections and Mount Vernon Board of Ethics MT. VERNON – Attorney General Eric […]

by · March 12, 2018 · Corruption Watch, Crime, News, Politics
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
Speaker Corey Johnson Hold His First Press Conference After Being Elected -- Credit William Alatriste (Flickr)

Bronx Political Buzz: Johnson Owes The Bosses

It’s No Surprise As Council Elects CoJo Speaker Last Wednesday, as expected, the City Council elected Manhattan Democrat Corey Johnson as its newest Council Speaker, 48-1 with two absences. Even the three Council Republican members voted for the openly gay […]

Speaker Corey Johnson Hold His First Press Conference After Being Elected -- Credit William Alatriste (Flickr)

Press Clips: Trump Names New US Attorney

PRESS CLIPS: Trump Names New US Attorney By Robert Press   New U.S. Attorney for the Southern District Former US Attorney for the Southern District Preet Bharara was fired in the early stages of the new Trump Presidential administration. The […]

Where The Pols Are, January 2

Where The Pols Are, January 2

Tuesday, January 2 Governor Cuomo is in Albany. Comptroller Scott Stringer has no public schedule. Public Advocate Letita James has no public schedule. 11:15 AM – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is sworn in for his third full term. […]