Politics

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 […]

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
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