Politics

Larry Sharpe explaining what he is doing to help the Libertarian Party maintain its current qualified party status in New York State.

Libertarian Party Visits the Bronx

Larry Sharpe, The Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of New York State in 2018, received 90,816 giving the Libertarian Party qualified party status, and automatic ballot access for the first time in the history of the party’s existence. A minor […]

by · September 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board, Politics

100 PERCENT – 11th Council District

This is the first of a series of articles on the Bronx City Council races. There are currently six candidates who have announced they are running in the 11th Council District, and I have divided them into two categories. There […]

by · September 1, 2020 · Politics
Financial Focus: The Joe Biden Economic Tax Plan

Financial Focus: The Joe Biden Economic Tax Plan

Now that the Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventons are over, we can not forget what the next President, whomever he is, will face: The treasury is going to need increased revenues while trying to assist lower paying workers with […]

Crowded Fields in Bronx 11th and 15th City Council Races Already

While Democratic candidates prepare for the November General Election, in the Bronx 11th and 15th City Council Districts the field of candidates to replace future Supreme Court Justice Andrew Cohen and future Congressman  Ritchie Torres keeps growing. Both Cohen and […]

by · August 14, 2020 · Bulletin Board, Politics
People waiting on line outside a parkchester poll site.

Primary Day 2020 at the Polls

What Happened At the Polls On Primary Day 2020 By Robert Press It seems that the Board of Election underestimated the number of people that would come out and vote on Primary day 2020. In visiting many locations in different […]

by · June 28, 2020 · Politics

How Did It Go On Primary Day?

As I write this there are tens of thousand absentee ballots that have to be counted in the Bronx. As long as the envelope is postmarked June 23, 2020 the ballot must count. There were close to 70,000 Absentee ballots requested […]

by · June 27, 2020 · Politics

Primary Day 2020 Who Will Win?

Primary day 2020 will go down in election history as this was a totally new way of campaigning. The petition process was cut down, and the number of signatures required to get on the ballot was lowered. Little did anyone […]

by · June 22, 2020 · Politics

Primary Races to Watch This Primary Day

With a federal judge reinstating the New York State Presidential Primary, here are some other races in the Bronx to watch. There will be primaries in all four Bronx congressional districts, but the 14th and 15th districts may be the […]

by · May 6, 2020 · Bulletin Board, Politics
Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera filed paperwork to challenge freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary for her Bronx-Queens congressional seat.

BREAKING NEWS: Ex-CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso Cabrera to challenge AOC

The NY Post and other media outlets are reporting that former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso Cabrera has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run against incumbent Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) in the upcoming June 23rd Democratic primary election. […]

by · February 11, 2020 · Bronx Politics, Government, News, Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to the packed room.(Photo: Robert Press)

AOC, Bernie in Parkchester

In front of an estimated at twenty-five thousand people at Queensbridge Park ( what could be the largest crowd to see any of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary contenders), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez credited Sen. Bernie Sanders as inspiring her to […]

by · October 20, 2019 · News, Politics
Robert Press, Press Clips columnist

Which Democrat will Replace Congressman Jose Serrano?

With the announcement that he will not seek another term in congress, several people have announced their intentions to replace Congressman Jose Serrano. Since the last elected Republican was former State Senator Guy Vellela, the Democratic Primary is the real […]

by · August 26, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Politics
Photo of Andom Ghebreghiorgis.

Andom Ghebreghiorgis For Congress

Because of his long last name the gimmick for this candidate is to go by his first name Andom for Congress. He is running in the 16th Congressional district against current Congressman Eliot Engel. Andom says that the Congressman is […]

by · August 14, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Politics
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 […]

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
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, […]