Politics

BronxTalk: Focus on the State Legislature and Budget

BronxTalk: Focus on the State Legislature and Budget

On last night’s BronxTalk, Senator Gustavo Rivera and Assemblyman Michael Blake spoke with host Gary Axelbank about education, ethics, state politics, and a variety of other issues. http://www.bronxnet.org/tv/viewvideo/5365/bronxtalk/bronxtalk–april-13th-2015 Hosted by Gary Axelbank, BronxTalk is the focal point for topical discussions […]

Senator Marco Rubio Joins The 2016 Presidential Scrum

The Huffington Post reports that Sen. Marco Rubio announced today via conference call with top donors that he will run for president. The report says Rubio told his top donors that he is running because he feels “uniquely qualified” to pitch […]

by · April 13, 2015 · News, Politics

What Hillary Needs to Learn From Mario

Mario Cuomo set a political standard by Richard Brodsky The history of the Clinton/Cuomo relationship is well known, but worth considering. The “what-ifs” are legion and fascinating. What If Mario had run in ’84, ’88 or ’92? What If Mario […]

by · April 12, 2015 · Op Ed, Politics
Polanco Politics: Perilous Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Polanco Politics: Perilous Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Lessons From Indiana by J.C. Polanco, Esq., MBA Last month, after signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law, Indiana Governor Mike Pence stepped on a hornet’s nest of widespread opposition. Rarely have we seen such strange bedfellows and […]

by · April 10, 2015 · Op Ed, Politics
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CORRUPTION WATCH: Albany’s Ethics Reform Leaves Transformation for Another Day

Now that the ink is dry on New York State’s budget, it’s a good time to rate Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the ethics reform promise he made two months ago. In a nutshell, it looks like a disappointment: the ethics […]

CORRUPTION WATCH: BerlinRosen Isn’t Registered As A Foreign Agent, Either

CORRUPTION WATCH: BerlinRosen Isn’t Registered As A Foreign Agent, Either

BerlinRosen Not Only Ducks Lobbyist Rules, It Ducks Foreign Agent Registration, Too by Gary Tilzer Two years ago True News broke the story that BerlinRosen was not a registered lobbyist. CrainsNY’s Chris Bragg followed up sometime later and last week […]

CORRUPTION WATCH: Deforming Reform

CORRUPTION WATCH: Deforming Reform

Cleaning Up Albany Corruption as Slowly as Possible By Morgan Pehme   Only in Albany is legislation targeted at making government more transparent drafted in the shadows.   With less than 12 hours to go before the April 1 deadline […]

Want to talk to your Elected Official? Join the NWBx Dems Facebook Group

Want to talk to your Elected Official? Join the NWBx Dems Facebook Group

NWBxDems Facebook Group Merges Politics With Community Where would you go when you have a neighborhood concern or want to start a conversation between your elected officials (or their staff), community activists, and other informed Bronx residents? Where can someone go to share both a productive […]

by · April 3, 2015 · Op Ed, Politics
Corruption Watch: BerlinRosen’s Silver Lining Playbook

Corruption Watch: BerlinRosen’s Silver Lining Playbook

Why Did Sheldon Silver Pay A Consultant $750,000 and Spend Almost $2 Million When He Had No Challengers? by Gary Tilzer From 2010 to 2014, Friends of Silver (the former Speaker’s main campaign account) paid lobbyists campaign consultant BerlinRosen over $750,000.  […]

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Harry Reid Endorses Chuck Schumer to Replace Him

Last Friday, Senator Harry Reid announced that he will not be seeking reelection in 2016 and has endorsed New York Senator Chuck Schumer to succeed him after he retires. Serving as a Senator from Nevada since 1987, Reid has previously […]

by · April 1, 2015 · Op Ed, Politics

What You Should Know: Ted Cruz and Bronx Hopes

Imagine Ted Cruz Coming to the South Bronx by Sen. Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr You should know that on Monday, March 23, 2015, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his candidacy for the 2016 GOP nomination for President of the […]

by · March 26, 2015 · Op Ed, Politics, Religion
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Corruption Watch: Suffer The People

Corruption: Why They Do It and What Should We Do By Karen D. Clements The negative impact of corruption weighs heavily on any community but particularly on those that lack development and have high unemployment rates. Those communities have to […]

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Exclusive: New Bronx Democratic County Leader Marcos Crespo’s 1st Interview

As The Bronx Chronicle reported last week, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo was unanimously chosen as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Bronx Democratic County Committee. Assemblyman Crespo graciously sat down with me for an exclusive interview soon after assuming the county leadership […]

by · March 9, 2015 · Interviews, Op Ed, Politics
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Bronx Dems Back Assemblyman Marcos Crespo For County Leader

Bronx Dems Turn To New, Younger Leadership By Anthony Rivieccio (Bronx, NY) On Thursday night, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo took the reins as the new and youngest chairman of the Bronx Democratic party. Riverdale Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz nominated Mr. Crespo and one […]

by · March 6, 2015 · Local News, Politics
CRESPO POISED TO BECOME NEXT BX DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADER

CRESPO POISED TO BECOME NEXT BX DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADER

Multiple sources, including Bronx Chronicle columnist Anthony Rivieccio, are reporting that the executive committee of the Bronx Democratic Party meets tonight to elect Assemblyman Marcos Crespo as chairman of the executive committee, i.e., county leader. Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, chairman of the […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Local News, Politics