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Bronx 17 City Council District: DON’T CAST A BLIND VOTE! BE INFORMED

Bronx 17 City Council District: DON’T CAST A BLIND VOTE! BE INFORMED

DON’T CAST A BLIND VOTE! BE INFORMED by Jessica Clemente, MUP   The announcement of the resignation of former Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo created a leadership vacuum at a critical time when the challenges and opportunities surrounding the community […]

by · January 27, 2016 · Bronx Politics, News, Op Ed
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 […]

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

Opinion: De Blasio’s Centralized Power

Real Fight for NY: Jane Jacobs Decentralization vs de Blasio Centralized Control By Gary Tilzer It wasn’t enough for decision-makers to have knowledge of programs and services, “they must understand, and understand thoroughly, specific places,” Jane Jacobs wrote. And that […]

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. […]

Polanco Politics: Pass On Public Bail Fund, Go Directly To Jail

Polanco Politics: Pass On Public Bail Fund, Go Directly To Jail

City Council Liberal Monopoly Spells Doom For Quality of Life by J.C. Polanco, Esq., MBA   The latest ultra liberal policy du jour are two of the most insane proposals this year: providing taxpayer-funded bail and decriminalizing quality of life violations. […]

BP Diaz Nail and Beauty Salon Grading System Gets Council Hearing

BP Diaz Nail and Beauty Salon Grading System Gets Council Hearing

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. testifies in support of his legislation creating a letter grading system for nail and beauty salons, as well as other cosmetology businesses.     Yesterday, the city’s Independent Budget Office (IBO) said that the […]

Council Member Andy King Passes Storm Damaged Trees Legislation

Council Member Andy King Passes Storm Damaged Trees Legislation

Council Member Andy King Bill Expediting the Removal of Downed Trees Damaged By Storms Passes City Council CITY HALL – City Council Member Andy King (12th District/Bronx) applauded the NYC Council’s passage of Int. No. 74-A last week, which creates an […]

Community Support for Councilman Elect Richie Torres

This letter was originally posted on Facebook. Dear editor, We would like to express our full support for City Council Member-elect Ritchie Torres’ decision to back one of the most progressive and independent candidates for City Council Speaker

by · January 2, 2014 · Op Ed