Post Tagged with: "New York City Council"

Michael Blake, candidate for NYS Assembly, 79th Assembly District

Bronx Political Round Up, July 23

Who’s In & Who’s Out West Bronx CM Ritchie Torres is running unopposed in the Democratic primary as Jayson Cancel has dropped his bid to run for City Council in CD15. Cancel, however, will be on the November ballot as […]

Bronx Democrats File Petitions

Bronx Democrats File Petitions

The NYC Board of Elections acknowledges that the Bronx Democratic party organization filed petition volumes for its slate of Council candidates incumbents Rafael Salamanca, Vanessa Gibson, Fernando Cabrera, Andy Cohen and Andy King as well as Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and […]

Amanda Farias Claims Election Milestone

Amanda Farias Claims Election Milestone

Insurgent Democrat Amanda C. Farias announced on Monday that her campaign filed over 3,000 designating petitions for the 18th City Council District. Farias filed 7 times as many signatures than the 450 minimum required by the City Charter to qualify […]

Bronx Council Members Endorse Diana Ayala

Bronx Council Members Endorse Diana Ayala

Council Members Rafael Salamanca, Annabel Palma, and Ritchie Torres Endorse Diana Ayala Today, Democratic council candidate Diana Ayala received endorsements from Bronx City Council Members Rafael Salamanca, Annabel Palma, and Ritchie Torres. These three represent the full Puerto Rican Council […]

Councilmember Annabel Palma

Bronx Political Round Up: CM Palma Seethes

One Unhappy Councilwoman Term-limited Soundview Council Member Annabel Palma is reportedly pistol hot after Bronx Democratic County chairman Assemblyman Marcos Crespo poured cold water on her desire to run for State Senate, if Rev. Ruben Diaz gets elected to her […]

NY City Hall -- Council Chambers, East Wing

Council Candidates Disclose Fundraising 

In the race to replace outgoing Councilman Jimmy Vacca, candidates have combined to raise over $258,000 in campaign contributions.

by · January 18, 2017 · Politics
Daily News Calls Out CM Gibson For Quashing Own Traffic Ticket

Daily News Calls Out CM Gibson For Quashing Own Traffic Ticket

In a blistering editorial on Tuesday, the NY Daily News called on Bronx Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson to step aside as chair of the City Council’s Public Safety Committee for quashing a ticket given her for dangerous driving. The DN […]

NY City Hall -- Council Chambers, East Wing

The Coming Council | City Council Watch

The Coming Council | Seth Barron In considering the run-up to the 2018 Speaker election, we have to remember that the next council will have a different composition from the current one…though not by much. Almost all of the existing councilmembers […]

by · June 19, 2016 · City Council Watch
City Council Watch: Brad Lander’s ‘Spouse Donors’ / Melissa Mark-Viverito’s Fav Terrorist

City Council Watch: Brad Lander’s ‘Spouse Donors’ / Melissa Mark-Viverito’s Fav Terrorist

Brad Lander’s ‘Spouse Donors’ | Seth Barron   Brad Lander of Park Slope raised eyebrows recently when he called backers of Yungman Lee, who is challenging Nydia Velazquez in the Democratic primary, “scumbags.”  Lander refused to retract the insult, saying […]

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr. discussed budget priorities for Council District #17 with their staffs during a meeting in the borough president’s office on April 15, 2016.

Diaz, Salamanca Huddle on Budget Priorities

 

In Their Own Words: Julio Pabon, Bronx Not For Sale

In Their Own Words: Julio Pabon, Bronx Not For Sale

The future of our community will be decided on February 23rd with the election for our next City Councilmember. More than just another City Council race, this race is a reflection of the national debate in the presidential race: money […]

by · February 21, 2016 · Bronx Politics, Election News, Op Ed
It’s official. Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr Endorses Rafael Salamanca, Jr

It’s official. Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr Endorses Rafael Salamanca, Jr

It’s official. On Friday, before a packed crowd, Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr endorsed Rafael Salamanca, Jr’s bid to become the next  City Councilman in the 17th Council District.   Other backers included Bronx Democratic County Leader Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Senator […]

Saturday ‘Meet & Greet’ With Rev. J. Loren Russell, 2/13

Saturday ‘Meet & Greet’ With Rev. J. Loren Russell, 2/13

This morning from 9:30 – 11:30, there will be a “Meet and Greet” Rev. Dr. J. Loren Russell,  a candidate for 17th City Council vacancy. The “Meet and Greet” will be held at the Greater Universal Baptist Church at 253 E. 153 […]

NY City Hall -- Council Chambers, East Wing

5 Council Candidates Ruled Off Special Election Ballot

This morning, as we predicted in a story a few weeks ago, five candidates of the eleven council candidates running to fill the vacancy in the Bronx 17th Council District were bounced from the February 23 ballot: Amanda Septimo, Carlton […]

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Misdemeanor Bail Review Begins Today; Janet DiFiore Confirmation Stalled

Misdemeanor Bail Review Begins Today A process for reviewing bail decisions in New York City misdemeanor cases begins on Monday, as court administrators carry out Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s efforts to overhaul what he called a “broken system of bail.” […]

by · December 21, 2015 · Government, Law