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Pedro's Secret Town Hall Meeting

NY State Senator of the 33rd District, Pedro Espada Jr. is holding secret an Town Hall Meeting tonight, July 22 at 6:30pm.
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Stop And Frisk Bill Signed Into Law

Governor David A. Paterson today signed into law A.11177-A/S.7945-A, or the "Stop and Frisk" legislation, which prohibits the retention, in an electronic database, the personal information of individuals who are stopped, questioned and frisked by police, but are not charged with a crime or violation....
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Former Bronx Prosecutor Gail Goode

Former Bronx prosecutor Gail Goode plans to turn in her signatures at 1 p.m. today to get on the ballot in September as a challenger to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand....
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Klein D-Bronx, Hopeful On DNA Bill Vote

Sen. Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, is hopeful that his bill to greatly expand the number of DNA profiles collected by the state can still be voted on this legislative session....
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Zionism: A Movement Of The Elite & Intelligentsia

Before the creation of a Jewish state, all Jews existed in Diaspora. Dispersed throughout the world, Jews adopted the corresponding language, culture, and traditions of their perspective countries, but preserved a common ethnic identity as a Jewish people....
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A Brief Overview Of Dialectical Inquiry

Although sometimes subsumed within a political science program of study, dialectics is endowed with a generality allowing for its application to all facets of life. Dialectical investigation is premised on the idea that each object and process possesses an opposite—a competing force—which constitutes both its defining element and the impetus for change....
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Mayor & City Council Budget Agreement

The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) is concerned that in the midst of the Great Recession, when the need for services is at an all-time high, our city will be closing senior centers and early education centers....
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Supreme Court On 2nd Amendment

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) applauds the SCOTUS decision incorporating the 2nd Amendment to the states in the case of McDonald v. Chicago....
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Passage Of Two Key Budget Bills

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that the Legislature has passed his Transportation, Economic Development, Environmental Conservation and Public Protection, General Government budget bills, finalizing a large portion of the State budget for fiscal year 2010-11 and achieving $1.043 billion in General Fund savings....
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Bronx's John Reynolds Speaks Out

Bronx Green Party candidate for NY State Senate in 33rd SD speaks out on labor, workers’ rights; and on empowering communities of color, and immigrant communities in the Bronx; asserts “Green Party is only true opposition to democratic party machine”...
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Community Leaders Support Desiree

Today Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter announced the support of 20 community leaders from the 33rd Senate District. The diverse and influential group jointly recognized Desiree as a “trusted community leader” with a “strong record of standing up for the people of this district.” ...
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Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz' Failure

I beg to differ from Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) who condemned Arizona's recently passed immigration law, calling it un-American. The law requires the police to stop and question anyone who looks like an illegal immigrant....
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Microstamping Bill Opposed

Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel and State Senator Eric Schneiderman are once again promoting junk science in an attempt to convince the New York State Legislature to pass their latest gun control scheme....
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Pilgrim-Hunter On Pedro Espada

The campaign of Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter released the following statement from spokesperson Eric Koch today in reaction to the news that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo had charged Senator Espada and 19 executives with looting his Bronx not-for-profit:...
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Desiree Hunter Announces Candidacy

Community organizer Desiree Pilgrim-Hunter announced her candidacy today for the New York State Senate, representing the 33rd District, in front of scores of supporters. Hunter, a 26 year resident of the district, is challenging the incumbent State Senator Pedro Espada, who threw the State into chaos last Summer. ...
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No To More Raids & Militarization Of The Border

As senators Charles Schumer and Lindsay Graham announce their 4 pillar blueprint plan for future immigration legislation today, hundreds of immigrant workers, community members, and local politicians will convene at the Fordham Lutheran Evangelical Church to voice a different message absent from the current immigration debate....
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Cap State Spending & Property Taxes?

Governor David A. Paterson today submitted legislation that would impose long-term fiscal discipline in New York State and ease the crushing property tax burden on New York homeowners....
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Laws Baning Texting While Driving

Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz (Brooklyn) was very pleased by the efforts of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to propose a set of guidelines for states to create laws that would ban text messaging while driving....
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FDNY Agrees To Utilize Volunteer Emergency Services

Council Member Elizabeth Crowley (D-Queens), Chair of the Fire and Criminal Justice Committee, along with her colleagues and the Community-based Volunteer Ambulance Corps, hailed a victory after today’s committee hearing on the utilization of volunteer ambulance groups by the FDNY/EMS....
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Volunteer Emergency Medical Services

City Hall, NY – Council Member Elizabeth Crowley (D-Queens), Chair of the Fire and Criminal Justice Committee, along with Council Members Lew Fidler (D-Brooklyn), Vincent Gentile (D-Brooklyn) and Al Vann (D-Brooklyn), and dozens of community-based volunteer ambulance leaders, called on the FDNY to utilize the City’s neighborhood volunteer ambulances....
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This Bronx Democratic Boss Still Commands Respect (And Cash)

In New York City, the backroom kingmaker is a dying breed. County leaders and their party organizations are losing clout. Pharaonic bureaucrats like Robert Moses are no more.
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Bronx Pol Blasts New Travel Ban

Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda blasted President Trump on for his new executive order focusing on banning immigrants from several predominantly Muslim countries.
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Bronx Stands United Against Hate

Residents, political and religious leaders came out to denounce the recent wave of hate attacks against both the Jewish and Muslim communities across the nation.
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Diaz Attacks City & Trump

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on Thursday stressed the importance of cooperation and civility on issues ranging from development to education in his annual State of the Borough speech, but he made no mention of his rumored interest in running for mayor.
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Gov. Cuomo Promises To Fight Rollback Of Affordable Care Act At Bronx Health Care Rally

Gov. Cuomo joined with hospital workers, labor leaders and elected officials in the Bronx Wednesday to rally for affordable health care for New Yorkers.
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Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda’s Great Idea

You should know that Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda, Senator Marisol Alcantara and I have joined together and submitted a piece of joint-legislation to help resolve some of the environmental problems caused by plastic bags.
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Bronx Congressman Pushes For New Sanctions Against Russia Amid Flynn Scandal

Bronx Congressman Eliot Engel capitalized upon the resignation of President Donald Trump‘s Russian-tainted National Security Advisor to push legislation that would hit Moscow and its agents with even tougher financial sanctions.

BP Diaz Regarding On “Right To Counsel” Program Announcement

The following is a statement from Bronx Borough President Diaz regarding the “Right to Counsel” program announcement:

Universal Access To Free Legal Services For Tenants Facing Eviction In Housing Court

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced that, for the first time, the City will fund universal access to legal services for tenants facing eviction in New York City Housing Court. A $93 million allocation doubles the Administration’s existing funding for tenant legal services. Legal services have proven effective at reducing unlawful evictions and preventing displacement. Since beginning an unprecedented expansion of tenant legal aid two years ago, evictions have dropped by 24 percent.
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George Soros' Nazi War Crimes Confessions

George Soros self disclosures reveal apparent Nazi war crimes where he discloses seizing huge treasure from Jewish holocaust murder victims as they were rounded up and sent to the death camps.

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Maria Perez

reports on the Highbridge section of Bronx. Before enrolling in Columbia’s journalism school, she reported for some of the most widely circulated Spanish newspapers (ABC, El Mundo), as well as for Agencia EFE newswire and the British Medical Journal, covering local news, social issues, science, health, culture and the environment. Born in Madrid, she graduated from a Madrid university in law and journalism and she also holds an MBA. Before coming to the USA, she lived in Spain, the United Kingdom and Israel.