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Open Letter To Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

You should know that one more time, our senior citizens are been used as pawns in the political games being played by New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Kirsten Gillibrand Backs Bronx Assemblyman’s Bid For DNC Vice Chair

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a tight ally of Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, today backed Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake’s campaign for Democratic National Committee vice chair—his highest-power endorsement to date....
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Donald Trump's Inaugural Address

The entire inaugural address:...
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BP Diaz At A Bronx Muslim Forum

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. addressed The Muslim & Immigrant Coalition for Justice....
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Co-op City Rally

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. attended the Riverbay Corporation’s Co-op City Women's March on Washington rally...
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"I Have A Dream", Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States and called for civil and economic rights....
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Schumer Announces Opposition To Senator Sessions For Attorney General

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the below statement in opposition of confirming Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General:...
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A Condo Owners’ Bill Of Rights Is On The Table

State legislators propose law to bring greater transparency to condo boards....
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Gov. Cuomo pledges $10M toward Orchard Beach Pavilion

Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to put $10 million into renovating the shuttered Orchard Beach Pavilion, but that may not be enough to get work going....
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Statement Of NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer On NYPD Detective Steven McDonald

Statement Of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer:...
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Steps To Apply For Affordable Housing & Putting Together A Strong Application

Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced the release of the following study:...
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Kudos To Our Leader Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins

You should know that after many years of ignoring my proposals to protect New York State’s senior citizens, Governor Andrew Cuomo has finally seen the light....
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Trump's Poisoned Chalice

Investors are drooling with anticipation that the coming Trump regime through lowering taxes, removing regulatory barriers and stimulating economic growth will continue to boost the stock market. As a bonus, there is the prospect of repatriation to their corporate owners of trillions of corporate dollars that are “trapped” abroad by American taxes. According to one recent forecast, US corporations hold some $2.5 trillion abroad....
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Mayor de Blasio On The Mandatory Inclusionary Housing law

Statement from Mayor de Blasio on progress under NYC’s new Mandatory Inclusionary Housing law:...
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Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. On "Transit For All" MetroCard Campaign

Testimony Of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. On "Transit For All" MetroCard Campaign:...
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Statement By Senator Ruben Diaz On The Resignation Of Gladys Carrión, Esq.

Statement by Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) on the Resignation of New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner Gladys Carrión, Esq.:...
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The 2016 Presidential Elections Impression In The History Books

Around the country American citizens have been crowding around their TVs. The presidential debates, Saturday Night Live, and the news have all been watched more soberly. It feels as though the fabric of our ground is breaking....
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The Departure Of Maya Wiley From de Blasio's Administration

Statement from Bertha Lewis (The Black Institute):...
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Safety In New York’s Second Hand Marketplace Is Coming To Fruition

Bill No. 567 in the City Council has gained the public spotlight as two college graduates help city councilmembers fight for safe places to exchange goods in for New York’s meetup culture.
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Bronx NAN Chapter Town Hall Meeting

You are invited to come out and join us for the National Action Network Bronx chapter monthly town hall meeting.
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Statement From Congressional Candidate For NY CD-10 Naomi Levin

Naomi speaks on Political Polarization in Washington and Social Media Discrimination on Larry King.
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"Democratic Socialist" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A "Hypocrite" Wearing A $3,500 Outfit To Pose For A Magazine Shoot?

Fashion and politics often go hand in hand, but "democratic socialist" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been dubbed a hypocrite by conservative critics after wearing a designer suit for a photo shoot with construction workers.
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Is It Congressman Joe Crowley’s Loss?

You should know that on Tuesday, June 26th, when Congressman Joe Crowley lost the Democratic Primary, the biggest losers were the State and the City of New York.
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BP Diaz Invites You To The Charter Revision Commission 2019 Forum

On September 12, 2018, the Charter Revision Commission 2019 will a public hearing, at Lehman College, 6:00 p.m., to listen to your thoughts on what works and what does not work in our New York City government.
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BP Diaz & Tenants To NYCHA: Where’s The Money?

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. joined more than 100 New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) tenant leaders and residents of all ages for a rally today at the Bronx River Houses to bring attention to the agency’s failure to spend money that has been given to it to improve tenants’ lives. The borough president also called on the agency to open its books to the public for review.
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Borough President Diaz Hosts Pakistani Independence Day Celebration

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. met with the Bronx Community Council, a Pakistani advocacy organization, and the acting Consul General of Pakistan, Naeem Cheema, to celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day.
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Scott Stringer Goes Against The Only 2 Dominican State Senate Members

You should know that tomorrow, Monday, July 30, 2018 at 12:00 noon I am supposed to appear in front of the New York City Council Ethics Committee.
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Reasons Why I Have Been Writing "What You Should Know" For Many Years

You should know that The New York City Ethics Committee has opened up an investigation into the writing of my weekly column, which I titled "What You Should Know" (WYSK).

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Billy Wharton

is the editor of The Socialist and the Socialist WebZine. His articles have recently appeared in the Washington Post, Monthly Review Webzine, Dissident Voice, The Indypendent, Common Dreams and Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal. Billy lives in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx.