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Bronx City Council Discretionary Funding

We are pleased to publish the Citizens Union’s Report on NYC Council Discretionary Funding. While the major findings of the report are echoed in the link below, we thought our readers might be particularly interested in the “who got what” for the Bronx Delegation in the City Council.

Activist To Announce Run In South Bronx Politics

This could be the beginning of many good things to come. Our good friend, Maxi Rivera a long time community progressive activist in South Bronx will formally announce his candidacy for NY State Assemblyman Saturday April 28, 2012....
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March To Support New York Dream Act

On April 9th, 2012, a group of 15 undocumented youth and supporters from the New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC) will begin a long journey, on foot, from New York City to Albany in support for the New York Dream Act....
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Cuomo Taps Rivera For Labor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, appearing Saturday night at the Somos El Futuro gala, announced the nomination of Assemblyman Peter M. Rivera, D-Bronx, to serve as Commissioner of the state Department of Labor. ...
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U.S. Senate Candidate Tours New York City

Dr. Scott Noren, U.S. Senate Candidate, NY 2012, will be touring New York City this week. During his time in the Big Apple, Dr. Noren will be visiting numerous college and university campuses, such as New York University and Columbia University, to highlight what he perceives as a “key economic issue that concerns college students today” - namely, student loan interest rates and payment arrangements. ...
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Rep. Engel Drops Nick Spano As His Lobbyist

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-Bronx, is the latest to cut ties with Nick Spano’s lobbying firm after the former state senator pleaded guilty last week to federal tax evasion....
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Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat joined all Americans in commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, releasing the following statement:...
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Running For President Of The Dominican Republic–From The South Bronx

Every Saturday night, 27 local residents meet in an abandoned salsa club in East Tremont to discuss Dominican Republic politics. The various clergymen, business people, and housewives are intent on getting the Bishop in their midst elected as the island’s next president in May....
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City Officials Demand Federal Investigation On “Stop & Frisk Policy”

New York City and New York State officials, along with non-profit organizations, demanded during a press conference on October 19, 2011 a Federal monitor in the New York Police Department’s “stop and frisk” policies....
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Same-Sex Marriage Protest In Bronx

As Governor Andrew Cuomo ramps up his push for same-sex marriage, opponents are set to protest in the Bronx Sunday....
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Dr. Scott Noren For US Senate

I have started  vigorously campaigning for U.S. Senate 2012, NY and trying to put forth his platform. Many people do not realize that Kirsten Gillibrand was appointed and then won only a 2 year seat....
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Immigrant New Yorkers At Risk

The following statement is By Scott M. Stringer, Manhattan Borough President about the City’s immigration crackdown at Rikers Island and the threat it poses to the civil liberties of New Yorkers in all five boroughs....
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Senator Espaillat Federal Budget Letter

New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – Manhattan/Bronx) slammed the Republican proposed federal budget which seeks to cut services for the poor and elderly while giving tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires....
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Espada Selling His "Home" In Bronx

Since he is no longer a state senator, Pedro Espada Jr. no longer has to keep up the pretense that he actually lived in his old stomping grounds—Espada is selling his Bronx co-op apartment, which caused endless controversy for him, and served as a symbol for his entire failed political career....
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Bronx Borough President's Speech

This week, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. gave his second annual "State of the Borough" address, outlining his plans for the future of the Bronx....
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Sen. Klein, D-Bronx & Property Tax Cap

Sen. Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, the leader of the independent Democratic conference, held a news conference earlier this afternoon with his three colleagues calling for a streamlining of government....
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Pedro Espada Ousted!

New York Sen. Pedro Espada, who hijacked the state Senate last year to temporarily join the GOP with three other renegade Democrats, has lost his primary reelection bid to Gustavo Rivera....
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Espaillat Wins Dem. NY Senate Primary

Assembly Member Adriano Espaillat decisively wins the Democratic Primary for State Senate in the 31st District....
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NYSRPA Endorses Carl Paladino

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, the state's largest and nation's oldest 2nd Amendment advocacy organization, announces the endorsement of Carl Paladino for Governor....
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Kosovo: Legality Of Secession & Evolution Of International Law

As evinced by countless instances past and current, ethnic conflict has revealed its adeptness to engender severe chaos and disorder, igniting both protracted and intractable struggles. Resolutions to such conflicts encompass a wide spectrum, ranging from co-optation to degrees of autonomy. Secession, conversely, is not recognized as a legal option....
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Dr. Scott Noren On The “Money To Entities” Announcements By Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) NY

Senator Gillibrand, along and other Congressional incumbents, travel to New York municipalities during reelection cycles announcing federal grants to local municipal entities like fire and police departments.
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Officials Suspect Russia Used U.N. Facilities to Impact 2016 Election

Richard Zablauskas’s cat was stuck in a tree—a tree that belonged to his neighbors, who he believed were Russian spies.
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The Top Secret Primary For Bronx Borough President

This time last year many political prognosticators thought it likely that Ruben Diaz Jr. would be on the 2017 Democratic primary ballot along with Mayor de Blasio. And that’s exactly where he will be on Tuesday—except instead of making noise as a challenger to the sitting mayor making a bid to be the first Latino in City Hall, Diaz will be seeking re-election to his current post.
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In Bronx, Young Progressives Challenge Establishment Dem

One City Council race in Bronx pits a group of young progressives challenging a conservative Democratic senator from the old guard of Bronx politics.
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Bronx Pols Seek To Boot Sexual Predators From Family Shelters

A group of Bronx lawmakers want sex offenders out of city shelters.
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Bronx Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj Is Trying To Spend His Way Onto The City Council

City Council candidates typically promote themselves by knocking on doors, speaking at candidate forums, and sending campaign mail — repeatedly — to the addresses of people they think will definitely vote. What they cannot ever afford to do is run a television commercial in a market as prohibitively expensive as New York City.
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The New York In China Center Leads The US "New Majority Alliance" Delegation To China

With the support of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York, the New York in China Center has been invited by the All China Federation of Industry and Commerce to lead the US "New Majority Alliance" delegation in visits to Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai from September 8th to 17th.
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Bronx Council Candidate Corners Beauty Salon Vote

Juana Blanco, owner of the Continental Beauty Salon in Fordham Heights, is not interested in politics. She lets pretty much anyone post signs on the salon window, including the campaign poster for councilman hopeful Randy Abreu.
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A Million-Dollar Council Race, In Bronx

Chances are, when you think of Bronx, you do not picture many of the neighborhoods that comprise Council District 13, where one of the more interesting races in the northern borough will take place on Primary Day, September 12, 2017.
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Statement From BP Ruben Diaz Jr.

RE: Trump Administration's Repeal of DACA.

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Edward J. Small

is currently a graduate student at the Columbia School of Journalism. He has previously worked as the editor-in-chief of his college newspaper, The Dickinsonian, and as an editorial intern at America’s most prominent fake newspaper, The Onion. He is a native of Connecticut but currently lives in New York City.