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Council candidates dwindle to six

Council candidates dwindle to six

Government, Politics February 8, 2016 at 5:14 pm 0 comments

Five would-be council members removed from race at Board of Elections hearing The list of candidates running in the special election for the City Council’s 17th District was cut almost in half after the Bronx County Democratic Committee challenged the validity of several candidates’ petitions at a Feb. 8 BoardRead More

Tech ecosystem booms in the Bronx

Tech ecosystem booms in the Bronx

Education, Jobs February 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm 0 comments

A business that recently opened in Mott Haven, MetaBronx, aims to change the face of the tech world by providing fledgling tech companies a boost.

Two housing cops shot in Melrose Houses

Police February 5, 2016 at 8:53 am 0 comments

Two officers from PSA 7, the branch of law enforcement for policing public housing in Mott Haven and Melrose, were shot at around 8 p.m. last night inside Melrose Houses at 320 156th St. The NYPD has not yet identified the officers, a man and a woman, other than saying bothRead More

Council candidates face off at public forum

Council candidates face off at public forum

Government, Politics January 28, 2016 at 4:26 pm 0 comments

Hopefuls square off to persuade voters they’re for real Ten candidates for the open 17th City Council district seat that includes Mott Haven and Hunts Point made bids to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack at a three-hour candidates forum at Pregones Theater on Walton Ave. on Jan.Read More

Candidates submit first campaign finance disclosures

Politics, Uncategorized January 28, 2016 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

Democratic party’s candidate, Rafael Salamanca, nearly doubles runner-up By relying on large contributions from elected officials and businesses, Rafael Salamanca has raised nearly twice as much money as his nearest rival in the race to succeed Maria del Carmen Arroyo on the New York City Council. Salamanca reported a warRead More

Few candidates have cash on hand

Politics January 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

As many as six of the 11 candidates to replace Maria del Carmen Arroyo on the New York City Council appear to lack the money to compete, a second round of fund-raising disclosures shows. Two candidates appear to have abandoned their efforts. Joann Otero added just $70 in two contributionsRead More

Eleven candidates vie for open City Council seat

Politics January 28, 2016 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

Voters to choose Arroyo’s replacement on Feb. 23 In a special election to be held on Feb. 23, a crowded field of candidates is vying to replace Maria del Carmen Arroyo on the New York City Council. Arroyo, who had represented Hunts Point, most of Longwood, Port Morris and partRead More

Community schools get a boost from city

Community schools get a boost from city

Education January 27, 2016 at 12:54 pm 0 comments

Some 50 parents and students rallied at the Taft Center in Morrisania on Jan. 20, to urge a city educational panel to vote to approve new standards to strengthen community schools.