Politics

Mayor Bill de Blasio at Borinquen Courts on Jan. 16. Photo: Rachel Rippetoe

Mayor comes to Mott Haven to celebrate housing policies

Housing, Politics January 17, 2019 at 7:58 pm 0 comments

Although the mayor did not say why he chose Mott Haven as the place to sum up his administration’s achievements, he alluded to it by touching on the growing concerns over gentrification.

John Pomales voted for Cuomo, Arroyo, and James. “The past administration has been doing a good job for the community, so I assume they’re going to be doing good [in the next administration],” he said.

NYCHA residents take to the polls

Politics September 14, 2018 at 1:42 pm 0 comments

Several candidates ran as progressive alternatives to Democratic incumbents in this year’s primary, challenging their more experienced counterparts on matters like public and affordable housing, MTA management, and ethics. In the end, though, South Bronx voters helped the incumbents hold on.

Amanda Septimo on the campaign trail.

Challenger takes on political establishment in Sept. 13 primary

Government, Politics August 30, 2018 at 12:48 pm 0 comments

Hunts Point native Amanda Septimo will try to unseat Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo in a face-off that pits a 27-year-old, grass roots organizer against an 82-year-old party matriarch whom the challenger says has long been out of touch with her embattled constituents.

Marchers Photo: Joe Hirsch

Parkland activists take their fight to the Bronx

Police, Politics August 12, 2018 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

A nationwide, youth-led campaign to muzzle gun violence made a stop in Port Morris on Friday, bringing an urgent message to Bronx residents: Vote for change. 

Governor announces $10 million infusion for South Bronx

Governor announces $10 million infusion for South Bronx

Economy, Politics July 4, 2018 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

The governor was at Boricua College on July 3 to announce $10 million in state investment for parts of the South Bronx.

Luis Sepulveda

Sepúlveda wins special election for State Senate seat

Politics April 25, 2018 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

Democrat Luis Sepúlveda won a special election for a seat on the State Senate in the 32nd senatorial district last night, easily defeating his two challengers.

Randy Dillard shared his experiences in Bronx housing court at a town hall at Monroe College this month to spread awareness about Right to Council, a bill funding council for low-income tenants facing eviction. Photo: Anna Brooks

Tenants hope new law will help stave off displacement

Housing, Politics April 24, 2018 at 11:34 am 0 comments

“Rezoning and gentrification are one and the same, and they cause displacement,” said a housing advocate from CASA: Community Action for Safe Apartments. “It hurts my heart to see my community members when they’re crying and have nowhere to go.”

Special election: Three candidates vie for open State Senate seat

Special election: Three candidates vie for open State Senate seat

Education, Politics April 20, 2018 at 12:27 am 0 comments

Whoever wins the special election will hardly have time to get their seat warm. Another election will follow in the fall, for the two-year term that starts next January.