Politics

Ayala, Rodriguez locked in dead heat in Council primary

Ayala, Rodriguez locked in dead heat in Council primary

Government, Politics September 13, 2017 at 11:23 am 0 comments

A photo finish in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary for City Council left Mott Haven and Port Morris unsure who will be running in the general election this November.

Councilman looks to defend his seat in Sept. 12 primary

Councilman looks to defend his seat in Sept. 12 primary

Politics August 23, 2017 at 9:21 am 0 comments

“Every couple of weeks, there’s a different pressing issue,” says City Councilman Rafael Salamanca, 37, who will run in a Sept. 12 primary to protect his seat in the 17th City Council District.

2017 runner-up makes another run at City Council seat

2017 runner-up makes another run at City Council seat

Politics August 23, 2017 at 9:15 am 0 comments

Helen Hines hopes to pull off an upset, as incumbent Rafael Salamanca’s only opponent in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary for the 17th City Council District seat.

Tamika Mapp

Council candidate reaches out, one voter at a time

Government, Politics August 9, 2017 at 11:44 am 0 comments

When there’s a knock on the door and Mott Haven residents open it to see Tamika Mapp, the last thing they could imagine is that the woman in front of them is running for elected office. That’s exactly how the City Council candidate wants it.

Hopeful successor to Mark-Viverito touts non-political cred

Hopeful successor to Mark-Viverito touts non-political cred

Government, Politics August 3, 2017 at 11:10 pm 0 comments

“I consider myself a grassroots candidate,” said the 43-year-old hopeful, who is relying on small donations to fuel a run to replace her term-limited boss on the City Council.

Council candidate looks to tap into Assembly experience

Council candidate looks to tap into Assembly experience

Government, Politics August 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

In his second bid for a seat on the New York City Council, Robert J. Rodriguez hopes Mott Haven and East Harlem voters will consider his accomplishments after seven years in the State Assembly.

City’s Mill Pond Park housing plan is on to borough prez

City’s Mill Pond Park housing plan is on to borough prez

Housing, Politics May 30, 2017 at 9:54 pm 0 comments

Highbridge’s Community Board 4 last week voted 19-12 to approve the city’s proposal to build housing on Pier 5, a 5-acre parcel adjacent to Mill Pond Park. But residents who oppose the plan say the vote does not reflect the will of the community, adding they will keep fighting for existing parkland to be extended instead.

Immigrants march against Trump

Immigrants march against Trump

Immigration, Politics March 20, 2017 at 8:24 am 0 comments

In early March in below-freezing temperatures, more than 40 people gathered at Graham Square on Third Avenue and 137th Street in Mott Haven to march to East Harlem in solidarity with immigrants and people of color. Leading the pack was City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. “Love not hate, makes AmericaRead More