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Bronx voters decisively back Clinton

Bronx voters decisively back Clinton

Politics April 20, 2016 at 12:24 am 0 comments

Despite grassroots support, Sanders comes up well short in Democratic primary Bronx voters overwhelmingly came out for Hillary Clinton in the April 19 Democratic presidential primary. Clinton tallied 58 percent of the New York state vote to defeat Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, on Tuesday, with about 95 percent of theRead More

By Marco Poggio. Bernie Sanders stumps at St. Mary's Park on March 31.

Sanders storms St. Mary’s Park

Politics April 1, 2016 at 8:42 am 0 comments

It was the first time a presidential candidate had made a campaign stop in the South Bronx since Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Sanders candidacy lights a spark among Bronx voters

Sanders candidacy lights a spark among Bronx voters

Politics March 29, 2016 at 8:21 pm 1 comment

Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda (left), meets with Bronxites in Crotona Park to strategize on getting out the vote for the Sanders campaign. The borough’s political establishment stands behind Clinton James Duarte remembers an incident at a 2008 presidential campaign event that helped shape his views of the political process. A 17-year-oldRead More

From the editor: Our new city council member

From the editor: Our new city council member

Government, Politics February 29, 2016 at 12:33 pm 1 comment

As the district manager of Community Board 2 Rafael Salamanca was an energetic advocate for Hunts Point and Longwood. He was a visible presence at neighborhood meetings that addressed concerns about traffic on the area’s truck-burdened streets and issues of health and housing.

By Annie Nova. Julio Pabon thanks his campaign volunteers at Yolanda's Restaurant on the Grand Concourse after the Feb. 23 election.

Pabon remains defiant in concession speech

Government, Politics February 24, 2016 at 3:54 pm 0 comments

Julio Pabon, who campaigned as a political outsider and called for a revolution in the South Bronx, finished a distant third in the Feb. 23 special election for the 17th district of the City Council, but the tone at his concession speech was upbeat.

Rafael Salamanca voted to City Council

Rafael Salamanca voted to City Council

Politics February 23, 2016 at 11:55 pm 0 comments

Community Board 2’s district manager wins special election to replace Maria del Carmen Arroyo Rafael Salamanca, the candidate endorsed by the Bronx County Democratic Committee and the district manager of Community Board 2, is the apparent winner in the special election for the 17th district of the City Council, representingRead More

Candidates go head to head

Candidates go head to head

Government, Politics February 16, 2016 at 11:34 am 0 comments

Six council hopefuls tell viewers ‘I’m your best bet’ A candidate debate for the vacant City Council seat in District 17, taped for BronxNet on Feb. 12, frequently came back to the question of which candidate could best challenge the political status quo. After Maria del Carmen Arroyo’s sudden resignation inRead More

Campaign funds pour in for Salamanca

Campaign funds pour in for Salamanca

Government, Politics February 12, 2016 at 1:25 pm 1 comment

Rafael Salamanca, the candidate backed by the Bronx Democratic Party machine, continues to bring in large contributions from elected officials and from businesses that need the support of politicians.