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Local elections are landslides

Democratic incumbents go nearly unchallenged Hunts Point and Mott Haven voters provided few surprises in the Nov. 4 elections, as they re-elected the local incumbents by overwhelming majorities. Though Republicans won big on the national stage, Democrats continued to maintain their stranglehold on the Bronx. In the 15th District for the U.S. House of Representatives, Jose […]

Local Democrats sweep into office

Local Democrats sweep into office

Despite voting to keep to keep the heavily-favored incumbents in office, Mott Haven voters had no shortage of advice on just what their elected officials should be doing to improve the lives of their constituents.

Candidates vie for Assembly seat

Candidates vie for Assembly seat

The Bronx Borough Democratic Committee has endorsed lawyer Marsha Michael, but former Obama operative Michael Blake has raised more money in next week’s primary for the 79th Assembly seat.

Fundraiser for slain journalist at Documentary Center

Fundraiser for slain journalist at Documentary Center

Documentary will be shown at Bronx Documentary Center in Melrose to raise funds for James Foley, the freelance journalist who was killed in Syria, and who once attended a course in reporter safety at the center.

To the Editor: Is mayor showing double standard on FreshDirect?

To the Editor: Is mayor showing double standard on FreshDirect?

An incoming resident writes that “by kowtowing to Brooklyn demands while blowing off the same from the Bronx, it paints an ugly picture of how the Bronx waterfront is slated for industrial / commercial development – residents’ health be damned,” unlike Brooklyn.