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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.

Participatory Budgeting voting underway

Participatory Budgeting voting underway

Politics April 9, 2018 at 7:25 pm 0 comments

A citywide government program called Participatory Budgeting allows citizens to vote on how the local council member will spend part of his money – up to $1 million — in the district.

A row of elegant, century-old houses across the street from an NYPD tow pound the city wants to convert into a jail. Photo: Joe Hirsch

New jail belongs behind courthouse, says councilman

Politics March 6, 2018 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

Reaction has been fierce in Mott Haven, where residents have said they will fight the city’s plan to build a jail on the site of an NYPD tow pound.

Diaz Jr. hammers mayor at State of the Borough

Diaz Jr. hammers mayor at State of the Borough

Government, Politics February 22, 2018 at 4:45 pm 1 comment

Borough president says new Bronx jail site must be decided locally In his State of the Borough address this afternoon, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. kept Mayor Bill de Blasio on notice that he will stand firm against the city’s plan to build a new jail in Mott Haven withoutRead More

Rafael Salamanca Jr.

Salamanca named to chair City Council’s Land Use Committee

Government, Politics January 16, 2018 at 3:12 pm 0 comments

City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. was named to chair the City Council’s influential Land Use Committee, where he will be responsible for working to shape zoning measures, development and affordable housing across the city.

Patrick Delices is street campaigning at the Hunts Point Ave. 6 train last Wednesday.

Republican candidates face long odds in local City Council races

Politics November 6, 2017 at 7:48 pm 0 comments

Even though no Bronx Republican has won a seat on the New York City Council in two decades, the party’s candidates in the 8th and 17th Council districts are not giving up on tomorrow’s general election without a fight.

Non-voters weigh in on primary

Non-voters weigh in on primary

Government, Politics September 21, 2017 at 9:07 am 1 comment

The Herald conducted an informal poll of Mott Haven residents who said they had no plans on voting in the 8th City Council District Democratic primary. Although the primary winner Diana Ayala won, dark horse candidate Tamika Mapp finished a close second, drawing interest for her proposal to raise the minimum wage to $20 per hour and to prioritize NYCHA repairs over subsidizing new construction.

Rodriguez concedes: Diana Ayala wins primary, will face Republican in November election

Rodriguez concedes: Diana Ayala wins primary, will face Republican in November election

Government, Politics September 19, 2017 at 6:32 pm 0 comments

Robert J. Rodriguez has conceded to Melissa Mark-Viverito staffer Diana Ayala, making her the Democrat who will run in the general election on Nov. 7. If she wins, as widely expected, Ayala will replace her term-limited boss as representative for the 8th City Council District.