Politics

Fundraising starts for September primary

Fundraising starts for September primary

Government, Politics July 18, 2016 at 11:10 am 0 comments

Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. has built an early fund-raising lead with big contributions from the Bronx Democratic Party machine and elected officials, along with numerous smaller contributions.

Rep. Serrano wins Democratic primary

Rep. Serrano wins Democratic primary

Government, Politics June 29, 2016 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

Rep. Jose E. Serrano won the New York Democratic primary on June 28, trouncing the challenger, political newcomer Leonel Baez. Serrano won 8,343 to Baez’s 990. Serrano seeks to enter his 14th term representing Hunts Point, Longwood, Mott Haven, Melrose in Washington. He will go on to face the Republican candidate AlejandroRead More

Tuesday’s primary pits incumbent against upstart

Tuesday’s primary pits incumbent against upstart

Government, Politics June 27, 2016 at 11:23 pm 0 comments

Tuesday is Election Day in the South Bronx. Longtime Democratic incumbent Jose E. Serrano will try to fend off a challenge from a political newcomer in New York’s 15th Congressional District, which includes Hunts Point and Mott Haven. Serrano, 72, is seeking his 14th consecutive term representing the district. He wasRead More

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.