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Salamanca, other incumbents, take primaries

Salamanca, other incumbents, take primaries

Government, Politics September 15, 2016 at 10:53 am 0 comments

Incumbents swept four local primaries on Tuesday.

September 13 is primary day

September 13 is primary day

Government, Politics September 13, 2016 at 8:41 am 0 comments

In Melrose and Mott Haven, challengers take on the incumbents in four Democratic races.

Lawsuit fails to block Bronx primaries

Lawsuit fails to block Bronx primaries

Government, Politics September 8, 2016 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

Though a federal court judge ordered Democratic primaries in the Bronx to go ahead as scheduled on Sept. 13, she told plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging fraud by high-ranking county Democrats that she is open to hearing more details in their case as they gather evidence.

Lawsuit alleges massive fraud by Bronx Democrats

Lawsuit alleges massive fraud by Bronx Democrats

Government, Politics August 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm 4 comments

In an effort to maintain its stranglehold on elected office in the Bronx, the leaders of the borough’s Democratic Party have carried out an elaborate scheme to rig the makeup of the county committee, a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on Aug. 16 charges.

Wonky upstart announces Assembly run

Wonky upstart announces Assembly run

Politics August 13, 2016 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

Jackson Strong will try to unseat Carmen Arroyo, the 80-year-old incumbent who has held the 84th District Assembly seat since 1994, in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary. The townhouse renovator says that “the quality of representation in our district is unacceptable.”

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