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Scholarship created to honor memory of activist

Scholarship created to honor memory of activist

Education, Politics February 2, 2017 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

To honor the legacy of Ramón Jiménez, Hostos Community College announced it will establish a scholarship in the South Bronx-based lawyer and activist’s name.

Rep. Jose E. Serrano, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and City Councilman Rafael Salamanca on the steps of the State Supreme Court building on the Grand Concourse on Jan. 26. Photo: Joe Hirsch

Elected officials rail against Trump threat to cut funding

Immigration, Politics January 28, 2017 at 2:38 pm 0 comments

Elected officials say they will protect New Yorkers’ interests if Donald Trump tries to cut off funding to the Big Apple because of its status as a sanctuary city, as the president has threatened to do.

Bronxites march to reject Trump

Bronxites march to reject Trump

Government, Politics November 28, 2016 at 3:35 pm 1 comment

One organizer said the key question remains how to tap into the frustration of residents and get them involved in the political process.

South Bronx sounds off at mayoral forum

South Bronx sounds off at mayoral forum

Government, Politics October 31, 2016 at 9:48 pm 0 comments

Throughout the evening, the mayor tried to calm residents’ anxieties over the scarcity of affordable housing.

Councilman fights myths about ex-cons’ voter rights

Councilman fights myths about ex-cons’ voter rights

Government, Politics October 11, 2016 at 6:32 pm 0 comments

Councilman Rafael Salamanca wants to make sure that New Yorkers who have spent time in jail aren’t duped into believing they can’t vote. Former felons, like everyone else, have until Oct. 14 to register to vote in local and national elections, even if they have been released from prison andRead More

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.