Politics

Council candidates dwindle to six

Council candidates dwindle to six

Government, Politics February 8, 2016 at 5:14 pm 0 comments

Five would-be council members removed from race at Board of Elections hearing The list of candidates running in the special election for the City Council’s 17th District was cut almost in half after the Bronx County Democratic Committee challenged the validity of several candidates’ petitions at a Feb. 8 BoardRead More

Council candidates face off at public forum

Council candidates face off at public forum

Government, Politics January 28, 2016 at 4:26 pm 0 comments

Hopefuls square off to persuade voters they’re for real Ten candidates for the open 17th City Council district seat that includes Mott Haven and Hunts Point made bids to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack at a three-hour candidates forum at Pregones Theater on Walton Ave. on Jan.Read More

Candidates submit first campaign finance disclosures

Politics, Uncategorized January 28, 2016 at 12:57 pm 2 comments

Democratic party’s candidate, Rafael Salamanca, nearly doubles runner-up By relying on large contributions from elected officials and businesses, Rafael Salamanca has raised nearly twice as much money as his nearest rival in the race to succeed Maria del Carmen Arroyo on the New York City Council. Salamanca reported a warRead More

Few candidates have cash on hand

Politics January 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm 0 comments

As many as six of the 11 candidates to replace Maria del Carmen Arroyo on the New York City Council appear to lack the money to compete, a second round of fund-raising disclosures shows. Two candidates appear to have abandoned their efforts. Joann Otero added just $70 in two contributionsRead More

Eleven candidates vie for open City Council seat

Politics January 28, 2016 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

Voters to choose Arroyo’s replacement on Feb. 23 In a special election to be held on Feb. 23, a crowded field of candidates is vying to replace Maria del Carmen Arroyo on the New York City Council. Arroyo, who had represented Hunts Point, most of Longwood, Port Morris and partRead More

OP ED: Voters should tune in for candidate debate on Jan. 27

Politics January 22, 2016 at 10:41 am 0 comments

OP ED: NYC Council District 17 (Bronx) Councilmember Special Election DON’T CAST A BLIND VOTE! BE INFORMED The announcement of the resignation of former Councilmember Maria del Carmen Arroyo creates a critical vacuum of leadership at a time when the challenges and opportunities surrounding the community have never been moreRead More

Former Assembly candidate takes second stab at elected office

Former Assembly candidate takes second stab at elected office

Politics January 19, 2016 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

Melrose businessman says local voters will vote against the political machine.

From Facebook. Marlon Molina.

Council candidate Marlon Molina says he’s a community organizer at heart

Politics January 18, 2016 at 7:35 pm 0 comments

Marlon Molina says cutting down on gun violence and helping community boards negotiate with the mayor to reshape his affordable housing proposal are among the messages he hopes will get him elected to the New York City Council in the Feb. 23 election.