Politics

Hopeful successor to Mark-Viverito touts non-political cred

Hopeful successor to Mark-Viverito touts non-political cred

Government, Politics August 3, 2017 at 11:10 pm 0 comments

“I consider myself a grassroots candidate,” said the 43-year-old hopeful, who is relying on small donations to fuel a run to replace her term-limited boss on the City Council.

Council candidate looks to tap into Assembly experience

Council candidate looks to tap into Assembly experience

Government, Politics August 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

In his second bid for a seat on the New York City Council, Robert J. Rodriguez hopes Mott Haven and East Harlem voters will consider his accomplishments after seven years in the State Assembly.

City’s Mill Pond Park housing plan is on to borough prez

City’s Mill Pond Park housing plan is on to borough prez

Housing, Politics May 30, 2017 at 9:54 pm 0 comments

Highbridge’s Community Board 4 last week voted 19-12 to approve the city’s proposal to build housing on Pier 5, a 5-acre parcel adjacent to Mill Pond Park. But residents who oppose the plan say the vote does not reflect the will of the community, adding they will keep fighting for existing parkland to be extended instead.

Immigrants march against Trump

Immigrants march against Trump

Immigration, Politics March 20, 2017 at 8:24 am 0 comments

In early March in below-freezing temperatures, more than 40 people gathered at Graham Square on Third Avenue and 137th Street in Mott Haven to march to East Harlem in solidarity with immigrants and people of color. Leading the pack was City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. “Love not hate, makes AmericaRead More

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.