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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.

Rafael Salamanca voted to City Council

Rafael Salamanca voted to City Council

Politics February 23, 2016 at 11:55 pm 0 comments

Community Board 2’s district manager wins special election to replace Maria del Carmen Arroyo Rafael Salamanca, the candidate endorsed by the Bronx County Democratic Committee and the district manager of Community Board 2, is the apparent winner in the special election for the 17th district of the City Council, representingRead More

Candidates go head to head

Candidates go head to head

Government, Politics February 16, 2016 at 11:34 am 0 comments

Six council hopefuls tell viewers ‘I’m your best bet’ A candidate debate for the vacant City Council seat in District 17, taped for BronxNet on Feb. 12, frequently came back to the question of which candidate could best challenge the political status quo. After Maria del Carmen Arroyo’s sudden resignation inRead More

Campaign funds pour in for Salamanca

Campaign funds pour in for Salamanca

Government, Politics February 12, 2016 at 1:25 pm 1 comment

Rafael Salamanca, the candidate backed by the Bronx Democratic Party machine, continues to bring in large contributions from elected officials and from businesses that need the support of politicians.

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