History keeps repeating — Candidates spend, just not in Bronx

The last time this part of the Bronx had a contested primary race for city council, Oliver Koppell was gearing up for a run against state Sen. Jeffrey Klein for his role in creating an off-shoot caucus of Democrats in Albany that had decided to partner up with their Republican colleagues.

It takes a village — for traffic safety in the Village

It might seem, more often than not, a community focuses on a few topics du jour when it comes to traffic safety. Among them are bicycle lanes and parking.

Bronx looking for its next (executive) cheerleader

For the past decade, Ruben Diaz Jr., has been the Bronx’s chief advocate — roaming around the Boogie Down, promoting all it has to offer.


BronxNet, Press join forces to host in-person city council candidates forum

Weeks — even months — of campaigning have come down to this: The June 22 Democratic primary will likely set the stage for who will lead New York City in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gloves off for candidates in heated debate

In the final weeks of campaigning, Mino Lora has faced the same question over and over from her competitors: Did she support the Independent Democratic Conference in 2018?

Briar Oaks’ journey from speakeasy to making history

When the Fisher brothers opened Briar Oaks on the Henry Hudson Parkway in 1953, they probably didn’t expect their complex to thrive well into the 21st century. But 68 years later, the grounds have accumulated a unique personality through rich history and diverse residents.

Biaggi: Drinking or no, rape is still rape

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that combating sexual abuse has been one of state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi’s core issues since heading to Albany three years ago.

Bronx civil court judge candidates make their case

Even many hardcore politicos don’t know much about the list of contenders who usually appear at the bottom of the ballot: The candidates for judge. There are two open civil court judicial positions open on the municipal court bench, serving an area covering the entire western side of the Bronx.


Art Chang wants city to work for everyone

Art Chang may not be as familiar with the Bronx as he’d like to be. But he has memories of the mainland borough from a particularly tough point in his life. “The South Bronx is where I …


Could better education stem hate?

Memories of the Holocaust still haunt Jessica Haller, even though she didn’t personally live through it.


System wronged Wright, but he works to make it better

It’s near impossible to find any political candidate not out there ready to share with you their entire resume from the moment you start shaking hands, to the split second you let go.

Family discovers a different kind of ‘YouTube Poop’

Crap happens. But when it interferes with a fun winter activity, it’s bound to face displeasure from some of the city’s younger residents.



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Jewish advocacy group seeks fellows

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action Riverdale seeks young adult Jewish progressives for a nationwide leadership and organizational fellowship.


SNHU hails top Bronx students with honors

Southern New Hampshire University might be a four-hour drive away, but some of its top students call this part of the Bronx home.