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The five remaining city council candidates hoping to succeed new Bronx Supreme Court judge Andrew Cohen through a March 23 special election, are off to the races to collect the 450 signatures needed to get on the ballot. more
Newly minted U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman was still setting into his new office on Capitol Hill when he was called to the House floor to take part in a joint session gathering that happens only once every four years: certifying the Electoral College votes for president. more
The special election race to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council has now narrowed its field to five. Both Abigail Martin and Marcos Sierra have bowed out of the March 23 race, but vow they aren't fully out of the running yet. more
Mayor Bill de Blasio interrupted his own press briefing over a new surge of coronavirus cases Monday to announce the special election to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council is set for March 23. more
Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz is celebrating the passage of his latest bill he says will continue preventing evictions and foreclosures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. more
Jamaal Bowman’s ascent to Congress certainly hasn’t been a quiet one. The soon-to-be U.S. House representative was attacked by some conservative media outlets this past week after reportedly comparing capitalism to slavery. more
Dan Padernacht — joined by others seeking to succeed Councilman Andrew Cohen — called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to suspend the need to collect petition signatures in order to get on the ballot. None of them feel the middle of a pandemic is the best time to fulfill that requirement. more
Just a few weeks ago, all seven candidates looking to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council visited with members of the Ben Franklin Club — virtually — in the hopes to get that endorsement. But as of Monday, only one is left seeking it — the one many felt was going to get it anyway, thanks to his strong family connections. more
New York’s Homes and Community Renewal division once again is accepting new applications for its coronavirus rent relief program — this time through Feb. 1. more
Jamaal Bowman is set to be sworn in as the 16th Congressional District’s next representative in just a couple weeks. But he’s still being asked about an exchange that happened right here in the pages of The Riverdale Press last summer. more
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