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An old American dream — the dream of unity and spontaneity of purpose — flickered alive last Wednesday. The embers which were lighted here in Riverdale in the early morning darkness were brought to life when our four buses were absorbed in a caravan of hundreds on the way to Washington for the March for Jobs and Freedom. more
Dionel Then’s time as a city council candidate has ended with a pledge to donate his campaign war chest to charity, and give his endorsement to Dan Padernacht. more
Nearly three months to the day George Floyd died during an arrest by Minneapolis police officers, protesters took to the streets again in the Midwest, this time in defense of Jacob Blake, a Black man witnesses say was shot multiple times in the back by a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer at point blank range. more
For people like Dan Padernacht and Eric Dinowitz, after two years of running campaigns that seemed to have no end in sight, watching the man you want to succeed finally step aside must be a welcome relief. more
A lot of talk has taken place in recent months on how the coronavirus has affected society, and those living in it. But one area that hasn’t received the attention it deserves is inside our jails and prisons — and Jamaal Bowman believes the time has come to have those conversations. more
The buses traveling along the Bx3 line are not big enough and aren’t frequent enough, and Councilman Fernando Cabrera believes it’s time the Metropolitan Transportation Authority does something about it. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not happy with how some of the utility companies like Con Edison performed in response to Tropical Storm Isaias. So he’s proposing new legislation he says will hurt utilities where it counts if they don’t perform as expected. more
No one is portraying him quite yet on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” but the national stage in front of congressional candidate Jamaal Bowman continues to expand. more
The development company behind the new multi-family building on the site of the former Villa Rosa Bonheur has officially locked up financing for the construction project. more
It was big news coming from the Bronx Democrats’ judicial convention that seemed a long time coming. After two years of speculation and gossip, Councilman Andrew Cohen was finally nominated to the Bronx supreme court, and as a Democrat, is almost assured victory in November’s general election that could have him on the bench as early as January more
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