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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
When he moved to Riverdale in the early 1950s, Frank Montero didn’t exactly blend in with his neighbors. His parents — a baseball player and school teacher — had been one of the first black families to move into Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, where he was “regularly beaten by his white classmates,” New York Times reporter Robert Mcg. Thomas Jr., would later write. more
Michael Heller won another term as president of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club, but not before welcoming what Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz later noted was the “largest turnout” in the club’s 60-year history, “and probably the largest turnout in many years of any political club.” more
Michael Heller won another term as president of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club after a contentious election drew nearly 400 people out to cast ballots Wednesday night. more
The choice this November on who should reside in the White House come 2021 could be one of the most important ever. These alarms have sounded many times before — likely with each presidential election. But for Michael Heller, as he watches Donald Trump’s impeachment trial drag on in the U.S. Senate, this might be the real deal. more
Away from the dense jungle of tables and the impossible-to-miss wood-fired oven in the main dining room of the Kingsbridge Social Club, many have found refuge in an enclosed outdoor area, enjoying just enough solitude to hash out strategies and build alliances. Or on this one particular night last week, regroup after narrowly averting what could have been a harsh blow to a campaign they hope might forge a new path for politics on this side of the Bronx. more
It’s not hard to see Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz isn’t happy about what’s happening with the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club, which he has heavily influenced over the last couple decades. But now it’s to the point where we’re even getting callbacks to Dinowitz’s so-called Rainbow Revolution that toppled the Bronx Democratic political machine more than a decade ago. more
It was just another meeting of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club, as nearly 100 people squeezed into the club's  quaint storefront space on West 231st Street. more
As sure as a group of people work together toward a goal, there will be politics — especially if the work itself is politics. In a Point of View opinion column published last month in The Riverdale Press, Jennifer Firestone described the lengthy process she endured to join the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club. more
The race for public advocate is heating up. more
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