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Ask almost anyone who has decided to make the jump to politics these last few months, and one might notice a common theme.  more
It was a historic vote — not in the sense of being over a landmark issue, but instead simply because it was making history. For the first time since at least the mid-1980s, the city council voted to expel one of its own. more
Like the mythical hydra, when one city council candidate drops out, two more grow in their place. At least, that’s the case for the upcoming special election to replace Councilman Andrew Cohen. more
A lot of local political attention has been focused on the race to succeed Andrew Cohen on the city council as he prepares to take the bench in the Bronx supreme court. But even though he’s leaving earlier than many of his colleagues, Cohen isn’t the only one facing term limits in the next year. more
A vast majority of the seats in the city council are up for grabs in next year’s election, and with just over a year to go before voters head to the polls, candidates are launching campaigns, raising tens of thousands of dollars in donations, and trying to get their names out into the public while maintaining six feet of social distance from their would-be constituents. 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
The race to take over Andrew Cohen’s city council seat has been ongoing for more than two years, and it may have seemed like anyone who wanted to enter had done it already. more
Anyone who thinks presidential campaign season is long obviously hasn’t checked out the political landscape in the Bronx. more
It’s an annual process that generally doesn’t get a lot of attention: The city council and Mayor Bill de Blasio negotiate a budget to fund New York City for the next 12 months to the tune of tens of billions of dollars. more
In the 12 days leading up to July 1, when the new budget fiscal year was slated to begin in New York City, a crowd of protesters occupied City Hall Park on Centre Street in Manhattan in an effort to pressure the city council and Mayor Bill de Blasio to defund the New York Police Department. more
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