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When a young Alessandra Biaggi climbed into the oversized chair at her grandfather’s dining room table, the word “dynasty” wasn’t even in her vocabulary. For her, Mario Biaggi wasn't a congressman. He wasn’t one of the most powerful men in the Bronx at the time. He was simply grandpa. Conversations and outright debate would criss-cross that table, and Alessandra would listen to every word. She might not have understood much of what was discussed, but she knew what was happening there, it was important. more
He says he was skeptical schools truly would be ready to start Sept. 10. But now that the beginning of the academic year has been delayed until Sept. 21, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz feels the city made the right call to do so. more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel hasn’t left Washington quite yet, but some Democrats are scrambling to try and take control of the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee he chairs. more
Empty your pockets. Take off your belt and your shoes. Hope you don’t have to undergo “the wand.” It’s what we must endure to get on an airplane. But for Bryan Aju, it’s what she and other students face just to get to class. 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
There have been some huge political shakeups in the Bronx over the last couple years, attracting widespread media coverage and nationwide support in a borough often overlooked. more
Electing Democrats used to be something Barack Obama did all the time. And two terms as President of the United States isn’t going to stop that. more
When John Lewis was beaten by the police during what had started as a peaceful protest in Alabama on March 7, 1965 — a day later known as “Bloody Sunday” — he was essentially a second-class citizen in his own country. And he probably didn’t think that same country would one day fly its flags at half-mast in his honor. more
New York City is starting to breathe a sigh of some relief as it moves into the fourth phase of its economic reopening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic as more people head back to work. But there are still many who stay awake at night worrying about one thing that is likely their largest monthly expense: rent. more
When the dinosaurs looked up into the sky some 65 million years ago and saw that ball of fire streaking across it, did any of them wonder if they’d be around tomorrow? more
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