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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
It's two years later than expected, but come Monday night, Andrew Cohen may be ready to say goodbye to the city council and hello to the Bronx Supreme Court. more
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi has sent a check to the Ben Franklin Club she says should be more than enough to remove her name from the sign. No, she didn’t lose her primary a couple weeks ago. She’s just officially parting ways with the club. more
For years, a sign above the West 231st Street headquarters of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club has featured the name of elected officials representing the Bronx. It includes names like borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat, and even at the lowest elected levels, Eric Dinowitz and Randi Martos as Democratic district leaders. more
No matter how the primary race for the 16th Congressional District is decided once absentee ballots are counted, one thing is for sure — the people want change. And they want it now. more
It was only a matter of time before President Donald Trump weighed in on the primary election that may have forced longtime U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel into political retirement. more
Eliot Engel is not here in New York, hasn’t really been in New York since about the time the coronavirus pandemic started in March, and won’t apologize for it. In fact, the congressman — who has been holed up in his Maryland home just outside of Washington, D.C. for weeks — says he’s exactly where he needs to be. more
Former state Sen. Dean Skelos has tested positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and will serve the remainder of his prison term at home. more
Former state Sen. Dean Skelos — who served as the upper chamber's majority leader thanks to his coalition at the time with now-former state Sen. Jeffrey Klein — wants out of prison, according to court papers filed this week. The 72-year-old says he's worried about the coronavirus pandemic. more
The question is answered. The dust has settled. The old guard kept control of the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club. more
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