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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
This part of the Bronx is practically bursting with political groups — the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club, Northwest Bronx Indivisible, NYCD-16 Indivisible, and Bend the Arc Riverdale are just some of the places people can find a political home and become engaged both locally and beyond. 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
Iowa and New Hampshire are the states to watch out for in any presidential election year, the first two to cast their votes while the race for the White House is still quite young. By early March, more than a dozen states headed to the polls for Super Tuesday, including the delegate-heavy states of Virginia and California. more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, joined his fellow chairs to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday. more
The U.S. House of Representatives took a major step toward impeachment of President Donald Trump on Tuesday after the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released its draft report on the ongoing impeachment investigation. more
As the Trump administration doubles down on its efforts to not cooperate with the U.S. House in its impeachment inquiry, the three committee chairs at the forefront of the initial investigation — including U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel — have said the latest efforts to stop an ambassador from appearing before them could be construed as obstruction. more
In Washington, these days, just about every conversation is noun, verb and “impeachment.” The U.S. House of Representatives is formally exploring making Donald Trump just the fourth president in the country’s 231-year history to face the ultimate congressional rebuke, but U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat has formally been calling for such extreme action against Trump since 2017. more
City and state leaders paid respects to Hector Figueroa, the president of Service Employees International Union’s 32BJ, who died of a heart attack last week at 57. more
Armed with a spade and a green iPad case hanging off his belt, Steve Brill prepared to lead a 25-member safari into the wilds of the city’s third largest park. An odd sight for the Bronx, perhaps, but otherwise just an average weekend for the self-described “wild man,” who claims to be the northeast’s leading expert in urban foraging. more
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