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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
Eight Bronx state lawmakers — including state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz — have pledged to block any state budget cuts without first raising the tax burden on the wealthy. more
Eliot Engel hopes all of his votes are hidden in absentee ballots that have yet to be counted. Because if live-voting from Tuesday and early balloting is any indicator, his retirement may be coming sooner than he thought. more
Councilman Fernando Cabrera believes it’s time the Metropolitan Transportation Authority doles out hazard pay for its workers who continued to clock in during the coronavirus pandemic. more
There might be legitimate debate on whether states like New York should keep its primaries closed, especially in areas where one party dominates others. But one state lawmaker is crying foul for a different reason: Republicans spending money, choosing sides in Democratic primaries. more
Democrats had to choose between former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2016's presidential primary — and now the two are head-to-head again in a much different primary in 2020: The one deciding the fate of New York's 16th Congressional District. more
Like many young progressives, George Diaz Jr. has none other than Donald Trump to thank for spurring him to run for office. more
Some might say Sister Patricia McGowan was quite fortunate. She led a solid life of 80 years, seemingly accomplishing everything she wanted while making a direct impact on hundreds, if not thousands, of lives as both an educator and volunteer. more
It's storming through much of New York City, which likely will keep many protesters — and looters — home. Yet, the curfew continues, set to begin at 8 p.m. But one councilman says enough is enough. more
U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel has returned to the Bronx after weeks of his self-imposed exile to Washington, D.C., but apparently told Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr., he's concerned  because he's in the middle of what's probably the most difficult primary he's ever faced as a congressman, in a private exchange caught on camera.. more
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