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Some candidates come to a race without much experience in politics — they’ve been police officers, or teachers, or have a background as a professor or lawyer. But for Jeffrey Dinowitz, politics isn’t just a background. Representing the northwest Bronx in the Assembly has been his life for the better part of 30 years. more
Like many young progressives, George Diaz Jr. has none other than Donald Trump to thank for spurring him to run for office. 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
The long-term political implications of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent near-lockdown of New York state aren’t quite clear yet. Some elections have been delayed. Events have been canceled. And some lawmakers are pushing for expanded vote-by-mail to allow ballots to be cast from the safety of a voter’s home. more
Van Cortlandt Park is one of the largest parks in New York City, a center for sports and recreation in the Bronx. But now, in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the park is about to become something entirely new: A field hospital. more
When Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down New York last month to essential businesses only, he didn’t close off U.S. Postal Service deliveries. Nor could he, likely, since it’s a federal agency. Yet, in recent days, many living within both the 10463 and 10471 ZIP codes — among others — haven’t been getting mail, or having outgoing parcels picked up. The culprit is probably no surprise: the coronavirus. more
Commuters in this part of the Bronx have fought to keep express bus service and dealt with frequent interruptions on the 1 train. Last month ended with a quieter victory for Bronx commuters, however: a lower fare on in-city Metro-North trips. more
The state legislature gave adult victims of childhood sexual abuse the opportunity to finally hold their abusers accountable nearly a year ago. Now, a group of lawmakers want to extend the Child Victims Act look-back window to allow even more time for legal action. more
For nearly a century, three sisters have stood watch over the place where the Harlem River joins the mighty Hudson via Spuyten Duvil Creek. Soon there will only be two. It appears the Villa Rosa Bonheur, for now located at 2395 Palisade Ave., will be demolished in the coming weeks to make way for a high-rise apartment building. more
They filled the sidewalk in front of the Bronx Library Center in Fordham last week, carrying signs and chanting their displeasure with the current health coverage system in the state. “What do we want? Health care! When do we want it? Now!” more
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