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U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat is trying once again to ensure no federal monies pay for Civil War-era hate symbols, re-introducing his No Funding for Confederate Symbols Act. more
Going from being a Bronx middle school principal to walking the halls of Congress in less than a year’s time would feel like a whirlwind for most people. But Jamaal Bowman has taken this exact transition in stride. more
There were numerous competitive Democratic primaries to keep track of in the Bronx last month. But of all the city council races in the mainland borough, the east Bronx win of Amanda Farias was special not just for her, of course, but also an up-and-coming campaign team she entrusted to secure that victory. more
Jamaal Bowman wants to make it easier for more first-time candidates to run for office. That’s part of the reason why he supported the For the People Act — or H.R. 1 — last May. This massive election reform bill intends to institute a national public campaign financing system while rolling back some of the significant voter restrictions put in place by many Republican-led states. more
RiverSpring Living, the parent organization of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, has welcomed former congressman Eliot Engel to its trustees board. more
As a young boy, Charles Moerdler remembers the bombs Nazis dropped night after night on London during their World War II blitzkrieg. Now, well into his 80s, he never thought he’d have to experience such terror again. more
Eric Dinowitz has become part of a new bloc of lawmakers. Yes, he might have just been elected to the city council, but he also represents a group of people who are not only running for office, but winning. more
The council chambers at City Hall were mostly empty when Eric Dinowitz and his immediate family were ushered inside on April 14. Standing with him were his wife Tamar, and his parents — Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and Sylvia Gottlieb — as the former school teacher was sworn in to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council, promising to not only uphold the laws of the land, but to “faithfully discharge” the duties to which he had been elected. more
After nearly three years of running, former teacher Eric Dinowitz will succeed Andrew Cohen on the city council. At least until the end of this year. more
It’s now Eric Dinowitz’s race to lose, although he’ll have to wait three weeks or so to find out if he’s going to be the area’s next city councilman. more
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