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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
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
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
Less than 17 percent of potential votes in his district have been counted — with a large number of absentee ballots yet to be tallied — but Jamaal Bowman is ready to put a fork in a long campaign that he says finishes with him overthrowing House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Eliot Engel in the 16th Congressional District. 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
Eliot Engel has been elected and re-elected to represent the 16th Congressional District 16 times now, and he’s running for at least one more. more
When I walk down Johnson Avenue on a summer evening, all the energy and life and diversity that makes up the Riverdale community floods my senses. The sound of children racing around the parking meters as their moms try to regain some control, juggling shopping bags. The smell of food from the restaurant kitchens. The drivers bumping their horns as they jockey for parking space. The older generation kibitzing and arguing about politics at the bank or the bagel shop. 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
It wasn't too long ago when many political observers believed the race to watch was the one in the 15th Congressional District where a dozen of the Bronx's (and Manhattan's) biggest names are vying to succeed the retiring Jose E. Serrano in what's considered by the Cook Political Report as the most Democratic district in the country. more
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