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Two corporate super PACs are putting their weight behind Miguelina Camilo in the hopes she can oust the embattled Gustavo Rivera from his state senate seat in next week’s primary. more
Many greater Riverdale residents were up in arms over an Aug. 11 full-page political ad in The Riverdale Press that criticized incumbent state Sen. Gustavo Rivera for supporting an anti-Israel movement and aligning himself with an American political activist who is Palestinian. more
The shared boundary between the new senate districts in greater Riverdale cuts into the Bronx runs for approximately 6 miles. It loosely follows Jerome Avenue, shoots west at Van Cortlandt Park and then heads down to the Harlem river — dividing the borough’s northwest corner in two. more
In the race for the new senate 31 seat, a pro-charter school political action committee is putting its weight behind first-time candidate Angel Vasquez in his bid to oust Sen. Robert Jackson. more
Adriano Espaillat has served as the congressman for upper Manhattan and parts of the northwestern Bronx for the past six years. In that time, he has sponsored several bills to reform the nation’s immigration laws, he’s helped extend the Second Avenue subway lines in East Harlem, and he has made quite a reputation for himself by bringing new, particularly Dominican, politicians into power. more
In the race for the new senate seat representing the northwest corner of the Bronx, much has been made about where candidates have lived. When the special master came out with the final version of … more
In the first debate in one of the state’s more high-profile races — state senate district 33 — incumbent Sen. Gustavo Rivera and Miguelina Camilo explained their stance on issues related to the county party, bail reform and the infamous Independent Democratic Conference. more
U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres on July 27 in a letter to the FBI called again for the law enforcement agency to investigate the Russian Diplomatic Compound in Riverdale after concerns were raised that the towering complex is harboring Russian spies.  more
While Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz took an easy win in the June 28 primary, his preferred candidates in the down-ballot elections did not fare as well. more
State Sen. Gustavo Rivera’s campaign recently sent out political mailers throughout the new senate district 33 touting his legislative record, his role in taking down a corrupt public official and all of the support he’s received from unions and politicians in his bid for reelection. The only problem is that three of the names on the list of endorsements — DC 37, 32 BJ and State Sen. José Serrano — haven’t actually backed the senator. more
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