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Not even a month out of the state’s electoral season and the first move in the city council race, at least in the northwest Bronx, has been made: On Nov. 22 the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic club voted unanimously to endorse Eric Dinowitz for another term as the city councilman. more
While the red wave failed to materialize throughout the country, it did manage to come ashore in New York. Democrats lost almost every competitive Congressional election this cycle, and Republican Lee Zeldin came within five points of Democratic incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul — one of the closest gubernatorial races in decades. more
A longtime Highbridge resident has been honored by the New York state Office for the Aging for his volunteer work in the Van Cortlandt Park area, where he has been a treasurer with the Van Cortlandt Park Jewish Center. more
New Settlement hosted a Thanksgiving giveaway outside their Jerome Avenue community center Nov. 17 in partnership with Gov. Kathy Hochul, New York Sen. Luis Sepulveda, Bronx borough president Vanessa Gibson, city council members Althea Stevens and Pierina Sanchez, and sponsors Ponce Bank and United Way. more
Two Bronx political activist organizations, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action Riverdale and The Unity Democratic Club, helped lock in a victory for Democratic Congressman Pat Ryan in the Hudson Valley. more
There were more than 18 million service requests to 311 in fiscal year 2022, according to New York city government data. They ranged from unsanitary conditions, plumbing issues and broken elevators in housing to illegal parking, broken street lamps and abandoned vehicle. There were even a few noise complaints about roosters “cockadoodledooing” too early in the morning. more
Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul held onto her seat last Tuesday against challenger Lee Zeldin, a Republican. With 95 percent of the unofficial votes counted, Hochul had a 5.6 point lead over Zeldin, as of Nov. 14. more
Eric Ulrich resigned from his position as commissioner of the city buildings department last week after his phone was seized by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as part of an investigation into mob-related illegal gambling operations. more
Two months ago, the race for the governor’s seat had been a sleepy affair. While the incumbent, Gov. Kathy Hochul, had been amassing a huge campaign war chest, the typical urgency attached to competitive gubernatorial races was not there, as Hochul was favored to easily clinch the victory. more
Incumbent Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul beat Republlican challenger Lee Zeldin, a Long Island congressman, according to unofficial results. more
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