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State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi has had a busy election season. more
Jessica Altagracia Woolford was out in Norwood earlier this summer delivering hundreds of pounds of fresh produce — like pineapples, garlic, potatoes — as well as school supplies to those in the community. She has been doing this type of work through her nonprofit organization Kingsbridge Unidos since the summer of 2020.  more
You come for the king, you best not miss,” Gustavo Rivera told a cheering crowd on a late Tuesday night last week. The embattled senator had just defeated Miguelina Camilo, who had all the might of the Democratic Bronx machine behind her, for his seat in Albany. His opening line — a quote from lone-wolf gangster Omar Little in HBO’s “The Wire” — underscored the stakes in the primary. more
The liberal political group No IDC NY was accused of playing with antisemitic tropes following a post from its Twitter account that jeered at the last names of two Jewish politicians — Congressional-candidate Dan Goldman and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. more
Despite its best efforts, the Bronx Democratic Party was unable to push Gustavo Rivera out of his state senate seat. With nearly a five-point lead, the embattled senator claimed victory over party-backed Miguelina Camilo on Tuesday night in the Democratic primary for the new district 33. more
Following an easy victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat is all but guaranteed a fourth term in Congress. more
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
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