Bronx Democratic Party

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Election Board's "Bungle George" Gonzalez Was Mayor Bloomberg's Baby

    ​Before ex-elections board chief George Gonzalez became the poster child for this city's electoral dysfunction, he was the heavy favorite in Mike Bloomberg's City Hall. Yes, sad to say, "George of the Bungle" -- in the Daily News' indelible phrase -- was once Rosemary's Baby, the spawn of a d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Special Elections Tomorrow; Endorsements Roll In

    It's off-season politically, but tomorrow's special elections and the recent appointment of the Bronx borough president to the Obama Administration have stirred some endorsement activity. Debi Rose (pictured), who stands for Michael McMahon's vacated Brooklyn/Staten Island city council seat in tom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Gillibrand Hires Hispanic Outreach Firm -- And The Firm's Pal Eases Up

    The Daily News reports that newly-minted Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has hired the Mirram Group to mend fences with the Hispanic community. Too bad Mirram's friends probably played a role in breaking those fences to begin with. The consulting firm is co-operated by Roberto Ramirez, the former chairm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Jose Rivera on Hillary's Successor: "Choose a Latino"

    Jose Rivera, though overthrown as boss of the Bronx Democratic Party, is still throwing his weight around. He's already holding a fundraiser for his own upcoming Assembly seat defense. And today he issued a press release which, after effusively congratulating Secretary of State designate Hillary Cli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Heastie is Bronx Dem Leader, Judge Rules

    A judge finally settled the Battle of the Bronx Boss today, ruling that Assemblyman Carl Heastie's election to Democratic County Leader was valid. State Supreme Court Justice Robert Seewald's decision comes almost two months after the Bronx Democratic Party's raucous election at the Utopia Paradise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    BOE Fails to Sort Bronx Dem Fight, Which Goes to Court

    Now the court will have to sort out the mess of the Bronx Democratic Party leadership, since a Board of Elections ruling late yesterday afternoon left another question mark. Commissioners listened to arguments from the Bronx Democratic Party's "Rainbow Rebels" to invalidate Assemblyman Jose Rivera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Spin Cycle: Bronx Rebels Sort Things Out in Former Laundromat

    Photo by Candice M. Giove The banner of the new Bronx Democratic County Committee headquarters hung over the awning of a South Bronx laundromat –- a symbol, perhaps, of the political clean-up planned by the occupying Rainbow Rebels. "We decided to start fresh and open a new headquarters because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Bronx Dem Boss Storms Meeting, Declares Victory; Rebels Quietly Vote In Heastie

    photos by Candice M. Giove The Bronx Democratic County Committee gathering last night began with a circus: elected officials aligned with party boss Jose Rivera -- and various persons unknown -- commandeered control of the election, re-anointed Rivera as county leader, and bolted out of the auditor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Rivera, Rebels Each Claim Bronx Dem Victory, Letterhead

    Following last night’s political spectacle in the Bronx, we received dueling press releases, both bearing a "Bronx Democratic County Committee" letterhead (though each in a different typeface). One claimed that Jose Rivera had retained the title of party boss in an “overwhelming” victory, whil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Meeting Denied, Bronx Rebels Rally, Predict Victory

    Despite a setback from a court ruling earlier in the day, a breakaway group of Bronx elected officials seeking the ouster of Bronx Democratic County Chairman Jose Rivera showcased their power. Though a judge ruled that the Bronx County Committee couldn't convene to vote, renegade Bronx officials ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 19, 2008

    Bronx Taste Test: Efrain Gonzalez Jr. or Pedro Espada Jr.?

    A lesser-of-two-evils primary plagues Democrats

  • Specials

    December 4, 2007
  • News

    November 27, 2007

    Slumming for Landlords

    A pair of Bronx pols try to shoot down the latest in tenant protection

  • News

    November 20, 2007

    Elevator Diplomacy

    Yankee Stadium gets a walkway, a politician gets a big donation, and you get a fat bill

  • News

    April 25, 2006

    The Bronx Bomber

    While rooting the Yankees to a new home, Democratic political fixer Stanley Schlein failed his other clients

  • News

    November 1, 2005

    New Tapes on Freddy

    Felonious Friend Wired Deals for Donations While Privately Slamming Ferrer

  • News

    September 13, 2005

    He Likes Freddy and Mike

    Rivera's Switched Loyalties

  • News

    December 14, 2004

    The Right Rallies For Al

    Machiavellian minister wins DNC subsidies and plots mayoral moves

  • News

    October 5, 2004

    Taken to the Cleaners

    Political ties won big government loans, but a Bronx plant still goes belly up

  • News

    June 22, 2004

    Million-Dollar Tax Dodge

    We did it for you, senator: special care and handling for Velella's deadbeat pal

  • News

    March 23, 2004

    Deals on Wheels

    Bronx Democratic hacks learn to love frozen food for their frail senior citizens

  • News

    September 2, 2003

    A Paucity of Choices

    Few Challengers, and Fewer Issues, in Council Races

  • News

    November 13, 2001

    Council Chaos

    Facing Bloomberg and Newness, Legislators Struggle to Organize

  • News

    October 16, 2001

    The Hidden Persuaders

    Green Takes Heat for Hate Flyers

  • News

    October 2, 2001

    The Giuliani Dilemma

    How Freddy and Mark Used Rudy to Define Themselves

  • News

    July 31, 2001

    Up From Fox Street

    Ferrer Campaigns For the ‘Other New York’

  • News

    July 3, 2001

    Jesse Jackson: The Desperate Hours

    Inside the Civil Rights Power Struggle