The "Week of Action" --three foreclosure blockades at the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queen's Supreme Court--finished today with two dozen singing protestors storming Queen's court.
Yesterday's action at Brooklyn led to 38 arrests.
Unlike the Seabrook incident, most of the interactions between guards a ... More >>
Runnin' Scared caught up with State Senator Gustavo Rivera yesterday to hear his thoughts on the ongoing redistricting battles in Albany. He testified on Monday at a hearing on the matter. (He wasn't able to attend a Bronx redistricting hearing yesterday at the Bronx Museum of the Arts -- whi ... More >>
Last Sunday, Reverend Ruben Diaz made a big deal about the role of Latino state senators in deciding the future of same-sex marriage in New York. As he addressed a crowd overwhelmingly composed of religious Hispanics, Diaz repeatedly led the flock to believe that the issue would be made or broken by ... More >>
The re-election campaign of Pedro Espada Jr. -- the New York state senator who made Albany go haywire when he betrayed the Democrats to go Republican only to betray Republicans to be lured back as an exponentially more powerful Democrat -- was just profiled by Nick Rizzo for Capital New York. ... More >>
There aren't too many people looking to appear in campaign ads for the Bronx's Pedro Espada right now. But write him a fat check or two to help him win reelection next week? That's doable.
The rogue state senator's latest campaign finance filings show that even as Espada's race was becoming t ... More >>
Morgan SchweitzerThis week's Voice offers another fascinating chapter in the saga of State Senator Pedro Espada Jr.: This one has to do with how, after getting himself suitably attired with a half-dozen fine suits for his Albany power meetings, the Bronx pol proceeded to stiff his tailors for ... More >>
For those following it, there was a pretty good episode of the Pedro Espada Jr. reality show yesterday. First, there was the rascally Bronx senator's announced boycott of the special session in Albany, on the grounds that the meeting -- which finalized the state's four-months-late budget -- w ... More >>
Emmy Suzuki Harris, VP of the Manhattan Dems.A special delivery arrived on state Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada's Mamaroneck doorstep this Saturday, compliments of a pair of activists in bright orange prison jumpers flanked by angry Democrats dressed in "Don't Vote for Pedro" shirts. The ... More >>