Jimmy Vacca

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Bronx Council Candidate Joel R. Rivera Challenges Joel Bauza's Petition

    Joel R. Rivera's campaign for the Bronx's 15th Council District seat was strange from the start: The man he sought to replace, a termed-out incumbent, is also named Joel Rivera. And in an effort to keep the challenger from riding a wave of faux-name recognition, his opponents began to refer to him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Weekly Rallies Continue Against Bloomberg Homeless Move-Ins; Thompson Joins Fight

    When the city quietly transformed a brand-new Bronx building into an emergency homeless shelter in August, it incited a lawsuit and a blitz of rallies. Last Saturday -- the fifth in a series of Saturday protests that, organizers say, with continue up through the election -- more than two dozen an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Happy Valentine's Day from Your Political Class

    Valentine's Day, like all holidays (and all other days), is a good excuse for politicking, as these RNC Valentines show. Councilman Jimmy Vacca (above center) engaged in a more charming sort of outreach, sponsoring a Valentine's Day party at RAIN Middletown Plaza Senior Center in the Bronx this week ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 29, 2008

    Bloomberg's Term-Limits Coup: Heroes, Villains, and Wimps

    Brutal brawling in the first throwdown of the 2009 elections

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2006

    Campaign Cash: '09 No Shows

    City Councilman Tony Avella made the papers this week by being the only person so far to file with the city Campaign Finance Board as a 2009 mayoral candidate. Of course, Avella's $10,805 isn't really the only mayoral money on the table: Possible contenders like Comptroller William Thompson ($519,0 ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2005

    Hunting the Magic Number

    In council races around town, it's a tale of two cities

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2005

    Big Union Backs Siegel

    From 1964 to 1986, Victor Gotbaum headed the city's largest municipal union, District 37, through six elections, four mayors, and one nasty fiscal crisis. That didn't stop the union on Thursday from—for the second election in a row—endorsing someone other than Gotbaum's wife Betsy for publ ... More >>