Joel Rivera

  • 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

    March 24, 2010

    Christine Quinn Weighs the Possibility of a Fast-Food Ban

    iboy daniel/FlickrKinda sums it all up.​This hasn't been the best week for our nation's fast food chains: Yesterday, President Obama signed the new health care bill, which included legislation requiring any restaurant with at least 20 outlets to post nutritional information on their menus. Rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Barron Snares a Vote for Council Speaker

    Brooklyn city councilman Charles Barron launched a long-shot campaign for City Council Speaker this afternoon and it was a one-man, one-vote affair: 48 votes for incumbent speaker Christine Quinn; one vote - Barron's own - for Barron. Still, the Nehru-suited Barron pulled no punches. He was running, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Election 2009: Down-Ticket, What Has Become of Our Beautiful Losers?

    In city races the favorites are getting treated as such, with very few deviations. Some of the city council races are downright ridiculous. Bronx incumbent Joel Rivera has defeated his Conservative Party challenger Steven Stern 97 to 3 percent. What an election night party Stern must be having. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Investigators Raid Top City Developer

    There's a raid going on -- still as we write -- at the Soho offices of one of the city's biggest housing developers. Since seven this morning, blue-jacketed agents of the Manhattan District Attorney's office have been hard at work, hauling boxes of records from the offices of Atlantic Development Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    New Day of Hope and Progress as Diaz Wins Bronx Borough Presidency

    Expectedly, Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. won the special election for Bronx Borough President last night. What, you didn't hear? Even though it's a powerful office -- outgoing Bronx Beep and account padder Adolfo Carrion has risen to serve in the Obama Administration -- no one cares because everyone c ... 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

    October 23, 2008

    Liveblogging the Term Limits Vote Part II (Referendumania! Amendment Defeated)

    2:30: They're getting through the preliminary business fast. Well, at least we get to see what a vote on a land use motion looks like. Everyone votes aye except one joker who says, "No -- I'm just kidding, I'm practicing for later." Joel Rivera follows, saying, "I'm practicing for later -- yes!" 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Angry Crowd, Bloggers Yell at Bloomberg Over Term Limits

    Bloomberg left City Hall after the term limits vote and, as you will see, some of the citizens thereabouts were displeased with him. It was worse on the blogs. "Nobody panic," says the Time Out New York blog. "Until the city passes a law obliterating the democratic process, we all still have the ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2007

    Council Hears Pro and Cons of Landlord Harassment Bill

    Photo by Phillie Casablanca via Flickr Battle-weary tenants, affordable housing advocates and a few landlords packed City Council chambers this week to argue for and against legislation that would allow tenants to sue landlords who harass tenants. Under current law renters can take their landlord ... More >>

  • 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

  • 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

    April 25, 2006

    The Bronx Bomber

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

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2006
  • Blogs

    November 18, 2005

    Friendly Fencing From Speaker Seekers

    Dubbing the system "flawed" and "a great failure of a great idea," the seven city council members competing for speaker berated the Campaign Finance Board system at a public debate last night, citing a lack of oversight and failure to "level the playing field." "The big loser last Tuesday wasn't Fr ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2005

    La Victoria de Freddy

    The ethnic dimensions of Ferrer's 'defeat'

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2005

    Speaker Squeaker

    Who will replace Giff Miller as speaker? David Weprin seems close . . . in this picture (City Council). Perception equals reality, at least in the behind-the-scenes race for City Council speaker. Since council members want to angle for all the goodies they can get for themselves and their districts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2005

    Decimal Doubt at Ferrer HQ

    Freddy Ferrer's supporters went on a bit of a roller coaster ride in the half-hour or so before their man took the stage at the Puck Building to claim victory tonight. While Ferrer seemed well past the 40 percent mark early in the night (At Miller HQ, the numbers guy was convinced Ferrer had locked ... More >>

  • News

    September 13, 2005

    He Likes Freddy and Mike

    Rivera's Switched Loyalties

  • Film

    July 19, 2005

    Reel News

    Celebrities get involved as IFC Center union protests continue

  • News

    March 23, 2004

    Deals on Wheels

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

  • NYC Life

    May 21, 2002
  • News

    April 9, 2002

    Getting the Lead Out

    Will the City Council Finally Protect Kids From Toxic Paint?

  • News

    January 29, 2002

    The Boss Is Back

    Miller Lets Clubhouse Control Council, Shortchanges Merit and Minorities