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