Tag: Politics

Carl Heastie As Assembly Speaker Is a Step Backwards Not a Progressive One Forward

Democratic New York State Assemblyman from The Bronx, Carl Heastie, is the apparent front runner and favorite candidate to become the next Assembly Speaker as Assemblyman Sheldon Silver steps down and is facing corruption charges after a decades long reign in Albany but is Heastie the right choice?

It’s a complex question with a myriad of points to look at. Most Bronxites would salivate at the fact that The Bronx would be the seat of the New York State Assembly and open doors for our borough but at what cost would this be?

Heastie, given his record (or lack thereof), is tainted as much as his would be predecessor.

Rep. Charles Rangel Turns Back On The Bronx: Welcome2TheBronx Officially Endorses Espaillat For Congress

The Bronx may be used to being an afterthought on politicians minds but it doesn’t mean that we have to sit down and take it.

Rep. Charles Rangel of the 13th Congressional District, which spans Upper Manhattan and the Northwest Bronx, has cancelled his appearance on the popular cable talk show, BronxTalk.

This was a unique opportunity for Rangel to address the issues that face our borough in a debate with State Senator Adriano Espaillat and Rev Michael Walrond who are challenging him in the upcoming primary.

We are tired of politicians turning their backs on us but we don’t have to take it sitting down. That’s why I’m encouraging folks to turn their backs on Rangel and vote for Espaillat who will be appearing on BronxTalk.

Get out and vote in the June 24th primary folks and make your voices heard.

Bronx Politics: Assemblyman José Rivera In Bizarre Video Talking About ‘Bedding Young Girls’ in The Dominican Republic

The only negative topic you’ll hear on Welcome2TheBronx is politics because we still have a long way to go in the Bronx when it comes to our elected officials.

Here’s a rather horrifying tale from Politicker (who referenced a Welcome2TheBronx article) with video evidence of Assemblyman José Rivera from the Bronx talking about “getting laid with young girls”.

Bronx Politics: Roselyn Johnson Democratic Club

Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda hosted the first meeting of the Roselyn Johnson Democratic club today, with an impressive turnout. The assemblyman stated that everyone in the room was a democrat who has voted in the last four elections and all but promised everyone present Election Day jobs.

Many Bronx elected officials made it out to the club’s grand opening: Senator Jeff Klein, Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Assemblyman and Party Chairman Carl Heastie, Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, Councilmember Fernando Cabrera and Councilmember Annabel Palma.

Bronx Politics: The Bronx is Left Out in the Cold on the City Council

Here are some interesting numbers about The Bronx and the New York City Council:

—The Bronx makes up 16.6% of New York City’s population.
—The Bronx has 8 of 51 seats on the City Council, or 15.6%.
—On the top five major council committees (Finance, Economic Development, Transportation, Education and Land Use), the Bronx delegation is represented by just 7 members out of the 69 total, or 10.1%; of course, none are chaired by a Bronx member.

Taxpayers Expected To Fund Soccer Stadium To Be Built In The Bronx

A soccer stadium deal with a reported price tag of anywhere from $300 million to $400 million seems to have been made behind the back of the community.

Just last night, dozens of community members gathered at the offices of Bronx Legal Services to discuss the deals that were being made without any community input in relation to the proposed Major League Soccer stadium for the New York City Football Club.

Bronx Politics: Vanessa Gibson Sworn Into City Council Office Ahead of Time

According to our sources, the Bronx Board of Elections was in quite the rush to verify the 16th City Council District election last week.
Our source tells us that Democratic Party appointees at the Board of Elections were scurrying about to ensure that the election was verified so that council-woman-elect Vanessa Gibson could be officially sworn into office later that evening.