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Congressional Redistricting Plan Butchers Bronx Unity

On Thursday, in his trademark, “What You Should Know” release, Bronx State Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. blasted Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for creating “the most gerrymandered lines in recent New York history.” On Friday, Assemblyman and Democratic Party County Leader Carl … Continue reading

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New York Wins the Battle for Fresh Direct – NYTimes.com

This afternoon, the NY Times reported that New York officials announced Tuesday that Fresh Direct, based in Queens, will build and move to a 500,000-square-foot building in the Bronx. The Times also reported that the total value of the incentives … Continue reading

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Electric trucks to be made in the Bronx

This week, Governor Andrew Cuomo made a curious announcement of an electric vehicle truck plant to be built at a converted warehouse in the Bronx with the assistance of state and city incentives valued at over $6 million.  But six days … Continue reading

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Kappy: Fear and Loafing in San Juan (City Hall News)

I’m glad to see that former Daily News Bronx bureau chief Bob Kappstatter has landed a gig over at City Hall News (Manhattan Media). Kappy is a good newsman with a chatty writing style. But in recent times, his political … Continue reading

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Is The Bronx A Political Graveyard?

Writing in the Sunday NY Daily News, NYU professor Mitchell Moss opined that the heavily black and Latino Bronx “is destined to become a political graveyard” because it no longer provides the opportunities for coalition-building across races. Professor Moss based … Continue reading

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