In an effort to maintain its stranglehold on elected office in the Bronx, the leaders of the borough’s Democratic Party have carried out an elaborate scheme to rig the makeup of the county committee, a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on Aug. 16 charges.
Assemblyman Michael Blake said an incident in which an officer used force on him in July is symptomatic of how NYPD treats black citizens. The NYPD denies the cop was out of line, and says it is investigating. Meanwhile, the Assemblyman says, the announcement that a new NYPD commish is replacing Bill Bratton is a hopeful sign.
Glitz, glam, and nostalgia were on display in Port Morris for three days this weekend, as the neighborhood played host to the “No Commission NY Art Fair,” and a small group of protesters was on hand to say hello.
Jackson Strong will try to unseat Carmen Arroyo, the 80-year-old incumbent who has held the 84th District Assembly seat since 1994, in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary. The townhouse renovator says that “the quality of representation in our district is unacceptable.”
Some residents attending an Aug. 4 forum Hostos Community College to discuss the future of the Lower Concourse North waterfront site, said they’re nervous about high rise housing they fear developers will eventually build along the banks of the Harlem River in Port Morris.