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Claudia covers The Bronx for THE CITY. Her reporting has appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, City Limits and NPR’s Latino USA. A 2018 graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, she’s a recipient of the Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for Social Justice Reporting.

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Progressive Latina Leaders Succeed Conservative Councilmen in Bronx Power Shift

Newly elected Pierina Sánchez, Amanda Farías and Marjorie Velázquez look to rewire connections with constituents accustomed to the evangelical Christian and business-centered reigns of departing Rev. Ruben Díaz Sr., Fernando Cabrera and Mark Gjonaj.

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Cuomo Sparred With Investigators Over Meaning of ‘Girlfriend,’ ‘Date’ — and ‘Butt’

Newly released transcripts offer a glimpse into the governor’s defiant, Clintonesque defense as probers grilled him about sexual harassment allegations. Meanwhile, 10 women testified about their experience with his administration.

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Trump Firm Wins Injunction to Stop Bronx Golf Course Cancellation

Manhattan judge freezes de Blasio move to transfer Ferry Point Park links to a new operator as of Nov. 15 while Trump Organization makes its case to hold on to the 18-hole course. Trump is demanding a $30 million payout if ejected.

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Supportive Housing Residents Unite to Demand ‘Bill of Rights’ From City Council

For the first time, formerly homeless residents who live in apartments with on-site social services are forming a tenants union. Their goal: to help empower tens of thousands of their peers to demand better treatment from nonprofits and the city.

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Fossella Thanks ‘President Trump’ in Staten Island Borough President Comeback Win

The Republican ex-rep’s win came in the only highly competitive boroughwide or citywide race as most New Yorkers elected their beeps, comptroller and public advocate with little drama. Meanwhile, Alvin Bragg made history to become Manhattan’s first Black district attorney.

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Rep. Espaillat Campaign Paid Thousands to Online Influencers Who Delivered Flattering Posts

The bloggers’ videos and articles do not disclose their financial ties to the Bronx and Manhattan congressman — exploiting a legal gray area as paid social media influencers play a growing role in campaigns nationally. Council candidate allies of Espaillat followed suit.

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City Hall Rejected Top-Dollar Offer for Bronx Golf Course Over Trump Threats

Morningstar Golf promised the city millions more than the now-defunct team of CORE and Bobby Jones Links, documents show. But the city refused to protect Morningstar from any lawsuits filed by the ex-president, the firm says.

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Bronx Soccer Stadium Local Support Wanes as Yankees-City Hall Standoff Goes Into Extra Time

Survey by a local business group highlights concerns over who would really win if a billion-dollar real estate deal for New York City FC home reaches its goal. But residents wouldn’t mind getting discounted stock in a new ballpark.

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‘Rushed’ Trump Golf Course Succession Passes City Board With Dissents

Comptroller Scott Stringer and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. vote no on proposed new operator — while Trump’s lawyer claims golf legend Jack Nicklaus has the final say.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer Aims to Deliver Infrastructure Dollars to Help Food Couriers

During a ride-along with the labor group Los Deliveristas Unidos in Harlem Wednesday, the Senate majority leader announced he’d like to assign funds from the $1 trillion infrastructure bill to build rest area kiosks for food-app cyclists and drivers.