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Officials Urge Cuomo, de Blasio To Act On ‘Uneven’ COVID-19 Death Toll

Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. Responding to signs that coronavirus is exacting an outsize toll on black and Latino New Yorkers, elected officials are stepping up pressure on Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to disclose details — and act. On […]

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Ritchie Torres Reaps Real Estate Cash in Bronx Congress Run

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. City Councilmember Ritchie Torres’ bid to represent the South Bronx in Congress is raking in real estate cash, campaign finance records show. Torres leads a crowded pack of Democrats seeking to replace retiring Rep. […]

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Ruben Diaz Jr.’s House Divided: Endorse Dad or Pal in Bronx Congress Race?

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. faces an endorsement dilemma in the race to replace retiring Rep. José Serrano in the House of Representatives. Does Diaz back his father, controversy-magnet and Councilmember Ruben Diaz Sr.? Or does the 2021 mayoral hopeful endorse his longtime friend and ally, Marlene Cintron, who recently became the latest candidate […]

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Melissa Mark-Viverito Runs for Congress, Touting Progressive Cred

Former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is running for Congress — painting herself as the early leader of the progressive wave now sweeping Democratic politics in New York. “At a time when the norm was being pragmatic, I was being cutting-edge, ahead of the curve, and putting forward progressive policies that set us, as New […]

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Radio Diaz: Bronx Pol Hired Alleged Pirate Broadcaster

City Councilmember Ruben Diaz Sr. may have a pirate problem as he sets sail for Congress. Diaz Sr. (D-The Bronx) hired an accused renegade radio broadcaster to do “publicity,” according to his congressional campaign committee’s most recent Federal Election Commission filings. And that was just weeks before his son, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., […]