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Despite Adams Boost, Progressive Wave Signals the Bronx Machine Isn’t Dead — It’s Rebranding

After the AOC revolution rocked the party, Bronx Democratic leaders picked winners across the spectrum, from the moderate mayoral candidate to left-leaning Council hopefuls. "It’s a new day in The Bronx," declared party leader Jamaal Bailey.

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Hunts Point Produce Market Workers End Strike with a Raise

The nearly week-long walkout over the dollar-an-hour hike sought by the Bronx workers who helped keep New Yorkers fed during the pandemic drew the attention of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other pols.

NYC Congressional Reps Describe ‘Sheer Insanity’ as Insurrectionists Stormed Capitol

Reps. Ritchie Torres, Grace Meng and Nydia Velazquez detail being thrust into the frightening chaos on a day when the final stamp on Joe Biden’s election got stampeded by rioters acting in the name of Donald Trump, a son of Queens.

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Bronx Grapples with ‘Deepest Inequalities in America’ as COVID Surges Again

Incoming Rep. Ritchie Torres warns "the stakes are existential" with the borough battling the city’s highest rates of unemployment, food insecurity and Medicaid need following pre-pandemic gains.

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

Pols seek Harlem River Yards medical facility and demographic data on COVID-19 victims after THE CITY’s report on high Bronx virus fatality rate.

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NYPD Stalls on Sharing Property Seizure Stats Required by City Law

Police miss a March 1 report deadline on cars and other property taken from people arrested. One man told us his story of a lost phone and car.

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Ruben Diaz Sr. Congressional Campaign Spends Big on Turkeys and Toys for Voters

The Council member running for Bronx Congress seat purchased $7,000 in Western Beef gift cards, $1,737 worth of pastries and more with campaign funds.

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Democratic Socialists Look to Bronx U.S. House Race for Next Victory

Samelys Lopez hopes the leftists who elevated AOC will help her win contest to succeed Rep. Jose Serrano. But will DSA play north of the Triborough?

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Ritchie Torres Reaps Real Estate Cash in Bronx Congress Run

The Council member leads the fundraising race, with the vast majority of his $878,000 in contributions coming from outside the borough, records show.

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Ex-Bronx Lawmaker Convicted of Taking Bribes Eyes Two Seats

Disgraced pol Eric Stevenson, who has said he plans a Congress run, told THE CITY he’s also considering a bid to reclaim his old Assembly post.

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

The Bronx borough president punts on backing his father as buddy Marlene Cintron enters the packed contest to replace retiring Rep. José Serrano.

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Mark-Viverito Congress Run Shadowed by Discrimination Lawsuit

As she launches bid for seat in Bronx, an ongoing civil rights lawsuit accuses Melissa Mark-Viverito of abusing her power as City Council speaker.

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Bronx Congressional Rivals Tell Mark-Viverito: Stay Home

The ex-Council speaker, who lives in East Harlem, once served part of the South Bronx district she wants to represent. But she didn’t always want to.

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Melissa Mark-Viverito Runs for Congress, Touting Progressive Cred

The ex-Council speaker tells THE CITY she’s ready to join a crowded field vying to replace retiring Bronx Rep. José Serrano at a "critical moment."

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City Task Force to Take Fresh Look at Feared Foreclosure Program

Housing agency forms advisory group to "modernize" controversial Third Party Transfer, as Council readies tough questions for officials.