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The Point receives Venezuelan foreign minister

Visitor's at The Point for the unveiling of the President Chavez  mural.

Venezeuela’s foreign minister made a stop at The Point in September to commemorate the 10th anniversary of former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s visit.

Government / Politics

Incumbents sweep Democratic primaries

Incumbents sweep Democratic primaries

Incumbents held serve across the South Bronx in four Democratic primaries on Sept. 13. In the 17th City Council district, Rafael Salamanca beat Helen Foreman-Hines to retain his seat, serving Hunts Point, Longwood and Melrose. Salamanca finished the evening with 2,450 votes, or 62.3 percent, to Foreman-Hines’ 1,485— 37.6 percent. […]

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Three Democratic primaries slated in Hunts Point, Longwood

Three Democratic primaries slated in Hunts Point, Longwood

Voters go to the polls today to cast their ballots in three local primaries.

Government / Politics

Lawsuit fails to block Bronx primaries

Lawsuit fails to block Bronx primaries

But federal judge leaves opening for plaintiffs to pursue their case A federal judge declined to delay the Sept. 13 Democratic primaries in the Bronx but will permit a lawsuit to go forward against the Bronx Democratic Party that seeks billions of dollars in damages along with changes in the […]

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Lawsuit alleges massive fraud by Bronx Democrats

Lawsuit alleges massive fraud by Bronx Democrats

A lawsuit claims leaders of the borough’s Democratic Party have carried out a long-running, elaborate scheme to rig the makeup of its ruling body to their liking.

Immigration

Festival brings a taste of Ghana to Crotona Park

Festival brings a taste of Ghana to Crotona Park

Africans from across the city celebrated Ghanaian culture at the 7th annual Afro Cultural Parade and Festival in Crotona Park on Aug. 13.

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Fundraising starts for September primary

Fundraising starts for September primary

Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr. has built an early fund-raising lead in advance of the September Democratic primary, with big contributions from the Bronx Democratic Party machine and elected officials, along with numerous smaller contributions.

Politics

Serrano wins Democratic primary

Serrano wins Democratic primary

Rep. Jose E. Serrano won the New York Democratic primary on June 28, trouncing the challenger, political newcomer Leonel Baez. Serrano won 8,343 to Baez’s 990.

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Tuesday’s primary pits incumbent against upstart

Leonel Baez

Longtime Democratic incumbent Jose E. Serrano will try to fend off a challenge from a political newcomer in Tuesday’s primary in New York’s 15th Congressional District.