It was the first time a presidential candidate had made a campaign stop in the South Bronx since Ronald Reagan in 1980.
Sanders boosters say the candidate’s focus on issues of social inequality has resonated with Bronx residents. They cite his push for a $15 minimum wage and his criticism of soaring incarceration rates among black youth.
As the district manager of Community Board 2 Rafael Salamanca was an energetic advocate for Hunts Point and Longwood as well as a visible presence at neighborhood meetings that addressed concerns about traffic on the area’s truck-burdened streets and issues of health and housing.
Votes on mayor’s housing plan and city budget await new Councilmember Nearly an hour after polls had closed for the 17th Council District’s special election, people were ready for a party at Rafael Salamanca’s headquarters. Supporters filled the small storefront space on East 163rd Street, plates of rice and cups […]
Rafael Salamanca, the candidate endorsed by the Bronx County Democratic Committee and the district manager of Community Board 2, is the apparent winner in the special election for the 17th district of the City Council, representing Hunts Point, Longwood, Melrose, Soundview and East Tremont.
Based on a series of interviews with locals along Southern Boulevard, the new councilmember should also be honest, honorable and a leader in the community.