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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.

News / Politics

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.

Government / Politics

Bronx voters decisively back Clinton

Bronx voters decisively back Clinton

The margin of victory was larger in the 15th congressional district, which includes Hunts Point and Mott Haven, than in any of the other 26 congressional districts in the state. With 95 percent of the votes counted in the district, Clinton had 72 percent of the votes.

Education / Politics

Charter school students block Cruz visit

Malena Hernandez, who co-wrote a letter threatening to walk out of school if candidate Ted Cruz was allowed to campaign there, stands outside Bronx Lighthouse College Prep Academy on Intervale Ave.

Student opposition to the Republican presidential candidate’s proposed campaign stop prompted a two-day flurry of defiance that included making signs, writing an angry letter to their principal, Alix Duggins and planning a walkout.

Immigration / Politics

Mexican activist returns after two-year ban

Angelo Cabrera speaking at CUNY Xpress

Angelo Cabrera co-founded the Mexican American Students Association in 2001 as a response to proposed New York state legislation that would have made undocumented students pay out-of-state tuition. Now he’s back, following a two-year ban from the U.S.

Politics

Sanders storms St. Mary’s Park

Sanders supporters fill St. Mary's Park.

It was the first time a presidential candidate had made a campaign stop in the South Bronx since Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Politics

Sanders candidacy lights a spark among Bronx voters

Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda (left), meets with Bronxites in Crotona Park to strategize on getting out the vote for the Sanders campaign.

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.

Government / Politics

From the editor: Our new city council member

The 17th City Council district

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.