Government

Environment / Government

Attorney general announces green trucks initiative

A new fleet of electric trucks is

As citizens worldwide push their governments for stricter policies to curb climate change, New York state and local officials are taking notice.

Crime / Government

Abolitionists say new jail is not needed

Residents gather at The Point

No New Jails NYC says that while the jail on Rikers Island should indeed be closed, as the city is proposing, nothing should be built to replace it.

Politics

Rep. Jose E. Serrano will not seek re-election

Jose E. Serrano

Rep. José E. Serrano has announced he will not seek re-election for Congress in 2020. 

News / Politics

Biaggi pushes for campaign finance reform

State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi addresses attendees at a town hall in Parkchester.

State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is leading the charge for a new campaign finance reform measure in New York State, to limit the influence of big money in state politics.

Government / Politics

Serrano tabbed to chair Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science

Jose E. Serrano

The Subcommittee oversees the federal departments of Justice, Commerce, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation, the FBI, and the Census Bureau, among others.

Politics / Transportation

Workers, advocates rejoice as Sanitation Salvage announces it will close

A Sanitation Salvage truck.

Once Sanitation Salvage’s trucks stop rumbling through the South Bronx’s streets, say advocates, those streets will be safer for everyone else. 

Politics

Biaggi trounces Republican to win seat on State Senate

Alessandra Biaggi and a supporter share a hug following her election victory.

All of the Biaggi supporters who had convened were veterans of her nearly year-long campaign to oust JeffreyKlein, the incumbent of 14 years and one of the most powerful figures in Albany, and then to finish the task by running against a Republican opponent in the general election on Nov. 6.

Politics

Upstart rocks Bronx political world

Alessandra Biaggi celebrates victory at the Bronx Alehouse in Kingsbridge on Sept. 13.

Out of 175 residents of the peninsula who cast votes on Thursday, 110 voted for Klein and just 65 for Biaggi. Across the Bronx, however, Biaggi received 15,656 votes, to Klein’s 14,224.

Politics / Transportation

Speed cameras return to Hunts Point

Crossing guard Aada Alvarado directs traffic on the corner of Faile and Aldus Streets, close to P.S. 75

Speed cameras in school zones all over New York City were turned back on last week, after Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order that extended the program for 30 days.