Posts Tagged ‘Adriano Espaillat’

Legendary Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel nearing end of his political career | NY Daily News

Legendary Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel nearing end of his political career | NY Daily News

BY Juan Gonzalez Legendary Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel is nearing the end of his political career. Bronx Democratic Party leaders said Monday they are deserting Rangel, the 83-year-old dean of New York’s delegation in Washington, for Adriano Espaillat in the June 24 Democratic congressional primary. And city Controller Scott Stringer is also expected to soon [...]


Rangel and Challengers Meet in First Debate of Primary Campaign | NY Times

Rangel and Challengers Meet in First Debate of Primary Campaign | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR The grizzled incumbent trumpeted his experience, pounding on the table for emphasis while insisting, to laughter, that he wouldn’t cling to his seat “till I drop dead.” The two-time challenger spoke about his immigrant roots and promised to be a “unifying voice” for an increasingly diverse district. The political novice, for his [...]


Rangel Will Face Rematch of Tough 2012 Primary | NY Times

Rangel Will Face Rematch of Tough 2012 Primary | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR Adriano Espaillat, the Dominican-born state senator from Upper Manhattan who nearly deposed Representative Charles B. Rangel in 2012, said on Thursday that he would challenge Mr. Rangel, the 22-term Harlem Democrat, again in the primary in June. Mr. Espaillat’s near miss two years ago, by fewer than 1,100 votes and 3 percentage [...]


Politicking With The People: Mark Levine – NYC Council 7th District

Politicking With The People: Mark Levine – NYC Council 7th District

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. Please give us a brief bio A. I began my career teaching bilingual math and science at junior high school 149 in the Bronx. I went on to found a community development credit union here uptown, Neighborhood Trust, which has given over $15 million in small loans to help low-income [...]


Politicking With The People: Ydanis Rodriguez – NYC Council 10th District

Politicking With The People: Ydanis Rodriguez – NYC Council 10th District

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. You have a long history of activism and service. Please give us a brief bio. A. I was born in the DR to a family of 13 children and from a young age, my older sisters instilled in me the value of education. At that time, the only schools were [...]


UPinion: No Taxation Without Representation for NYC’s Immigrants

New York City has always been, and always will be, a city of immigrants. As our city brims with anticipation for the passing of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill currently before the U.S. Senate, millions are mobilizing to voice their thoughts on this crucial piece of legislation. This spurring of civic-engagement models what we expect [...]


Ydanis Speaks – The 2013 State of Northern Manhattan Address: The Future of Northern Manhattan

Ydanis Speaks - The 2013 State of Northern Manhattan Address: The Future of Northern Manhattan

What follows is the full 2013 State of Northern Manhattan Address by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez. Good Afternoon, how are we doing today? A big thank you to our Borough President Scott Stringer Rt that great introduction! Before we begin, I would like to ask everyone to please stand for a moment of silence for the [...]


Uptown Games Return to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

Uptown Games Return to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — On your mark, get set, go! Hundreds of local school children will get a taste of track and field this month when the Uptown Games return to the Armory on West 168th Street. Now in its second year, the Uptown Games are a collaboration between State Senator [...]


City Breaks Ground on $61 Million High Bridge Renovation | DNAinfo

City Breaks Ground on $61 Million High Bridge Renovation | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer HIGHBRIDGE — Manhattan and The Bronx will soon be closer than ever. Renovations started Friday to repair the High Bridge, which connects Washington Heights to The Bronx but has been shuttered for decades. Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined other city officials in front of a packed crowd of students at Highbridge [...]


Ydanis Speaks: Parents Are the Cornerstones of a Child’s Education

Ydanis Speaks: Parents Are the Cornerstones of a Child's Education

If you are a parent with a child in a district 6 elementary or middle school, you are likely already aware of the recent conversation around eliminating zones for schools so that children are no longer guaranteed slots in their local school. Needless to say, this proposal created an uproar from parents, some for and [...]


Ydanis Speaks: Why Your Vote Matters

Ydanis Speaks: Why Your Vote Matters

Many of you may have seen a similar post on my Facebook page last Friday, this is an updated and revised post with several additions, please enjoy and engage in conversation… Recently, I had the honor of speaking at the College of Staten Island to students and faculty that take part in the Black Male [...]


CUNY in the Heights Has A State of the Art New Home

CUNY in the Heights Has A State of the Art New Home

This past Saturday, NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat, NYS Assembly Woman Elect Gabriela Rosa and CUNY celebrated the opening of the brand new, state of the art building, set to house the CUNY in the Heights program. This program is a resource for students looking to continue their education, acquire professional [...]


Washington Heights Childcare Center to shutter, barring late lifeline | NY Daily News

Washington Heights Childcare Center to shutter, barring late lifeline | NY Daily News

  Sept. 28 closure, which would leave 75 pre-schoolers without daycare; Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, state Sen. Adriano Espillat are pulled in to find a fix By Douglas Feiden / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The Washington Heights Childcare Center was fighting for its life on Thursday night. The popular daycare center on W. 175th St. could [...]


Espaillat Says Race With Rangel Too Close to Call, May Ask for A Do-Over | DNAinfo

Espaillat Says Race With Rangel Too Close to Call, May Ask for A Do-Over | DNAinfo

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT — State Sen. Adriano Espaillat all but revoked his concession to Rep. Charlie Rangel Monday, saying his contentious race to unseat the long-time Congressman is now too close to call. Hours later, his lawyers opened the door to a possible do-over primary if evidence of [...]


Espaillat Will Beat Rangel Once All Votes Are Counted, Councilman Says | DNAinfo

Espaillat Will Beat Rangel Once All Votes Are Counted, Councilman Says | DNAinfo

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer HARLEM — Could it be another Bush v. Gore? Thousands of votes for State Sen. Adriano Espaillat have yet to be counted in his bid to unseat longtime Rep. Charlie Rangel, according to Upper Manhattan City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, who said that once they are counted, Espaillat will emerge the [...]


Uptown Politics: Q&A With Clyde Williams

Uptown Politics: Q&A With Clyde Williams

BY Dominican Pie (@DominicanPie) Today is June 26, 2012 and the day for the Democratic Primary for the Congressional race of the newly formed 13th District, which stretches from El Barrio to West Harlem, to Washington Heights, Inwood, and the northwest Bronx. The race has been a heated one, with every candidate dedicating a lot [...]


Op-Led: The Winds of Change are blowing through Uptown!

Op-Led: The Winds of Change are blowing through Uptown!

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It is time for a change people! Charles Rangel has served in Congress with distinction for the last 42 years. Mr. Rangel is now 82-years-old and the deep shadows cast by the recent ethics violations have not only diminished his effectiveness but have put in jeopardy the progressive agenda of President [...]


State Senator Adriano Espaillat Runs for the House on Pride and Energy | NY Times

State Senator Adriano Espaillat Runs for the House on Pride and Energy | NY Times

By JOHN ELIGON Adriano Espaillat strode across the light blue linoleum floor of his campaign office with a FedEx box tucked under his arm, his tie as neat and step as perky as they were when his day began 15 hours earlier. Tired? “Nah, I’m feeling good,” he said. “I just had a Power Bar.” [...]


Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Junot Díaz Endorses Adriano Espaillat for Congress

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Junot Díaz Endorses Adriano Espaillat for Congress

Like I have said on many occasions, outside of the Presidential election, the race for the 13th Congressional district is shaping up to be one of the most interesting in all of the nation. This is what the incomparable Junot Diaz had to say about State Senator Adrian Espaillat. “We need a leader who will [...]


Candidate Forum @ the Church of the Intercession Tonight

Candidate Forum @ the Church of the Intercession Tonight

The forum will be moderated by Uptown’s very own Carla Zanoni of DNAinfo.


New York Lawmaker Seeks to Unseat Charles Rangel and Become America’s First Dominican Congressman | PRI’s The World

New York Lawmaker Seeks to Unseat Charles Rangel and Become America's First Dominican Congressman | PRI's The World

By Jason Margolis Charles Rangel has represented Harlem in Congress since 1971. For Rangel, re-election is normally a mere formality – the African-American Congressman wins with more than 90 percent of the vote. But it won’t be so easy this year. This is Rangel’s first election since the House voted to censure him for ethics [...]


After 13-year wait, city and CB 12 finalize $4.5M plan to rebuild Inwood’s crumbling 215th St. Steps | NY Daily News

After 13-year wait, city and CB 12 finalize $4.5M plan to rebuild Inwood’s crumbling 215th St. Steps | NY Daily News

By Douglas Feiden / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Fed-up Inwood residents have been waiting since 1999 for the city to rebuild the neighborhood’s crumbling 215th Street Steps — but the $4.5 million project is finally set to begin next January. After 13 unlucky years of delays, false starts and dashed hopes, the once-majestic passageway rising [...]


Challenging Mr. Rangel | NY Times

Challenging Mr. Rangel | NY Times

By JOHN ELIGON Adam Clayton Powell Jr. knew what his priorities were when he campaigned to become the first congressman to represent a new district centered in Harlem. “I will represent the Negro people first,” he said during the campaign in 1944. “I will represent, after that, all the other American people.” In the decades [...]


Oscar de la Renta Endorses Adriano Espaillat’s Historic Run for Congress

Oscar de la Renta Endorses Adriano Espaillat's Historic Run for Congress

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Global fashion icon and proud Dominican, Oscar de la Renta, has endorsed Adriano Espaillat. This is what De la Renta has to say, “I am proud to endorse Adriano Espaillat for Congress and I call on all Democrats, particularly the Latino and Dominican communities, to join me in rallying behind Adriano’s [...]

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