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St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, where a 30 year old man was found dead in the ER after a wait of several hours last January (Photo by Eduardo Villagrán Morales, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: ER Waits Are Way Too Long

Delay and neglect in NYC hospitals need to be addressed.

Kathy Hochul talking to community representatives at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Photo by Catherine Li via Sing Tao Daily)

Lieutenant Governor Candidates Bid for Chinese Voters

East Asian, New York, Politics, Revson Covering NYC August 11, 2014 at 4:21 pm

The two Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor are trying hard to win Chinese votes in advance of the primary, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Former factory worker Nazma Akter, left, now represents Bangladeshi laborers full time. She presented the proposal on behalf of AFL-CIO calling for Ralph Lauren Corporation to  conduct a "human rights risk assessment" and sign the Bangladesh Accord on Building and Fire Safety. With her is Rev. David M. Schilling, the Senior Program Director at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a shareholder coalition which supports the proposal. (Photo by Jennifer Lehman for Voices of NY)

NYC Comptroller Supports Asian Textile Workers

Scott Stringer seconds a proposal requesting that Ralph Lauren Corporation sign a safety accord.

(Photo by Juan Matossian via El Diario/La Prensa)

Rangel Win Exposes Divisions in Latino Vote

Latino, Manhattan, Politics, Revson Covering NYC June 25, 2014 at 4:18 pm

As Rep. Charles B. Rangel claimed victory after holding a slim lead over state Sen. Adriano D. Espaillat in their primary election contest, the battle reflected the divisions among Latinos in East Harlem, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The June 24 primary to elect the Democrat candidate for the 13th Congressional District is heating up. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario).

Can Espaillat Beat Rangel the Second Time Around?

Bronx, Dominican, Manhattan, Politics, Revson Covering NYC June 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Two years ago, longtime Congressman Charles Rangel survived Adriano Espaillat’s primary challenge. This time, things could be different, reports El Diario/La Prensa in a political analysis.

(Photo by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer via Manhattan Times)

Getting Out the Dominican Vote

A group working to register eligible Dominican voters may help determine the outcome of the June 24 primary for a key Congressional seat, Manhattan Times reports.

A Korean-American Mayor in 2017?

A Korean-American Mayor in 2017?

Architect He Gin Lee keeps running for the position, and insists he’s up to the job.

David Walentas in 2011 at the Empire Fulton Ferry Park in Brooklyn, which his real estate company developed. (Photo by Cooper Miller, Creative Commons license)

Business Donors Get Around NYC Campaign Curbs

A CUNY Journalism School investigation shows that in 2013, insiders found ways to fund those they favored.          

(Photo by Jiwon Choi/Voices of NY)

De Blasio Talks Policy with City’s Ethnic Media

The mayor discussed affordable housing, immigration and other topics at a roundtable at City Hall.

Will Two Bronx Districts Get Special Elections?

Will Two Bronx Districts Get Special Elections?

Bronx, Government, Politics, Revson Covering NYC February 7, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Approximately 250,000 Bronx residents are without representation in Albany while Gov. Cuomo decides whether or not to call special elections, Bronx Bureau reports.

Melissa Mark-Viverito after being elected City Council speaker (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa.

Latinos Hail Mark-Viverito’s ‘Historic’ Election

Latino leaders rejoiced when Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito became City Council speaker, the first Hispanic politician to occupy the most important seat in New York City after the mayor, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. (Photo by Kevdiaphoto, Creative Commons license)

Latino Group Cautions de Blasio Over Cabinet Diversity

A Latino organization expresses its discomfort at what it calls a “disturbing pattern” of “marginal inclusion” of Hispanics for top-level appointments in Bill de Blasio administration, reports Gotham Gazette.

Bill de Blasio, Letitia James and Scott Stringer were elected with support from the Working Families Party. (Photo credits from left, Kevin Case, Creative Commons license; Jehangir Khattak/Voices of NY; Ethikus, Creative Commons license)

Breakthrough Year for Working Families Party

Elections 2013, Politics, Revson Covering NYC November 18, 2013 at 5:55 pm

The Working Families Party had a banner election year, pushing their candidates to victory not only in citywide races but in the City Council and district attorney’s office. The success didn’t come overnight, reports Amsterdam News.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio said his administration will look like the city. (Photo by Julius Mortal/Voices of NY)

De Blasio Vows to Build Diverse Administration

Elections 2013, Government, Latino, Revson Covering NYC November 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm

A government that looks like the city is what Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio vowed to assemble during a reception at the “Somos el Futuro” conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, over the weekend.

Members of the Central Park Five, left to right - Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, Kevin Richardson, and Raymond Santana. (Photo by Maysles Institute, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: Are Prosecutors Untouchable, Free of Accountability?

Brooklyn, Government, Opinion, Revson Covering NYC October 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm

In instances like the Central Park Jogger case, in which five innocent teens were convicted for a vicious crime they did not commit, what are the consequences for the prosecutors who oversaw such a travesty of justice? Are they untouchable? Are they free from accountability?