While a number of Latino legislators supported Bill de Blasio’s choice of William J. Bratton as the new police commissioner, community leaders expressed disappointment that first deputy commissioner Rafael Piñeiro was not selected, reports El Diario-La Prensa.
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Bill de Blasio received the backing of just two Latino politicians, but community leaders hope that the mayor-elect, who ran as the “inclusive” candidate, will award Latinos key appointments, El Diario-La Prensa reports.
A new report by a non-profit has identified 13 Bronx politicians in the state assembly and senate who received campaign funds from organizations supporting fracking, the controversial method to extract underground natural gas, reports the Bronx Bureau. But many of them dispute the findings of the report.
Two Bangladeshis will run next year for a city council seat in the Bronx, but some worry that the Bangladeshis – a new but growing immigrant community – are reaching for too much too early. They question the value of fielding a Bangladeshi candidate against a political machine that favors Latinos. For many, the question hinges on who wins this week’s 87th Assembly District primary.