Post Tagged with: "New York State Assembly"

Candidate Amanda Séptimo (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Amanda Séptimo, 27, Seeks to Bring New Leadership to Albany

Bronx, Dominican, Elections 2018 September 11, 2018 at 4:56 pm

El Diario/La Prensa profiles the Dominican-American woman who seeks to unseat longtime New York State Assembly member Carmen Arroyo in District 84.

Simcha Eichenstein (Photo by Stephen Witt via Kings County Politics)

After Hikind: a New Assemblymember in Boro Park

Brooklyn, Elections 2018, Jewish August 21, 2018 at 8:04 pm

State Assembly candidate Simcha Eichenstein, who is expected to succeed longtime incumbent Dov Hikind, speaks to Kings County Politics about the yeshiva education system and confronting stereotypes.

One-Minute Primer on the NYS Assembly, from Cruz

One-Minute Primer on the NYS Assembly, from Cruz

Elections 2018, New York, Queens, Video May 23, 2018 at 2:55 pm

New York State Assembly candidate Catalina Cruz provides a short civics lesson, in two languages.

Catalina Cruz (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Catalina Cruz Seeks NY Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Immigration, Latino, Politics, Queens January 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Queens Latina Dreamer and pro-immigrant activist Catalina Cruz seeks to represent Assembly District 39, comprising the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Student Martita Abril is $20,000 in debt. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

State Assembly Analyzes Student Debt Crisis

Education, New York December 2, 2016 at 5:07 pm

As college graduates are anxious about student loan debt, the New York State Assembly began holding hearings to find ways to promote initiatives to help them, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Yuh-Line Niou (Photo via Twitter)

‘Complicated’ Election in Chinatown

East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics February 5, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Chinese community leaders talk about the upcoming special election to replace Sheldon Silver for the remainder of his term which expires at the end of the year, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Dominican candidates Marisol Alcantara (r.) and Carmen de la Rosa (m.) are presented by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Two Dominican Women Seek State Legislature Posts

Dominican, Elections 2016, New York, Politics July 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Marisol Alcantara looks to take over the seat vacated by Adriano Espaillat in the Senate while Carmen De La Rosa seeks a seat in the Assembly, reports El Diario.

Assemblyman Carl Heastie (c) flanked by the Bronx Delegation, thanks supporters for backing him for Assembly Speaker.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Heastie: Good News for the Bronx

Bronx, Politics February 4, 2015 at 4:50 pm

The election of Carl Heastie as NYS Assembly speaker “effectively changes the trajectory of the Bronx,” writes Norwood News.

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (Photo by Marcela Alvarez via Queens Latino)

Nily Rozic: a Porteña in Albany

Government, Jewish, Latino March 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Nily Rozic, born in Jerusalem of Argentine parents and raised in New York, brings a multicultural perspective to her job representing Queen’s District 25 in the state assembly, reports Queens Latino.

Photo by Brianne Barry

Numbers, Clout Stay the Same for Latino Pols

Elections 2013, Latino, Politics September 13, 2013 at 11:56 am

After some election year shuffling, Latino presence in the City Council and State Assembly is virtually unchanged.

(Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario-La Prensa)

Mixed Reaction to Possible Return of ‘Shameless’ Assemblyman

Bronx, Crime, Latino, Politics May 29, 2013 at 5:03 pm

El Diario-La Prensa reports that former Assemblyman Nelson Castro might run for the same position he was forced to vacate only weeks ago. It has stirred up community reactions that go from praising his “courage” to “You can’t trust people like that.”

In Vito Lopez Saga, Resignation is Not Enough

In Vito Lopez Saga, Resignation is Not Enough

Brooklyn, Government, In the News, Politics, Queens May 22, 2013 at 11:52 am

After Assemblyman Vito Lopez resigned from his seat after being accused of sexual harassment, El Diario-La Prensa, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle and The Home Reporter News weigh in on the once-powerful Brooklyn politician’s fall from grace.

Supporters of the NY DREAM act rallied in Albany on March 2012. (Photo by Long Island Wins, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Latino Officials Push for NY DREAM Act to be Included in State Budget

Immigration, Latino, Politics March 12, 2013 at 5:48 pm

The state Legislature could soon settle on a budget, but many fear the New York DREAM Act will be left by the wayside like it was last year, despite recent unprecedented support in the Assembly, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Rosa took the oath of office with her son, who held the microphone, her husband and her mother by her side (Photo via Manhattan Times).

Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa Makes History

Dominican, Immigration, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Politics January 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm

The first Dominican-American woman elected to the New York State Assembly and also the first female to represent the 72nd Assembly District was sworn-in in an emotional ceremony Uptown, the Manhattan Times reports.

On Nov. 6, 2012, Michaelle Solages became the first Haitian elected to the New York State Assembly. (Photo courtesy of Michaelle Solages via The Haitian Times)

Nassau Woman Becomes First Haitian in NYS Assembly

Michaelle Solages became the first person of Haitian descent elected to New York State Assembly on November 6. However, instead of celebrating, the former photojournalist is helping her Sandy-stricken frustrated neighbors in Nassau’s District 22, reports The Haitian Times.