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7 Candidates Running For City Council Seat

Another Candidate Looks to Replace Jimmy Vacca

By Robert Press
POLTICS- The field in the race to replace Jimmy Vacca in the City Council is getting even more crowded. Another candidate has joined the growing list of political hopefuls for the 13th Council District.

Egidio Sementilli has announced that he is a candidate in the much crowded race. Mr. Sementilli is known for being a politically active businessman, who ran for the 13th district the last time it was an open seat in 2005.
Sementilli may have made his announcement in a high-tech way through social media (he annouced on Facebook), but he is going old school to get the word out. The Bronx Voice has spied Sementilli outside the Greek Feast as well as supermarkets and other local stores to obtain petitions to get on the ballot. He is also seen discussing the issues affecting the district.
Before the election season Sementilli had gained attention fighting a homeless shelter in a former Pelham Bay hospital. He also drew media attentio…


Dinowitz Steps Down for Pay Problems
By Robert Press
POLITICS- Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz the Bronx Democratic County Committee Chair is now the former Bronx Democratic County Committee Chair. 

Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner is now the new Bronx Democratic County Committee Chair, while Assemblyman Marcos Crespo remains the Bronx Democratic County Leader. The reason for Dinowitz stepping down has to do with the fact that in his 22 years in office he has not received a pay raise. 
Due to restrictions on what outside income can be earned by a County Committee Chair now, it would be unwise of the assemblyman to continue in that position. As a long time elected official Assemblyman Dinowitz still has lots of clout, and that was the only reason he told me why he stepped down.
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Preet Learns Politics of the Law

Rudolph Giuliani -vs- Preet Bharara

By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 
POLITICS- You should know that both Rudy Giuliani and Preet Bharara became famous and powerful during the times they served as United States Attorneys. Both of them came in like gangbusters, indicting anyone from left to right, anyone who stood in their way, including elected officials.

Due to the fact that the press does not have much love for elected officials, the media has helped to create an aura about these two prosecutors, making Rudy Giuliani the Mayor of the City of New York, and making Preet Bharara arrogant enough to confront the President of the United States of America in what appears to be an act of insubordination, when he said that he would not return his boss’ phone call.
It is important for you to know that after Rudy Giuliani and Preet Bharara left their offices at the US Attorney, some of their overcharged indictments that were fueled by the media to make them famous and powerful, were eventually thrown ou…