Rangel, Espaillat Raise Near-Equal Sums In Race For Money

rangel1Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel and his chief rival, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, are running neck-and-neck in the race for campaign contributions. Continue Reading →

Rangel and Challengers Meet in First Debate To Lead Harlem

rangel-master675The NYTImes article reports that 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.” Continue Reading →

State Bails Rep. Charles Rangel Out On Unpaid Rent

charles rangelNew York City’s longest-serving congressman won’t pay his rent.

State taxpayers were stiffed out of at least $87,000 when Rep. Charles Rangel stopped paying for the district office he rents in Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, records ­obtained by The Post show. Continue Reading →

Rep. Charles Rangel Recieves Endorsement From Teamsters Union

AP CHARLES RANGEL A USA NYCongressman Charlie Rangel, who is facing a tough re-election battle in a rematch against State Senator Adriano Espaillat, has notched another endorsement, this time from the teamsters union. Continue Reading →

Sen. Espaillat Rips Sell By GHCC

letter28u-2-webGreater Harlem Housing Development Corporation owns this slice on West 135th Street in central Harlem. Continue Reading →

Jesus Take The Wheel: Rangel To Lewis, “You Call That Dancing?” (videos)

AP CHARLES RANGEL A USA NYSoon-to-be-84-year-old Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., took to Twitter Friday, March 21, 2014 to one-up Thursday’s viral dance video by Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a man 10 years his junior.

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Harlem’s Fred Samuel Democratic Club Endorses Rangel

charles rangelLast night the Frederick E. Samuel Community Democratic Club endorsed the Congressman Charles Rangel for reelection to the United States Congress. Continue Reading →

Uptown Electeds Ask Cuomo For State Funds

espaillat_rosa_levine_rodriguezState Senator Adriano Espaillat, Assembly Member Gabriela Rosa, and Council Members Mark Levine and Ydanis Rodriguez are calling for the state to create a dedicated fund for bicycle and pedestrian projects. Continue Reading →

Adriano Espaillat State of he Union Address

Adriano Espaillat“For the more than 11 million undocumented Americans desperately seeking an end to our country’s broken immigration laws, the President’s declaration that we can trade gridlock for reform during this ‘year of action’ is a powerful signal that he understands the hardship they are experiencing. Continue Reading →

Agreement Protects Affordable Housing and Tenants’ Rights

TENANTS_RIGHTSGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a major settlement agreement that will help make communities more just and affordable by ending the reported harassment and intimidation of mainly Spanish-speaking immigrant tenants in nearly 1,800 apartments within 49 buildings in Harlem, Washington Heights, Brooklyn and the South Bronx. Continue Reading →

Rangel Ready For 23rd Term in Congress

charles rangelU.S. Rep. Charles Rangel jokingly flexed his biceps when asked about his age and then offered to dance with a female reporter to prove his vigor Thursday as he announced his intention to run for a 23rd term. Continue Reading →

Senator Adriano Espaillat Calls For ‘Troopergate,’ Resignation

Bill BaroniFrom a statement today by West Harlem Senator Adriano Espaillat:

“Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni’s weeks-overdue resignation marks the conclusion of the first chapter of ‘Troopergate on-the-Hudson,’ but there is more work to be done to ensure the dangerous politicization of public infrastructure does not occur again. Continue Reading →