Posts Tagged ‘Adriano Espaillat’

From Undocumented to Congress: Adriano Espaillat Needles Trump at DNC | Observer

From Undocumented to Congress: Adriano Espaillat Needles Trump at DNC | Observer

By Jillian Jorgensen New York’s elected officials took the stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight to offer up their support of hometown candidate Hillary Clinton—including the state senator who will become the nation’s first Dominican-American congressman this November. Adriano Espaillat, who won a Democratic primary for the seat being vacated by Congressman Charles Rangel, […]


Uptown’s Own Adriano Espaillat to Address the Democratic National Convention Tonight

Uptown's Own Adriano Espaillat to Address the Democratic National Convention Tonight

State Senator Adriano Espaillat, the Democratic primary winner in New York’s 13th congressional district, will address the delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in support of the Clinton-Kaine ticket tonight. If elected in November, Espaillat would not only become the first Dominican-American to ever serve in Congress, he would also become the first […]


Espaillat’s American Dream has taken him from undocumented to (likely) U.S. Congress | Fox News Latino

Espaillat's American Dream has taken him from undocumented to (likely) U.S. Congress | Fox News Latino

By Elizabeth Llorente The man who is poised to succeed Democratic longtime U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) says he is elated to be part of a pivotal move toward a new era in New York politics. State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who started his life in the United States at the age of 9 as an […]


Adriano Espaillat Prevails in Democratic Primary | WSJ

Adriano Espaillat Prevails in Democratic Primary | WSJ

By Mara Gay and Thomas MacMillan New York state Assemblyman Keith Wright conceded defeat Thursday in the race for the Democratic nomination to succeed U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, paving the way for state Sen. Adriano Espaillat to potentially become the first Dominican-American member of Congress. The primary fight ended Thursday afternoon with a handshake outside […]


Adriano Espaillat Is in Position to Replace Rangel and Become First Dominican in Congress | NY Times

Adriano Espaillat Is in Position to Replace Rangel and Become First Dominican in Congress | NY Times

By WILLIAM NEUMAN State Senator Adriano D. Espaillat was poised on Tuesday to take a historic step toward becoming the first Dominican-American elected to Congress, holding what appeared to be an insurmountable lead in the Democratic primary to replace Representative Charles B. Rangel. Mr. Espaillat declared victory with a lead of more than 1,000 votes […]


Get Your Vote On: 13th Congressional District

Get Your Vote On: 13th Congressional District

Listen up people it’s time to get out there and vote. The fact that Rangel is retiring after 4 decades adds a certain urgency, volatility and intrigue to the race for the 13th Congressional District. Nine Democrats are competing for the nomination in today’s primary. NYC’s 13th Congressional District is made up of Harlem, East […]


The Most District: What’s America’s smallest congressional district? New York’s 13th | Daily KOS

The Most District: What's America's smallest congressional district? New York's 13th | Daily KOS

By David Jarman The nation’s smallest, and most dense, congressional district, is New York’s 13th Congressional District. The tiny 13th occupies only 10.25 square miles of land area (or 12.98 square miles of total area, including water, if you prefer); according to the 2010 Census, that’s 69,994 people per square mile. There are only four other […]


Pol calls for liquor-license freeze to nix neighborhood rowdiness | NY Post

Pol calls for liquor-license freeze to nix neighborhood rowdiness | NY Post

By Michael Gartland Elected officials in upper Manhattan put forward an unprecedented proposal Thursday to make it last call for new bars before they even open. State Sen. Adriano Espaillat issued a call Thursday for a one-year freeze on new liquor licenses for bars in Inwood, saying that would be the best way to restore […]


In Washington Heights, a 23-Year-Old Rivalry Rages On | Voices of NY

In Washington Heights, a 23-Year-Old Rivalry Rages On | Voices of NY

By Marlene Peralta  | Via El Diario/La Prensa Translated by Karina Casiano  from Spanish The 1991 City Council elections may sound long gone, but they not only radically changed the Upper Manhattan political environment; the race gave way to a rivalry that is still strong 23 years later. Back then, a teacher named Guillermo Linares […]


8/21/14: Job Fair @ Shabazz Center

8/21/14: Job Fair @ Shabazz Center

Sponsored by State Senator Adriano Espaillat as well as a whole host of community institutions, this job fair is is an opportunity for job-seekers to meet potential employers, including government agencies, institutions, unions, and businesses. Learn about hiring and training opportunities in the community. Get your resumés ready and dress professionally. The fair takes place […]


Rangel and Espaillat trade barbs, mockery in debate in the Bronx | NY Daily News

Rangel and Espaillat trade barbs, mockery in debate in the Bronx | NY Daily News

BY Annie Karni , Erin Durkin | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Rep. Charles Rangel and challenger Adriano Espaillat faced off in a debate Wednesday night in a race for a Harlem congressional seat that has become increasingly heated and personal. The two candidates toned down their racial rhetoric, but Espaillat, a Washington Heights state senator, […]


State Sen. Adriano Espaillat showcasing his Dominican heritage through campaign | NY Daily News

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat showcasing his Dominican heritage through campaign | NY Daily News

BY Annie Karni | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS As he campaigns against legendary Rep. Charles Rangel, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat isn’t shy about showcasing his roots. “I would have never thought back then, when I came with no papers, an immigrant, a young boy from the Dominican Republic, that I would have the great opportunity […]


Legendary Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel nearing end of his political career | NY Daily News

Legendary Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel nearing end of his political career | NY Daily News

BY Juan Gonzalez Legendary Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel is nearing the end of his political career. Bronx Democratic Party leaders said Monday they are deserting Rangel, the 83-year-old dean of New York’s delegation in Washington, for Adriano Espaillat in the June 24 Democratic congressional primary. And city Controller Scott Stringer is also expected to soon […]


Rangel and Challengers Meet in First Debate of Primary Campaign | NY Times

Rangel and Challengers Meet in First Debate of Primary Campaign | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR 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.” The two-time challenger spoke about his immigrant roots and promised to be a “unifying voice” for an increasingly diverse district. The political novice, for his […]


Rangel Will Face Rematch of Tough 2012 Primary | NY Times

Rangel Will Face Rematch of Tough 2012 Primary | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR Adriano Espaillat, the Dominican-born state senator from Upper Manhattan who nearly deposed Representative Charles B. Rangel in 2012, said on Thursday that he would challenge Mr. Rangel, the 22-term Harlem Democrat, again in the primary in June. Mr. Espaillat’s near miss two years ago, by fewer than 1,100 votes and 3 percentage […]


Politicking With The People: Mark Levine – NYC Council 7th District

Politicking With The People: Mark Levine – NYC Council 7th District

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. Please give us a brief bio A. I began my career teaching bilingual math and science at junior high school 149 in the Bronx. I went on to found a community development credit union here uptown, Neighborhood Trust, which has given over $15 million in small loans to help low-income […]


Politicking With The People: Ydanis Rodriguez – NYC Council 10th District

Politicking With The People: Ydanis Rodriguez – NYC Council 10th District

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Q. You have a long history of activism and service. Please give us a brief bio. A. I was born in the DR to a family of 13 children and from a young age, my older sisters instilled in me the value of education. At that time, the only schools were […]


UPinion: No Taxation Without Representation for NYC’s Immigrants

New York City has always been, and always will be, a city of immigrants. As our city brims with anticipation for the passing of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill currently before the U.S. Senate, millions are mobilizing to voice their thoughts on this crucial piece of legislation. This spurring of civic-engagement models what we expect […]


Ydanis Speaks – The 2013 State of Northern Manhattan Address: The Future of Northern Manhattan

Ydanis Speaks - The 2013 State of Northern Manhattan Address: The Future of Northern Manhattan

What follows is the full 2013 State of Northern Manhattan Address by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez. Good Afternoon, how are we doing today? A big thank you to our Borough President Scott Stringer Rt that great introduction! Before we begin, I would like to ask everyone to please stand for a moment of silence for the […]


Uptown Games Return to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

Uptown Games Return to Washington Heights | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — On your mark, get set, go! Hundreds of local school children will get a taste of track and field this month when the Uptown Games return to the Armory on West 168th Street. Now in its second year, the Uptown Games are a collaboration between State Senator […]


City Breaks Ground on $61 Million High Bridge Renovation | DNAinfo

City Breaks Ground on $61 Million High Bridge Renovation | DNAinfo

By Nigel Chiwaya, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer HIGHBRIDGE — Manhattan and The Bronx will soon be closer than ever. Renovations started Friday to repair the High Bridge, which connects Washington Heights to The Bronx but has been shuttered for decades. Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined other city officials in front of a packed crowd of students at Highbridge […]


Ydanis Speaks: Parents Are the Cornerstones of a Child’s Education

Ydanis Speaks: Parents Are the Cornerstones of a Child's Education

If you are a parent with a child in a district 6 elementary or middle school, you are likely already aware of the recent conversation around eliminating zones for schools so that children are no longer guaranteed slots in their local school. Needless to say, this proposal created an uproar from parents, some for and […]


Ydanis Speaks: Why Your Vote Matters

Ydanis Speaks: Why Your Vote Matters

Many of you may have seen a similar post on my Facebook page last Friday, this is an updated and revised post with several additions, please enjoy and engage in conversation… Recently, I had the honor of speaking at the College of Staten Island to students and faculty that take part in the Black Male […]


CUNY in the Heights Has A State of the Art New Home

CUNY in the Heights Has A State of the Art New Home

This past Saturday, NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat, NYS Assembly Woman Elect Gabriela Rosa and CUNY celebrated the opening of the brand new, state of the art building, set to house the CUNY in the Heights program. This program is a resource for students looking to continue their education, acquire professional […]

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