Blake is the fourth candidate to file since Serrano announced in March that he would not seek reelection due to his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is leading the charge for a new campaign finance reform measure in New York State, to limit the influence of big money in state politics.
Speed cameras in school zones all over New York City were turned back on last week, after Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order that extended the program for 30 days.
Democrat Luis Sepúlveda won a special election for a seat on the State Senate in the 32nd senatorial district last night, easily defeating his two challengers.
Whoever wins the special election will hardly have time to get their seat warm. Another election will follow in the fall, for the two-year term that starts next January.
The hosts hope to bring awareness to hyper-local issues while keeping it progressive without a specific political slant. In the wake of the shut-down of local news outlets like DNAinfo and Gothamist, the team knew that hyper-local news coverage is essential.