Assemblyman Carmen Arroyo’s grandson plead guilty to embezzling $115,000 from a non-profit group in order to pay for things like campaign contributions and “new flooring” for the assemblywoman, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
The office did not name Arroyo, but did say Izquierdo is the “grandson” of “Assembly Member #1″ Read More
One little-noticed result of last night's primary: the grandson of Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo who was charged with embezzlement earlier this year was just elected as a delegate to the judicial convention.
Richard Izquierdo Arroyo defeated Linda Duke for the position, which is unpaid but would help decide the Democratic Party's picks for Supreme Read More
When Bill Thompson called fellow Democrat Carmen Arroyo at her Albany office to discuss his race for mayor, she ended the conversation abruptly.
“I had to hang the telephone on him because he was calling my office in Albany,” Arroyo, an Assemblywoman from the Bronx, said in a telephone interview from her home. “He has Read More
Among the funding requests cut by the Council from its budget was one for the Bronx African American Chamber of Commerce, which was slated to get $10,000 at the request of City Councilman Larry Seabrook. The organization earned some attention when it came out that they never accounted for the ultimate Read More
In advance of the state legislature’s return to session next week, Michael Bloomberg and city officials are holding a press conference to put pressure on the handful of state legislators who oppose re-opening the Gansevoort waste transfer station on Manhattan’s West Side, a key component of the city‘s five-borough garbage plan.
At a press Read More
Everyone knows that signing a lease in New York City is a lot easier than buying, but that’s doubly true if you’re opening a new school. Ordinarily, the city’s Department of Education needs City Council approval to construct a new school, but Council members recently discovered that schools have been opening up in leased buildings Read More
As Matthew Schuerman noted earlier, the Yankee stadium plan easily passed the City Council subcommittee (3-0) and committee (22-1) this morning.
But the meeting was not without its moments, and tensions, as a crowd of partisans for and against the stadium packed the small chamber. The opposition held up green and orange signs Read More
We hope the Times’s chronicler of tasty local political brawls will soon make his way up to the South Bronx soon, where a truly Bronx-tastic City Council special election is underway.
“Some things never change. Like good, old-fashioned Bronx County politics,” a correspondent emails. “Some things do change. Like names.”
Here’s the deal: the race Read More