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David Cruz

is the former editor of Norwood News, covering the Bronx.



Who will be next to lead the Bronx?

With unexpected retirements, the competition for borough president and Democratic party chair takes shape.

Ruben Diaz Jr.


Son of a preacher man

Ruben Diaz Jr. has chipped away at some of the Bronx’s nagging stereotypes, and is hoping to replicate these successes citywide as he runs for mayor. And you can bet he’ll use his greatest asset: a natural, affable charm. Early on, he is lagging on fundraising and name recognition – but perhaps his biggest challenge is the behavior of his father, the Rev. Rubén Díaz Sr.

Ruben Diaz Sr.


Will the Bronx elect a cowboy-hatted congressman?

Four candidates have already declared for the Democratic primary to replace Rep. José E. Serrano, which will be held next summer and, much to the surprise of outsiders, New York City Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr. may be a serious contender.

New York City


Everything that could derail the new Bronx Metro-North stations

Lawmakers across the Bronx and Westchester County came to an agreement with the MTA, Amtrak and Empire State Development that will lead to the construction of four new Metro-North stations in the east Bronx.

Criminal justice


Darcel Clark backs off of challenge to immigrant rights’ ruling

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark would have made political enemies and strange bedfellows had she pursued the case.

Jeff Klein


Last machine standing: Marcos Crespo vs. the uprising

Can Marcos Crespo and his Democratic machine survive the progressive insurgency?