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Gustavo Rivera handily beat scandal-plagued State Senator Pedro Espada in 2010. Photo by Adi Talwar.
Georgia Kral  |  January 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The start of State Sen. Gustavo Rivera's legislative career coincided with the apparent beginning of Albany's clean-up, following years of corruption. MetroFocus spoke with Rivera after Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address on Wednesday.
In this June 20, 2009, file photo, New York state Sen. Pedro Espada, D-Bronx, speaks to members of the New York State Chapter of The League of United Latino American Citizens during their annual convention in Albany, N.Y. New York and federal authorities on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 said Espada and his son have been indicted on six charges that they embezzled more than $500 thousand from the Bronx health clinic Espada founded. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
City Hall News  |  August 26, 2011 10:50 AM | Comments
The most powerful entities in New York this week were the natural disasters but only humans qualify for our weekly catalog of who’s up and who’s down in the seismic struggle of New York politics.
Gustavo Rivera won a seat in the northwest Bronx. He says TKTK. Photo courtesy of Gustavo Rivera.
Sarah Laskow  |  August 18, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
While they had a chance to reflect after marathon sessions that dragged into the summer, MetroFocus caught up with some of New York’s newest representatives to find out how they’ve been dealing.
Long Island Congressman Steve Israel  Flickr/Third Way.
City Hall News  |  August 12, 2011 10:49 AM | Comments
If ever anyone deserved to be a posthumous winner, it would be the late Gov. Hugh Carey. Judge for yourself whether any of this week’s Winners & Losers can meet that standard.
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