New York City
And yet another story on Bronx County GOP:
DA PROBES DOWNTOWN 'BRONX' POL
By BRUCE GOLDING
February 3, 2008 -- Prosecutors are investigating a Bronx politician after The Post revealed he's been living for years in lower Manhattan in apparent violation of state law.
The Post has also learned that election officials knew almost a decade ago that GOP district leader Fred Brown lived outside The Bronx, but ignored the information.
A November 1999 letter to the city Board of Elections said Brown "has not lived in this district or borough for many years" and was using a phony address to run for district leader.
A spokeswoman said the board could not act on the complaint because it was made anonymously, and state law requires a signed affidavit to challenge a voter's registration.
The Bronx DA's Office is investigating whether Brown, 72, filed false documents to register and vote in The Bronx, a spokesman said. That crime is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison. read more »
On a warm summer day in July 2007. Jose Rivera (Bronx Democratic Chairman) and Joseph J. Savino (Bronx GOPee Leader) met for lunch at the Seashore restaurant on City Island in the Bronx. J.C. Polanco was also there. Over the course of this lunch the planning and plotting was being conspired on, since that John Ravitz was resigning as the executive director of the New York City Board of Elections in October 2007. So at this lunch Jay Savino told Jose that he will not run for the senate seat anymore, like he was really any threat and also that J.C. Polanco would not run against Joseâ€™s daughter Naomi Rivera for her assembly seat, oh please. So with that in mind Jose agreed to make J.C. Polanco the commissioner at the Board of Elections for the representation of the Bronx republicans. And also Jay and J.C. needed Jose Riveraâ€™s influence over Christine Quinn, speaker the New York City Council, because the past four applicants (including Savino himself) for the commissionerâ€™s job were all turned down by Christine Quinn and the rest of city council. read more »