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Espaillat Backers Accuse Rangel of Fostering 'Tale of Two Harlems'

Charles Rangel ignored the needs of East Harlem in favor of Central Harlem, Espaillat supporters said.

Central Harlem »

Rangel Ready to Dance His Way to 23rd Term in Congress

Charles Rangel, 83, won his 2012 primary by fewer than 1,000 votes.

East Harlem »

Two Harlem Councilwomen Vie to Be Next Speaker

Melissa Mark-Viverito and Inez Dickens are positioning themselves for City Council Speaker.

Central Harlem »

City Council Candidate Inez Dickens Called 'Slumlord Millionaire'

The Harlem City Council race got dirty as fliers called Inez Dickens a "slumlord millionaire."

New York City »

Black, Latino Legislators Concerned About Effects of Scandals

Charges may hurt black and Latino elected officials seeking to increase their numbers and gain clout.

West Harlem »

Christine Quinn Ramps Up Her Uptown Presence Ahead of 2013 Mayoral Race

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has become a near-constant presence uptown this summer.

Harlem »

Rangel's Primary Victory Means He'll Leave on His Own Terms, Supporters Say

After a second hard-fought primary victory, many in Harlem say Charles Rangel can leave on his own terms.

Harlem »

Harlem Voters Give Charlie Rangel Primary Win Despite Ethics Allegations

Despite ethics charges and an anti-government mood, Harlem voters remain loyal to their congressman.

Manhattan »

Charles Rangel Refuses Calls to Quit at Harlem Forum

Challenger Adam Clayton Powell said Rep. Charles Rangel has lost his power and support at a forum on Monday night.

Manhattan »

Charlie Rangel Opponent Cries Foul Over Change in Candidates' Forum Format

Joyce Johnson accused Charles Rangel of avoiding questions from his challengers.

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