How Ritchie Torres won a battle for the Bronx in the heat of the pandemic

BRONX, N.Y. — Ritchie Torres has a clear path to Washington, but getting to this point has not been an easy ride.

The 32-year-old city councilman is set to head to Congress to represent a South Bronx district where nearly a third of residents live below the poverty line. And when New York was the nationwide epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, it was the Bronx that endured the ritchie torres battle bronx pandemic