Posts Tagged ‘Bill de Blasio’

Tapped In

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Megan Bungeroth and Jon Lentz Espaillat Eyes Senate & Concedes to Rangel City & State reports that State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who conceded defeat on Monday in his contested primary race against Rep. Charles Rangel, declined to say whether he would run for re-election to the state Senate. But Espaillat signaled that he [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Billy Baldwin Says Brother Alec’s Chances of Running for Mayor Real

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Alec Baldwin. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. Manhattan Despite the holiday, the Espaillat-Rangel race is still in full-tilt. The dispute at the Board of Elections harkens back to a past race. State Senate How competitive will this year’s state Senate elections really be? 2013 Mayoral Race Billy Baldwin says Alec Baldwin’s prospects of running for mayor are real. Eva Moskowitz (who’s not [&hellip
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Attempt to Unionize Cablevision Technicians Fails

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

CWA1 The Communications Workers of America has withdrawn its attempt to represent Cablevision’s Outside Plant technicians in the Bronx in advance of the scheduled election today. The move by CWA to unionize the technicians, which is supported by Mayoral hopefuls Bill Thompson, Bill de Blasio and John Liu, was apparently stymied in the face of likely defeat among the group [&hellip
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Trash Talk: Mayoral candidates weigh in on East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

By Jon Lentz Manhattan’s East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station has long divided people into two camps. Next year it may divide the candidates running for mayor of New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials who don’t live near the defunct facility on the Upper East Side have [&hellip
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Race, Ideology and County Politics at Play in Race for Next Council Speaker

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Breaking News

Picking a New York City Council speaker used to be fairly straightforward. County leaders of the five boroughs cut deals. Jobs were promised. Votes were wrangled. Arms twisted. But a couple of new elements in the race to replace term-limited Speaker Christine Quinn in 2014, involving ideology and race, are taking things into uncharted territory. [&hellip
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Ecofest Fights For Survival

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

By Allen Houston Ecofest, an event organized by the West Side Cultural Center in city parks for the past 21 years, is fighting extinction. In May, the organization was denied a permit to host its annual day-long celebration in Central Park Oct. 10. The group appealed the decision in June, but that request was also [&hellip
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Decision '09: General Election

Written by admin on . Posted in Politics

This November, two citywide offices are up for grabs, and several local incumbents are facing Republican challengers at the polls. To give voters a better idea of the men and women vying for their support, we asked each of the candidates to fill out a brief questionnaire explaining their positions and goals in 300 words [&hellip
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General Election Picks

Written by admin on . Posted in Editorial, Opinion and Column

Mayor: Michael Bloomberg As we mentioned back in September, the key to governing the city at this critical juncture is nursing a more diverse economy back to health while maintaining and building on the gains of recent years in education, business, public safety and the vibrant culture that defines New York City. We think Mayor [&hellip
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