Posts Tagged ‘Carolyn Maloney’

Kellner Loses Some Support Over Harassment Claims

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town

NYSRepMicahKellner After sexual harassment claim, Assembly Member Micah Kellner, a city council candidate for the Upper East Side, retains party support while losing some key endorsements Accusations of sexual harassment against Assemblyman Micah Kellner (D-76) have eroded support he once had in his bid for city council. Over the past two weeks, since the New York [&hellip
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Maloney vs. Yahoo

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

marissamayer Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney weighs in: the impact of telecommuting is uncertain Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made headlines recently when she declared the company would be instating a ban on telecommuting this summer to increase productivity among workers. The announcement came as a surprise for many, as Mayer herself is a new mother. “To become the [&hellip
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Lappin Launches Run for Borough President

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Cty Council Member Jessica Lappin launched her candidacy for Manhattan borough president on Friday with endorsements from three of the Upper East Side’s elected officials. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Assemblymembers Micah Kellner and Dan Quart joined Lappin on the steps of Yorkville Community School, an elementary school Lappin helped open in 2009, to announce their [&hellip
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Newtown Tragedy Evokes Calls for Gun Control from Local Politicians

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

flickr-2914911278-hd In the immediate aftermath of the devastating and deadly elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., New York City elected officials lamented the deaths of so many young children and pointed to the tragedy in a cry for increased gun control legislation at the national level. Last Friday, a lone gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, [&hellip
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Our Endorsements for Local Elections

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Politics

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney While the upcoming elections have been largely overshadowed by the devastation and recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy, there are still important choices for voters to make on November 6th. We interviewed most of the candidates in contested elections in the districts covered by Our Town, the West Side Spirit, and Our Town Downtown. The editorial [&hellip
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Tapped In

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

REPUBLICAN RIVAL FOR KELLNER Michael Zumbluskas, an independent with ties to the Reform Party, is running on the Republican ticket for the newly redrawn 76th (currently the 65th) Assembly district on the Upper East Side. Zumbluskas previously challenged incumbent Assembly Member Micah Kellner in 2010 and is making another run at him this year. He [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter REP. MALONEY’S OPPONENT TAKES AIM Last week, Republican candidate for Congress Chris Wight took incumbent Rep. Carolyn Maloney to task for her use of a four-letter word—“when.” Wight seized on a statement that Maloney made during a rally protesting the presence of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, at the United Nations. “In the last [&hellip
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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter Espaillat Demand Vote Transparency Last week, after the preliminary counts came in for the 13th Congressional District primary race, incumbent Charles Rangel declared victory and immediately set about proclaiming the race a piece of cake based on the initially wide margin of votes in his favor. State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who many had viewed as [&hellip
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Maloney Opponent Says District Can Swing Back to GOP

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town, Politics

FE-Chris-Wight In a district that leans heavily Democratic, one Republican is hoping to upend the political establishment this fall and defeat the longtime incumbent, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, to represent the Upper East Side. Chris Wight, an investment banker who has lived in the neighborhood for the past decade, is quick to remind his naysayers that Maloney [&hellip
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