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Campaign Roundup: Despite Fundraising Scandal, John Liu Bags $600k for Mayoral Run

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via Wiki Commons 2013 Mayoral Race Anthony Weiner’s wife is reportedly urging him to give a tell-all interview, amid rumors that he’s considering a run for mayor or public advocate. John Liu raised $600K despite his fundraising scandal. Tom Allon himself raised $250K. Christine Quinn is already focused on fundraising for a possible general election. Queens One of [&hellip
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Christine Quinn Joins Group to Rebuild Queens Power Plant

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Via Wiki Commons. Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Friday joined Smart Power NY, a coalition of community organizations, elected officials, and environmentalists supporting the Astoria Repowering Project, an effort to rebuild an existing Queens power plant to be more environmentally friendly. “Changing the way we are dealing with energy, changing the way we are dealing with power is a citywide [&hellip
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Program Finds Seniors Ripe for Healthy Fresh Food

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Seniors, West Side Spirit

By Amanda Woods For some senior citizens on the Upper West Side, it may be difficult to take a trip to the Greenmarket and buy a few days’ supply of fruits and vegetables. With this in mind, Council Member Gale Brewer launched “Grow Green, Age Well” to help connect the elderly to locally produced healthy [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Rangel Congratulates Espaillat on “Ambitious” Run

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons Manhattan Guillermo Linares is in for a Senate run against Adriano Espaillat, while Mark Levine appears to be dropping his candidacy. Charlie Rangel issued a statement congratulating Espaillat. U.S. Senate Wendy Long challenged Kirsten Gillibrand to a series of five debates. 2013 Mayoral Race John Catsmatidis doesn’t think Christine Quinn is a lock to get [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

NeighborhoodChatter Council Speaker Responds to the Supreme Court Ruling on Obama’s Health Care Bill The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act 5-4 last Thursday. The decision will reportedly insure up to 30 million Americans who are currently uninsured. Council Speaker Christine Quinn expressed her happiness with the ruling in a statement released [&hellip
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Advocacy Groups Rally Downtown in Support of Supreme Court Healthcare Ruling

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A number of groups and individuals met today in Foley Square to rally in support of SCOTUS upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Health Care for All New York organized a “Rally to Respond” to the ruling, which was quickly retitled a “Rally to Celebrate,” announced Director Mark Hannay to the crowd. Hannay was among [&hellip
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Is Christine Quinn Courting Gov. Cuomo’s Support?

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quinn-cuomo-300x298 Is New York Council Speaker Christine Quinn building close ties with Gov. Andrew Cuomo just in time for her 2013 mayoral campaign? One interested observer following the race notes Cuomo’s decision to shun the traditional gaggle of elected officials, and instead march just with Quinn and her new wife in last weekend’s gay pride parade. Quinn, who [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

NeighborhoodChatter Compiled by Helen Matsumoto Officials Push for Domestic Violence Penalty Laws City officials, including Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., are calling for immediate passage of a bill that would increase penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders. The legislation, led by State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, would provide district attorneys [&hellip
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Representative Rangel Wins Primary Despite Redistricting

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Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, representing the congressional district primarily covering Harlem, won yesterday’s primary despite district redraws (occurring once a decade). The 82-year-old Rangel defeated Adriano Espaillat and three other candidates in the congressional primary, with the New York Times calling it “the toughest re-election fight of his career.” Rangel’s victory gives him the shot [&hellip
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Will the Elimination of Bottle Service Actually Make New York Clubs Safer?

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NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn called for an emergency meeting with the NYPD and the New York Nightlife Association following rappers Drake and Chris Brown’s infamous bar brawl at the W.I.P club in SoHo last Thursday. Quinn said she was “deeply concerned” by the incident, and added that existing guidelines and legislation surrounding bottle service [&hellip
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