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Campaign Roundup: Republican Halloran Shows Up at Dems Campaign Kickoff

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Dan Halloran. Via Wiki Commons. State Senate The Senate GOP is using a TV ad firm that has deep Tea Party ties. Queens Republican Dan Halloran surprisingly showed up at Democratic Senate candidate John Messer’s campaign kickoff. Brooklyn Runs for NYC Comptroller or Brooklyn DA could be in TLC Commissioner David Yassky’s future. Elsewhere Erie County Democratic Party chairman Len [&hellip
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If Cab Fares Rise, Will Drivers Pay More Too?

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

The Bloomberg administration is looking at raising faresfor yellow cabs, but Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky this afternoon declined to say whether the city would also consider a proposal to raise how much the taxi fleets can charge drivers. “We’re going to have a public hearing May 31,” Yassky told City & State before [&hellip
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Taxi Drivers Push to Change Rules for Selling their $700k Medallions

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

FE-Taxi ErhanTuncel By Tristan Hallman Taxi driver Erhan Tuncel, 52, bought his yellow taxi medallion 14 years ago. Once he turns 62, he’ll have to either drive 150 seven-hour shifts per year, or sell the medallion at whatever the market rate is. Thanks to the city’s “owner must drive” rule, he can’t lease out the medallion to [&hellip
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Notes From The Neighborhood

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

parkingmeter Neighbors Try to Thwart Vendors with Parking Meters Last week, Community Board 7 narrowly voted down a resolution from their transportation committee that would have recommended a major change in parking regulations on a small strip of West 68th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. The measure came about as a way to keep food [&hellip
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Disenchanted Voters

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To the Editor: Unless you’ve been living in a cave all summer, between campaign mailings, newspaper ads, radio and television commercials, debates along with articles and editorials, everyone knew there was a primary election. With 3.2 million registered Democrats, only 10 percent, or 351,000, voted. Ninety percent, or 2,849,000, stayed home, making “None of the [&hellip
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Our Run-off Picks

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New York City’s Democratic voters will probably pick the city’s next C.F.O. and ombudsman in a run-off election on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Since no candidate in the four-way primary races for comptroller and public advocate reached the 40 percent threshold needed to avoid a run-off, the top two vote-getters are now facing off. And because [&hellip
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Race to the Run-off

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Just a handful of Democratic voters will likely choose the city’s next comptroller and public advocate, in what is expected to be a very low-turnout run-off on Sept. 29. On primary day, Sept. 15, only 11 percent of the city’s voters bothered to come out. The races for public advocate and comptroller were the nail-biters [&hellip
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Primary Day Is Over, But Races Continue

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The primary election was in some ways a sleepy affair, with only 10 percent of the city’s voters turning out. Comptroller Bill Thompson, as expected, won the Democratic Party’s nomination for mayor handily, with 70 percent of the vote, according to unofficial returns. But two citywide races will now have run-off elections between the top [&hellip
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Election Cheat Sheet

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During the past few months, these papers have provided ongoing coverage of the various candidates vying for office this fall, as well as overviews of the mayor’s race focused on a different topic each month. To help readers before they head to the polls on Sept. 15, we’ve created a simplified roundup for each candidate [&hellip
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Decision '09: Primary Profiles

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With two major citywide races and one Manhattan-wide contest this September, Democratic primary voters could be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed. On primary day, a total of 11 candidates will vie for three high-profile positions: city comptroller, public advocate and Manhattan district attorney. (And that’s not even counting the mayoral primary race, although most [&hellip
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