Posts Tagged ‘Election’

Is This Vito Lopez’s Last Election?

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

VitoRampup1-300x224 Assemblyman Vito Lopez coasted to re-election on Tuesday, fending off a challenge from Republican stand-in Richy Garcia, but he signaled that it might be his last term in office. The embattled legislator had already lost his coveted housing committee and Brooklyn Democratic Party chairmanships this summer when news broke of allegations that he sexually harassed [&hellip
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Lady Smarts: How to…Post in a Post-Hurricane/Election World

Written by Meredith Russo on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Via Flickr/textilesdiva It’s been an exhausting couple of weeks. You were evacuated. You lost power – in all senses of the word – for so long that you debated eating your pumpkin-scented candle and only source of light or heat. You saw cars floating by and started imagining yourself with the Waterworld-inspired cornrows of Spring Break 1996. [&hellip
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Romney’s Mistaken Clinton Calculation

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Politics

CW website pic By Clyde Williams When I started this piece I found myself writing the same story everyone else has about the emergence of President Clinton as the star of the 2012 election cycle. His incredible Democratic convention speech made the arguments on behalf of President Obama better than the candidate himself – leaving pundits speechless and [&hellip
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Bringing the Upper West Side to Albany

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Schneiderman, Cuomo hold first joint appearance By Dan Rivoli and Allen Houston While Republicans made a political comeback around the country, New York State Democrats fared relatively well. Andrew Cuomo is now Governor-elect, Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand trounced their GOP opponents and Tom DiNapoli held on to the State Comptroller seat
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Minority Report

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

After GOP’s House takeover, Nadler lays out agenda By Dan Rivoli Rep. Jerrold Nadler may have won re-election to his Upper West Side-based district with a lopsided 75 percent of the vote. But the “shellacking”—in the words of President Barack Obama—Democrats took on Election Day throughout the country sent Nadler back to a familiar place: [&hellip
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CUNY LAUNCHES VOTE DRIVE

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Dan Rivoli CUNY launched a voting drive aimed at battling apathy among young voters and students. CUNY students are encouraged to wear their school’s colors and apparel to the polls. The university system got Barnes & Noble to give students a 25 percent discount on collegiate apparel to help. Campus stores are giving out [&hellip
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Upper West Side Democrats Help in Statewide Races

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Politics

By Gavin Aronsen Assembly Member Daniel O’Donnell has no Republican challenger for his Upper West Side seat for the Nov. 2 election. But he nonetheless opened campaign headquarters in his district to help fellow Democrats in competitive statewide races. On one of the final Sundays before the election, O’Donnell held an open house at the [&hellip
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Those Pesky Campaign Posters

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Politics

Section 10-119 of the NYC Administrative Code states, in part, “It [is] unlawful for any person to paste, post, paint, print, nail or attach or affix…any handbill, poster, notice, sign, ad, sticker or other printed material upon any…tree, lamppost…telephone pole, public utility pole…bus shelter…parking meter, mail box, traffic control device…[or] public pay telephone…or to direct, [&hellip
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