Posts Tagged ‘George Maziarz’

Congressional Hopeful Blasts Group Behind “Stand Your Ground” Legislation

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Breaking News

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries today blasted the American Legislative Exchange Council, the nonprofit public policy group under increasing scrutiny following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin due to its role in writing Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law. Jeffries, who is currently running for Congress, said Martin’s death sent shock waves through the largely African American [&hellip
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Heard Around Town: March 30, 2012

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

* Queens Assemblyman Rory Lancman told the Politicker at a recent press conference that if he loses his race for Congress, he definitely won’t run for re-election to the Assembly. But two prominent colleagues in Albany who are also running for Congress, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, are unwilling to go that far. Due [&hellip
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Notes from the Neighborhood

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Bike riders power their way up 122nd Street during the 2012 Grant’s Tomb Criterium bicycle race on March 10. CHARITY RACE FOR 4-YEAR-OLD WITH RARE DISEASE Hundreds of Upper West Siders came out last Sunday to support 4-year-old Rafaella “Rafi” Lily Kopelan, running a 5K in her honor through Riverside Park. Kopelan was diagnosed with a rare genetic connective tissue disorder called epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a disease that makes it difficult for skin to [&hellip
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