Posts Tagged ‘Nydia Velazquez’

Velazquez Scores Decisive Primary Win Over Three Challengers

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

Nydia_Velázquez Lopez-backed candidate, Councilman Erik Martin Dilan, falls short by Alan Krawitz The 2012 Democratic primary in the newly created 7th District. which includes parts of Brooklyn, Queens and the Lower East Side, was billed by many to be one of the toughest challenges of Rep. Nydia Velázquez’s 10 terms in office. But, that storyline fell [&hellip
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Occupy Wall Street Candidate Will Run for State Assembly Seat

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

jelani Congressional candidate George Martinez, an Occupy Wall Street hip hop artist who came in fourth in last week’s congressional primary won by Rep. Nydia Velazquez, writes in “The Occupied Wall Street Journal” that another Occupy candidate is now seeking elected office in Brooklyn. In a post yesterday, Martinez writes that Jelani Mashariki, co-founder of the [&hellip
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Split in Jewish Satmar Community Helped Velazquez Win

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

aaronites-300x224 Nydia Velazquez should thank the Aronite faction of Williamsburg’s vote-rich Satmar religious sect for fending off a strong challenge from Councilman Erik Dilan in yesterday’s primary, according to Velazquez supporters. The south Williamsburg Satmar Jewish community is split between two rival brothers, Zalman Teitelbaum and Aaron Teitelbaum — who control the community’s Zalmanite and Aronite factions. [&hellip
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Velazquez Nabs Brooklyn, Lower East Side and Hasidic Votes To Secure Victory

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

nydia-poll1-300x224 Nydia Velazquez needed to refuel after a long day campaigning. She was barely soaking in her victory — having addressed the crowd at Williamsburg’s East River Bar shortly before 11 p.m. — and was piling her plate with meatballs, roast chicken, fried fish, pasta salad, rice and some kind of lasagna at a buffet set [&hellip
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City Councilman Erik Dilan Says He’s “Never Seen [Voting Go] So Slow”

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

dilan-campaign-300x224 It has been a slow morning in Bushwick, but the inside of Vito Lopez’s democratic club on Wyckoff Avenue is bustling. Volunteers have been picking up signs and receiving the day’s instructions since just before the polls opened at six this morning. The electioneering routine is familiar but today presents a rare opportunity for the [&hellip
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Where to Vote on Primary Day, Tuesday, June 26

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Politics

A quick listing of polling locations for the 7th and 13th districts Remember that old P. Diddy-led slogan, “Vote or Die”, the adage meant to influence the public and non-voters to voice their opinions and vote, or suffer a premature demise? Well, when Nydia Velazquez (7th district) and Charles Rangel (13thdistrict) combat their opponents in [&hellip
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Endorsement: Our Vote’s for Velazquez

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

Photo by Jonathan Springer Over the course of her 20 years in Congress, Nydia Velazquez has earned the nickname of “La Luchadora,” or the “The Fighter.” And for the first time in almost a decade, Velazquez is facing a serious fight against three Democratic opponents in the race over the newly redrawn 7th Congressional District. In a congressional environment [&hellip
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Challengers Hope to Unseat a 20-Year Incumbent in Newly Drawn 7th Congressional District

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Politics

Nydia Velazquez. Photo by Jonathan Springer. Rep. Nydia Velazquez could face toughest battle since her election in ’92 In a letter sent to new constituents in the newly drawn 7th Congressional district, Rep. Nydia Velazquez wrote that she is sometimes referred to as “La Luchadora,” Spanish for “The Fighter.” That label may prove more than fitting as Velazquez seeks re-election to [&hellip
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