Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Tapped In

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

Photo by Matthieu Aubry, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. RATS INVADE  SUPERMARKET The blog My Upper West reported on the second vermin sighting in the Upper West Side Fairway Market in recent weeks. Earlier, the blog posted a video of rats scurrying through the aisles, and Fairway’s management responded that they were addressing the rodent problem. But on Sept. 26, another alert customer captured [&hellip
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Tapped In

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

ot_express_Produce Packing copy Compiled by Nora Bosworth, Megan Bungeroth and Alicia Bynum   GREEN GROCER Matthew Solomon and Susan Oyama pack produce for the West Side Senior Supported Food Bag program at Goddard Riverside Center. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS RACE IN RIVERSIDE PARK On Saturday, Sept. 29, the eighth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters RBC Race for the [&hellip
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Cooper Joins Hunt for City Council Seat

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

ws_debracooper_AA Debra Cooper has been around the political block, and now she’s ready to start down the road of a City Council candidacy. Cooper is the latest to jump into the race to represent the Upper West Side district in 2014, when current Council Member Gale Brewer will be out due to term limits. Cooper has [&hellip
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Battle for Civil Court Judge

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

500px-Crossed_Gavels.svg Candidates running for civil court are put in the unique position of convincing voters that they’d be perfect for a certain job without knowing what the specifics of that job will be. That’s because there are several different areas of civil court, and a new judge will be placed wherever the need is greatest. The [&hellip
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Three-Way Race For Tom Duane’s Seat

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Politics, West Side Spirit

high res hoylman  copy When state Sen. Tom Duane announced, to many people’s surprise, that he would retire after his current term ended, it opened an unexpected path for several hopeful candidates. There is now a three-way primary race under way for Duane’s seat representing the 27th Senate District, which covers a chunk of the Upper West Side as [&hellip
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Face Off

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

aIMG_7634crop300dpihrx cmik The Race for Surrogate Court Judge and Why It Matters The only certain things in life, the saying goes, are death and taxes. Manhattan residents might add Surrogate’s Court to that list. The little-known but immensely important court is headed by two judges in New York County, and one of those seats will be vacated [&hellip
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Jack Abramoff: The Unlikely Reformer

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

JonathanSpringer6393_Abramoff Infamous former lobbyist Jack Abramoff claims to be a changed man. After making millions of dollars manipulating the system, Abramoff, who was once chairman of the College Republican National Committee and close friends with ex–House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, is now working with liberal lions like Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig and good-government groups to reform [&hellip
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Is America Ready for Democratic Elections?

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Politics, West Side Spirit

josh A realistic way to disarm the electoral college, so every voter has a voice New Yorkers just don’t thank the one percenters enough. Of course the wealthiest seldom get thanked at all. It’s not at all surprising given their not-so-flattering name was coined by their opponents, Occupy Wall Street But regardless of whether you think [&hellip
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An Act of Political Hara-Kiri

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Politics, West Side Spirit

Alan Chartock. Photo courtesy of wamc.org. To understand what he did and why he did it, you have to understand the realities of elections. Since about half the eligible people don’t bother to vote in presidential elections, the name of the game is to get your voters to turn out. When Romney chose Ryan he was offering a huge incentive for [&hellip
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