Posts Tagged ‘President Obama’

Two Local Students Attend Presidential Inauguration

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Two lucky Upper East Side high school students recently had the experience of a lifetime: attending the second inauguration of President Obama. Lucy Featherston, 14, and Sidney Roubin, 15, are both ninth-graders at Hewitt, an all-girls’ private school on East 75th Street. “The moment my mom told me we had tickets, I said, ‘We have [&hellip
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Incumbent Rep. Charlie Rangel Links Himself to Obama on Primary Day

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel, who voted today in the Democratic congressional primary, is facing a challenge from State Sen. Adriano Espaillat and three other candidates. (Jon Lentz) After navigating through a crowd of reporters and photographers to cast his primary vote in Harlem today, Congressman Charlie Rangel sought to link his campaign to President Barack Obama. From the ongoing fiscal crisis and income inequality to healthcare reform and the high number of young people going to prison, Rangel asserted he was the [&hellip
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The Movement’s Next Move?: Occupy Wall Street’s window for real change is closing

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Rogers headshot By Josh Rogers An Occupy Wall Street group invited me last week to a Facebook page outlining all of the financial corruption issues the media was ignoring. The first post I saw involved portable toilets at one of their encampments. Now surely a grassroots movement with protests in many countries has plenty of logistical worries, [&hellip
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A Precinct Nice Enough to Show His Wife

Written by admin on . Posted in Special Sections, WESTYS

After chasing killers, commander settles on UWS By Max Sarinsky Christopher McCormack has spent most of the past two decades pursuing notorious criminals in some of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods. So he may have felt a little out of place when in July, less than three months after being promoted to captain of the [&hellip
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Feedback on ‘Run, Carolyn, Run’

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: The State Legislature, under Sen. Charles Schumer’s Albany allies Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, selected Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill the seat of former Sen. Clinton. Now we have Schumer lobbying the White House. This resulted in President Obama calling a potential 2010 Democratic Senate primary contestant, Long Island Rep. Steve Israel, and asking [&hellip
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