Posts Tagged ‘Sheldon Silver’

Run, Hillary, Run: A funny thing happened on the way to Cuomo’s 2016 presidential bid

Written by NYPress Staff on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Our Town

chartock By Alan S. Shartock Meanwhile, something else is going on. An interesting group of people is encouraging the immensely popular Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president, despite her having said she’s done with politics. There is her successor as United States senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, for example. I know Gillibrand, and I can tell you [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

MargaretChin Lower East Side and Chinatown Chin Says Cuts to After-School and Daycare Programs Remain In response to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s executive budget, Council Member Margaret Chin noted that while the mayor has committed to fund 2,600 teaching positions, the budget still includes cuts to daycare, after-school programs and other services in the Lower East Side [&hellip
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NEIGHBORHOOD CHATTER

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

UNION SQUARE NEW ADDITION TO UNION SQUARE PARTNERSHIP  Felicia Tunnah, former assistant vice president of the Downtown Alliance, has joined the Union Square Partnership as its director of economic development and special projects. As the new director, Tunnah will create programs to promote retail and commercial activity in the area and enhance the streetscape around [&hellip
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Lancemen, in Blasting Wal-Mart, Indirectly Calls for Probe into Cuomo and Silver

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Breaking News

At a press conference yesterday, Democratic Assemblyman Rory Lancman, who is running for Congress in Queens, called on the Justice Department to “examine” politicians in New York “very, very closely” that have accepted donations from Wal-Mart. “We know they know of price of buying government favors in Mexico, and I think all of us are [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: April 19, 2012

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race The candidates got a thumbs-down on their tech prowess. Might Kristin Davis run for mayor? Brooklyn Hakeem Jeffries may end up getting the endorsement of Andrew Cuomo. More on Simcha Felder’s state Senate plans. Manhattan Rangel and Espailliat are fighting over the endorsement decision of Oscar de la Renta. State Senate John [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Fulton Street Center Station Receives Funding Boost

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

The MTA received a welcome surprise March 30 when it was announced that the state’s 2012-2013 budget awarded them a robust $770 million toward the MTA’s capital plan. The allocation of funds, according to a release by State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, will allow the continued construction of both the Second Avenue subway line and [&hellip
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No Mega-Millions, But Funds Unclaimed for New York Politicians

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Breaking News

With tax season bearing down, many New Yorkers are dive-bombing into their couch cushions for spare change and waiting anxiously for government refunds to help make ends meet. Not so for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who are some of dozens of other top officials with cash sitting in [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

NeighborhoodChatter LOWER EAST SIDE SILVER PROPOSES GUN BUY-BACKS AT RUTGERS HOUSE In response to increased gun violence in the Lower East Side over recent months, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver wrote a letter to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly recently, asking for their support in a plan to reduce gun violence. Silver’s plan is to rally the DA’s office and NYPD [&hellip
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DOE Increases Spots at Soon to Be Opened Downtown School

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By Lillian Rizzo Lower Manhattan’s Peck Slip School has been given an additional number of seats for students, and it hasn’t even opened its doors yet. The news came yesterday as advocates such as the Community Education Council, Community Board 1 and Assemblyman Sheldon Silver pushed for a solution to overcrowded schools in the Downtown [&hellip
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