Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Candidates begin petitioning for state Legislature

Candidates running for state Senate and Assembly seats have started collecting petitions to get onto the ballot. Comments (1)

Friday, June 17, 2016


Kaplan touts legislative experience and diverse background

Anna Kaplan, one of the five candidates in the Democratic primary race to succeed U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) in representing northeast Queens, said her approaches to policy and her motivation for running were informed by her experience as an immigrant who left Iran in the midst of that country’s revolution. Comments (1)

Landmarks bill passed by City Council splits pols, preservationists

Although the City Council passed a bill introduced by Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) and Councilman David Greenfield (D-Brooklyn) imposing timelines on the designation of landmarks and historic districts, historic preservationists and some Council members say the bill could hurt the character of the city’s historic districts and properties. Comments (2)

Lancman rails against new NYPD use of force guidelines

City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio for threatening to veto a bill he sponsored making the use of a chokehold in the process of an arrest a misdemeanor. Comment
Political Action

A Republican candidate gets involved in the mayoral race

Looking ahead to next year’s mayoral race on the Republican side, one candidate will be the Rev. Michel Faulkner, a pastor of a Baptist church in Harlem. Comment

Gun advocates only see part of the problem

There are fantasies and then again there are fantasies. Those that are considered as possible realities by fanatics are not only delusional but dangerous. Comments (3)



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