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De Blasio arrested at hospital protest: ‘Tell us how we can save Long Island College Hospital’

Posted on 11 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

By MATT ABRAHAMS Last Updated: 12:23 PM, July 10, 2013 Posted: 12:19 PM, July 10, 2013 Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was cuffed this morning while protesting the  closure of two local hospitals.”We have to stop our hospital from foreclosing,” de Blasio shouted as he was  loaded into a paddy wagon, his hands cuffed with zip-ties, along with Council  Member Stephen Levin and about a dozen others as a crowd of a hundred workers,  patients and community members chanted besi . >>> READ MORE ...

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Firefighters Endorse Bill Thompson For Mayor

Posted on 10 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on: July 9th, 2013 at 06:49 PM By: AP The union representing New York City’s rank-and-file firefighters endorsed Bill Thompson for mayor on Tuesday, giving the City Hall hopeful further support from uniformed public workers. The endorsement from the Uniformed Firefighters Association comes weeks after Thompson picked up the backing of a coalition of uniformed public safety unions. The UFA also supported Thompson during his failed 2009 bid against Mayor Michael Bloomberg, wh . >>> READ MORE ...

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Fund-Raiser for Thompson Has History of Swindling

Posted on 25 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

  June 24, 2013 By DAVID M. HALBFINGER One of the most prolific fund-raisers for the mayoral campaign of William C. Thompson Jr. is an admitted swindler who once cheated a tiny, economically depressed Wisconsin village out of $250,000 and later escaped from a federal prison.He is also a polarizing figure in the Satmar sect of Hasidic Jews and was an instigator in a bitter, long-running dynastic struggle between two Satmar factions — even once provoking a brawl in a Brooklyn synagogu . >>> READ MORE ...

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NYC Teachers’ Union Endorses Thompson For Mayor

Posted on 20 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on: June 19th, 2013 at 09:35 PM By: AP   New York – New York City’s massive teachers’ union backed former City Comptroller William Thompson for mayor Wednesday, giving a sizeable campaign boost to a onetime school board chief who made an unexpectedly strong showing in the last mayoral race.   Delivering Thompson a highly sought-after endorsement among New York Democrats, United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew said New Yorkers “need . >>> READ MORE ...

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NYC teachers union on verge of endorsing Bill Thompson for mayor

Posted on 19 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

By SALLY GOLDENBERG Last Updated: 8:51 AM, June 19, 2013 Posted: 12:39 AM, June 19, 2013 Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson is about to get the biggest boost of his campaign — he’ll be endorsed by the teachers union today. The United Federation of Teachers, one of the city’s largest and most politically powerful labor organizations, will hold its endorsement meeting this afternoon. Most insiders expect the union to endorse Thompson, particularly since its former president, Randi Weingart . >>> READ MORE ...

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YWN Straw Poll Of Orthodox Jewish Voters At The FJCC Mayoral Forum

Posted on 05 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

Salgado in first place   It’s only a straw poll, so don’t give too much thought to the results. However, based on the response to our questionnaire by a diverse group of ages and gender, the results of our straw poll, conducted Tuesday night after the FJCC mayoral forum, reflect the overall public opinion polls. There’s one exception though. Christine Quinn, who didn’t hide the fact that she’s from the LGBT community, switched places with Erick Salgado. Mr. Salgado, whose Orthodox . >>> READ MORE ...

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Comptroller John Liu starts bid to become New York City mayor

Posted on 20 March 2013 by admin

  JENNIFER PELTZ NEW YORK — City Comptroller John Liu embarked Sunday on a mayoral bid that illuminates the political rise of New York City’s Asian-American population but has been shadowed by a fundraising-conspiracy case against two former aides. Already the first person of Asian descent to be elected citywide in New York, Liu, a Democrat, hopes to become its first Asian-American mayor. Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, “the rich keep getting filthy rich” while other New . >>> READ MORE ...

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Bill de Blasio: New York City needs to set up an inspector general’s office to oversee police policies

Posted on 19 March 2013 by admin

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s a renewed push for New York City to follow most other major cities and set up an inspector general’s office to oversee police policies like stop-and-frisk. But, election year politics could play a big role, WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman reported. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that what he called the overuse of stop-and-frisk should show that “the inspector general is an idea whose time has come in New York City.” “I think if we had an i . >>> READ MORE ...

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