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Greenfield Standing Firmly on Shifting Ground

Posted on 14 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

Editorial: This past weekend a scathing Yiddish pamphlet was circulated in Borough Park attacking Greenfield on a number of accounts. The title on the cover reads “DAVID GREENFIELD: A FAILURE: A TRAITOR”. Treason Greenfield was called out for his radio interview with Dov Lipman, an Israeli Member of the Keneset from the Yesh Atid Party.  The Yesh Atid Party, under the leadership of Yair Lapid, is a member of the current government and principally responsible for the “Share the Burden” b . >>> READ MORE ...

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Lhota Looks Forward to Debate With ‘Radical’ de Blasio

Posted on 17 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Politicker By Jill Colvin 9/16 6:19pm Joe Lhota talks to reporters this afternoon on the Upper East Side. Republican mayoral contender Joe Lhota congratulated Bill de Blasio on securing his party’s expected nomination this afternoon and said he’s looking forward to a more mature and vigorous debate. After weeks of being attacked by his ex-Republican challenger billionaire John Catsimatidis–most recently for saying he would not have shut down subway service to save two stray kittens on t . >>> READ MORE ...

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Why New York mayor’s race could be big deal for American liberalism

Posted on 30 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

The new front-runner in the New York mayor’s race is Bill de Blasio, the most liberal major candidate in the field. If he wins, it could be a boost for the left nationally And de Blasio hasn’t hedged on his calls for greater restrictions on New York’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy, which allows cops to waylay anyone they think might be involved in serious criminal activity. “What de Blasio has done with great success has been to energize the activist base of the Democratic . >>> READ MORE ...

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De Blasio, Quinn Neck-and-Neck

Posted on 16 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

Poll Shows the Public Advocate Surging in Race for Mayor By: MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio has the momentum in the race for the Democratic nomination, climbing his way into a tie with rival Christine Quinn as she scrambles to keep her support before Primary Day, a new Wall Street Journal-NBC 4 New York-Marist survey showed Thursday. Mr. de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, and Ms. Quinn, speaker of the City Council, are tied for first place . >>> READ MORE ...

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Jack Hidary Claims He’s a Viable Mayoral Candidate

Posted on 21 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Politiker By Colin Campbell 7/19 1:08pm Tech entrepreneur Jack Hidary stormed into the mayor’s race this week with much fanfare, claiming to have already raised $450,000 and vowing to win the top job at City Hall. But Mr. Hidary, who says he’s registered in the Independence Party, won’t be competing in his party’s primary–or any primary. Instead, he’s petitioning on his own “Jobs and Education Party” on the November ballot. This fact alone will mean a sharply uphill battle in . >>> 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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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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Mayor Bloomberg pushes forward in plan to move cigarettes out of sight

Posted on 20 March 2013 by admin

      DAVID B. CARUSO NEW YORK — Walk into any convenience store or gas station in the country, and chances are the cigarettes will be in roughly the same spot: at eye level, right behind the cash register. That’s no coincidence. Tobacco companies have worked hard, and paid handsomely, to ensure that cigarette displays occupy the retail equivalent of prime real estate. In 2010 alone, the industry made $370 million in payments to retailers to help lock down prime shelving space, . >>> 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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