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De Blasio Looks at Bratton for NYPD as Homicides Fall to Low

Posted on 18 October 2013 by Community Voice NY

BLOOMBERG  By Henry Goldman & Esmé E. Deprez – Oct 18, 2013 11:41 AM ET New York City, which had 43 homicides a week in 1990, has been averaging six so far this year. One of the biggest challenges for the next mayor will be to keep it that way. The first major personnel decision for Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s successor will be to choose who will run the 34,000-member police department. With less than three weeks before the Nov. 5 election, Democrat Bill de Blasio leads Republican Jo . >>> 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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Power Outage in Brooklyn

Posted on 11 September 2013 by Community Voice NY

Brooklyn’s self-proclaimed “power broker” is out like a light The election results rolling in last night, amazingly revealed that David Greenfield’s endorsements and support is tantamount to the “kiss of death”   Mayoral Primary While the Republican Primary was no astonishment as Lhota was the expected winner, the Democrat Primaries were astounding.  Greenfield’s darling cohort, and endorsee, Quinn, went from “front runner” to a 16% third place. De Blasio who was in thir . >>> 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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Bill de Blasio Surges Ahead of the Democrat Pack in NY Mayoral Primary

Posted on 28 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

De Blasio Close to 40% in New York Mayoral Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Quinn, Thompson in Battle for Second Place Quinnipiac_University_Poll . >>> 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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Rudy’s team: Go, Joe!

Posted on 02 August 2013 by Community Voice NY

By BETH DEFALCO Last Updated: 2:44 AM, August 2, 2013 Posted: 2:00 AM, August 2, 2013 Three former Rudy Giuliani aides have formed a political-action committee to  boost mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota, who’s facing a significant challenge from  billionaire John Catsimatidis in the Republican primary. The New Yorkers for Proven Leadership PAC is the brainchild of Michael McKeon  and Chris Henick, advisers to Giuliani’s 2008 presidential campaign, and Ryan  Medrano, who worked on Giulian . >>> READ MORE ...

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New York, NY – Bill Thompson: Trayvon Martin Was Killed Because He Was Black

Posted on 29 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Published on: July 29th, 2013 at 12:57 AM By: AP New York, NY – Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson said Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black and that the same bias drives the NYPD’s stop and frisk policy. The former City Comptroller, who is black, made the comments before a congregation at Abundant Life Church in Brooklyn on Sunday. Thompson said New York City has “institutionalized” George Zimmerman’s suspicion with a policy that requires all police officers to treat yo . >>> 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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Pandering to the Black voters in the City of NY

Posted on 14 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

EDITORIAL Late last night the jury returned their verdict in the Florida George Zimmerman case, “Not Guilty”. There was immediate reaction from some of the NYC Mayoral contenders running in the Dem Primary Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black. There was no justice done today in Florida. — Thompson2013 (@BillThompsonNYC) July 14, 2013   #NoJusticeForTrayvon, no peace in our hearts. Thoughts and prayers for The Martin Family. — John C. Liu (@JohnLiu2013) July 14, . >>> READ MORE ...

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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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Candidates Strut Their Stuff at Post-DOMA Pride Parade

Posted on 01 July 2013 by Community Voice NY

Dancing after DOMA By Gideon Resnick 6/30 6:45pm   Days after the dismantlement of the Defense of Marriage Act in a landmark Supreme Court ruling, the celebration is still going strong in the streets of New York City. Thousands of people flooded Fifth Avenue this afternoon, decked out in every imaginable shade, waving rainbow flags in varying amounts of clothing for the city’s annual gay pride parade. Edie Windsor, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court case which ultimately led to the dismantl . >>> 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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Weiner’s Record in House: Intensity, Publicity and Limited Results

Posted on 13 June 2013 by Community Voice NY

N.Y. / Region By DAVID M. HALBFINGER and DAVID W. CHEN June 12, 2013 When President Obama needed every Democrat in Congress to back his health care plan in 2009, Representative Anthony D. Weiner threatened behind the scenes to torpedo the package in favor of a more sweeping measure. He backed off after he was promised a bigger share of the spotlight during the highly watched debate. The previous year, when advocates of immigration reform invited Mr. Weiner to a round-table discussion . >>> READ MORE ...

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With Focus on Morality, Salgado Carves Jewish Niche

Posted on 01 May 2013 by Community Voice NY

By Yochonon Donn Sunday, April 28, 2013 | י”ח אייר תשע”ג BROOKLYN – Erick Salgado took his long-shot bid for New York City mayor to Flatbush Thursday night, where the Hispanic pastor received endorsements from several Rabbanim who said he represented a last chance to check a creeping immorality that is infiltrating New York. Harav Avraham Yaakov Nelkenbaum, Rosh Yeshivah of Mir, took off from his night seder to express his support for Salgado. “He is strongl . >>> READ MORE ...

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Erick Salgado Vows Resilience With Hispanic, Russian and Jewish Coalition

Posted on 26 April 2013 by Community Voice NY

NYC ELECTS – 2013 It looked like a room full of oppressed citizens seeking resilience. While the issue of gay marriage is a non-issue in this mayoral campaign, a group of rabbis, Orthodox community activists and young students, assembled together at the ‘Ahi Ezer’ hall in Gravesend, Brooklyn for an event in support of Conservative Democratic mayoral candidate, Rev. Erick Salgado. The event was hosted by community activist Joseph Hayon, and attended by mayoral hopeful Erick Sal . >>> READ MORE ...

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New York, NY – Anthony Weiner At 2nd Place In Democratic Mayoral Poll

Posted on 17 April 2013 by Community Voice NY

Anthony Weiner finishes second in mayoral race, says Marist NBC poll If the primary election occurred today, Weiner comes in behind City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who earned 26% of the vote while Weiner beat other challengers with 15%. By Tina Moore / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 10:28 PM Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:30 PM Tracy, John, Freelance/Tracy, John, FreelanceAnthony Weiner would come in second the Christine Quin . >>> READ MORE ...

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