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Posted by Stephen Stirling in Links on June 30, 2009 | No Comments

The state Senate logjam continued and Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) found himself in the middle of it. [PolitickerNY] It’s probably the first time Padavan has had to sign an affidavit to get a beverage. [Daily Politics] Senate Democrats say the session they held was legal, though Republicans and Gov. David Paterson disagree. [PolitickerNY] A bicycle [...]

Queens GOP endorses Caltabiano for Seminerio’s seat

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 38 on June 30, 2009 | No Comments

The Queens GOP threw its support Friday behind Woodhaven activist Donna Caltabiano for the seat vacated by former state Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio (D-Richmond Hill), who resigned last week after pleading guilty to corruption charges. Caltabiano is the executive director of the Forest Park Senior Citizens Center and former vice president of School Board 27 and [...]

Democracy for America, New York Community Council back Siegel

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Public Advocate on June 30, 2009 | No Comments

Public advocate candidate Norman Siegel was endorsed by Howard Dean’s Democracy for America and the New York Community Council, his campaign said in an e-mail. “Norman Siegel’s career is built on standing up for the rights of all of us,” Democracy for America, a grassroots progressive organization, said in the e-mail. “As the executive director [...]

Mark Weprin adds Ackerman, Meeks, Weiner to list of endorsements

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, District 23 on June 30, 2009 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Mark Weprin (D-Little Neck) picked up the support of three members of the borough’s Congressional delegation in his bid for City Council. U.S. Reps. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside), Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) and Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills) said Weprin’s legislative experience and his knowledge of the Council district make him the best candidate in the [...]


Choe sets out to provide ‘sneak preview’ of constituent services

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 20 on June 29, 2009 | No Comments

City Council candidate John Choe will open a weekly community service center in Flushing Monday to provide community residents with assistance in handling day-to-day issues and to help navigate what he calls “city bureaucracy.” “People already have had a sneak preview of this over the last eight years through the work I did as City [...]

In the news…

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in Links on June 29, 2009 | No Comments

A quick primer on the precarious nature of the petitioning process. [Gotham Gazette] Eric Gioia gets called out for distributing pork to groups whose members contributed to his public advocate campaign. [Daily News] Apparently Assemblywoman Anne Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside) lives 15 miles outside her district. [Daily News]