Watch the TimesLedger/CNG debates for public advocate, comptroller

Posted by Stephen Stirling in Uncategorized on August 24, 2009 | No Comments

Two weeks ago TimesLedger joined the rest of the Community Newspaper Group in hosting Democratic primary debates for the office of city comptroller and public advocate. Well, courtesy of Brooklyn Independent Television, you can now watch the debates in their entirety here. TimesLedger will also be hosting Democratic debates for six City Council districts in [...]

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Mayoral underdog Avella has bite

Posted by Nathan Duke in Mayor, Uncategorized on August 21, 2009 | No Comments

City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) says he recognizes he is the underdog in a mayoral race in which he is outspent by millions of dollars and, as a representative of northeast Queens, lacks the name recognition of his two prominent opponents, who have held citywide positions for nearly eight years. But Avella, who was first [...]

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Rosasco ekes by challenge and preps for court, Smalls bows out

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in Uncategorized on August 5, 2009 | 3 Comments

The shape of the Democratic race for City Councilman Eric Gioia’s (D-Sunnyside) seat shifted Tuesday morning as the city Board of Elections invalidated most of candidate Kwame Smalls’ petition signatures, eliminating him from the race. In evaluating specific challenges filed against candidates’ petitions, the board also validated enough signatures for Woodside translator David Rosasco to [...]

Lancman endorses Choe in Liu seat race

Posted by Stephen Stirling in Uncategorized on July 27, 2009 | No Comments

John Choe, who is one of eight candidates running for City Councilman John Liu’s (D-Flushing) seat, picked up the support of Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) Monday. From the release: “As someone who has seen John Choe’s achievements first hand, I can attest to his commitment to neighborhood safety and quality of life in our [...]