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 [...]


Teamsters Joint Council 16 endorses Gioia

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

City Councilman Eric Gioia’s (D-Sunnyside) campaign for public advocate announced he received the backing of a coalition of Teamsters union locals representing more than 120,000 members citywide. “Eric has demonstrated that he gets results for working people,” said Teamsters Joint Council 16 President George Miranda. “He’s someone who is focused on solving problems, and making [...]

Clerical error knocks De Blasio off the ballot

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Public Advocate on July 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

A City Board of Elections official confirmed elections commissioners ruled to remove de Blasio, a Democrat, from the ballot after he submitted a cover sheet that incorrectly stated the number of petition volumes the councilman submitted. De Blasio originally wrote on his cover sheet that he submitted 135 volumes of petitions to the Board of [...]

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 [...]


Meeks backs Gioia’s public advocate run

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Public Advocate on June 22, 2009 | No Comments

Public advocate candidate City Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Sunnyside) picked up a local endorsement this weekend. U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) joined a long list of Gioia’s backers with an announcement Saturday morning at the Merrick Park Baptist Church. In a statement, the congressman said Gioia was “the only public advocate candidate from the borough, and [...]

In the news…

Posted by Stephen Stirling in Links on June 11, 2009 | No Comments

The madness in Albany continues. After a Democratic court move fails, the new Republican-led “coalition” convenes a brief session in the Senate chambers. [Daily Politics] Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst) leaves shortly thereafter, spouting rather ambiguous statements regarding his intentions along the way. [Daily Politics] An appellate court judge grants Sen. Malcolm Smith’s (D-St. Albans) [...]