Politics

Monday, July 22, 2013

Letters

Friedrich is wrong on NYPD act

Bob Friedrich’s July 13 column “Two Council bills will hinder the effectiveness of NYPD” is inaccurate. Friedrich misrepresents the bills that comprise the Community Safety Act (Intros 1079 and 1080), but whether out of ignorance or an attempt to mislead readers, we do not know. Comments (2).

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Political Action

District leaders play an important role in shaping policy

In New York City politics, the state Assembly district seems to be the key element on which much of the local political organization is based. The importance of the Assembly district leader comes into being in the 1870s, especially in Manhattan with the citywide Democratic Party. Comments (1).

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hollis

Donations dry up for Sen. Smith after his arrest

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis), the embattled southeast Queens lawmaker who has taken heat in the past for treating his campaign account as a personal piggy bank, may have to make some lifestyle changes soon. Comments (3).
Bayside

Avella as beep to speak for all

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is hoping voters will spring for his no-nonsense approach to government and plans to run a more inclusive office should he be elected as the next borough president. Comment.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Woodside

McCaffrey, 64, laid to rest

More than 150 people attended the funeral Monday of Walter McCaffrey, a former city councilman who friends and officials described as a brilliant, warm and witty man dedicated to his community. Comment.
St. Albans

Comrie makes exit from boro prez race

With a weak fund-raising showing that put him hundreds of thousands of dollars behind the top contenders in the borough president race, City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) announced over the weekend he was dropping out of the contest. Comments (1).
Letters

Weprin explains why he voted for stop-frisk bills

There has recently been a great deal of heated discussion about the two bills that comprise the Community Safety Act — Intros 1079 and 1080 — which the City Council passed in late June. New Yorkers have been receiving some false information on these bills, so the time has come to calm down and look at the facts. Comments (1).

Saturday, July 13, 2013

St. Albans

Comrie drops out of Queens beep race

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) dropped out of the borough president race Saturday, his campaign said. Comment.

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