Posts Tagged ‘Charles Rangel’

Winners and Losers, February 28, 2014

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  Everyone seemed a bit jumpy this week: Sen. Tony Avella jumped to the IDC, Sen. Adriano Espaillat jumped back into the fray with Rep. Charlie Rangel, Assemblyman Micah Kellner jumped out of his race, and Donald Trump’s son-in-law jumped on Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Where will they land in our weekly winners and losers? That’s up to you.   Tony Avella - There’s nothing like joining a playoff-bound team midway through the season after spending time with one below .500. Avella’s… [More]

Public Advocate Letitia James Names Ibrahim Khan Chief of Staff

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Blog, Campaigns/Elections, Daily, Features, Government Operations, Heard Around Town, Latest, News

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James has begun to fill out her office, hiring Ibrahim Khan, a communications consultant with the MirRam Group, as her chief of staff. James has also brought aboard several members from her City Council staff, including Press Secretary Aja Worthy-Davis. James previously announced general counsels Larry Schimmel and Chaumtoli Huq and Policy Director Amber Greene, among a handful of other top appointments. In total, James’ office is expected to have 25 to 30 paid… [More]

First Read – November 5, 2013

Written by City & State on . Posted in Latest

WEATHER: Happy Election Day! Don’t forget to vote! Sun, clouds, and wind. New York City, high 53; Albany, high 48; Buffalo, high 56.   CASINO CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT: The Business Council’s Heather Briccetti [http://bit.ly/1hJEloy] and radio host John Kane [http://bit.ly/1aBOjHg] and take opposing sides on the state constitutional amendment legalizing casino gambling.   JUDICIAL AGE LIMITS AMENDMENT: Citizens Union’s Dick Dadey [http://bit.ly/HxALjD] and Court of Appeals Judge Robert S. Smith [http://bit.ly/1a4QOPq] square off over a constitutional amendment raising the age limit of some… [More]

Money Man

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Campaigns/Elections

Photos by Filip Wolak Brooklyn’s native son has come home. A horde of supporters surround Bill Thompson as he wends his way through the masses at the borough’s West Indian American Day parade. The festivity is an enduring Brooklyn tradition marking the unofficial end of summer, and Thompson, like every mayoral candidate, wouldn’t be anywhere else. Sweaty brow and all, he carries a miniature flag of St. Kitts, home country of his grandparents, and works the rope lines on both… [More]

James Lands Last-Minute Endorsement In Tight Public Advocate Race

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Campaigns/Elections, Features, Heard Around Town, News

In the final stretch before next week’s primary, Public Advocate candidate Letitia James has added another endorsement, securing the support of former Democratic mayoral nominee Fernando Ferrer. “Throughout her career, Tish has stood up to powerful interests on behalf of everyday New Yorkers,” Ferrer said in a statement. “In the City Council, Tish successfully passed a law to help tenants get emergency repairs, supported stop-and-frisk reforms, and fought for quality schools in every neighborhood. I know Tish will continue to be a progressive champion… [More]

Money Man (page 2)

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Campaigns/Elections

Page 2 of 2 — First Page By 2001 Thompson was ready for a change—and a larger spotlight. He used the bully pulpit of the school board to run for comptroller, in the city’s most wide-open election in a generation. Once elected, he spent the first few months in office working with Bloomberg to convince the city’s financial sector not to take flight and to continue to invest in New York City after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “He and… [More]

New York City Power 100

Written by City & State on . Posted in Budget/Taxes, Campaigns/Elections, Economic Development, Education, Energy, Environment, Government Operations, Health Care, Housing, Public Safety, Real Estate/Construction, Transportation

Who are the 100 most powerful people in New York City politics and government? The answer is both subjective and controversial. Still, in an attempt to arrive at a ranking that reflects who really drives the city’s agenda, City & State has consulted political insiders, considered dozens of reader nominations and incorporated the results of our online polls.… [More]