Posts Tagged ‘Jimmy Oddo’

Winners and Losers, February 28, 2014

Written by City & State on . Posted in Winners & Losers

  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]

Mancuso vs. Matteo: Staten Island Council Race Hinges on Voter Turnout

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Blog, Campaigns/Elections, Daily, Features, Latest, News

One of the more competitive races in New York City today is the battle to replace term-limited Staten Island Councilman Jimmy Oddo. Both Democrat John Mancuso and Republican Steve Matteo are credible candidates running in what many describe as a “swing” district, despite Republicans controlling the Council seat for the last 20 years. Democrats have an 8,000-plus registration advantage over Republicans in Council District 50, but that number belies the politics in the borough, where voters tend to deviate from… [More]

A Q&A with Staten Island Borough President Candidate Jimmy Oddo

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Campaigns/Elections, News

The charged atmosphere at Steve Matteo’s campaign headquarters on busy Hylan Boulevard in New Dorp is a microcosm of the chaos endemic to Primary Day. Blackberries and iPhones buzzing, a team of volunteers working the phone bank urging voters to get down to their polling station, while campaign flyers, posters, and mailers line the room. At the center of it all is Councilman Jimmy Oddo, the Council’s minority leader, discussing strategy, and working phones on behalf of Steve Matteo, his… [More]

City Council Hopefuls Racing to the Finish on Staten Island

Written by Nick Powell on . Posted in Economic Development, Latest, News

Taking a break from touring Staten Island polling locations, I stopped by Staten Island Technical High School in New Dorp, a neighborhood on the west side of the borough, where Republican City Council candidate Steve Matteo was greeting voters along with fellow Republican, Assemblyman Joe Borelli. Matteo is running against attorney Lisa Giovinazzo in the Republican primary for term-limited Councilman Jimmy Oddo’s seat, one of the few generally solid GOP seats in the City Council. Matteo served for the past… [More]

Winners and Losers, March 1, 2013

Written by City & State on . Posted in Blog, Daily, Winners & Losers

  The moment Dov Hikind wakes up, before he puts on his makeup, he says a little prayer for you. The Brooklyn assemblyman did a lot of praying this week, but it was the makeup and combing his hair that got him in trouble and earned him headlines across the world. Forever and ever, it will stay in our heart, Dov’s sorry too. Forever and ever, we’ll remember the Purim costume, Dov meant to do. Together, forever, that’s how it… [More]

They don’t have gas, food, or electricity, but they’re still going to vote

Written by Aaron Short on . Posted in Campaigns/Elections, News, News & Features, Other News

ManhattanBeach Their offices were flooded, their phones were down and the power has been out, but that hasn’t stopped lawmakers in Zone A from helping their constituents. Legislators who use social media to inform their constituents of events and accomplishments posted prolific messages about their relief work, provided updates on their appeals for help from responders and performed outreach to volunteers. State Sen. Liz Krueger has blasted emails to her constituents about when power would be restored. Councilman Brad Lander has sent… [More]

Bloomberg pulls Fresh Kills site from city’s waste-to-energy RFP

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Blog, Environment

Bowing to public pressure, the Bloomberg administration today took the former Fresh Kills landfill off the table as a potential location for a pilot project to convert waste into energy. In early March, the city asked companies to submit plans for a waste-to-energy facility inside the five boroughs or within 80 miles of its borders, but the only site specifically named as a possible location was a portion of the former landfill. That set off a firestorm of criticism on… [More]

Council Sees Green Ratings Rise, But Usefulness Questioned

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Blog, Environment

Twenty-two members of the New York City Council earned perfect scores on the New York League of Conservation Voters’ latest environmental scorecard, which the environmental group and others attributed to a growing commitment to green-friendly policies. “When I first came in, I was the green guy, and now everyone is right on my tail,” Councilman Jim Gennaro, who chairs the Environmental Protection Committee, said at a press conference this morning outside City Hall. “There is really is not a member… [More]

Charges against Councilman Rodriguez from Zuccotti Park arrest are dropped

Written by Andrew J. Hawkins on . Posted in Blog, Trials/Hearings

“Say hi to Jimmy and Vinny for me.” Those were the parting words of Judge Matthew Sciarino to Council Ydanis Rodriguez after dismissing charges of obstruction of justice and resisting arrest stemming from the councilman’s November arrest. Sciarino, a criminal court judge who was transferred to Manhattan from Staten Island after posting revealing details about his life on Facebook, may have been referring to Jimmy Oddo and Vincent Ignizo, Rodriguez’s two Council colleagues from Staten Island. But Rodriguez couldn’t say,… [More]