I ran around the City Council chambers chatting with members about the primary elections on Tuesday, the impact term limits may have had, and the upcoming mayor’s race. Here’s are some quick highlights:
Oliver Koppell, said, “I got 64 percent. Last time I got 76 percent. I think the difference was largely term limits. But Read More
Bill Thompson’s office has subpoenaed Michael Bloomberg’s administration and a private consultant over their refusal to turn over a report on the city’s efforts to boost contracts with women- and minority-owned businesses.
Thompson says he’s requested a copy of the report numerous times, but has not received it. Read More
Here’s something that didn’t get much notice: Michael Bloomberg attended a fund-raiser for Sara Gonzalez, a councilwoman from Brookln who voted to extend term-limits.
The event, which took place on April 27 in her district, is the latest personal gesture of support by Bloomberg for members of the City Council who Read More
Michael Bloomberg held a fund-raiser last night for Democratic City Councilman James Sanders of Queens, according to campaign sources. The event, I was told, took place at Bloomberg's townhouse.
Sanders is a natural choice for Bloomberg to back. The councilman voted to support the term-limits extension and was the only Read More
–compiled by Jimmy Vielkind and Azi Paybarah Read More
Here’s the invitation for celebration tonight in Queens for City Councilman James Sanders, who was critically injured in a car accident last month.
The event is taking place at 7 p.m. at Sanders’ district office in Laurelton. Read More
The wife of City Councilman James Sanders of Queens declined to say whether her husband can walk at the moment, or when he’s expected to return to work after he was hospitalized following a major car accident on Saturday,
“He came out of the intensive care unit today,” said Sanders’ wife, Andrea Read More
City Councilman James Sanders of Queens was hospitalized after a car accident this Saturday, according to his office.
A woman who answered the phone there did not say when she expected Sanders, a Democrat, to be released or how he will participate in budget negotiations, which are currently underway at Read More
DENVER—Hanging out on the 16th Street Mall earlier today I saw City Councilman James Sanders of Queens, an early Obama supporter.
When I asked if he was boasting to his New York colleagues about backing the winner in the primary, Sanders laughed heartily and said no. He added, jokingly, that the official word from Read More
Last night at an event in Jamaica I spoke with City Councilman James Sanders, a former Marine and early Barack Obama supporter, who is in favor of Obama’s plan to send more troops to Afghanistan. (John McCain has also said he will increase troop numbers in Afghaistan).
"The battle in Read More