In this summer of our discontent, a season of buckling banks and wheezing newspapers, it might be well to remember that as far as crisis years go, 2009 is a wimp. But when it comes to New York City, disaster breeds resurrection.
As in: 40 years ago, 1969. Richard Nixon had been elected president Read More
ALBANY—The legislative session in both houses next week has been pushed back a few hours to accommodate the funeral of John Marchi, the independent-minded Republican state senator and father of Staten Island secession movement.
The State Assembly will convene at 4 p.m. Monday; the State Senate at 5 p.m. Leaders of each chamber Read More
He had been elected to the State Senate before most of his constituents were born, but on a campaign night on Staten Island several years ago, John J. Marchi was making the rounds dutifully at a local political function, taking nothing for granted even though he hadn't faced a serious challenge in a quarter-century.
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The Republican district attorney of Staten Island, Dan Donovan, who many considered to be the leading congressional candidate to run for the seat being vacated by Republican Vito Fossella, says he is not in the running. His public statement was just released: "While I am sincerely flattered by the time and attention focused on me Read More
Who Best to Follow Bloomberg:
How About Dick Parsons?
Mike Bloomberg will be a hard act to follow. His second term doesn’t expire until 2009, but many New Yorkers are rightly concerned that we never go back to the dire days of professional politicians and clubhouse politics. The Mayor’s distinctive profile—a billionaire Republican Read More
Staten Island State Senator John Marchi‘s put out this statement today:
Senator John J. Marchi was admitted to Albany Medical Center Hospital late yesterday for treatment of bleeding in his esophagus. Senator decided to go to the hospital after experiencing some discomfort Tuesday night and consulting with a Staten Island doctor.
Doctors Read More