A bit more Council news today: Pat Barrientos, who did press for David Weprin, landed a job as chief of staff for City Councilman Mathieu Eugene, of Brooklyn.
“He just quit smoking. Give him a plug and put him on the spot,” said a supportive political observer who also noted that among Barrientos’ career highlights Read More
Unofficially, the bill to change the city’s term-limits law will pass the City Council with about 35 votes in favor, according to Majority Leader Joel Rivera, who spoke to me on the City Hall steps after the Council’s Democratic caucus meeting.
As far as what divides the two camps, Rivera said there isn’t much of Read More
Barack Obama has relatively strong support from local elected officials in and around the 11th congressional district in But the district’s newly-elected Congresswoman
And Read More
Tonight, I’m going on New York 1 News’ reporters roundtable for, among other things, a look back at the major news stories of 2007.
I discussed this with a few readers at a bar not long ago, and there was some debate as to which was a bigger story: the ongoing problem Read More
Here are unofficial results from the city Board of Elections:
In the Staten Island District Attorney’s race , with 92 percent of the precincts reporting back, incumbent Republican Dan Donovan got 17,523 votes (67 percent). Democratic challenger Mike Ryan got 8,527 (32.7 percent).
In the City Council race in Brooklyn, with 100 percent of Read More
Here’s one of the pieces of literature being handed out by City Councilman Mathieu Eugene of Brooklyn, reminding voters to "re-elect" him tomorrow.
In case you forgot, he’s running for his Council seat for the third time this year.
Eugene’s latest opponent is a Republican named Clarence Read More
Gotham Gazette just released a nice analysis of individually sponsored member items from this year’s city budget.
According to the group, the king of member items is David Weprin of Queens, who got $736,500 for his district by funding 31 projects there. Councilman Leroy Comrie, also of Queens, funded 80 projects for a Read More
The City Council has voted down a proposal to co-name four blocks of a street in Brooklyn after black nationalist Sonny Carson. The vote was 15 for and 25 against, with seven abstentions. Notable votes: Bill De Blasio, who worked on David Dinkins' mayoral campaign with Carson, voted no. Oliver Koppell, who voted no, said Read More
Twice-elected Council member
Mathieu Eugene's latest campaign finance numbers were just posted.
He raised $22,450, and spent $51,147. (Most of it on consultants.)
Which makes his June 4 fund-raiser a bit of a necessity. Read More