ALBANY—It’s David Paterson against the world.
The unelected governor—whose poll standing remains low, whose ability to raise campaign cash has been hampered and who has called legislators “liars” as some of them have brought up his prior drug use—used the greatest platform he is afforded to bludgeon legislators, lobbyists and in Read More
The Assembly just passed Sheldon Silver’s bill to extend mayoral control of public schools in New York City.
Eighteen members voted no. They were:
Alan Maisel, Hakeem Jeffries, William Colton, Jim Brennan, Peter Abbate, Nick Perry, Annette Robinson, all of Brooklyn; Jeff Aubry and Mark Weprin–who is running for City Council–both from Queens; Carl Read More
A Democratic source called last night with a few names being circulated by the Queens organization to be Hillary Clinton delegates.
This group is from the 7th congressional district, which covers parts of Queens and the Bronx, and it includes: Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, City Councilman Joel Rivera, his sister, Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, East Read More
In his sophomore year at the New York Military Academy near West Point, Joel Rivera and his friends noticed something that made for an unusual sight at the campus: a limousine.
“We’re like, ‘What is this?’ and keep watching—a princess from one of the countries in the Middle East or whatever. This is a girl Read More
I caught up with the Bronx Democratic County Organization’s chairman and amateur videographer Jose Rivera at the Columbus Day parade in the Bronx yesterday.
He reminded me and a few parade-watchers at one point that “Columbus did not do it by himself. He needed Queen Isabella and her treasury.”
Sensing a metaphor, I Read More
Staffers from Naomi Rivera’s office contacted Observer headquarters today to inquire about the best email address to send press releases to. But upon giving the caller the general address, the staffer was unable to understand email@example.com.
The frustration in my voice was audible after the fourth time of saying editorial at observer dot com Read More
So Shelly’s line — “I don’t go to cops’ funerals” — is clearly one of the season’s greatest hits. You like to imagine the meeting: “The Post’s on the phone. What should I say?” “Tell them you don’t do cop funerals.”
But today’s Post does include a bit of overkill. (Overkill? The Post? Never.) Read More