Candidates for office this year have been filing their petitions in advance of the deadline
tomorrow Thursday at midnight (the scene at 32 Broadway at that time is, um, unique).
Among those that have filed, according to a source who watches this sort of thing closely, is Allan Jennings Jr., the former City Councilman Read More
City Councilman Tom White said today he didn’t think the Sean Bell case is “black against white,” citing the racial diversity of two of the officers on trial (two were black, one was white).
Some, like State Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr., think otherwise.
When asked, State Senate Democratic leader Malcolm Smith seemed Read More
I just got back from Michael Bloomberg’s press conference at a job center in Jamaica, not far from where Sean Bell was killed in 2006.
Bloomberg said he doesn’t expect any violence in response to today’s verdict, and added that there is room for peaceful dissent and possibly legal action.
Also there Read More
Here’s an invitation for the March 24 campaign kick-off event for Dale Nussbaum, who is running for the City Council seat currently occupied by term-limited David Weprin.
Nussbaum doesn’t have a campaign committee registered with the city Campaign Finance Board, but her candidacy is interesting for a few reasons.
First, Nussbaum’s husband Michael Read More
Yesterday at City Hall, I ran into Councilman Tom White of Queens, one of the Council members who was absent the day of the emotionally charged vote over whether to rename a stretch of street for black nationalist Sonny Carson.
I asked him how he would have voted if he was there. Read More
Greg Smith had an interesting story the other day about one of the City Council members who got campaign funds funneled to him by indicted labor leader, Brian McLaughlin.
According to the massive indictment [pdf] against McLaughlin, here’s how the plan worked: McLauglin got his friends and their wives to send $250 contributions Read More
In a sign that some see Freddy or his aides as useful friends in future campaigns, the daily disclosure forms (you know, the ones Mike’s avoided filing) show three transfers in on Friday: one from Andrew Cuomo’s campaign for Attorney General; one from Lieutenant Governor candidate Tom DiNapoli (who must hope that his investment, Read More
A footnote to today’s Times story on Michael Nussbaum, a Bloomberg backer who, 20 years ago, had a damaging brush with the Manes scandal, though his conviction in it was tossed.
Nussbaum is now the associate publisher of the Queens Tribune. He’s also the owner of a company, Multi-Media Advertising, which does work for Read More
City Councilman Allan Jennings has a problem that the new bulletproof vest won’t take care of. We’re told that his predecessor, Tom White, is preparing to challenge him for White’s old City Council seat.
White is the longtime head of a drug treatment program in Jamaica, and was forced out by term Read More