ALBANY—David Paterson to Brooklyn, Take Two.
The governor will appear at a “community conversation” in the borough of Vito Lopez, not exactly a Paterson supporter, on December 1 at the First A.M.E. Zion Church on MacDonough Street. The forum is organized by Assemblywoman Annette Robinson, Representative Ed Towns, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and City Read More
Back in May, at a state Senate hearing on the $4.9 billion Atlantic Yards project planned for Brooklyn, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery started to launch into criticism of a fellow senator, Marty Golden.
Mr. Golden, a Republican and Atlantic Yards supporter (unlike Ms. Montgomery on both counts), had arrived late at the hearing at Read More
ALBANY—State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. is “sorry” he missed a vote on Leandra’s Law, which cracks down on people who drive drunk with kids in their car, but he has other business to attend to.
“I am distributing turkeys to my seniors in the Bronx,” Diaz told me by phone. He said he’s distributing Read More
ALBANY–A forum in Bedford-Stuyvesant billed as “A Community Conversation” with David Paterson took place last night without David Paterson.
About 400 people showed up at the First A.M.E. Zion Church on MacDonough Street for the forum, which included appearances by Bill Thompson, John Liu, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Councilmembers Al Vann and Letitia Read More
Earlier this afternoon, a diverse cast of politicians gathered in front of the Brooklyn House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue to protest the Bloomberg administration’s plan to reopen and expand the downtown jail. (It was the Bloomberg administration that closed it back in 2003, due to high costs).
Councilman and city comptroller Read More
Here is a copy of the letter John Sampson, Liz Krueger and Velmanette Montgomery drafted with the aim of getting the IRS to investigate Joe Bruno.
It reads, in part:
“Both Attorney General Cuomo’s report and the recent disclosure by the Albany Times-Union suggests that Senator Bruno has repeatedly used the aircraft Read More
The Times rounds up the Spitzer-Suozzi debate, calling Suozzi a “bomb-thrower.”
Velmanette Montgomery prepares for a challenge from Tracy Boyland.
The Village Voice reports that the Yankees have taken advantage of a loop hole that allows them to deduct lobbying costs from the annual rent they pay to the city.
—Nicole Read More
Rumors are floating about that Tracy Boyland has started to petition in order to challenge Velmanette Montgomery for her Brooklyn-based senate seat. When reached by phone just now, Boyland would only say that she can’t comfirm anything until Wednesday. Which, maybe, says it all.
Boyland challenged Major Owens for his congressional seat Read More
State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, an Atlantic Yards foe, is trying to pit the $100 million that Forest City Ratner wants in the next state budget against capital funds for schools. The Mayor, meanwhile, wants it all, basketball and schools.