Jimmy Oddo, the Republican leader in the City Council, sees Rudy Giuliani’s reported decision to run for Senate instead of governor as an inevitable decision to take the path of least resistance.
“I don’t see him at this point in his life getting sucked into the mire of Albany,” said Oddo. Read More
Here, in the video below, is departing Republican Representative Vito Fossella chatting with reporters after his big thank-you breakfast on Staten Island yesterday.
The event generated speculation that Fossella may seek to run for office again in the future, and demonstrated that yes, he’s still popular with in Read More
When asked about the legality of rescinding the $400 rebate check to homeowners, Michael Bloomberg said this morning, “There’s a judge that’s going to decide that, but in any case, it doesn’t have to go out right now.”
Bloomberg, speaking during his weekly radio appearance with host John Gambling, went on to say, “Even if Read More
Former Republican Assemblyman Bob Straniere – who was unseated in a primary back in 2004 – tonight was selected to become the Republican’s candidate to run for the congressional seat vacated by Vito Fossella.
The Staten Island Advance has the story.
The party originally backed the candidacy of Frank Powers, a rich Republican Read More
The death of Frank Powers means Republicans on Staten Island are, again, looking for someone to run for Vito Fossella’s seat.
So, who’s on the list?
Scratch off District Attorney Dan Donovan, whose spokesman said he hasn’t changed his mind from last month about not running for the seat. Also not interested Read More
Here’s an interesting (if not particularly significant) factoid buried deep in a profile in the Staten Island Advance of freshman City Councilman Vinny Ignizio: he’s applying for a gun license so he can buy a rifle.
I’m guessing this is a pretty rare distinction among New York City elected officials. Are there Read More
Mark your calendars: the state Independence Party is getting together, apart.
A week from Monday, the New York County chapter of the party, which is closely associated with Lenora Fulani, will have its annual fund-raiser at the Woolworth Kitchen Tower.
Tomorrow, a rival, Staten Island-based faction will hold an event to present awards Read More
A special election for ex-Assemblyman Vincent M. Ignizio’s seat in the 62nd District will be held today.
11:30 a.m. A ground breaking for renovations will be held at Gravesend Park on 18th Avenue between 56th and 58th streets in Brooklyn.
11:30 a.m. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer announces a free tax preparation campaign for low-income Read More
Citizens Union just released a statement applauding the City Council for investigating the residency claims of Councilman-elect Dr. Mathieu Eugene.
“While it can be debated as to how long a candidate should have to live in a district to represent that district, it is in the best interest of voters for there to be Read More
Because of “credible allegations” about Mathieu Eugene’s place of residence leading up to and on the day of his election, the City Council will launch an investigation to determine whether he meets residency requirements to hold office, Speaker Christine Quinn said in a public statement just now.
Both Vincent Ignizio and Dr. Eugene will Read More