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The “Ghetto” Tour Needs to be DeRailed
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The “Ghetto” Tour Needs to be DeRailed

May 21, 2013 By Melissa Mark-Viverito NYC Council Member On Sunday May 19th, I read an article in the New York Post about a company giving tours of the South Bronx that offer "a ride through a real New York City 'GHETTO.'" The tour spreads fear and lies about the South Bronx, portraying the area…

Adams Gains Support for Bklyn BP
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Adams Gains Support for Bklyn BP

May 20, 2013 By Stephanie West New York Communities for Change, one of New York’s largest social justice organizations with 45,000 members, announced its endorsement of Senator Eric Adams for Brooklyn Borough President, joining a long list of unions and dozens of elected officials backing Adams to be Brooklyn’s next leader.

Lanza Backs Catsimatidis For Mayor
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Lanza Backs Catsimatidis For Mayor

May 18, 2013 By Stephanie West John Catsimatidis, the successful businessman and independent Republican candidate for mayor, was endorsed by State Senator Andrew J. Lanza (SD-24). Lanza, a Staten Island Republican made the endorsement at an afternoon news conference Friday May 17, 2013.

Extraordinary Leadership: What Happened?
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Extraordinary Leadership: What Happened?

May 17, 2013 By Thomas J. Mackell, Jr., Ed.D. President Association of Benefit Administrators In 1969, the author David Halberstam wrote a book entitled, "The Best and the Brightest." In praising the book, The New York Post critic stated that "I predict that this brilliant and unsparing book will stir the conscience of the next…

Liu Reaches Fundraising Cap
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Liu Reaches Fundraising Cap

May 15, 2013 By Stephanie West NEW YORK, N.Y. — Friends of John Liu announced on Tuesday May 14th, that the campaign has reached the fundraising cap and is also eligible to apply for the maximum amount of public funds under the NYC Campaign Finance Program. The campaign has raised $3,331,600 to-date. The campaign currently…

Crises Mount But President Keeps Majority
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Crises Mount But President Keeps Majority

May 15, 2013 By John Zogby, Forbes.com Contributor According to a new poll of likely voters by Zogby Analytics, President Barack Obama maintains a 51% overall job approval rating. The poll of 1000 likely voters, conducted online on May 8 and 9, shows the President’s disapproval rating to be 46%. The numbers are almost identical…

Missouri ‘Right to Work’ Bill Attacks Labor
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Missouri ‘Right to Work’ Bill Attacks Labor

May 15, 2013 By Neal Tepel Jefferson City, Missouri – The Right to Work Debate has now spread from Michigan to Missouri. A recent bill introduced in the Missouri legislature would reduce union and worker rights for municipal employees. The legislation would require public employee unions to gain consent every year from members before union…

WFP Backs Corey Johnson
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WFP Backs Corey Johnson

May 14, 2013 By Stephanie West MANHATTAN NY – The Working Families Party (WFP) has announced its endorsement of City Council candidate Corey Johnson. This key endorsement adds to Johnson’s growing list of endorsements from Former State Senator Tom Duane, Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), 32BJ SEIU, American Federation of Musicians Local 802, Teamsters…

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