Tag Archives: Carl Heastie

BN: Heastie’s serious ethical lapses show he is not fit to lead the Assembly

In the heels of NY Times muckraking, the Buffalo News castigates State Assembly Democrats for making Carl Heastie Speaker. "This is who members of the State Assembly wanted as their leader? A member who plays fast and loose with his … Continue reading

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SquarePegDem visits Live From The State Capital w/ Fred Dicker | Podcast

THIS PAST FRIDAY (01/30): A (POLITICAL) MUSICAL SELECTION. FORMER BRONX DEMOCRATIC ASSEMBLYMAN MICHAEL BENJAMIN, ON LIKELY SILVER SUCCESSOR CARL HEASTIE [12:00 mark]. AND A LITTLE NOSTALGIA WITH FORMER RENSSELAER COUNTY ATTORNEY MARVIN HONIG, WHO I COVERED AS A REPORTER FOR … Continue reading

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Bronx Democrats, Public Advocate Letitia James, back two for state Assembly – NY Daily News

The Bronx Democratic Committee and Public Advocate Letitia James are throwing their support to two contenders for state Assembly. Lawyers Latoya Joyner and Marsha Michael are seeking to represent the 79th and 77th Assembly Districts, respectively. http://m.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/1.1811509

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Bronx Democrats, Public Advocate Letitia James, back two for state Assembly – NY Daily News

The Bronx Democratic Committee and Public Advocate Letitia James are throwing their support to two contenders for state Assembly. Lawyers Latoya Joyner and Marsha Michael are seeking to represent the 79th and 77th Assembly Districts, respectively. http://m.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/1.1811509

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Minority Fury Grows Over New Congressional Maps

The state’s powerful Black, Hispanic and Asian caucus is condemning legislative leaders for redrawing Congressional districts in a way that amounts to a “slap in the face” to the minority communities across the state. Caucus members are expressing “utter disappointment … Continue reading

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Kappy: Fear and Loafing in San Juan (City Hall News)

I’m glad to see that former Daily News Bronx bureau chief Bob Kappstatter has landed a gig over at City Hall News (Manhattan Media). Kappy is a good newsman with a chatty writing style. But in recent times, his political … Continue reading

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Let’s fix elections board

This op-ed was published in the NY Post on July 27, 2011 Let’s fix elections board Last Updated: 6:25 AM, July 27, 2011 New York City may be headed for more voting- day chaos next year — thanks to the … Continue reading

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The Week That Was – TW2 Minority Review, August 5 – Update

We begin this week’s review with a three stories about Assemblyman William Boyland‘s latest media woes. And we end with a report that despite the economic hardships African Americans still support “our dear brother” President Barack Obama. Capitol News told … Continue reading

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The Week That Was – TW2 Minority Review, July 22

Get out of the heat and enjoy this week’s compilation of political stories involving our city’s minority political leaders. The Wall Street Journal reports on the here-to-fore unknown existence upstate place-names such as “Nigger Lake.” The DEC is trying to … Continue reading

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