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Disgraced Brooklyn politician can’t get character reference – NY Daily News

He’s gone from political scion to disgraced outcast. Facing 19 years in prison for his corruption conviction, ex-Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. can’t muster a single character letter from a current or former politician. Boyland submitted to Federal Judge Sandra … Continue reading

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79 AD Candidates Debate on BronxTalk TV

On Monday night,  BronxTalk host Gary Axlebank again did Bronx voters a public service by bringing together candidates for state assembly in the 79th AD which spans parts of Melrose, Morrisania, Crotona, Claremont and Concourse Village. Frontrunner (and Mister Moneybags) … Continue reading

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79 AD (Bronx) Contenders Gather at Concourse Village Forum

Thursday night, I dropped by the Concourse Village Concerned Shareholders of NYC 79 AD Candidates Night which brought together four of the six announced contenders. Marsha Michael, the choice of the Bronx Democratic organization, was a notable no-show. Local businessman, … 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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Is Ex-Obama Aide The Change 79AD Voters Can Believe In?

Last Saturday marked the unofficial start of the race to replace disgraced ex-Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, who was convicted in January on several federal corruption charges. Michael Blake, a former Obama campaign organizer and White House aide, gathered with family, friends … Continue reading

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Interview with Michael Blake, Democrat for Assembly (79AD/Bronx)

Last Saturday (April 19), I stopped by the Michael Blake for Assembly kick-off announcement at PS 463, The Urban Scholars Community School. I took the opportunity to hear his announcement, speak with his supporters and then interview Mr Blake. The … Continue reading

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Ahead of ex-Obama operative Michael Blake’s Bronx Assembly run kickoff, residency questions – NY Daily News

Uh Oh! Democrat Michael Blake, who has his eye on the 79th District seat vacated by Eric Stevenson after a January bribery conviction, describes himself as a “lifelong” Bronx resident. But records reviewed by the Daily News Friday show he voted in … Continue reading

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Political Announcement by Michael Benjamin

Dear Friends, I will NOT seek to serve in the Assembly again. I’m a “recovering politician” and I won’t commit the sin of political hubris. I served. I now serve in a different way. It’s time for a new generation … Continue reading

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Post-Star Editorial: It’s time to do something about sexual harassment (in State Assembly)

My remarks to the AP are cited: Pardon our sarcasm, but the only person who doesn’t seem to be aware of the ongoing sexual harassment problem in the Legislature is Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The latest revelation of sordid and … Continue reading

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