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Meet Candidates For District 1 and District 2 Council Seats April 5

New York City’s Democratic Primary is still more than five months away, but City Council races are already heating up. If you want to …

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ACLU Fundraiser to Be Held Sunday at Saluggi’s

The American Civil Liberties Union is, of course, on the front lines of the legal battle against the Trump administration’s policies on a wide range of issues, including immigration, the environment, abortion rights and free speech rights. …

Jacob Goldman, Judge Richard Lee Price, Karen Blatt.

Truman Club Honors Judge, Endorses Chin, Readies For Primary Battle

This past Wednesday evening, the Lower East Side’s Harry S. Truman Democratic Club honored Judge Richard Lee Price and local District Leader Karen Blatt. …

Carlina Rivera was one of three candidates endorsed by the New York City Progressive Caucus earlier this month.

Campaign Finance Filings Show District 2 Council Race is Heating Up (Updated)

City Council District 2 candidate Carlina Rivera is not only campaigning against her Democratic primary opponents – she’s also positioning herself as part of the city’s vocal resistance to the Trump administration. …

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District 1 Council Candidates File Campaign Finance Disclosure Statements

There was a filing deadline this week for candidates participating in this year’s city elections, which means we have a few more clues about the shape of the upcoming City Council race in District 1. …

Photo: Office of Council member Margaret Chin. Bill signing, 2015.

Mayor, Council Member Chin Participate in Affordable Housing Tele-Town Hall Today

During the lunch hour today, Mayor de Blasio and local City Council member Margaret Chin will be participating in a “telephone town hall meeting” on the topic of affordable housing for seniors. …

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Sheldon Silver’s Appeal Will Be Heard on Thursday

It’s a big week for former Lower East Side Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, who’s appealing his conviction on federal corruption charges. …

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New Political Group Forms to Challenge Truman Democratic Club

Local politics is about to get a little more interesting. There’s a new political club challenging the long-established Truman Democratic Club on the Lower East Side. …

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Open Letter to Elizabeth Street Garden Group: Please Cancel Your Rivington House Action (Updated)

A community group, Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden, has scheduled a rally at Rivington House facility this morning to, as their Facebook invite explains, “Wake up Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council member Margaret Chin” to the lost opportunity for affordable housing at the former nursing home. This event is not sitting well with other local activists, who have been advocating for the return of Rivington House for many months. …

Photo courtesy of Carlina Rivera's campaign.

Council Candidate Rivera Endorsed By Squadron, Niou

Carlina Rivera, a candidate for City Council in District 2, has picked up two significant local endorsements. …