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Chin, Rajkumar: Last Minute Campaigning, Getting Out the Vote

It was a hectic weekend for Margaret Chin and Jenifer Rajkumar, who are competing to represent the Lower East Side and the rest of District 1 in the City Council. Tomorrow, we'll sum up not only the local City...

Campaign 2013: Our Interview With City Council Candidate Jenifer Rajkumar

The candidates competing in next week's New York City Primary Election will be campaigning non-stop throughout the weekend, in search of last-minute votes.  Downtown, City Council member Margaret Chin and challenger Jenifer Rajkumar will face off in the Democratic...

Campaign 2013: Our Interview With City Council Member Margaret Chin

Coming up Tuesday, downtown voters will decide who they want to represent them in the City Council during the next four years.  As primary day fast approaches, we're publishing in-depth interviews with District 1 City Council member Margaret Chin...

Chin, Colleagues Back Curbs on Real Estate Industry Campaign Spending

One issue in this year's City Council campaigns, including in Lower Manhattan, has been a well-funded effort by New York City real estate developers to influence the outcome of several races.  Yesterday City Council member Brad Lander, along with...

Chin, Rajkumar Tangle in Contentious City Council Debate

The candidates running to represent Lower Manhattan, including the Lower East Side, in the City Council clashed last night in their only public debate. In the tense, hour-and-fifteen minute affair, challenger Jenifer Rajkumar sought to portray District 1 Council...

Video: Chin and Rajkumar Debate the Issues

The Democratic Primary is coming up on September 10.  In Lower Manhattan, City Council member Margaret Chin faces a challenge from Jenifer Rajkumar, a district leader.  You can watch a debate between the candidates here... The debate was hosted...

In Chinatown Appearance, Chin and Squadron Endorse One Another

City Council member Margaret Chin and State Sen. Daniel Squadron came to Sara D. Roosevelt Park yesterday to endorse each other. Afternoon rain showers interfered with the photo-op, staged at the entrance of the Hester Street Playground. But Chin,...

Labor Unions Endorse Margaret Chin For Re-Election

City Council member Margaret Chin today announced she's won the endorsements of several large labor unions, including 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, 32 BJ SEIU (the property service workers)  and...

Rajkumar Announces Chinese Support; Chin Campaign Emphasizes Opponent’s Resume

We're starting to see sparks fly in the District 1 City Council campaign.  Jenifer Rajkumar, a district leader, is taking on first-term City Council member Margaret Chin in the upcoming Democratic Primary.  On Sunday at the Jing Fong restaurant...

Downtown Independent Democrats Backs Rajkumar For City Council

In the past few weeks, Lower Manhattan's political clubs have been weighing which candidates to support for citywide office. The Democratic Primary takes place September 10. Members of Downtown Independent Democrats (DID) made their choice last night, choosing...
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Photo: The view of the Lower East Side from Brooklyn at dusk. In the news this past week: --There...
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