Author Archives: Billy Rennison

Quinn picks up endorsement of state’s largest grocery workers union


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Almost a year before the general election and at least six months ahead of the primary, endorsements have already begun to trickle in . Former Mayor Ed Koch recently endorsed Melinda Katz for borough president and now Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn has picked up support for the state’s largest grocery workers union. […]

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Senator Schumer endorses Nily Rozic for Assembly


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Another Queens politician picked up the endorsement of Senator Chuck Schumer after the three-term incumbent backed Nily Rozic in the 25th District Assembly race. “I was 23 when I was first elected to the State Assembly, so I know that a fresh-faced representative like Nily is just the kind of person we need in Albany,” […]

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Mayoral candidate Tom Allon switches parties, will run as a Republican


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Presented with a crowded Democratic field, mayoral candidate Tom Allon announced a party switch with an eye on the GOP nomination. The CEO of Manhattan Media announced the decision next to a statue of President Theodore Roosevelt at the Museum of Natural History. He will try to follow in the footsteps of Mayor Michael Bloomberg […]

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Rozic secures UFT endorsement


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A month before the voters decide Assemblymember Rory Lancman’s replacement in Albany, one of the candidates picked up a key endorsement. The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) endorsed Nily Rozic for the 25th Assembly District seat currently held by Lancman. “Nily Rozic understands that working towards a brighter future starts in the classroom,” said UFT President […]

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Comptroller DiNapoli endorses Ron Kim


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Ron Kim picked up the endorsement of state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli in the race to replace Grace Meng in the 40th Assembly District. “Ron Kim understands that we need to create jobs and protect our taxpayers in order to get our economy back on track,” said DiNapoli. “His experience in state government and knowledge of […]

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Angry Mets fans focus vitriol on Jon Rauch after Subway Series sweep


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Mets fans took to Twitter to release their frustration after being swept away in this weekend’s Subway Series and much of the displeasure focused on Jon Rauch. Rauch gave up Russell Martin’s walk-off home run on Sunday afternoon marking the pitcher’s sixth straight loss. After the game, vitriol from the fans began filling the pitcher’s […]

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