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Bill Aiding Child Caregiver Election Hopefuls Nears Vote

Bill Aiding Child Caregiver Election Hopefuls Nears Vote

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | A City Council bill aimed at boosting representation of women in office is expected to be voted on as early as the end of the month —  at the Council’s next stated meeting on Oct. 31 — according to bill co-sponsor Keith Powers’ office. For anyone vying for an elected post in New […]

In Deep Blue New York, Midterm Battle to Darken the Hue

In Deep Blue New York, Midterm Battle to Darken the Hue

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Republicans can point out that, under Trump, the economy has seen the longest bull market in history. Meanwhile, a “cultural bull market” of steady social progress has come to an end. With the executive branch in Republican hands for two to six more years, and a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, […]

Daniel O’Donnell Exploring Run for Public Advocate

Daniel O’Donnell Exploring Run for Public Advocate

BY NATHAN RILEY | With as email blast, Upper West Side State Assemblymember Daniel O’Donnell has announced he will “explore” running for New York City public advocate should Letitia James be elected attorney general in November. News of O’Donnell’s interest in the office was first reported, in advance of that Sept. 17 email, by Gay City […]

“Electoral Earthquake” in State Senate Primaries

“Electoral Earthquake” in State Senate Primaries

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | It was “an electoral earthquake that reverberated all the way to Syracuse.” That’s how State Senator Brad Holyman, a Democrat who represents Manhattan’s West Side, described the Sept. 13 primary that saw seven Democratic state senators, including six of the eight former members of the controversial Independent Democratic Conference, lose to progressive […]

Primaries Bring Out Voters for Progressive Candidates, National Issues

Primaries Bring Out Voters for Progressive Candidates, National Issues

PHOTOS AND REPORTING BY SAM BLEIBERG | New Yorkers showed up like never before to vote in the state primary elections last Thursday. An attention-grabbing gubernatorial campaign, progressive challenges to Democratic senate incumbents, and a close contest for attorney general brought voters of all ages and backgrounds. City Media spoke with voters at P.S. 33 in Chelsea […]

Heading Back to School, Youth Demand Gun Law Reform

Heading Back to School, Youth Demand Gun Law Reform

BY DONNA ACETO | On Sept. 9, the activist group Change the Ref, which aims to give young people the tools they need to create change, held a roving Fashion Week Back to School event to show off a collection of schoolchildren’s apparel, including bullet-proof vests. Highlighting the risks youth today face from gun violence, the […]

Robert Jackson Wins Big Against Incumbent Senator Marisol Alcántara

Robert Jackson Wins Big Against Incumbent Senator Marisol Alcántara

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Third time’s the charm for Robert Jackson, the former city councilmember and longtime education activist. After unsuccessfully seeking the State Senate District 31 seat in 2014 and 2016, Jackson defeated incumbent Senator Marisol Alcántara in Thursday’s Democratic primary. Alcántara was heavily criticized for joining the now-defunct Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) — the […]

IDC Issue Animates UWS State Senate Primary

IDC Issue Animates UWS State Senate Primary

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | In next Thursday’s Democratic primary, State Senator Marisol Alcántara and former City Councilmember Robert Jackson will face off for the second time — but the political dynamics in New York have changed a lot since their first encounter in 2016. This year, party activists as well as many mainstream Democrats, fired […]

Change in the Air: But in the Cards for Cynthia?

Change in the Air: But in the Cards for Cynthia?

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Following an Aug. 22 appearance before a small crowd of mostly young LGBTQ people of color at a downtown Brooklyn hotel, Cynthia Nixon took a moment to answer the most critical question NYC Community Media had about her uphill quest to become governor of New York. How in the less than five […]

New Chancellor Could Step Up DOE Efforts to Combat Bullying

New Chancellor Could Step Up DOE Efforts to Combat Bullying

BY ANDY HUMM | School starts Sept. 5 in New York City for 1.1 million students in 1,800 schools with a new chancellor, Richard Carranza, who has served in San Francisco and Houston and who wrote in June about his support for his gay twin brother, Reuben, and explained “Why It’s So Important to Include LGBTQ […]

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