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NEW YORK – City Council candidate Margaret Chin today endorsed Bill de Blasio for Public Advocate and John Liu for Comptroller. Chin recently won a hard fought primary for the Democratic nomination against an incumbent Council Member in District 1, which includes Chinatown and lower Manhattan.

NEW YORK – City Council candidate Margaret Chin will hold a press conference tomorrow in Chinatown to announce her endorsement of Bill de Blasio for Public Advocate and John Liu for Comptroller. Chin recently won a hard fought primary for the Democratic nomination against an incumbent Council Member in District 1, which includes Chinatown and lower Manhattan. 


As wildfires consume parts of California larger than some smaller states, everyone is talking about how we can prevent such disasters from getting going in the first place. One novel approach is to enlist goats. Not as firefighters—although their surefootedness and determination would probably serve them well in such situations—but as grazers to keep the forest underbrush clear of the tinder-like grasses, bushes and small trees that allow flames to jump to the higher forest canopy and get further spread by the wind.


“In this game of temporal shifts, where time is no longer progression or evolution, but a rhizome of references waiting for the artist to remix and scratch, Aldo Chaparro borrows Lou Reed’s song title in order to evoke, by means of fluorescent lines and lights on a black background, the beginnings of technology, those years in the 1980s when electronic music sounded like Jean Michel Jarre and our desires were written in green on the black screen of our first Macs.”


Margaret Chin has deep roots in the district, having lived and worked in the district for over 4 decades. She also had the backing of CODA (the Coalition for a District Alternative) the political group which helped put a number of elected officials into office, including Councilwoman Rosie Mendez. In addition, she was endorsed by the major downtown newspapers, the Villager and the Downtown Express.  

"Pete Gleason has no issue with the good things the incumbent, Alan Gerson, has done. What he has issue with is that enough wasn’t done. The planning for schools was dismal, the WTC site is a mess with not even a memorial, light manufacturing jobs were kicked out as rampant over-development came in.  While one City Council person cannot be responsible for all of this, we need a councilperson who will take responsibility and is up front and fighting."

 

We will not forget.  Remember September 11th 2001 by viewing "Toward a Common Morality," a symposium analyzing the amazing human spirit.

 


 

The New York Daily News just endorsed Eric Gioia for Public Advocate! Out of all the other candidates, the Daily News recognized that Eric "has the clearest vision for using the office to get results."

 


Manhattan DA candidate Richard Aborn will outline the closing argument of his campaign to voters at a press conference TODAY, September 10, at 1:00 pm at Supreme Court . Aborn will be joined by key supporters like former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and a surprise endorsement.


Council Member Inez Dickens today announced her support for Cy Vance, Democratic candidate for Manhattan District Attorney. Dickens, who represents Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, and parts of the Upper West Side and East Harlem, praised Vance’s commitment to Community-Based Justice and his focus on crime prevention and alternatives to incarceration.