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According to consumer advocate Remar Sutton, there are many ways to save energy and other resources around the home without spending a lot of money. And taking action sooner rather than later will lead to ongoing savings on utility bills, so a little cash outlay now will more than pay for itself in the long run.

Pete Gleason, a civil rights attorney running for City Council in the 1st Council District, applauded the Board of Elections’ removal of Alan J. Gerson from the ballot in this September’s Democratic Primary.


NEW YORK-Richard Aborn, candidate for Manhattan DA and a member of the NYS Bar Task Force on Wrongful Convictions, today rolled out an extensive policy platform to reduce wrongful convictions and ensure greater transparency in the criminal justice system.

Important notices about important political events!

In a few short months, New Yorkers will decide whether to grant Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg a third term or give another candidate a chance to prove his mettle. The Mayor declined a recent invitation from our coalition to discuss his position on historic preservation and neighborhood planning issues. 

Where do the other 2009 Mayoral Candidates stand?

Ask them...over coffee and danish!


New York Manhattan District Attorney Richard Aborn sent out this press release yesterday: 
 


Manhattan District Attorney candidate Cy Vance today announced his Plan to Reduce Recidivism: Enhancing Reentry Services, a program to help those leaving incarceration find jobs, housing and essential services, aimed at significantly reducing the instances of repeat offenses.

 

Margaret Chin has dedicated her life to public service for over 30 years. A former teacher, she has been working with community groups in lower Manhattan on affordable housing, education, and equity issues for most of her life. She left her position as Deputy Executive Director of the non-profit group Asian Americans for Equality, where she worked to protect and build affordable housing, in September 2008, to focus on her campaign. Ms. Chin was also a member of Community Boards 1 and 3.

 


Discrimination in the media has the ricocheting impact of permeating into social norms.  More than unfair, discrimination against minority broadcasters is irresponsible. Below is yesterday’s press release by New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. urging 46 companies to eradicate prejudices in their advertisements.
 

While you read this article and I tell you of the beginnings of New York’s first authentic northern Italian eateries, I hope you hear the iconic Nino Rota waltz from the Godfather floating in the background.