Educator Yetta Kurland has an important message about music in our schools!


The United Federation of Teachers, which represents more than 200,000 men and women in New York, announced their endorsement of Cy Vance for Manhattan District Attorney, with a boisterous rally on the steps of City Hall.


Mahattan DA candidate, Richard Aborn, announced the support of The Metropolitan Council on Housing. 

Planned Parenthood of New York City will rally on Saturday to support women’s health care.  “At a time when Congress should be expanding health care coverage; it's hard to believe some want to take away health care benefits from women…. [Let's] make it clear to Congress that women's reproductive health care and those who provide essential services must be part of any health care reform package.” 

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, who represents New York’s 12th Congressional District, today announced her support for Cy Vance, Democratic candidate for Manhattan District Attorney.

Democrat Margaret Chin, candidate for the New York City Council in the 1st district, wants to know what Councilman Alan Gerson’s position on the Grand Street bike lane is.

Arthur Gregory is running for City Council in District 1 and would like to introduce himself.  He is a successful businessman and an experienced community activist interested in making education a priority and expediting the progress at the World Trade Center site.

"Monday's candidates forum highlighted the stark differences between the candidates as Democrat Margaret Chin emerged as the clear frontrunner. Demonstrating a firm grasp of policy issues facing New Yorkers, Margaret Chin vowed to bring her experience as a mother, teacher, and community activist to tackle the difficult issues of education, affordable housing, health care, and labor benefits."

The Mason Tenders District Council of Greater New York, a progressive labor organization composed of more than 15,000 members in six local unions, today endorsed Cy Vance for Manhattan District Attorney. Political Director Michael McGuire pointed to Vance’s Labor Initiative and his Plan to Protect Workers as proof positive that he is the right choice for working New Yorkers. This is the latest in a series of important endorsements for Vance, who has built a strong coalition of support across Manhattan.

Congressman Jerry Nadler will be holding a press conference to protest proposed post office closings on Thursday.  Joining the Congressman will be other local politicians and Community Board #2 members. 

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