Keyword: Oliver Koppell
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At a virtual forum Sunday of all three Democratic candidates for the 81st state Assembly seat, housing, health care, parole reform and climate change were the topics du jour. There was even some discussion about their favorite place to grab a bite to eat in the district. more
When Mario Biaggi was elected to Congress in 1968, he returned a seat controlled by Republican Paul Fino back to the Democrats. But now his granddaughter, Alessandra Biaggi, is ready to go full-circle. more
For anyone who has lived in New York — even for a short time — chances are they’ve noticed rather regularly people traversing the streets with shopping carts filled with recyclables. But why would so many people spend so much time rifling through other people’s recycling bins, treating those collected bottles and cans as gold? more
I am responding to the letter of Rebecca Lish and Andrew Mutnick in which they take me to task for stating that, in addition to Eric Dinowitz — who campaigned for and strongly supported Jeff Klein — council candidate Mino Lora also supported Jeff Klein in his Independent Democratic Conference leadership. more
The last time this part of the Bronx had a contested primary race for city council, Oliver Koppell was gearing up for a run against state Sen. Jeffrey Klein for his role in creating an off-shoot caucus of Democrats in Albany that had decided to partner up with their Republican colleagues. more
As the former councilman and Assemblyman who represented our district for 35 years, I strongly endorse Abigail Martin for councilwoman in the June 22 Democratic primary. more
Gov. David Paterson, who led the state between the tenures of two embattled executives — Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo — is backing Councilman Fernando Cabrera in his quest to become the next Bronx borough president. more
As the former councilman from the 11th Council District, I am committed to assuring the district is represented by a capable, independent representative who will bring new ideas and fresh energy to our community. more
When Abigail Martin and Marcos Sierra decided to wait until the June primary, the March 23 special election race to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council quickly shrunk to just five candidates. more
As the March 23 special election race heats up for the city council seat once held by Andrew Cohen, environmental activist Jessica Haller is an early winner among the five candidates in the race — at least when it comes to fundraising. more
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