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Squadron says he would ‘advocate’ for the most needy

BY HEATHER DUBIN| State Senator Daniel Squadron hopes to empower the underserved residents of New York if elected in his current bid for public advocate in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary. In 2008, Squadron, at age 28, was elected, unseating Martin Connor, who had represented the 26th State Senate District for 30 years. The district includes read more here »

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The Villager endorses Quinn for mayor on Sept. 10

After 12 years under Mayor Bloomberg, the city is set to elect a new mayor. In the Sept. 10 Democratic primary, there are three frontrunners, Christine Quinn, Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson. Each is qualified to run the city, though some more than others. Two other candidates appear unelectable: Anthony Weiner due to his read more here »

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Yetta Kurland: Bold in vision but spare on the details

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Spend just 90 minutes with Yetta Kurland and she will describe herself many different ways. She is “a community activist, a civil rights attorney,” a “tenants’ rights attorney,” a “small business owner,” a “civil litigator” and “an educator.” These are only some of the titles that Kurland used in an interview last read more here »

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Kurland vs. Johnson: Showdown in Chelsea

  The two candidates in the race for the City Council’s Third District, Yetta Kurland and Corey Johnson, will face off in a debate at Bow Tie Cinemas (formerly Chelsea Cinemas), at 260 W. 23rd St., between Seventh and Eighth Aves., on Mon., Aug. 26. The debate will be co-moderated by Paul Schindler, editor of read more here »

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Villager Poll: Who are you planning to vote for in the Democratic mayoral primary election?

Villager Democratic primary candidates poll: Who are you planning to vote for on Tues., Sept. 10? Post answer in comments section below:   Sal Albanese Bill de Blasio Randy Credico John Liu Christine Quinn Bill Thompson Anthony Weiner Undecided

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  BY LINCOLN ANDERSON  | A hastily organized rally Monday morning by Christine Quinn supporters to counter another scheduled to occur right after it by her mayoral opponent Bill de Blasio at the former St. Vincent’s Hospital site turned chaotic after the octogenarian publisher of a monthly Village newspaper suddenly lost it and went on a read more here »

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De Blasio to lead ‘Hospitals Not Condos’ rally at former St. Vincent’s site, with Belafonte, Sarandon, Cynthia Nixon, others

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | At noon on Mon., Aug. 19, mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio will lead a “Hospitals Not Condos” rally at the site of the former St. Vincent’s Hospital, at the northwest corner of Seventh and Greenwich Aves. De Blasio, who is currently the city’s public advocate, will be joined by legendary singer read more here »

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NYC Community Media to host Council District 1 candidates debate

NYC Community Media will sponsor a debate for the two candidates running in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary for the City Council First District race — Margaret Chin and Jenifer Rajkumar — on Thurs., Aug. 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, near Leonard St. The seating capacity will read more here »

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