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Scoopy, Week of Feb. 14, 2013

JENNY FROM THE (BARUCH) BLOCK: The confirmation of CUNY School of Law professor Jenny Rivera, above, as the newest member of the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, garnered intense coverage, as she weathered stiff opposition by Republicans on the state Senate Judiciary Committee last week. A former law clerk to Sonia read more here »

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Scoopy’s notebook, Week of Feb. 7, 2013

GEBALLE WINS ROUND 1: After all the buildup, the district leader election at last Thursday’s convention of the local County Committee for the 64th Assembly District, Part A, turned out to be a blowout. Jon Geballe, former president of Village Independent Democrats, won with 55 votes to Arthur Schwartz’s four and Deley Gazinelli’s two. Schwartz read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Jan. 31, 2013

“NOW I WANNA DANCE, I WANNA WIN”: The New York Post on Tuesday dissed Christine Quinn for her photo on the cover of New York magazine, dubbing her “Mayor Dracula” for her glam, goth-like getup, featuring a high black collar. But, hey, at least it was better than Allen Roskoff’s portrayal of the City Council read more here »

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Scoopy’s, week of Jan. 24, 2013

KOCH ON FILM — LITERALLY: The New York Post recently had a field day with a slur former Mayor Ed Koch uttered about Andrew Cuomo after Hizzoner was unable to get into the governor-elect’s election night headquarters to congratulate him on his victory in 2010. “He’s a schmuck!” are the precise words Koch used. The read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Jan. 17, 2013

NOVOGRATZ TO CHAIR FRIENDS: We hear from a well-placed source that Michael Novogratz has been picked to be the new chairperson of the Friends of Hudson River Park. Novogratz will step down from the board of directors of the Hudson River Park Trust, of which he’s been a member the past several years after being read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Jan. 10, 2013

NOHO DISTRICTING DONNYBROOK: The Districting Commission has announced that due to the outcry over the new lines it drew for City Council districts that it will now hold more public hearings. The announcement came as a bit of a surprise, but it was welcome to Sean Sweeney of the Downtown Independent Democrats club, who was read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Jan. 3, 2013

WILL GERSON RUN? Although devastated by the loss of his mom, Sophie, former City Councilmember Alan Gerson is deciding whether to dive back into politics. Over the past few years — after being unseated in his bid for a third term by Margaret Chin — Gerson spent time caring for his elderly parents. His dad, read more here »

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Scoopy, Week of Dec. 27, 2012

‘THE GREAT HETERO HOPE?’ The District 3 City Council race is shaping up to be more than just “Corey vs. Yetta.” As The Villager first reported last week, Alexander Meadows, a relatively new member of Community Board 2, has tossed his hat into the ring and filed the necessary papers with the Board of Elections. read more here »

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Scoopy, Week of Dec.20, 2012

SILVER HAS HUD CHIEF’S EAR: It’s clear that New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy are starting to become a little impatient — rightfully so — with the fact that President Obama’s $60 billion federal relief package is still stalled in Congress. But one thing seems to be equally clear: When that money does come, it read more here »

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Scoopy’s, Week of Dec. 13, 2012

NO CONFIDENCE IN SEXTON? New York University Arts and Science faculty members will meet on Thurs., Dec. 13, to decide whether or not to conduct a vote of no confidence in N.Y.U. President John Sexton, according to a department-wide e-mail that was forwarded to this newspaper by an anonymous source. The meeting, which will take read more here »

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