Volume 79, Number 01 | June 10 - 16, 2009
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933
Back row, from left, Troy Masters, Lincoln Anderson, Josh Rogers, Jason Sherwood, Allison Greaker, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Julie Shapiro, John W. Sutter, David Jaffe, Dani Zupanovich, Cynthia Soto, Mark Hassleberger. Front row, from left, Francesco Regini, Cheryl Williamson, Colin Gregory, Jamie Paakkonen. (Missing from photo, Patrick Hedlund and Albert Amateau.)
Silver proclaims The Villagers doing a wonderful job
In recognition of the Better Newspaper Contest 2008 awards recently won by The Villager and its sister paper Downtown Express and the two papers ongoing coverage of the community, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on June 5 issued an Assembly proclamation for each paper. Silver presented the official framed documents to Publisher John W. Sutter at Community Medias offices last Friday. The Villagers proclamation stated, in part: Whereas, businesses that inform and contribute to the vibrancy of those communities merit the highest commendation
Proclaimed, That The Villager and its talented and dedicated staff be commended for producing such a high caliber community newspaper in the heart of New York City, a city known internationally for its exceptional newspapers; and we congratulate The Villager on its recently announced New York Press Association Awards, noting with pride the significance of its professionalism, commitment to community, and many contributions to the spirit of excellence which so distinguishes the City and State of New York.
Silver said he looks forward to The Villager each week, and that hes usually the one who takes the bundle of papers and unties them and puts them in the rack in his Grand St. co-op apartment buildings lobby. This is my hometown, and you are my hometown newspaper, he said. I just want to add my name to someone who says, Youre doing a wonderful job.