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Wake Me Up When The Election Is Over

09/01/2009
Assistant Managing Editor
Have you heard about the chasidic guy who’s running for City Council in Williamsburg? Of course you have. He’s gotten a fair amount of press, including the front page of this paper. What about the Council candidate who said some nasty things about Israel at his son’s bris and now wants to represent, of all places, part of Borough Park? Yeah, we did that one, too.

Silver Survives, Felder Loses

09/10/2008
Assistant Managing Editor
After enduring a scathing campaign against him in the press and on the streets of the Lower East Side, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver easily survived a primary challenge, his first in over 20 years, by two political novices on Tuesday, while another veteran legislator, state Sen. Martin Connor, lost the Democratic Senate nomination in Brooklyn to a challenger backed by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. The victor of that primary, Daniel Squadron, is a former Schumer staffer and transportation advocate who was also backed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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