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Talking Transition Tent gives NYC residents platform to recommend changes

Talking Transition Tent gives NYC residents platform to recommend changes

November 13, 2013


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The Talking Transition Tent opened in SoHo on Nov. 9 for New Yorkers to voice their concerns about any issue around the city to aid the transition from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. Ten organizations started the transition tent to improve city policies and...

Campaigns, voters share blame for low turnout in New York City

Campaigns, voters share blame for low turnout in New York City

November 7, 2013


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Voter turnout has been a perpetual challenge in New York City, and Tuesday’s mayoral election was no exception, setting a record low of 24 percent of registered voters submitting a ballot for the general election. Out of the 8 million city residents, 4.6 million of whom are registered to vote, only 1.02 million New Yorkers actually cast a ballot. T...

Bill de Blasio wins New York City mayoral election

Bill de Blasio wins New York City mayoral election

By WSN News Staff

November 6, 2013


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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was elected the 109th mayor of New York City on Nov. 5, winning 73.7 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting according to The New York Times. “Progressive changes won’t happen overnight, but they will happen,” de Blasio said in his victory s...

WSN Editorial Board endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor

WSN Editorial Board endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor

September 16, 2013


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In a sweeping upset in the democratic primary, Bill de Blasio, a former activist and New York public advocate, had a decisive victory over the previous mayoral front-runner Christine Quinn and may avoid a runoff vote for William Thompson. De Blasio’s strong progressive message has resonated ...

Candidate Profile: Bill De Blasio

Candidate Profile: Bill De Blasio

September 11, 2013


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Party: Democratic Background: De Blasio began working in public service under David Dinkins, and eventually moved to working as the regional director in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 2000, he managed Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the U.S. Senate. In 2002, he started work...

Candidate Profile: Adolfo Carrion

Candidate Profile: Adolfo Carrion

September 10, 2013


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Adolfo Carrion ran unopposed on the Independent ticket.  Party: Carrión Jr. is running under the Independent ticket. Formerly a Democrat, he tried making a bid for the Republican primary but was unsuccessful. Background: Carrión Jr. served two terms as the Bronx Borough President before being nam...

Candidate profile: Joe Lhota

Candidate profile: Joe Lhota

September 10, 2013


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Party: Republican Background: Joe Lhota was born in the Bronx. His father was an NYPD officer. He attended Georgetown University and later went to Harvard Business School before becoming an investment banker. He worked under former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s administration, holding several positions, includ...