Day: September 21, 2013

Community News

Schumer: For the First Time, Chicken Processed in China to

Warns of Major Health Hazard U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take dramatic and immediate measures to ensure the safety of chickens processed in China and sold in the United States.  A new Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule will, for the first time, soon allow chickens […]readmore

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36th District City Council Race Cornegy, Foy remain locked in

Board of Elections still hasn’t counted 1,000 ballots eight days after election By Stephen Witt After eight days and more jockeying for position than on the backstretch of the Kentucky Derby, the Sept. 10 Democratic Primary election to succeed term-limited Al Vann and represent the residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant and parts of Crown Heights was still […]readmore

City Politics

Bill Thompson Concedes as Vote Count Continues

By Mary Alice Miller Bill Thompson conceded the primary on Monday, flanked by front-runner Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo. “Today, almost a week after the primary, we still don’t know the outcome of the election,” said Thompson. “We don’t know if there should be a runoff or if there shouldn’t be a runoff. […]readmore

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Hopeful Future for Interfaith Medical Center

By Mary Alice Miller Last week a bankruptcy court ordered that Interfaith Medical Center remain open beyond the next court date on October 15. Sharonnie Perry, chair of Interfaith Medical Center (IMC) Community Advisory Board, said the court acknowledged improvements at the hospital. “Progress is being made,” said Perry. “We are working closely with labor […]readmore

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Kings County Politics

By Stephen Witt CFB denial of matching funds questioned Insurgent 42nd District City Council candidate Mercedes Narcisse and her campaign manager Michael Roberts charged this week that Campaign Finance Board official Chris Dragotakes assured them on numerous occasions that Narcisse was in line to receive public matching funds and yet never received any such money. […]readmore