Tag - NYC Council

‘Central Park Five’ takes lead in NYC Council primary


New York: Yusef Salaam, who as a child was part of a group of teenagers wrongly accused, convicted and imprisoned for the rape of a woman jogging in Central Park, took a commanding lead Tuesday in a Democratic primary for a City Council seat in New York. Salaam faces two veteran politicians, New York Assembly members Al...

New York State Senator Kevin Thomas (middle) endorsed Koshy Thomas (right) for NYC Council District 23.

Koshy Thomas a great asset for the community: Sen. Kevin Thomas


Jericho, NY: “We are growing in numbers and influence, and we need a voice in the NYC Council,” said New York State Senator Kevin Thomas inaugurating a fundraiser at Cotillion restaurant here on May 2.  “At the end of the day, we need someone who has ties to the community, has organized events and has given...

Ranked Choice Voting is fair and more democratic


NYC Primary Elections Special Coverage By Parveen Chopra Fellow, CCM NYC Elections Reporting New York: Starting this year, New York City has adopted Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in primary and special elections for local offices including Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President, and City Council. The radical new system’s first citywide use will be the Primary Election...

NYC Councilman endorses Nabaraj KC for District 19


New York City Council Member Fernando Cabrera representing Bronx district 14 has endorsed Nabaraj KC. KC is running in the Democratic primary on June 22 for City Council District 19, which includes the northeast Queens neighborhoods of College Point, Whitestone, Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Malba, North Flushing, and Auburndale. Politicians, community leaders, journalists, and local community members ...