The Weekend That Was
Gov. Andrew Cuomo endorsed Tom Suozzi’s election challenge to GOP Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano as part of a broader call for Long Island voters to choose Democrats on Nov. 5.
Cuomo also endorsed Noam Bramson for county executive of Westchester (the governor’s home county), and Roxanne Donnery for Orange County executive. Bramson is currently mayor of the City of New Rochelle and Donnery is an Orange County legislator.
The governor vowed to push again for his 10-point Women’s Equality Act in 2014, putting the Senate Republicans and their “co-conspirators” (AKA the IDC) on notice.
Rep. Pete King says President Barack Obama should “stop apologizing” and “stop being defensive’ about the National Security Agency spying on our allies in Europe.
New York is creating the nation’s first state gasoline reserve to prevent shortages during emergencies such as superstorm Sandy.
A year after Sandy knocked out power to millions in the Tri-State area, a dispute over ConEd’s request to raise electric rates has created uncertainty about whether the utility has adequate resources to prepare for another megastorm.
Thousands of people still trying to fix their soaked and surf-battered homes are being stymied by bureaucracy, insurance disputes and uncertainty over whether they can even afford to rebuild.
US Sen. Schumer said the feds will send about $6.3 billion overall in hurricane relief to New York State in 2014, with $1.4 billion going directly to battered homeowners who saw little or no aid this year as they limped along through the recovery.
A fleece-clad Chelsea Clinton, who has been taking more of a public role lately, traveled to the Rockaways this weekend and met with Sandy victims.
The NY GOP will launch the 2014 campaign for governor in Buffalo on Wednesday, Nov. 6 – the same day as Cuomo’s big Buffalo fundraiser – even though they don’t yet have a candidate.
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly denied there is a growing rift between the police and average New Yorkers, addressing a prominent campaign theme of Democratic mayoral frontrunner Bill de Blasio.
Chirlane McCray, de Blasio’s wife, will be an “activist” first lady if her husband is elected mayor.
De Blasio has not registered his $1.1 million, two-unit Brooklyn rental property with the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development as required by law. He also failed to report the rental income he receives in his annual financial-disclosure filing.
Bloomberg has scrapped a key provision from his anti-tobacco legislation that would have banned cigs from being publicly displayed behind the counter or anywhere else in stores.
The NY Post blasts Cuomo for failing to crack down on “pension spiking” – public employees who pile up overtime to jack up their pensions.
RIP Lou Reed, a rock legend and Syracuse University alum.
Even if a referendum to allow new casinos in New York passes next month, Central New York isn’t getting one. The region could, however, get $44 million a year. Or it could get zero.
Verizon Wireless says cell phone towers have filled most of the former 80-mile coverage gap along the Adirondack Northway between Albany and Montreal, and it plans to fill the remaining 15-mile space with three more it plans to erect next year.
Salamanca residents say that while the 10-year-old Seneca casino at the edge of town has delivered jobs, the bustle and din of 2,000 slot machines and an average of 8,000 daily visitors, its effect is barely evident outside the gleaming gambling palace walls.
The Auburn Citizen endorses Prop. 1.
Two Buffalo lawmakers are urging voters to reject Prop. 1. – the state referendum on expanding casino gambling – for what appear to be very different reasons.
The Rev. Al Sharpton decries the recent spate of “shop-and-frisk” incidents at high-end NYC stores.
Sharpton threatened to boycott luxury retailer Barneys if the department store doesn’t respond adequately to allegations by black shoppers that they were racially profiled there.
NYSAC Executive Director Stephen Acquario OpEds in favor of Prop. 5.
More than 500 guests turned out to celebrate the 65th birthday and career accomplishments of Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana, who will be leaving office at the end of his third term on Dec. 31.
The DN calls on Cuomo’s anti-corruption Moreland Commission to get its act together.
The D&C endorses Rochester Democratic mayoral primary winner Lovely Warren in the upcoming Nov. 5 election.
Ashely Dupre, the former hooker who brought down ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, eloped to Paris.
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