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Christine Quinn

Commissioner Kelly Urged To Stop Keeping Names Of People Stopped But Proven Not Guilty

nytimes.com | AL BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Two City Council leaders urged Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly on Wednesday to stop keeping a database of people who are stopped, questioned and ...

In NYC Schools, a Little 'Respect for All'

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Katherine Gustafson

New York's P.S. 24 became the site for Respect for All's launch week because of it's commitment to teaching social skills and empathy for other's to students.

For the MTA a Short-Term Fix Brings Long-Term Harm

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The state and city must implement the most responsible and sustainable solution to the MTA's budget woes: charging automobile drivers to enter the Manhattan central business district.

Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado Murder: LGBT Solidarity In Puerto Rico

gaycitynews.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Two months after Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado, a 19-year-old gay activist and college student, was brutally murdered in Puerto Rico, five members of the...

Quinn Reluctantly Endorses Thompson, Thompson Reluctantly Accepts

The New York Observer | Reid Pillifant | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Speaker Christine Quinn and mayoral candidate Bill Thompson both acknowledged--separately--that Ms. Quinn had agreed to endorse Mr. Thompson for mayor...

NYC Climate Summit Puts the Focus on Food

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kerry Trueman

We could find true prosperity, improve our health, and fight global warming all at once. How? By transforming the way we produce, distribute, consume and dispose of our food.

Nouvel/MoMA Tower Opponents Target Quinn In TV Ads

The New York Observer | Eliot Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It seems opponents of the Jean Nouvel-designed skyscraper planned to rise next to MoMA are well-funded. The opponents, mostly neighbors of the 1,05...

Activism 2.0: New Yorkers for Marriage Equality Ready for 2010

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Chrissie Brodigan

The vote blocking New York Marriage Equality was among the most disappointing legislative upsets in 2009, was also paired alongside activists' implementation of some of the most innovating technology on the market.

The Mayoral Race That Wasn't

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The lack of enthusiasm for Bill Thompson has roots in more than a super-rich opponent. New York City believes in the values of the Democrats, but doesn't trust them to produce strong leaders on the local level.

Charles Barron To Challenge Christine Quinn For Council Speaker

nydailynews.com | By Kathleen Lucadamo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Controversial City Councilman Charles Barron is gearing up to challenge Christine Quinn's reign as Council speaker....

Kingsbridge Armory Mall Proposal Killed By Political Realities

nydailynews.com | By Frank Lombardi and David Saltonstall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A rare confluence of waning political power and agendas that in the end kept a $324 million proposal for a Kingsbridge Armory mall proposal from getti...

Bloomberg Clear On Plans For Third Term: Remove Public Advocate, Keep Christine Quinn And Borough Presidents

silive.com | Peter N. Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If he has his druthers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg would eliminate the office of public advocate, but keep the borough presidents and Christine Quinn as ...

Hassan Nemazee, Democratic Fundraiser, Indicted For $292 Million Ponzi Scheme

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors have charged a wealthy fundraiser for Hillary Rodham Clinton and other top Democrats in an alleged $292 million P...

Primary Results Show Progress For Gay Candidates

New York Times | A. G. Sulzberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

James Van Bramer and Daniel Dromm are both Democrats who built reputations for their activism in their Queens neighborhoods and their work in schools ...

Mayor Bloomberg and the Arrogance of Power

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jesse Larner

All of Michael Bloomberg's defensiveness, and the egotism that clearly lurks beneath it, makes me wonder just why the Mayor really does want to hold onto the office.

Tainted Obama Fundraiser Gave To Schumer, Gillibrand

AP | Valerie Bauman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, freshman U.S. Rep. Scott Murphy, and U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are among t...

Christine Quinn

The Villager | Lincoln Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

More than 200 people packed a spirited debate for the Third City Council District at New York University last Thursday hosted by Community Media's The...

Bloomberg And Quinn Cripple The City Watchdog

Betsy Gotbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Betsy Gotbaum

Of course, everybody knows that two people control the city budget: the Mayor and the Speaker. If you don't believe that, there's a bridge near City Hall I'd like to sell you.

City Council Members Get Some Charity From Non-Profits

New York Daily News | Benjamin Lesser and Erin Einhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Three-quarters of the City Council's 51 members got campaign contributions from employees or board members of the nonprofits they helped bankroll with...

President Obama - Give Us an LGBT Advocate

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Ocamb

"Equal rights," while always counted in the litany of core liberal and progressive principles and "values," always is set aside or thrown under the bus in favor of some real or imagined political expediency.

When New York Leads, the World Listens

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The New York program is a tribute to the power of intelligent public policy design -- and it puts to shame the conversations the U.S. Congress is having about the new energy economy.

A St. Patrick's Day to Remember

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine C. Quinn

St. Patrick's Day has always been a high holiday in the Quinn household. But now the day is tinged with sadness, because of the exclusion of the Irish LGBT community from the 5th Avenue parade.

Christine Quinn Celebrating St. Patrick's Day In Washington

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, an openly gay Irish-American, will once again be celebrating St. Patrick's Day away from home. The N...

The Obama Health Care Transition Project at New York City Hall

Alex Geana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Geana

The room was filled with community organizers and activists. Notably missing: anyone from the mainstream health practice.

Next Steps For LGBT Civil Rights

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine C. Quinn

How could our nation embrace a movement for change, while three of its states voted to reject the rights of an entire group of Americans? Could this be real?