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Tony Avella

PHOTOS: City Threatens To 'Dispose' Of Pet Pig

| Posted 02.20.2013 | New York

By Paul DeBenedetto, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer QUEENS — A Whitestone family fighting to keep a pet pig named Petey rallied Tuesday to save thei...

Is the Natural Gas Industry Fracking Itself?

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

While much is yet to be discovered about the full effect of hydrofracking, what is known to date would suggest that the gas industry would want to really take a good look at developing a long-term investment strategy of renewable resources, quickly.

Bloomberg Tackles Pensions

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

In the classic tug of war between labor and management over wages and pensions, the unions' political strength has driven management into the mud of deficit and despair.

Harlem -- Night Before The Primary

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Corruption has taken a sophisticated form. It has been enlarged from the usual millions under the table, unchanged since Tammany Hall and beyond, to the modern era of marketing.

Bill Thompson To Take On Bloomberg After Primary Win

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. has cruised to victory in the Democratic mayoral primary and will face billionaire inc...

Thompson's a Tiger! Who Knew?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

On election night, Thompson stirringly repeated the refrain, "Eight is enough!", "Eight is enough!" We have a chance to win our city back.

New York City Elections: Real Estate's The Hot Issue

Gotham Gazette | Courtney Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The real estate market is reeling but that has not stopped the industry from doling out $2.5 million to candidate for citywide office this year and mo...

Thompson Stumbles Against Tony Avella In New York Mayoral Debate

New York Times | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It was a perfunctory, even predictable debate question: What would be your first act as mayor? But with the cameras rolling on Wednesday night, Wi...

New York Elections Cheat Sheet

Our Town | Charlotte Eichna and Dan Rivoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

During the past few months, these papers have provided ongoing coverage of the various candidates vying for office this fall, as well as overviews of ...

Bloomberg v. Giuliani -- Yes or No?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

While Bloomberg has spoken to the better angels of our nature, that doesn't necessarily mean that he has lived up to all his admirably high-minded promises.

Bloomberg Disses Dems: "I'm Not Running Against Anybody"

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he's not really running against anyone in this year's mayoral election, and sought to cast his ...

Avella And Thompson Face Off In Mayoral Debate

New York Times | DAVID W. CHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Neither of them has ever been arrested, or gotten into a fistfight as an adult. Neither has had the time to set foot in either of the city's new baseb...

Comptroller William Thompson, Bloomberg's Rival, Has Raised $5M

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- The leading Democrat competing to challenge New York City's billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg this year has raised $200,000 in two ...