Our Time Press

Day: <span>July 16, 2012</span>

Kings County Politics (KCP)

  Liu addresses economic gulf   City Comptroller John Liu this week said the major underlining issue facing New Yorkers in the upcoming mayoral campaign is bridging the growing economic disparities between the wealthy and everyone else.   Liu hammered home on that theme at Hopeland Restaurant, 320 Atlantic Avenue, in a fund-raiser for his […]readmore

Central Brooklyn City Council members bring money home

  With the city’s $68.5 billion fiscal year 2013 passed, Central Brooklyn’s city council members brought home plenty of bacon to the non-profits and cultural institutions serving their communities.   Among the big winners was the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, which received a hefty $1 million in capital funds for renovations, in part to the […]readmore

Supreme Court Judge Tells City To Hire Back Fired Teachers

  By Nico Simino   Coming on the heels of an arbitrators ruling in favor of the city’s teachers union, the Bloomberg Administration has begun the appeals process in trying to overturn that ruling, which would affect hundreds of teachers across the city.   The hearing, which started this past Tuesday, was the first step […]readmore

NYS Democrats Target Republican Seats for Majority

With the NYS Senate blocking popular reforms that voters want, Queens State Senator Michael Gianaris, chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), is leading an effort to regain control of the Senate. “We expect there will be at least 32 Democratic Senators elected this November,” said Gianaris, “That will give us the majority.” The […]readmore

Anti-Gun Violence Activism: The Movement Ray Kelly Can’t See

Hot weather and gun violence unfortunately are as predictable as the seasons. During the July 4 th week of celebration more than 75 individuals have been shot in NYC. In an attempt to justify NYPD stop-and-frisk violations of 4th Amendment rights, Police Commissioner Kelly said, “There doesn’t seem to be any major community response. He […]readmore