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View From Here: Why William Thompson for Mayor

Bill Thompson grew up on Putnam Avenue between Stuyvesant and Malcolm X Blvd.   The journey from those streets to being elected City Comptroller in 2001, managing a staff of more than 700 with a budget of $68 million and being overwhelmingly reelected in 2005,  is a long one with middle-class struggles, and successes achieved by […]Read More

THE BEST MAN

Bill Thompson was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of hard-working parents, an educator and a judge.   He’s lived almost all of his life in Central Brooklyn. He grew up in Bedford Stuyvesant on Putnam Avenue between Stuyvesant and Marcus Garvey Blvd. (then Reid Avenue) in the house his grandparents William and Louise […]Read More

HEALTH CARE REFORM:America's Pre-Existing Condition or …

 … How Do You Mend a Broken System, Broken Promises, Broken Hearts? (Part 5 of Five Parts) Kimberlee Currans-Leto UPSTATE ROUNDTABLE    (Troy, New York) There’s something rotten in America.  While other countries provide for their citizens, ours continue to struggle at every turn.    In today’s economy, families are faced with impossible pressures and decisions […]Read More