Post Tagged with: "Sheldon Silver"

Alice Cancel (center) will be the Democratic nominee in the special election in April to fill the Assembly seat vacated by Sheldon Silver. (Photo via World Journal)

Disappointment After Chinese Run for Silver’s Seat

East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics February 16, 2016 at 12:34 pm

After a “dramatic turn” during the voting process, Democrats chose Alice Cancel as their nominee for the special election in April to fill Sheldon Silver’s Assembly seat,
reports World Journal.

Yuh-Line Niou (Photo via Twitter)

‘Complicated’ Election in Chinatown

East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics February 5, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Chinese community leaders talk about the upcoming special election to replace Sheldon Silver for the remainder of his term which expires at the end of the year, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Yuh-Line Niou, chief of staff for Assembly member Ron Kim. (Photo via World Journal)

Asian-Americans Eyeing Sheldon Silver’s Seat

Elections 2016, Government, Manhattan, Politics December 11, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Yuh-Line Niou, the chief of staff for Assembly member Ron Kim, Gigi Li, chair of Community Board 3, and Jenifer Rajkumar, district leader of the 65th Assembly District, Part C, are showing interest in the open seat, reports World Journal.

Sheldon Silver attending the 43rd anniversary of the Open Door senior center. The third from the left in the back row is Pauline Ng (Photo by Yingzi Yin via World Journal)

Sheldon Silver Still Supported in Chinatown

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics December 1, 2015 at 10:32 pm

Residents of Chinatown expressed support for Assemblyman Sheldon Silver, convicted on seven counts of corruption on Nov. 30, and mused about the possibility of a Chinese candidate being elected to fill his seat, according to reports in Sing Tao Daily and World Journal.

Yuh-Line Niou hugs a supporter at her victory party (Photo via World Journal)

Niou Wins Despite Dilution of Chinese Votes

East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics September 14, 2016 at 11:20 pm

The victory of Yuh-Line Niou in the Democratic primary race in the 65th district for the Assembly seat long held by Sheldon Silver, shows that Chinese candidates are not only able to get the support of the majority of Chinese voters but also are able to rally voters from diverse communities, writes World Journal.

Competing campaign flyers on a storefront window in Chinatown. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Assembly District 65 Candidates Wooing Voters with Tricks

East Asian, Elections 2016, Manhattan, Politics September 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

The competition for Sheldon Silver’s seat in lower Manhattan is strong, and some candidates are resorting to questionable tactics, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Assemblyman Carl Heastie (c) flanked by the Bronx Delegation, thanks supporters for backing him for Assembly Speaker.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Heastie: Good News for the Bronx

Bronx, Politics February 4, 2015 at 4:50 pm

The election of Carl Heastie as NYS Assembly speaker “effectively changes the trajectory of the Bronx,” writes Norwood News.

Sheldon Silver in October with other city officials at the signing of the 25 mph bill. (Photo by NYCDOT, Creative Commons license)

Jewish Voices on Silver’s Fall

Government, Jewish, Manhattan January 28, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Sheldon Silver’s Jewish constituents on the Lower East Side continue, for the most part, to lend their support to the beleaguered Assembly member, reports The Jewish Week.

Sheldon Silver speaking last October, with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials looking on, after the signing of the 25 mph bill. (Photo by NYCDOT, Creative Commons license)

Chinatown Friends Still Support Silver

East Asian, Manhattan, Politics January 26, 2015 at 8:22 pm

In Chinatown, many say that Sheldon Silver did well for the community and they believe him innocent of charges, Sing Tao Daily reports.

(Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Permit System for Intercity Buses Backfires

Asian, Government, In the News, Transportation April 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm

The implementation of a new permit system for intercity buses is causing more and more troubles in Chinatown, pitting the community board, shop owners and bus companies, Sing Tao Daily reported in its print edition April 10.

María Pichardo said she would like an increase in the minimum wage so she can send her son, Jhojandy, to a better school. (Photo by Jose Acosta/El Diario)

For a Bronx Single Mother, Minimum Wage Debate is More Than Just Politics

In the News, Labor, Politics May 18, 2012 at 3:20 pm

With a bill to increase the minimum wage stalled in the state legislature, one single mother in the Bronx told El Diario La Prensa about her struggles to make ends meet.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and New York State Senator Daniel Squadron expressed their support for more regulations on intercity buses. (Photo via Downtown Express)

New Bus Regulation Unfairly Targets Chinatown, Candidate Claims

Manhattan, Transportation May 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Following a bus crash that left 15 dead and 18 injured last year, the city and the state agreed on a legislation that will regulate intercity buses. But one congressional candidate, Dan O’Connor, said the plan unfairly targets Chinatown bus companies, Downtown Express reported.

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