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Leila Eliot, 16, a new C.B. 3 member, second from left, and other young people interested in community boards and participants in a mock budget exercise. (Photo by Dusica Sue Malesevic via The Villager)

Getting Teens on Community Boards

New York, Politics, Youth January 29, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer recently hosted an informational meeting to encourage teens to serve on community boards, The Villager reports.

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Making the Case for Change in Greece

Politics, Queens, Western European January 28, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Days before the Syriza party triumphed in the Greek elections, speakers in NY explained its anti-austerity position and encouraged Greeks to vote, The National Herald reports.

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.

City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo by Rong Xiaoqing via Sing Tao Daily)

Criticized, City Council Member Chin Holds Firm

East Asian, Manhattan, Police, Politics December 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm

City Council member Margaret Chin, despite being criticized, continues to favor the indictment of policeman Peter Liang, Sing Tao Daily reports.

Michael Blake (Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Gearing Up to Serve Bronx District

Bronx, Politics December 16, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Michael Blake, the new assembly member for the 79th district, talks with Norwood News about his plans.

Herman Badillo was considered “the most influential Puerto Rican politician” of the 1950s and 1960s. (Photo via El Diario)

Remembering Herman Badillo

New York, Politics, Puerto Rican December 5, 2014 at 2:53 pm

The death of former Rep. Herman Badillo, considered the most influential Puerto Rican politician for decades, has prompted an outpouring of grief, El Diario reports.

CB3 chair Gigi Li. (Photo via The Lo-Down)

CB3 Moves to Improve Diversity

Black, Latino, Manhattan, Politics December 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Community Board 3 chair Gigi Li has announced a series of moves that appear responsive to members who criticized her leadership last spring, reports The Lo-Down.

Mayor Bill de Blasio at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in June (Photo by Diana Robinson for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, via City Limits)

Behind the Push for Latino Representation

Latino, Politics November 20, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Latino representation in NYC government is inadequate, say leaders of a new campaign aimed at persuading the de Blasio administration to do more, reports City Limits.

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Chinese Voters on Long Island Mobilized on WeChat

East Asian, Long Island, Politics November 14, 2014 at 5:17 pm

World Journal looks at how WeChat, a popular social media platform among the Chinese, helped to garner an impressive result on Election Day for little-known candidate Doug Lee.

Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio at the Wilborn Temple First Church Of God In Christ in Albany on Sunday, February 16, 2014. (Rob Bennett for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

Will Cuomo Help de Blasio on Housing?

Housing, Politics November 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm

A Republican-controlled state senate may not bode well for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing policies but City Limits finds that the situation may not be that much worse than it was prior to the election.

Flushing's Democratic assemblyman Ron Kim (Photo by Peter C. Mastrosimone via Queens Chronicle)

Flushing’s Ron Kim on His Record

East Asian, Politics, Queens October 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Flushing’s Ron Kim, who is being challenged for his assembly seat by Republican businessman Phil Gim, pointed to his accomplishments in a wide-ranging interview with Queens Chronicle.

Judge Carmen Velásquez at the Consulate of Ecuador in Manhattan. She's seeking the support of the community in her quest to become NY State Supreme Court judge. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

A First for the NY State Supreme Court?

Latino, Politics, Queens October 31, 2014 at 3:56 pm

If elected as a New York State Supreme Court judge on Nov. 4, Queens Civil Court Judge Carmen Velásquez would be a historic victory for the Ecuadorean community, reports Queens Latino.

State Sen. Jose Peralta is one of many uncontested incumbents (Photo via Gotham Gazette)

On Nov. 4, One-Third of NY’s Seats Uncontested

Bronx, New York, Politics, Queens October 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Fully one-third of the races for the NYS legislature feature uncontested candidates. Gotham Gazette and City Limits explore the phenomenon in a joint report.

Independent candidate Néstor Montilla is running for Congress. (Photo via El Diario)

Dominicans Seek More Representation in NJ

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics October 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Two Dominican candidates hope to gain more visibility for their community in New Jersey, El Diario reports.

Crosswalk on Main St. in Flushing, Queens (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Asian Americans Boost Their Political Clout

Asian Americans are boosting their political clout by getting the vote out and pushing politicians to be more responsive to their needs.