Tag Archives: MTA

Dems confident they will remain in power in state Senate

21 Oct
By CYRIL JOSH BARKER Amsterdam News Staff

As the midterm elections come close, questions linger about whether or not the Democrats in the New York state Senate will hang on and keep control.

After a having power for such a short time, Democrats are looking to maintain their majority. While all 62 seats are up for grabs, Republicans, with no members of color in their caucus, are seeking to regain a majority again after losing it in 2008 and getting it back briefly due to last year’s legislative coup. Continue reading

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The debate that wasn’t

21 Oct
By CYRIL JOSH BARKER and By NAYABA ARINDE
Talking loud and saying nothing is a phrase some armchair and professional pundits alike are using to describe last Monday’s gubernatorial debate. Little was gained or learned, “unless you appreciated the comedy of it,” State Senator Bill Perkins told the AmNews.

To call Monday night’s event a gubernatorial debate would be an overstatement, considering the fact that the candidates vying for the governorship barely spoke to each other but, rather, answered questions about what they would do if elected governor. Continue reading

A pox on Paladino and Cuomo

30 Sep
By HERB BOYD
Special to the AmNews

About the same time Attorney General Andrew Cuomo was announcing his urban agenda in Harlem in a closed session with several Black elected officials and community leaders on Monday, Councilman Charles Barron was delivering his urban agenda plan in Brooklyn.

In an interview a day after his press conference, Barron, who is running for governor on the Freedom Party line, spoke in detail about his plan. Continue reading

NYC Subway Frustration

27 Sep

By Gregg Walker: Manhattan Viewpoint blogger

Last weekend provided us with an opportunity to experience the frustrations of the investments being made in our city’s subway system.

2nd Avenue Subway Delays Continue

Though the 2nd Avenue Subway project is already years behind schedule and $1 billion over budget, new disappoints have emerged.

Early this month, we learned that new cost overruns and delays were being blamed on the need to move the plumbing and utilities under the private buildings along 2nd Avenue. One wonders how this moving of utilities could have been unanticipated. Continue reading