In the race to replace disgraced ex-Assemblyman William Boyland Jr., one candidate is already scooping up key establishment support.
Ineisha Williford, a staffer to Brooklyn Councilwoman Darlene Mealy, secured the backing of Borough President Eric Adams and Ms. Mealy at a Saturday fund-raising event, according to source at the event.
Petitioning to get onto the ballot this year is already underway, and fund-raising began long before that, but one candidate rolled out her announcement just last Sunday.
And the candidate, education activist Kathleen Daniel, believes she has a solid shot at beating Brooklyn Councilwoman Darlene Mealy, too. Her campaign pointed to Ms. Mealey’s campaign war chest, which holds only several thousand dollars, and reports that she missed nearly a quarter of scheduled Council meetings, to press the case for Ms. Mealy’s vulnerability.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in Brownsville this morning to preside over the opening of the first office of the Neighborhood Opportunity Network (“NeON” for short), a program that aims to improve the way New York handles the probation process. Joined by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Department of Probation Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi, Mayor Bloomberg touted the facility as a crucial step in helping people on probation stay out of trouble. “We believe that this new approach can make a real difference in one of society’s most intractable problems; the high rate in which probationers return to prison,” Mayor Bloomberg said. Continue reading “First Neighborhood Opportunity Network Office Opens In Brownsville”→