Melissa Mark-Viverito Says She Probably Won’t Run for Mayor

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Up Close with Diana Williams.
Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Up Close with Diana Williams.

Melissa Mark-Viverito made history last week when she was elected the City’s Council’s first Hispanic speaker. Don’t expect her to follow in her predecessors’ footsteps if she holds to her word, either. Continue reading “Melissa Mark-Viverito Says She Probably Won’t Run for Mayor”

Speaker Mark-Viverito Defends Independence After Win

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today.
Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today.

Melissa Mark-Viverito held her first press conference as speaker of the City Council speaker this afternoon, where she brushed aside questions about her independence from the mayor and vowed to battle him on the front of member items.  Continue reading “Speaker Mark-Viverito Defends Independence After Win”

Roundup: Shelly Silver Started The Fire

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said Occupy Wall Street is following his lead on the “Millionaire’s Tax.”

The FBI was watching former Queens Congresswoman and Republican Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro.

Democratic State Senator Adriano Espaillat organized a march in Washington Heights in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

MF Global, a hedge fund brokerage headed by former New Jersey Governor and Senator Jon Corzine, filed for bankruptcy Monday. The New York Times is calling the firm’s collapse “the first American financial casualty of the European debt crisis.” Continue reading “Roundup: Shelly Silver Started The Fire”