Last month, a top labor official in the city told The Observer that his union had already begun meeting with potential candidates interested in running for one of the handful of City Council seats that will become available in 2013, when term limits at last kick in. And everybody who is contemplating a run is sure to get one question from officials at the union: if you win, who will you support to become the next speaker of the City Council? Read More
Longtime uptown Assembly Denny Farrell told a crowd at a block celebration in Harlem on Sunday that he predicts Inez Dickens will soon hold the speaker’s gavel in the New York City Council.
“Our City Council woman is doing a fantastic job,” Farrell said, while he was flanked by both Dickens and Congressman Charlie Rangel. Read More