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After nearly three years of running, former teacher Eric Dinowitz will succeed Andrew Cohen on the city council. At least until the end of this year. more
If there’s one thing the candidates in the March 23 special election may agree on, it’s that not enough people came out to vote.  Barely 9,000 of the district’s 90,000 registered voters cast early, live or absentee ballots in the race. For Mino Lora — who currently sits in second place in the race to replace Councilman Andrew Cohen behind early frontrunner Eric Dinowitz — this low turnout is by design. more
Voters — at least the fewer than 10 percent who came out — have made their voices heard, but the special election to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council is far from over. And non-profit executive director Mino Lora remains optimistic about her chances of upsetting former schoolteacher Eric Dinowitz, who has a 17-point lead from early and live votes. more
It’s the ultimate countdown. There’s just five days until the March 23 special election to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council. more
Is Eric Dinowitz's seemingly cozy relationship with the Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club politics as usual? Or is it, as one of his opponents in Tuesday's city council special election race claim, a violation of campaign finance law? more
It’s supposed to be a local city council special election race, but some might say it’s not feeling very local. That is, for everyone except Carlton Berkley. more
It's supposed to be a local city council special election race, but some might say it's not feeling very local. That is, unless you're Carlton Berkley. more
Eric Dinowitz has had some trouble escaping the shadow of his father, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz. Then again, some might say he’s not trying very hard to escape it. With the backing of the powerful Benjamin Franklin Democratic Reform Club and then there’s the name itself, it’s hard to deny family ties may give the younger Dinowitz an edge in not only this race, but his political career. more
The field for the special election to replace Andrew Cohen on the city council narrowed Tuesday as Abigail Martin and Marcos Sierra both dropped out of the race. But it doesn’t mean they don’t still have hopes of becoming a member of the city council. Both said they’re going to wait to run in the June primary for the seat, and leave the March 23 special election to fill Cohen’s last year of his term to someone else. more
Petitioning to get on the ballot for the March 23 city council special election is well under way, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo has stepped in to reduce some of that burden in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Just not by a lot. more
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