Annabel Palma

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Rubén Díaz Jr. Re-Elected Borough President in the Bronx

    Incumbent Democrat Rubén Díaz Jr. was re-elected borough president of the Bronx in a landslide. Díaz was not always running for re-election; he ditched his bid for public advocate and instead refocused his efforts on the borough presidency in November 2012. There weren't any races that were that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Pols Irked By Those Awkward Teen Pregnancy Ads On Subways

    Two weeks ago, we here at the Voice reported on the new campaign conducted by the Department for Social Services. Along with a YouTube video series and teen texting program, anti-teenage-pregnancy ads that should make you feel uncomfortable were introduced to straphangers on subways across the five ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    City Opposes Cuomo's Move to End Fingerprinting for Food Stamps, But Can't Do Much About it

    Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he is ending a controversial policy that requires food stamp applicants to be fingerprinted -- a move that has pitted him squarely against Mayor Mike Bloomberg. The news today is also one that puts Bloomberg in direct opposition with City Council Speaker an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Leaked City Document Sparks Fears And Frustrations for New Yorkers with HIV/AIDS

    Sam LevinAdvocacy group VOCAL-NY at a City Hall rally earlier this year. ​An HIV/AIDS advocacy group has got its hands on an internal government document that the group says is cause for major concern -- and not just because the city is making policy changes behind closed doors, advocates said ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Bloomberg Budget Includes Thousands of Teacher Layoffs

    ​4,278: That's the magic number of teacher layoffs Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed for New York City, plus another 1,500 teaching jobs cut via attrition, in his new budget, announced today. The cuts aim to save $400 million across agencies to address "a multibillion-dollar deficit in his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Buildings Owned by One of "Ten Worst Landlords" Finally Being Sold -- But Who's Buying?

    ​Some of the worst buildings we described in this year's "Ten Worst Landlords" are apparently going to be sold -- which may be very good news for residents. But if that's the case, why is the bank involved keeping the name of the purchaser secret? The parcel of properties, known as the Milba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Special Senate Committee will Consider Monserrate's Fate; GOP, Diaz Complain

    The state senate leadership finally announced it would establish a special committee to consider colleague Hiram Monserrate's membership. The committee will be chaired by Democratic on Manhattan underboss John Sampson senator Eric Schneiderman and include five Democratic senators -- including locals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Liveblogging the Term Limits Vote Part II (Referendumania! Amendment Defeated)

    2:30: They're getting through the preliminary business fast. Well, at least we get to see what a vote on a land use motion looks like. Everyone votes aye except one joker who says, "No -- I'm just kidding, I'm practicing for later." Joel Rivera follows, saying, "I'm practicing for later -- yes!" 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Angry Crowd, Bloggers Yell at Bloomberg Over Term Limits

    Bloomberg left City Hall after the term limits vote and, as you will see, some of the citizens thereabouts were displeased with him. It was worse on the blogs. "Nobody panic," says the Time Out New York blog. "Until the city passes a law obliterating the democratic process, we all still have the ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Hurry-Up Offense: Council Sets Term Limits Vote for Thursday

    Times up –- let's vote! Council Speaker Chris Quinn blew the whistle this afternoon, summoning her members to a showdown this Thursday on the mayor's controversial term limits extension bill. The bill will be put to a vote at the Committee on Governmental Operations at 10 a.m. Assuming it passe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    'Political Funeral' For Bob Kohler Sunday

    The best way to send off Bob Kohler, say friends of the gay rights pioneer who died on Wednesday at 81, is with some good old-fashioned activism. Many of those who loved Bob will gather at 4 pm on Sunday at the LGBT Center at 208 W. 13th Street for a "political funeral." At 5 pm, Bob's friends wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    Campaign Finance Board Fines Barron, Palma and Four Others

    The Campaign Finance Board fined city Councilmen Charles Barron and Larry Seabrook for violating campaign finance law in the 2005 council election. Councilwoman Annabel Palma got socked with a $30,000 fine for violations in the 2003 race. Palma, who received $93,750 in public money, accepted over ... More >>

  • News

    June 13, 2006

    Out of the Shelter, Into the Fire

    New city program for homeless: Keep your job or keep your apartment

  • News

    November 15, 2005

    Council Jihad

    De Blasio Leads Unholy Union War on City's Campaign Finance Board

  • News

    September 2, 2003

    A Paucity of Choices

    Few Challengers, and Fewer Issues, in Council Races