Candice Giove

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    June 7, 2010

    Pedro Espada Gets Sushi Surprise From Manhattan Young Democrats

    Emmy Suzuki Harris, VP of the Manhattan Dems.​A special delivery arrived on state Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada's Mamaroneck doorstep this Saturday, compliments of a pair of activists in bright orange prison jumpers flanked by angry Democrats dressed in "Don't Vote for Pedro" shirts. The ... More >>

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    October 11, 2009

    Rev. Billy, Local Pols Protest Stella D'oro Closing, Want Govt. to Act

    ​ At right, Reverend Billy (in white) and New York Senate candidate Jonathan Tasini at Stella D'oro Rally. Photos by Candice M. Giove. The now-unemployed bakers of the septuagenarian cookie company Stella D'oro , various union representatives and cause sympathizers spewed vitriol at the priv ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Cabrera's Lead in Council Race a Victory for New Bronx Dems

    ​ Cabrera rocks the mic. Photos by Candice M. Giove. In the still-simmering power struggle between Bronx Democratic factions, observers cast yesterday's contest against a former county chairman's ally -- incumbent councilmember Maria Baez -- as a political test for new Bronx Democratic Chair ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Campaign Finance Board Doles Out Matching Funds, Updates on Scandal (Updated)

    The city's non-profit Campaign Finance Board has said it will dole out just over half a million dollars in matching funds to 42 candidates tomorrow morning -- the second-to-last financial package the candidates will receive before the September 15 primary election. Set to take in some of the large ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Scientology Escapee Tells Skeptics' Group How It's Done

    ​ Photos by Candice M. Giove. Gathered in a room at the New York Public Library Jefferson Market Branch at the Avenue of the Americas and West 10th Street a group listening to an ex-Scientologist evaluated their traits. Bright? Of course. Curious about the world around me? Sure. Idealistic ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    The Albany Coup, Week 2: It started with a shock twist as Hiram Monserrate rejoined the Democrats, putting the state senate in a 31-31 deadlock. The Dems optimistically declared new leader John Sampson the president pro tem. (Just to be on the safe side they sued, but were rejected.) The Republica ... More >>

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    May 18, 2009

    20,000 in Midtown Protest Gay Marriage, Paterson, Silver, Village Voice

    Photos by Candice M. Giove. When State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz ascended the stage at an anti-gay marriage rally Sunday in front of Governor David A. Paterson's midtown office, he tried to put the fear of the God-fearing flock that stretched for several city blocks into him and his fellow politici ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    Senator Diaz: Stopping Malcolm Smith was Paterson's Idea

    Our colleague John DeSio via Bob Kappstatter points us to this wonderful interview with state senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., one of our favorite local politicians, in The Capitol. "I'm going to tell you something that I haven't told anyone," promises Diaz. (An ellipsis follows. Maybe he was trying to go ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    Bronx Dems Nominate Two for Special Election Seats

    Bronx Dems Marcos A. Crespo, Michael Robles, and Vanessa L. Gibson. Photo by Candice M. Giove. New Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. strode into a gallery at the Bronx Museum where members of the Bronx Democratic County from his former assembly district gathered to find a successor for his no ... More >>

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    April 24, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    President Obama came down on the credit card companies. They're still trying to hang the socialist and elitist raps on him, but they don't seem to be sticking. Mayor Bloomberg got mad as hell about the MTA fare hike -- but didn't bother to tell his friends in Albany. His "Puppets for Educational ... More >>

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    February 15, 2009

    Protesters Say Cops Target Older Gay Men with Bogus Charges at XXX Shops

    Photos by Candice M. Giove. In front of a backdrop of hot pink placards - some splashed with hearts and cupids - Robert Pinter, a 53-year-old gay man, recounted the horror of being falsely arrested for prostitution this past October. He is one of many older gay men, activists said, targeted by yo ... More >>

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    December 14, 2008

    Scientology Not Christmas Compatible, Say Protesters

    Photos by Candice M. Giove The Santa that came out of The Church of Scientology's revolving doors was in most respects perfectly credible. He had the grin and the girth, and even a genuine, whitish beard. But the Scientology Santa also wore a red jacket embroidered with the message "Get it! Read i ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Bloggers Now Eligible for Pulitzers

    Editor and Publisher announces that the Pulitzer Prize committees will now consider online-only news outlets for the prestigious journalism prizes. They also stipulate -- prohibitively, for most such outlets -- that they are still mainly interested in "original news reporting," which means we'll pro ... More >>

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    December 6, 2008

    Anons Mark Anniversary of a Scientology Victim's Awful Death

    photos by Candice Giove The Church of Scientology was aglow -- three lit-up tree-forms crowned its marquee and three ornamental wreaths hung on its windows. Across the street from their ironically festive West 46th Street headquarters a competing light shone. It came from the candles solemnly he ... More >>

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    October 3, 2008

    Spin Cycle: Bronx Rebels Sort Things Out in Former Laundromat

    Photo by Candice M. Giove The banner of the new Bronx Democratic County Committee headquarters hung over the awning of a South Bronx laundromat –- a symbol, perhaps, of the political clean-up planned by the occupying Rainbow Rebels. "We decided to start fresh and open a new headquarters because ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    Bronx Dem Boss Storms Meeting, Declares Victory; Rebels Quietly Vote In Heastie

    photos by Candice M. Giove The Bronx Democratic County Committee gathering last night began with a circus: elected officials aligned with party boss Jose Rivera -- and various persons unknown -- commandeered control of the election, re-anointed Rivera as county leader, and bolted out of the auditor ... More >>

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    September 14, 2008

    Protesters Hit Scientologists' 9/11 Role

    photos by Candice M. Giove An Anonymous member named Pentagram inked a sign before arriving at the anti-Scientology group's protest yesterday in front of the Church of Scientology’s West 46th Street offices. In sloppy scratch it read, “We are not Truthers.” She feared that passersby would con ... More >>

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