September 10 – September 15
The people have spoken. Before we even get into who won what, let us bask for a moment in the turnout for the election this past Thursday.
According to a tweet by NYC Councilmember Mark Levine, the number of New Yorkers who voted in the Democratic primary election for Governor more than tripled from 573, 350 in 2014 to a whopping 1,487,137 this year. That enthusiasm is a good sign and could presage a much-needed Blue Tsunami. This is not a matter of hyperbole – the upcoming mid-term elections could be one of the most important in this country’s history. Either we the people put a brake on the Trump Regime or it will do away once and for all with our precious but fragile democracy. The consequences are that dire and stark. Even if the Democrats win big this November there is still a chance that Trump could win a second term. The horror. Roger Cohen of the NY Times penned a column entitled “This Is Not the End of Trump” that spelled out that unfortunate but realistic eventuality.
The civic fervor was felt intensely on the local level. Six out of the 8 members of the former Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) were voted out of office and punished by the electorate for diluting the power of the Democratic Party in Albany.
We are delighted that Tish James is one step closer to becoming the first African-American woman to be elected as New York’s top law enforcement officer.
Nothing says Fall Uptown like the Medieval Festival. The 34th Annual Medieval Festival will take place on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the majestic and enchanting Fort Tryon Park. Get ready to take your annual trip back into time and join the thousands of folks from all over the city and beyond that come out to take part in the merriment. This is an event that is truly fun for the entire family.
Our Wellness Editor and my better half, Eileen Z. Fuentes, was recently featured on a news segment on CBS regarding her work as a Wellness Navigator for women undergoing treatment for Breast Cancer at the Columbia University Medical Center. Please hit up our site to check out the segment.
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