Month: November 2020

Photo courtesy of @gillibrandny
From left, Chef Tom Colicchio, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chef David Chang hold a press conference to call for legislation that would provide financial assistance to struggling restaurants. In New York City, the restaurant industry accounts for an estimated 1 in 12 private sector jobs. Front photo by Anthony Quintano, via Wikipedia Commons.
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Celebrity chefs join Gillibrand in call for restaurant relief bill

On Oct. 20, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, alongside restaurateurs David Chang and Tom Colicchio, urged the U.S. Senate to pass the Real Economic Support That Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive (RESTAURANTS) Act of 2020 as soon as possible. The funding would be designated for independent eateries in an effort […]

Photo courtesy of Anthony Palumbo for New York State Senate.
decision-2020-state-legislature Politics

Anthony Palumbo currently leads in battle for vacant Senate seat on Long Island

Republican Anthony Palumbo ran against Laura Ahearn for the New York State Senate District 1. This district includes Eastern Long Island’s Riverhead, Montauk, Port Jefferson, Hampton Bays, Shoreham, Mattituck and Orient Point, to name a few. According the the New York State Board of Elections results, Palumbo holds the lead […]

Incumbent Congressman Lee Zeldin (R) is currently running for reelection, competing with Nancy Goroff (D) for New York's 1st Congressional district. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Congress
decision-2020-congress Politics

Incumbent set to reclaim seat in 1st Congressional District

Though New York is an overwhelmingly blue state, especially in presidential elections, New York’s First Congressional District has had a Republican representative since 2014. According to the live updates from The Associated Press, Lee Zeldin has 61.3 percent of the votes in the district over challenger Nancy Goroff.  District 1 […]