Even as Democrats gathered in the ballroom of a Manhattan hotel last week to celebrate their party’s sweep of statewide offices in New York, a sober realization began to dawn among some in the crowd: Continue reading
New York State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat and New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. joined a coalition of State and City elected officials and community leaders today to express their strong opposition to any tolls on the East and Harlem River bridges.
The coalition decried the disproportionate impact of tolls on many New Yorkers, stressing that tolls would create an unwieldy hardship on working families and small businesses. The coalition announced their unified opposition to tolls at a news conference in Washington Heights . Continue reading
By Sam Roberts for the NY Times
Three generations of Thompsons gathered around the patriarch’s dining room table in Brooklyn Heights the other day and gave three varied perspectives on the inauguration of Barack Obama.
This prominent black political family from Brooklyn is headed by Harlem-born William C. Thompson. Known as Willie, he is 84 and served in a segregated infantry unit in Italy during World War II. His father worked for a furniture store, was a city marshal and remembered hearing Marcus Garvey preach his Back to Africa gospel on a Harlem street corner.
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New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., on behalf of the New York City Pension Funds, …has filed shareholder resolutions demanding that five major retailers and toy manufacturers take steps to minimize consumer exposure to toxic and hazardous imported products.
Comptroller Thompson filed shareholder proposals with: JC Penny Company of Plano, TX; The Home Depot Inc. of Atlanta, GA; Mattel, Inc. of El Segundo, CA; Target Corporation of Minneapolis, MN; and Wal-Mart of Bentonville, AR. Continue reading