Tuesday, November 8 is the General Election: Poll Sites Open 6am-9pm

Tuesday, November 8 is the General Election: Poll Sites Open 6am-9pm

Early Voting began on Saturday, October 29 and concluded over the weekend (Sunday, November 6). The General Election takes place on Tuesday, November 8, with polls open from 6am to 9pm. Find your General Election pollsite  and access a sample ballot at findmypollsite.vote.nyc/. You’ll need your house number, street name, and zip code. In addition to […]

October 28’s NYS Assembly District 75 Candidate Forum is Available to View Online

October 28’s NYS Assembly District 75 Candidate Forum is Available to View Online

CALLING ALL NYS ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 75 VOTERS Don’t show up to the polls without having a look at what happened when Chelsea Community News hosted an online Assembly District 75 Candidate Forum with Joseph A. Maffi   (R, Arts & Culture) and Tony Simone (D) answering the Chelsea-centric questions of these six Forum Co-Presenters: The London Terrace Tenants Association (LTTA) The Fulton […]

Oct. 28’s Assembly District 75 Candidate Forum to Focus on Chelsea Concerns

Oct. 28’s Assembly District 75 Candidate Forum to Focus on Chelsea Concerns

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | The upcoming race to succeed retiring New York State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried will be one for the history books, as–for the first time in 52 years–a new name is added to the sequential list of NYS Assembly District 75 reps. Gottfried’s December 13, 2021 announcement that this current term would […]

Through August 21, You Won’t be Late for Early Voting

Through August 21, You Won’t be Late for Early Voting

EARLY AUGUST 23 PRIMARY VOTING Saturday, August 13 through Sunday, August 21 The August Primary is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23, 2022 and will include elections for the U.S. House of Representatives and the New York State Senate.  To find your Early Voting or Election Day pollsite and view a sample ballot, click here. For more information via the Board […]

CCNews’ Online Community Communication Session Set for Tues., July 19, 7pm

CCNews’ Online Community Communication Session Set for Tues., July 19, 7pm

Tuesday, July 19, from 7pm-9pm, Chelsea Community News (CCNews) presents a Community Communication Session that welcomes commentary from the public while encouraging them to channel their time and talents into the challenging task of building a bridge between problem and solution. To that end, CCNews will provide information about accessing knowledge, equipment, and funding to […]

June Primary, Now History: Voters Reflect After the Act of Casting

June Primary, Now History: Voters Reflect After the Act of Casting

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | The race to replace New York State Assembly Member Richard Gottfried—whose retirement will end a 52-year run as District 75’s voice in Albany—took a decisive turn last Tuesday, June 28, when the New York State Primary Election was held, following June 18-26’s Early Voting period. On her first assignment, Chelsea Community News’ […]

Tenant Protections and Increased Housing Supply: A Prescription for Our Housing Affordability Crisis

Tenant Protections and Increased Housing Supply: A Prescription for Our Housing Affordability Crisis

BY HARRISON MARKS| Recently, the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) voted to increase rents for rent-stabilized tenants by 3.25% for 1-year leases and by 5% in 2-year leases. That doesn’t sound so stable to me. As a candidate running to represent thousands of rent-stabilized tenants in the 75th Assembly District on the west side of Manhattan, […]

Through June 26, It’s Never Too Late for Early Voting

Through June 26, It’s Never Too Late for Early Voting

EARLY JUNE PRIMARY VOTING Saturday, June 18 through Sunday, June 26 The June Primary is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28, 2022 and will include elections for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Assembly, Judges, and Party Positions. To find your Early Voting or Election Day pollsite and view a sample ballot, click here. For more information via the Board of Elections, click […]

The Gift of Literacy

The Gift of Literacy

BY LAYLA LAW-GISIKO (candidate, NYS Assembly District 75) | My mother was born in Tunisia, a small North-African country, slightly smaller than the state of Kansas. She was the fifth child and the third daughter in a family of nine children. My mother’s two older sisters did not go to school. My grandmother was illiterate. […]