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Towards ‘Vision Zero’ on the Upper West Side

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the two Upper West Side residents who lost their lives crossing our streets last Friday night.  No amount of condolence, or even penance, could ever redress such incalculable loss. We can, however, take heed, and stand in common resolve to ensure that this never happens again.  We can reject the notion that traffic fatalities are a normal "cost of doing business" in an automotive society.  We can acknowledge, once and for all, that hundred ...
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Thank you.

Dear Friends,   Reflecting on our close second in the race for City Council, I feel extraordinarily proud and inspired by what we accomplished together. (more...)

Gothamist: 5 Most Heated Local Races In Tuesday’s Primary

The 5 Most Heated Local Races To Watch In Tuesday's Primary By John Del Signore, Gothamist If you had the foresight to register with a political party way back in October 2012, then tomorrow's your lucky day: YOU can vote in the primary [...] Earlier today we took a close look at our options for mayor, but what about the other hot contests? Here are five that we'll be watching very closely: The Brooklyn DA's race [...] Brooklyn's 34th City Council District [...] Manhat ...
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Wall Street Journal: Council Hopeful Makes Historic Run

Council Hopeful Makes Historic Run Candidate Doesn't Dwell on Possible Status as Council's First Transgender Member By John Surico, The Wall Street Journal On the campaign trail for a City Council seat, Mel Wymore speaks of his two decades on an Upper West Side Community Board, his tenure on the PTA and his experience in health care. He doesn't focus on the personal detail that has gained him nationwide recognition: If elected, he would be the first transgender member of New York ...
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One More For Wymore: Judith Burnett, UWS community advocate

One More For Wymore: Upper West Side community advocate Judith Burnett shares why she supports Mel Wymore for New York City Council.   The very first time I talked with Mel, I knew he was someone special. That’s when I decided to support Mel and volunteer with his campaign. That was in November 2012 and my admiration for Mel and belief in his candidacy have only deepened.   In spending time with Mel and on the campaign, I’ve learned two things: 1) That Mel's record — ...
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