Monday, July 7, 2014

WEEK AHEAD: Metro Justice canvassing; College Town job fair; petitioning begins

Posted By on Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 9:49 AM

The social and economic justice group Metro Justice will conduct a canvassing drive in the Highland Park neighborhood this Saturday, July 12. A press release says that group members will knock on doors to tell people about Metro Justice and its mission, and to hopefully get people to join.

Group members will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Equal Grounds coffee shop, 750 South Avenue. RSVP,

The developers of College Town on Mount Hope will host a job fair from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, at Staybridge Suites, 1000 Genesee Street.

Scheduled to open this fall, College Town will consist of retail, restaurants, housing, hotel, market, book store, and other amenities on 14 acres on Mount Hope.

Tuesday’s job fair is the first in a series to help fill the approximately 490 permanent jobs that will be part of College Town. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN

Starting today, candidates for local and state office can file their ballot petitions. The deadline to submit petitions is close of business on Thursday, July 10.

Democratic primaries are looming in a couple of city races. Michael Patterson got the party’s backing to run for the Northeast District seat on City Council, and is being challenged by Eugenio Cotto, former executive director of the Group 14621 Community Association executive director. Patterson currently holds the seat.

In the County Legislature, Democrat Leslie Rivera got the party’s endorsement for the 29th District seat, and there have been rumblings that Ernest Flagler may challenge her.

The Monroe County Board of Elections typically posts a list of petitions it has received on its website.

At the state level, Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout has been trying to gather enough signatures to force a Democratic primary against Governor Andrew Cuomo. The governor has his party’s endorsement, as well as the endorsement of the Working Families Party. BY JEREMY MOULE

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