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City and State First Read
City and State - First Read
02/04/2013
 

7 a.m. – City Council candidate Ben Kallos petitions calling for return of subway clerk booths, 86th Street and Lexington Avenue, Manhattan.

 

Capital New York
Azi Paybarah
02/04/2013
 

7-9 a.m. City Council candidate Ben Kallos petitions for the return of subway clerk booths, outside the train station at 86th Street and Lexington Avenue, in Manhattan. @Kallos @MTAinsider@NYCTsubwayScoop #CD5 #SubwaySafety #EmptyTollBooths

 

Roosevelt Islander
Rick O'Connor
02/04/2013
 

Ben Kallos (NYC Council Candidate for the 5th district which includes Roosevelt Island), shares this January 30, 2013 letter he sent to NY State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott regarding the alleged brutality incident.

 

City and State First Read
City and State - First Read
02/04/2013
 

7 a.m. – City Council candidate Ben Kallos petitions calling for return of subway clerk booths, 86th Street and Lexington Avenue, Manhattan.

 

Roosevelt Islander
Rick O'Connor
02/04/2013
 

Ben Kallos (NYC Council Candidate for the 5th district which includes Roosevelt Island), shares this January 30, 2013 letter he sent to NY State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott regarding the alleged brutality incident.

 

New York Daily News
Celeste Katz
01/31/2013
 

Following a Daily News story on a man whose family says he was nearly beaten to death by Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department officers, City Council candidate Benjamin Kallos wants to know: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

 

New York Daily News
Celeste Katz
01/31/2013
 

Following a Daily News story on a man whose family says he was nearly beaten to death by Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department officers, City Council candidate Benjamin Kallos wants to know: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

 

Newsday
Dan Janison
01/20/2013
 

Over the weekend, a movement calling itself 'Money-Out Voters-In" held a "day of action" targeting the campaign-funding issues around Super PACs and the Supreme Court's "people-as-corporations" ruling in the Citizens United case.

 

Newsday
Dan Janison
01/20/2013
 

Over the weekend, a movement calling itself 'Money-Out Voters-In" held a "day of action" targeting the campaign-funding issues around Super PACs and the Supreme Court's "people-as-corporations" ruling in the Citizens United case.

 

New York Observer's PolitickerNY
Colin Campbell
01/03/2013
 

Former Public Advocate–and candidate for almost every office in New York–Mark Green,endorsed fellow East Sider Ben Kallos to replace Councilwoman Jessica Lappin, herself campaigning for Manhattan Borough President.

 

Colin Campbell
01/03/2013
 

Former Public Advocate–and candidate for almost every office in New York–Mark Green,endorsed fellow East Sider Ben Kallos to replace Councilwoman Jessica Lappin, herself campaigning for Manhattan Borough President.

 

Capital New York
Azi Paybarah
01/02/2013
 

Mark Green endorsed a onetime aide,Ben Kallos, for a City Council seat in Manhattan, by saying, "Ideas flow out of him like words out of Bill Clinton at a convention."

 

YNN's Capital Tonight: State of Politics
Liz Benjamin
01/02/2013
 

Former NYC Public Advocate Mark Green endorsed his former staffer Ben Kallos’ NYC Council bid.

 

Liz Benjamin
01/02/2013
 

Former NYC Public Advocate Mark Green endorsed his former staffer Ben Kallos’ NYC Council bid.

 

New York Daily News
Celeste Katz
12/10/2012
 

Across town, Kallos -- who seeks to succeed Councilwoman Jessica Lappin -- has a letter circulating from Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 President Harry Farrell urging other labor leaders to join the Kallos campaign.

"In four years when we go back to the table with Con Edison we want City Council Member Benjamin Kallos standing alongside us to ensure another victory," Farrell writes, calling Kallos "a particularly vigorous advocate for broad and strong prevailing wage legislation."

Kallos is a familiar face in political circles, having served as Mark Green's policy director, chief of staff to former Assemblyman Jonathan Bing and executive director of Bill Samuels' New Roosevelt group.

 

New York Daily News
Celeste Katz
12/10/2012
 

Across town, Kallos -- who seeks to succeed Councilwoman Jessica Lappin -- has a letter circulating from Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 President Harry Farrell urging other labor leaders to join the Kallos campaign.

"In four years when we go back to the table with Con Edison we want City Council Member Benjamin Kallos standing alongside us to ensure another victory," Farrell writes, calling Kallos "a particularly vigorous advocate for broad and strong prevailing wage legislation."

Kallos is a familiar face in political circles, having served as Mark Green's policy director, chief of staff to former Assemblyman Jonathan Bing and executive director of Bill Samuels' New Roosevelt group.

 

City and State News
Aaron Short
11/19/2012
 

 

Kallos scrolls through several political sites before pulling up votersearch.org, a free website he launched five years ago—one of the first to combine state voter records with online search functions.

The site contains a simple interface requiring a user’s first and last name, birthday and zip code, before it spits back an individual’s registration status, election districts and the location of the voter’s county board of elections.

Voter sites have evolved significantly since then.

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Kallos has been busy building VotersGive.com, a site that allows candidates to create a website that meets campaign finance reporting requirements and gives voters a more substantive portrait of politicians’ backgrounds.

Six New York City Council candidates, including Kallos, have signed up with VotersGive, which Kallos hopes will compete with more established sites including NationBuilder and ActBlue.

“Candidates approached me and said ‘We need a website,’” he explained. “I built it for free, and anyone can use it for free and have a website by that day. This is a democracy platform. I even offered it to my opponents.”

 

Aaron Short
11/19/2012
 

 

Kallos scrolls through several political sites before pulling up votersearch.org, a free website he launched five years ago—one of the first to combine state voter records with online search functions.

The site contains a simple interface requiring a user’s first and last name, birthday and zip code, before it spits back an individual’s registration status, election districts and the location of the voter’s county board of elections.

Voter sites have evolved significantly since then.

...

 

Kallos has been busy building VotersGive.com, a site that allows candidates to create a website that meets campaign finance reporting requirements and gives voters a more substantive portrait of politicians’ backgrounds.

Six New York City Council candidates, including Kallos, have signed up with VotersGive, which Kallos hopes will compete with more established sites including NationBuilder and ActBlue.

“Candidates approached me and said ‘We need a website,’” he explained. “I built it for free, and anyone can use it for free and have a website by that day. This is a democracy platform. I even offered it to my opponents.”

 

Roosevelt Islander
Rick O'Connor
10/22/2012
 

Democratic Party NY City Council Candidate Ben Kallos invites Roosevelt Island residents to join him on Tuesday October 23 from 6-8 PM at the Riverwalk Bar & Grill. It's an opportunity to meet and discuss important issues facing Roosevelt Island and NYC with Mr. Kallos who hopes to succeed our current NYC Council Member Jessica Lappin as she is expected to run for Manhattan Borough President.

 

Roosevelt Islander
Rick O'Connor
10/22/2012
 

Democratic Party NY City Council Candidate Ben Kallos invites Roosevelt Island residents to join him on Tuesday October 23 from 6-8 PM at the Riverwalk Bar & Grill. It's an opportunity to meet and discuss important issues facing Roosevelt Island and NYC with Mr. Kallos who hopes to succeed our current NYC Council Member Jessica Lappin as she is expected to run for Manhattan Borough President.

 

Bronx High School of Science News
Bronx High School of Science
10/10/2012
 

Professor Christopher Malone and City Council Candidate Benjamin Kallos Teach Class on Civics at Bronx High School of Science

Benjamin Kallos (class of '98) and Professor Chris Malone (Chairman of Political Science at Pace University) taught a lesson to seniors about voting and elections. Mr. Kallos is a candidate for City Council; Professor Malone is the Legislative Director to NY State Senator Gustavo Rivera.

 

 

Bronx High School of Science News
Bronx High School of Science
10/10/2012
 

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New York Daily News
Celeste Katz
09/21/2012
 

A batch of City Council hopefuls have signed letters such as the one below in favor of paid sick days legislation, marking one more group adding its voice to the chorus of those who want to see the worker-friendly proposal get to the Council floor.

 

New York Daily News
Celeste Katz
09/21/2012
 

A batch of City Council hopefuls have signed letters such as the one below in favor of paid sick days legislation, marking one more group adding its voice to the chorus of those who want to see the worker-friendly proposal get to the Council floor.