Surprising statistical news out this week–newspaper readership is stable over the past ten years, according to a recent study. People are better informed too, the study showed, because they supplement paper reading with television, radio and electronic news sources–like blogs. Here’s to the continued existence of newspapers, and to new independent voices, as well!
Today is primary day. I got to my polling place at PS 114 at 7 a.m. to see if my name was on the list as a Democrat, though I sent in a card to switch to a third party in July. The change was never processed; I’m still shown as a Democrat. So I voted. For Dems, two offices are on the ballot–Attorney General and Senator.
If I had voted for an AG candidate, it probably would have been Kathleen Rice, for both logical and emotional reasons. 1) She’s the only woman running. 2) She never had much to do with Albany, which is a good thing. 3) We share a favorite television program, The Office.
For Senator, I voted for myself as a write-in candidate, as I didn’t have the money to run, and wouldn’t look nearly so good on television as Kirsten Gillibrand. If you write in, be sure you print clearly, so the scanners can read it, I was told. If elected, I am willing to serve, and by the way, I support Mayor Koch’s New York Uprising pledge. So does Audrey Pheffer, but not Malcolm Smith or Michele Titus. Spread the word. The new scannable paper ballots are fun to use, by the way…
In the “interesting” category, be sure to check out the photo of a flooded Broad Channel street (W. 12), in the Queens section of today’s Daily News. The city’s trying to fix the problem, but not fast enough. So come to the meeting of Community Board 14 tonight, at the K of C Hall, 330 Beach 90 St. in Rockaway Beach, 7:30 p.m.) to find out why.
Primary elections today, Sept. 14, 2010–citywide, until 9 p.m.
Community Board 14 monthly meeting, Tues. Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 333 Beach 90 St., Rockaway Beach.