The Flacks Reminder (5 Nov. 11)
A memorial service for Kalev Pehme, ace political reporter, will be held Sunday, 6th November, 2011, at 1 o'clock p.m., at the Estonian House, 243 East 34th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues.
We've returned to Standard Time so don't forget to turn back your time pieces. (Recall, "Spring ahead; Fall back"?)
Tuesday, 8th November, 2011, is the General election day, and here on the isle of the Manhattan Indians, all we have are unopposed judge candidates. A light turn-out, so no waiting at the polling places. Of all the candidates for N.Y.C.'s Civil court and for the State's trial bench, only Ellen Gesmer and Barbara Jaffe accepted the Republican line. Why did they do that? Were they afraid of losing? The others didn't.
Laura Safer-Espinoza declined the Republican line when she last ran for re-election. Paul Feinman refused the Republican designation stating "I am a Democrat." And Emily Jane Goodman never took the Republican endorsement ever for the Civil or Supreme court benches. (Only Michael Stallman provided me with a very good reason for doing so when he last ran for re-election to Civil court.)
Whither Judge Crater?
Please save the date for a newly revised film presentation Wednesday evening, 9th November, 2011, on the missing Judge Joseph Force Crater at the old Tammany Hall (100 E. 17th Str.). Details to follow manana. Info., ring (917) 685+82.03.