For the plaintiffs and more specifically for me, it is time to pause for breath, a time to contemplate that this settlement can finally release us from the torments of the past so that we can face the future with a tangible measure of hope. Or just maybe it is time to stop being the son of my father and be the father to my sons.
After a quarter of a decade representing parts of East Harlem, Mendez changed her status to Republican. She explained her move by saying Democrats had done little to help her district. But in the general election, José Serrano defeated her by a wide margin in the heavily Democratic district.
A raucous leadership fight erupted on the floor of the Senate around 3 p.m., with two Democrats, Pedro Espada Jr. of the Bronx and Hiram Monserrate of Queens, joining the 30 Senate Republicans in a motion that would displace Democrats as the party in control.
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