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Thu., Jul. 2, 2015
'Quadrennial Political Embarrassment' is Coming Around Once Again
By Joe Honick
 
The Presidential campaign or 'quadrennial political embarrassment' will soon swing into high gear, offering much entertainment but little enlightenment.
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Tue., Jun. 30, 2015
Energy Pro Yeganian Trades Capstrat for GSG
By Greg Hazley
 
dana yeganianDana Yeganian, executive VP for Ketchum's Capstrat unit and head of its Duke Energy business, has moved to Global Strategy Group in New York as a senior VP.
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Tue., Jun. 30, 2015
FitzGibbon/Blackbird Handled Confederate Flag Removal
By Kevin McCauley
 
confed falgFitzGibbon Media and Blackbird orchestrated PR for the removal by activists of the Confederate Battle Flag from the South Carolina Statehouse on the morning of funerals held for victims of the AME Church massacre in Charleston.
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Mon., Jun. 29, 2015
Who Will Be the First to Drop out of GOP Race?
By Kevin McCauley
 
gopWho will be the first to drop out of the 16-horse GOP race? That competition is far more exciting than the long-drawn out primary process.
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Mon., Jun. 29, 2015
Gay Marriage Debate Far From Over
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

kennedy, robertsThe split 5-4 Supreme Court decision in favor of gay marriage, with Chief Justice John Roberts on the dissenting side, guarantees many months of debate and political action on the issue.

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Fri., Jun. 26, 2015
Legal News Flash
By Kevin McCauley
 
Supreme Court rules same-sex marriages legal by a 5 to 4 vote.
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Fri., Jun. 26, 2015
GOP PR Strategist, Pundit Heads Comms for Think Tank
By Greg Hazley
 
robert traynhamRobert Traynham, a Washington pundit and PR staffer, has moved to the Bipartisan Policy Center as VP of communications for the think tank.
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Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Election Upset in Westhampton Rebukes Mayor
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

marie mooreThe victory of challengers Brian Tymann and Rob Rubio over incumbents Patricia DiBendetto and Hank Tucker June 19 in Westhampton Beach is a rebuke to the tight-lipped administration of Mayor Marie Moore.

 
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Fri., Jun. 19, 2015
Westhampton's Election Day Escapes Its Website
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

whbToday is annual Election Day at Westhampton Beach but there is no notice of this on WHB’s website or on its calendar

 
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jun. 18, 2015
Westhampton Election Marred by Stonewalling
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

westhampton beachNearly 500 residents of Westhampton Beach will go to the polls tomorrow but they will have to base their decisions on a woeful lack of info on candidates and their stands.

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Wed., Jun. 17, 2015
Westhampton Vote Imperils Eruvim Religious Boundaries
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

rubioA national focus will be on the Westhampton Beach election Friday when two candidates who oppose erection of an eruv Jewish religious boundary seek to join the board of trustees. NYT is AWOL on this story.

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Fri., Jun. 12, 2015
'Voice of Apollo' Dies at 84
By Kevin McCauley
 

jack kingJack King, who was NASA's public affairs chief and voice of the Apollo moon shots, died June 11 at a hospice near the Kennedy Space Center.  He was 84.

 
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Fri., Jun. 12, 2015
Eruvim Jewish Boundaries Now Visible, Says Prof
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

eruvProf. Charlotte Fonrobert of Stanford University says the fact that maps of eruvim Jewish boundaries are now online cancels claims of their being “nearly invisible” and “unobtrusive,” as noted in legal decisions.

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jun. 8, 2015
APCO Serves PR for Nestle in India Noodle Crisis
By Greg Hazley
 
maggi noodlesNestle has enlisted APCO Worldwide amid fallout from a nationwide recall in India of its Maggi Noodles because of lead contamination.
Category: Public Affairs
Sun., Jun. 7, 2015
Hamptons Rabbi Schneier Reportedly Expelled from Council
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

marc schneierJewish media reported June 5 that Rabbi Marc Schneier of the Hampton Synagogue has been expelled from the Rabbinical Council of America because of alleged adultery. He said he has not been so informed.

 
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jun. 5, 2015
PR Pro to Helm Depression Group
By Kevin McCauley
 
marlin collingwoodMarlin Collingwood, a veteran of Mullen, Bell Pottinger USA, Rubenstein PR and Capitol Hill, is the new executive director of the Families for Depression Awareness organization.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jun. 5, 2015
Westhampton Mayor Moore Stonewalls on Eruv Questions
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

whbWesthampton Beach Mayor Maria Moore last night refused to take questions on the eruv Jewish religious boundary proposed for WHB, saying village lawyers have advised her to be silent about it.

Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jun. 4, 2015
Zimmerman Helps Tout Meadowlands Casino Pitch
By Greg Hazley
 
hardrockThe Zimmerman Agency is helping client Hard Rock International pitch a billion-dollar casino hotel for New Jersey's Meadowlands, a bold proposal in the shadow of New York City that would require state voter approval.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jun. 1, 2015
Harris Vet Fronk Sees Purple
By Kevin McCauley
 
robert fronkRobert Fronk, one-time executive VP and global reputation leader at Harris Interactive, has moved to Purple Strategies in Alexandria.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., May 28, 2015
Le Blanc to Lead Stratacomm's Infrastructure Unit
By Greg Hazley
 

karyn le blancKaryn Le Blanc, a public sector Washington, D.C., communications pro, is moving to Stratacomm as a senior VP to lead its infrastructure practice.

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