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Canvassers say Brown campaign struggled to pay primary day staff

Posted by Sarina Trangle in District 10, State Senate on September 19, 2014 | No Comments

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State Senate hopeful Everly Brown’s job creation stumping fell short long before he made it out of his campaign office, canvassers said. Multiple canvassers for the Brown campaign said they did not receive the $150 promised to them on primary day in exchange for handing out literature on behalf of Sen. James Sanders’ (D-South Ozone [...]

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Library suspends Galante

Posted by Alex Robinson in Assembly, Borough President, City Comptroller, City Offices, State Senate on September 19, 2014 | No Comments

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Following months of turmoil at Queens Library, embattled President Thomas Galante has been forced to step down temporarily. The nonprofit’s board of trustees voted to suspend Galante last week with pay, a spokeswoman for the nonprofit said. Galante has come under fire since a number of Daily News reports revealed allegations about improper construction spending [...]

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Comrie ousts Sen. Smith from seat

Posted by Juan Soto in Borough President, City Offices, District 14, State Senate on September 12, 2014 | No Comments

Leroy Comrie stands amongst supporters urging people to vote Tuesday in Jamacia

Former City Councilman Leroy Comrie, armed with widespread support from the Queens Democratic Party, overwhelming won the three-way race to unseat embattled state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis). Southeast Queens voters chose Comrie over the incumbent, who has been in office since 2000 and now faces a federal retrial in January for allegedly trying to bribe [...]

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Reynoso bill seeks to track rent data

Posted by Sarina Trangle in City Council, City Offices, District 22, District 29, Public Advocate on September 12, 2014 | No Comments

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City Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D-Brooklyn) wants to save rent-regulated housing one statistic at a time. Reynoso, whose north Brooklyn district includes Ridgewood, introduced a bill requiring the city Department of Buildings to alert community boards and Council members within 10 days of receiving an application to alter or demolish rent-regulated homes in their districts. He [...]

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Food pantries nearly empty

Posted by Bill Parry in City Council, City Offices, District 21, District 27 on September 5, 2014 | No Comments

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Food pantries and soup kitchens across the city are turning away the hungry because they do not have enough food on their shelves to distribute. The City Council has recognized the crisis and is launching a $1.3 million food pantry initiative and, in addition, 33 Council members rallied residents in their districts to take part [...]

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Fedkowskyj mounts attack against Markey

Posted by Sarina Trangle in Assembly, District 30 on September 5, 2014 | No Comments

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After years of working on education policy, Dmytro Fedkowskyj hopes to school state Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) in her first competitive primary. The Middle Village attorney said that while canvassing the western Queens district he met many who are unfamiliar with the 16-year incumbent or believe she has not done much for them in or [...]

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