Vanel to run against Comrie for council seat

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 27 on May 28, 2009 | 1 Comment

As a business attorney who has worked for years, Clyde Vanel said he has heard too many stories from southeast Queens entrepreneurs who get the short end of the stick from the city. The 34?year?old lawyer, who also owns a restaurant in Manhattan, said the government has not given many mom?and?pop business owners aid during [...]


Bellerose Sikh running for office to give South Asians a voice

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, District 23 on May 28, 2009 | No Comments

Swaranjit Singh wants the city to hear the concerns of South Asians, and he is giving 102,000 reasons why it should. Singh, a Bellerose resident, Community Board 13 member and candidate for City Councilman David Weprin’s (D?Hollis) seat, raised $102,171 in the last six months for his campaign — the largest amount raised in that [...]


Flushing’s S.J. Jung embraces platform of cross?cultural social leadership in campaign for Liu’s seat

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 20 on May 28, 2009 | No Comments

Hundreds of borough residents and community activists flocked to the Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church in Flushing Sunday for S.J. Jung’s official announcement that he is running for the City Council’s 20th District seat. Citing a campaign platform based upon “creating a unifying leadership,” fighting against budget cuts, creating jobs and revitalizing small businesses, Jung [...]


Woodside translator Rosasco hopes to win Gioia seat in political debut

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in District 26 on May 27, 2009 | No Comments

Grassroots campaigns start close to the ground, and one Woodside resident is taking that to heart. After announcing his candidacy for City Council on the Democratic ticket last May, David Rosasco started things off by cleaning the garbage underneath the No. 7 train’s 61st Street Station in his home community. “I realize that if you [...]


Queens GOP backs Angelo Maragos for Gioia’s seat

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in District 26 on May 27, 2009 | No Comments

The raft of Democratic hopefuls running to replace City Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Sunnyside) this fall are getting a little extra competition. On Tuesday the Queens County Republican Party unanimously endorsed 24-year-old Angelo Maragos for the 26th Council District, which covers Woodside, Sunnyside, Long Island City, and Maspeth. From a GOP release: Angelo is currently a [...]

City Council candidates’ forum at LeFrak City

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in District 25 on May 27, 2009 | No Comments

The four leading candidates in the race for the District 25 City Council seat will again square off Thursday at a forum hosted by the LeFrak City Merchants Association. Incumbent Helen Sears (D-Jackson Heights), teacher and activist Daniel Dromm, Con Ed spokesman and former Sears staffer Alfonso Quiroz and attorney Stanley Kalathara are scheduled to [...]