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Asian voter harassment claims eyed

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Council, District 19 on November 18, 2009 | 4 Comments

An organization that protects the civil rights of Asian Americans said it is investigating complaints of voter harassment during the Nov. 3 City Council race between Dan Halloran and Kevin Kim, who is Korean American. Glenn Magpantay, a staff attorney at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, said the group is looking into [...]

Dems line up behind Peralta for Senate run

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 13, District 25, State Senate on November 18, 2009 | No Comments

Although he already had picked up the endorsement of the Queens Democratic Party, state Assemblyman Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) has begun to rack up individual endorsements in his bid to replace embattled state Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst). Peralta earned the support of Assemblymen Jeffrion Aubry (D-Corona) and Michael DenDekker (D-Jackson Heights), as well as [...]

Council backs Gennaro’s gas-drilling-ban resolution

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 24 on November 18, 2009 | No Comments

The City Council unanimously passed Councilman James Gennaro’s (D-Fresh Meadows) resolution Monday that calls on Albany to ban drilling in the city’s watershed — a move he has said would result in the city spending billions of dollars on a filtration system and could potentially contaminate the drinking water supply for residents in the city [...]

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Carrozza has best year for her veterans drive

Posted by Nathan Duke in Assembly, District 26 on November 18, 2009 | 1 Comment

State Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside) said the struggling economy has not prevented residents in her district from being generous after a Veterans Day gift drive she organizes annually brought in more donations during the past few months than it had the past few years. Carrozza is in the process of handing out gifts from the [...]

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Qns. GOP seats 3 on Council

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Comptroller, City Council, District 19, District 20, District 32, Mayor on November 11, 2009 | No Comments

During an election marked by turmoil over term limits and a tempestuous Democratic primary season, Queens Republicans last week gained two seats in the City Council and solidified their hold over a third in a borough where the GOP is heavily outnumbered. Flushing businessman Peter Koo triumphed over Yen Chou, a former aide to Councilman [...]

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Bloomy won boro by fewer votes than ’05

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Mayor on November 11, 2009 | No Comments

Though Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s support from Queens voters dwindled this year compared to the last election, he still carried the borough — in part buoyed by individuals who came out to vote for the three Republicans who won City Council seats in Queens, Executive Vice Chair of the Queens GOP Vincent Tabone said. The groundswell [...]