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Mayor’s grace period veto will come before Council

Posted by Philip Newman in City Council, District 20 on December 16, 2009 | No Comments

The City Council meets next week to vote on whether to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of legislation that would provide a five-minute grace period for drivers who get parking tickets. The Council Transportation Committee paved the way to a final vote Monday by voting 10-1 to override the veto. Bloomberg vetoed the parking legislation, [...]

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Peralta calls for domestic violence task force

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in Assembly, City Council, District 13, District 21, District 39, State Senate on December 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

In the wake of a shocking family murder in Corona, state Assemblyman Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) announced he will seek to establish a task force on domestic violence. He was joined Saturday on a march to the 115th Precinct station house by about two dozen supporters, including local clergy and City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East [...]

Blighted Ridgewood property to be beautified by neighbors

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in Assembly, City Council, District 15, District 30, District 38, State Senate on December 16, 2009 | No Comments

Two months after she proposed the plan, the Long Island Rail Road has agreed to City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s (D-Middle Village) request to let the community turn a dilapidated newsstand in Ridgewood into open space for the community. The lot at 61-50 Metropolitan Ave. is the site of an abandoned newsstand and convenience store. Plans [...]

Green bill will make city cleaner: Gennaro

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 24, Mayor on December 16, 2009 | No Comments

The City Council passed a package of legislation last week that Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) and other lawmakers said will dramatically reduce the city’s carbon footprint, create thousands of green jobs and save city residents millions of dollars in energy costs. “Twenty years from now people will look back at the vote on this [...]

Campaign staffer steals $4K from Liu: Police

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Comptroller, City Council, District 20 on December 16, 2009 | No Comments

City Comptroller-elect and City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) was recently ripped off for thousands of dollars by a member of his own staff impersonating his high-profile boss, according to police. Campaign staffer Lawrence Semmons, 24, of Brooklyn, allegedly stole Liu’s routing and account numbers from a paycheck, police said, then made three payments totaling $3,919 [...]

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S.J. Jung receives Dem club’s honors

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, City Council, District 20, District 22 on December 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

The Democratic Club of Flushing recognized longtime Flushing community leader S.J. Jung Sunday for his more than 20 years of commitment to the area and its people. He received the award at the group’s annual awards and year-end dinner at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing for “raising the standard of the September 2009 [...]