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Gennaro bill slated to clean Queens air

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 24 on July 29, 2010 | No Comments

The legislation, Intro 194-A, will require that buildings burn less No. 4 heating oil — one of the dirtiest types of fuel. Additionally, it mandates that the No. 4 oil will be phased out when buildings need to replace their heating system equipment, which city officials said will help to create environmentally friendly jobs.

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Friedrich attacks Weprin on stop-and-frisk vote

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 24 on July 29, 2010 | No Comments

State Assemblyman David Weprin’s (D-Little Neck) vote to deny the city Police Department use of a stop-and-frisk database has come under fire from his primary opponent, Glen Oaks Village President Bob Friedrich, who said the law makes communities less safe.

Weiner trumps Turner in fund-raising for 2010

Weiner trumps Turner in fund-raising for 2010

Posted by Anna Gustafson in District 9, U.S. House on July 29, 2010 | No Comments

The $40,000 Bob Turner raised is far less than the amount Anthony Weiner collected, which was about $230,000 from the April 1 to June 30 filing period, according to the FEC.

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Rangel faces trial before House Ethics Committee

Posted by Nathan Duke in District 15, U.S. House on July 29, 2010 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-Sunnyside) will face a trial before the House Ethics Committee to determine whether he violated ethics rules following a House panel’s recent investigation. The congressman, 80, who was first elected to the House in 1971, has been accused of accepting four rent-stabilized apartments in Manhattan as well as improperly using his [...]

Nunes gets backing of Conservation Voters

Nunes gets backing of Conservation Voters

Posted by Ivan Pereira in District 10, State Senate on July 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Nunes is running against state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) in the Democratic Primary for the 10th senatorial district, which includes most of southeast Queens.

Jefferson Democratic Club to celebrate 100th anniversary

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Events on July 29, 2010 | No Comments

The club’s centennial celebration is honoring state Insurance Department Superintendent James Wrynn as its Man of the Year, state Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Ridgewood) as is Legislator of the Year, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Director of Government Relations Rosemary Kelly as its Woman of the Year and Freddy Delligatti, business agent for Plumbers Union Local 1 and vice president of the Queens Board of Business Agents, as its Labor Advocate of the Year.