Mayor says special election for White’s seat will be on Election Day

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 28 on August 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

The winner of the non-partisan election will serve as the Council member until Dec. 31 2011 and a second election next year will choose someone to serve out the rest of White’s four-year term, according to the mayor. The candidates for the election will be chosen by independent nominating petitions and not a party primary, according to the rules stated in the city charter.

I’m having five debates with Avella in October: Padavan

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in District 11, State Senate on August 30, 2010 | 2 Comments

“I got a call last week from [managing editor] Liz Rhoades from the Chronicle and she said they were thinking of setting up this debate. I explained to her that there are already five in October, and that there would be ample opportunity for my constituents and the media to be there,” the state senator said Monday morning.

White’s funeral set for Thursday morning

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 28 on August 30, 2010 | No Comments

The office of City Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) announced the memorial services for City Councilman Thomas White (D-South Ozone Park), who died of cancer Friday. A wake will be held at Greater Allen AME Cathedral at 110-31 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m., according [...]

Avella slams Padavan for declining debate invite

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in District 11, State Senate on August 27, 2010 | No Comments

State Senate candidate Tony Avella has called out his opponent, state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose), for declining to participate in a planned political debate sponsored by TimesLedger Newspapers and the Queens Chronicle.

Queens and city pols offer condolences for White [Updated]

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on August 27, 2010 | No Comments

“The passing of my friend and colleague Tom White is truly a changing of the guard,” said fellow Councilman James Sanders. “New York City is a far poorer place without him.”

Councilman Thomas White dies

Councilman Thomas White dies

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 28 on August 27, 2010 | No Comments

City Councilman Thomas White (D-South Ozone Park) died Friday, according to the head of Community Board 12. He had just turned 71, according to Celeste Katz at The Daily Politics.