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Sign hospital bill, boro pols urge guv

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, District 10, District 25, Governor, State Senate on September 30, 2010 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) appeared in front of the former site of Mary Immaculate Hospital Friday to urge the governor to sign a bill they sponsored that would help New York communities that face similar health-care voids.

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Turner turns down Paladino rebuke plea

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Congress, District 9, U.S. House on September 30, 2010 | No Comments

“I will not be held accountable for the alleged comments of another member of the Republican Party any more than I will ask you to account for the actions of [U.S. Rep.] Charlie Rangel,” Turner wrote in a Sept. 27 letter to Anthony Weiner.

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Pols slam Paterson for CUNY board veto

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Assembly, District 16, District 25, Governor, State Senate on September 30, 2010 | No Comments

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) and state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) lambasted Gov. David Paterson this week for vetoing legislation they sponsored that they said would result in more objective State University of New York and City University of New York boards of trustees.

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Poll sees Padavan far ahead of Avella

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in District 11, State Senate on September 30, 2010 | No Comments

The race between state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) and former City Councilman Tony Avella is not as tight as some may expect, according to a Siena College poll that showed Padavan with a 24-point lead over Avella.

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Young Dems call for probe of Turner’s fund-raising

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Congress, District 9, U.S. House on September 30, 2010 | No Comments

The president of the Queens County Young Democrats called on the Federal Election Commission to investigate campaign finance filings by Bob Turner, the Republican challenging U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills).

Avella kicks off campaign, lands endorsements

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in District 11, State Senate on September 30, 2010 | No Comments

State Senate candidate Tony Avella kicked off his campaign during a rally at his Bayside headquarters Monday. Also this week, a poll found the former councilman 24 points behind state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose).