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Avella, Padavan fire off accusations

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in District 11, State Senate on October 28, 2010 | No Comments

The final leg of the campaign between state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) and former City Councilman Tony Avella for a northeast Queens seat that could tilt control of the Senate was dominated by attacks as the candidates struggled to draw attention not only to their own platforms but also to perceived missteps by their opponents.

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Candidates for White seat vow to better community

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

Almost all of the contenders vying to take over the City Council seat left vacant after the death of Thomas White spoke about their plans for the future of southeast Queens during a candidates forum Monday night.

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Paultre-Bell says stronger gun laws, better cop relations drive campaign

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

Nicole Paultre-Bell admits she may not have the years of political experience that some of her fellow contenders vying to fill the seat held by the late City Councilman Thomas White, but she says her passion for community activism would make her a great leader and change southeast Queens for the better.

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Singh Toor says as councilman he will give Ozone Park a voice

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

When the city announced a special election to fill the seat left vacant by the death of City Councilman Thomas White, Harpreet Singh Toor decided to enter the race because he said members in City Hall had lost their connection to their constituents.

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Baldeo has plans to restore financial health of district

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

After a failed attempt at a shot for a seat at City Hall half a decade ago, Albert Baldeo said he is confident he will take the seat vacated by City Councilman Thomas White next week because he is in tune with the community.

City tries to educate voters

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Assembly, Congress, Governor, State Senate, Statewide Offices on October 28, 2010 | No Comments

Following an outcry by Queens and city legislators about widespread voting problems during Primary Day, the city Board of Elections said it is taking extra precautions to educate the public about the new voting machines before the Nov. 2 election.

BOE officials announced last week that they had issued a second citywide mailer that was distributed to the 4.3 million registered voters in the city to educate them on the new voting machines, which were used for the first time during Primary Day.