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Leaders see parallel to ’69 Lindsay storm

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, District 25, District 29, Mayor on December 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

The thick blanket of snow that covered the Queens this week had residents furious at the pace of the city’s response, and borough politicians recalled a similar situation that occurred in 1969, when a blizzard took the city by surprise on former Mayor John Lindsay’s watch.

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Lancman demands Broadway’s ‘Spider-Man’ be safer

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 25 on December 30, 2010 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) called on the producer of the accident-plagued “Spider-Man” musical to make the production safer before it goes on with any more shows.

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Queens Dems split on Obama tax deal

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Congress, District 14, District 5, District 6, District 7, District 9, U.S. House on December 23, 2010 | No Comments

The $858 billion bipartisan tax compromise bill President Barack Obama signed into law Friday exposed divisions on economic issues between Queens Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. While Reps. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica), Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) and Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) voted to approve the bill, Reps. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) and Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills) strongly opposed and voted against the legislation, which passed the House by a vote of 277-148.

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Gloria D’Amico, first female Queens County Clerk, dies at age 83

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Uncategorized on December 23, 2010 | No Comments

Gloria D’Amico, who became the first woman to serve as Queens County clerk, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. She was 83.

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Council should approve chancellor: Weprin, Avella

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Assembly, District 11, District 24, State Senate on December 23, 2010 | No Comments

State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) and state Sen.-elect Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said this week they plan to introduce a bill that would require a future nomination of a city schools chancellor to be confirmed by a majority vote of the City Council after a public hearing.

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Gianaris appointed chair of senate Dems’ campaign committee

Posted by Rebecca Henely in District 12, State Senate on December 23, 2010 | No Comments

The same day that Republicans gained control of the state Senate, Sen.-elect Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) was pegged to restore the Democratic majority in the upper house in Albany even though he will only be a freshman.