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Padavan suffers mild stroke at his Queens home

Posted by Howard Koplowitz and Connor Adams Sheets in District 11, State Senate on January 27, 2011 | No Comments

Former state Sen. Frank Padavan has suffered a “very minor stroke,” according to Bill Coddington of Douglaston, a childhood friend who has visited him twice in the hospital since the incident. Padavan, 76, has been at New York Hospital Queens since last Thursday, when he called a neighbor to drive him there from his home [...]

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Markey takes oath for her seventh term

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, Congress, District 12, District 30, U.S. House on January 27, 2011 | No Comments

The inauguration ceremony for state Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth), who has represented her western Queens district since 1998, drew Democratic leaders and friends to the gala affair Sunday at Frank Kowalinski American Legion Post No. 4 at 61-57 Maspeth Ave. The tone was upbeat but the remarks repeatedly mentioned her tough battle to win another [...]

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Queens Dems back Pheffer for county clerk

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 23 on January 27, 2011 | No Comments

Queens Democrats have recommended state Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (D-Rockaway Beach) for Queens County clerk to fill the post left vacant by the death of Gloria D’Amico. “If it’s offered to me, I will take it. I’ve been in office 24 years and I would love to be offered this opportunity,” Pheffer said of the position. [...]

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Ackerman slams health law repeal

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Congress, District 5, District 9, U.S. House on January 27, 2011 | 5 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of residents from northeast Queens would be negatively affected by the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote last week to repeal the sweeping health-care reform that became law last year, Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) said. The House voted 245-189 for the repeal, including every Republican House member and three Democrats. No New York [...]

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Braunstein thanks voters at inauguration

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 11, District 26, State Senate on January 27, 2011 | No Comments

Queens leaders gathered in Auburndale Sunday afternoon to ring in the beginning of Ed Braunstein’s career as a state assemblyman. The Bayside Democrat was feted with a triumphant inauguration ceremony at the Auburndale American Legion Post No. 123 at 198-09 33rd Ave., which attracted local and national leaders alike to celebrate the swearing-in of the [...]

Padavan in hospital after suffering stroke

Padavan in hospital after suffering stroke

Posted by Howard Koplowitz and Connor Adams Sheets in District 11, State Senate on January 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Former state Sen. Frank Padavan has suffered a “very minor stroke,” according to Bill Coddington of Douglaston, a childhood friend who has visited him twice in the hospital since the incident.

“I expect that he will be released for rehabilitation very shortly, perhaps this afternoon,” Coddington said Tuesday. “We expect a complete recovery.”