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‘Chica chica’ cards draw scrutiny

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, District 13, District 21, State Senate on March 31, 2011 | No Comments

Stroll down Roosevelt Avenue from 69th to 112th streets and it is impossible not to notice the men distributing small cards with scantily clad and sometimes naked women on them with a phone number to call for “delivery.” But state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and state Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) have teamed up [...]

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Queens’ Ferraro remembered as trailblazer

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Borough President, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 22, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on March 31, 2011 | No Comments

Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket and a congresswoman who championed Queens in the House for six years, died Saturday in Boston after a 12-year battle with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. She was 75. “I remember shedding a tear when she was nominated for vice [...]

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Avella slams developer of Bayside Hills lot

Posted by Rich Bockmann in City Council, City Offices, District 11, District 19, State Senate on March 31, 2011 | No Comments

Residents of Bayside Hills stood on the lawn of a small corner lot at 50-20 216th St. Sunday to protest a variance application that if approved by the city Board of Standards & Appeals, would allow for a second home to be built on the property. State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and City Councilman Dan [...]

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Hevesi’s judgment day delayed after former comptroller falls ill

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Offices, District 28, State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on March 31, 2011 | No Comments

The sentencing of Alan Hevesi, the former state comptroller from Forest Hills, on a corruption charge involving the state pension fund was postponed Monday after he was hospitalized for internal bleeding over the weekend. The New York Post said Hevesi experienced symptoms during a visit to his daughter in Virginia and underwent an emergency endoscopy, [...]

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DA looking at Wills’ record

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28 on March 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) went on the defensive this week after he moved to correct several misdemeanor charges outside the borough that he had been avoiding for more than a decade.

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Hevesi proposes bill to tackle sex abuse

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, District 28 on March 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

Following allegations in February that a Rochdale ?Little League coach sexually abused his teenage team members, a Forest Hills lawmaker recently proposed a bill to make it harder for sex offenders to work with kids. “That case absolutely sparked this and highlighted gaps in the law,” said state Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills), referring to [...]