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Pols call for affordable rents at Weprin town hall

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 16, District 24, District 6, State Senate, U.S. House on May 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

Newly appointed state Department of Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner Darryl Towns said he was working to keep apartment rents affordable during a town hall meeting Sunday organized by state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) at the Samuel Field Y in Little Neck. “I came to the job with a street-level view of what affordable [...]

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Maloney touts rail project at Sunnyside Yds.

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 12, District 14, District 26, State Senate, U.S. House on May 26, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) visited Sunnyside Yards last Thursday to tout not only a federal grant to fix the bottlenecking of trains at the yards and prepare the yards for high-speed rail, but also the jobs and economic boost expected to come from the construction work. “The first high-speed rail project in America is [...]

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Lancman aims to protect maids with new bill

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 25 on May 26, 2011 | No Comments

Following former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s indictment last week on charges he sexually assaulted a maid in a midtown Manhattan hotel, state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) authored a bill requiring hotels to provide staff with electronic panic alert devices that notify hotel security of an emergency. “We can no longer send [...]

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Avella censures 311 at town hall meet

Posted by Rich Bockmann in District 11, State Senate on May 19, 2011 | No Comments

Since taking office in January, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has repeatedly pledged to stay active in the local affairs of his constituents, and during his first town hall meeting last week, he placed himself — literally— between the city’s various departments and the people they serve. Representatives from the 105th Precinct and a number [...]

Geraldine Ferraro

CB 6 signs off on Geraldine

Posted by Joe Anuta in Borough President, City Offices, Congress, U.S. House on May 19, 2011 | No Comments

The most appropriate thing to name after Geraldine Ferraro might be a street and that is exactly what Community Board 6 voted to do last week. Ferraro died at 75 in March, but during her life paved a road for female politicians after she became a congresswoman and then the first female to run as [...]

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Feds eye Huntley: Source

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Attorney General, District 10, Governor, State Senate, Statewide Offices on May 19, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-St. Albans) is under federal investigation, a legislative source familiar with the probe said. While the source could not say exactly why federal investigators were looking at Huntley, the New York Post reported the southeast Queens senator received a federal subpoena in connection with $400,000 in member items she helped steer [...]