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Council OK’s religious dress

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, District 23 on August 25, 2011 | No Comments

The City Council unanimously passed a bill last Thursday sponsored by Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) that makes it against the law for employers to discriminate against their workers’ religious beliefs or dress. Weprin said the passage of the bill, which he said he worked on with the Sikh Coalition, means the NYPD or Metropolitan [...]

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Republican Koo switches sides to endorse Weprin

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 20, District 22, District 24, Governor on August 25, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Peter Koo (R-Flushing) crossed party lines last Thursday to endorse state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) in his bid for the 9th Congressional District seat vacated by Anthony Weiner amid a scandal in June. Koo, who has endorsed Democrats in the past, including Andrew Cuomo when he was running for governor, said he [...]

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Goldfeder brings in three times more cash than Deacy

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, District 23, District 24, Governor on August 25, 2011 | No Comments

The two candidates vying for the 23rd Assembly District seat have raised vastly different amounts of money in the short period before the September special election. Philip Goldfeder, a Democrat, has amassed more than three times the amount of campaign donations for the state seat compared to Republican Jane Deacy, according to records from the [...]

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McLaughlin still owes big bucks to scam victims

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly on August 25, 2011 | No Comments

More than three years after he pleaded guilty to embezzling $2.2 million from such groups as the Electchester Athletic Association, the Central Labor Council and his own campaign account, jailed former state Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin has yet to pay back the organizations he stole from. McLaughlin, who is serving a 10-year sentence after admitting to [...]

Longtime political activist Dora H. Young, 93, dies

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, Borough President, District 29 on August 23, 2011 | No Comments

Dora Young, the female Democratic district leader for the 29th Assembly District Part A, died Saturday following a long battle with an undisclosed illness, her relatives and colleagues said. Young, 93, served in the position for nearly 40 years and was active in the political scene in southeast Queens as the co-leader of the Guy [...]

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Turner trails Weprin by six-point margin

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 7, District 9, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on August 18, 2011 | No Comments

State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) is holding a slim six-point lead over Republican Bob Turner for former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s seat, according to a poll released last week by Siena College. “Five weeks until Election Day and this special election is a wide-open race with both candidates trying to become more known to [...]