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Giuliani says county job growth hangs on enough energy supply

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Offices, District 12, Mayor, State Senate on November 24, 2011 | No Comments

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani spoke at an energy symposium in Astoria Friday to discuss which area will power New York City in the future, and some panelists said it should not be Queens. Giuliani painted an ominous portrait of the city’s energy use, drawing on his tenure as mayor. “We are operating in a dangerous [...]

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Thompson visits NE Queens Multicultural Democratic Club

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Council, City Offices, District 22 on November 24, 2011 | No Comments

As city Comptroller John Liu’s political future hangs ?in limbo amid a fund-raising scandal surrounding his 2013 mayoral campaign, Bill Thompson met with the Northeast Queens Multicultural Democratic Club in Flushing Sunday to discuss his campaign for the mayoral election. State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), a member of the club who was not acting in [...]

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Jax Hts’ pre-recession economy grew three times that of city

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 13, District 25, District 34, State Comptroller, State Senate, Statewide Offices on November 24, 2011 | No Comments

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli painted a mostly positive portrait of Jackson Heights and its surrounding neighborhoods’ economy on a visit to the community last week, saying small businesses owned by immigrants bring in much money and the area has enormous potential growth. “The economic future of northwestern Queens is a bright one,” DiNapoli said. The [...]

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GOP proposes own redistricting plans for Assembly, Senate

Posted by Joe Anuta in District 11, District 14, District 15, District 16, State Senate on November 24, 2011 | No Comments

State Republicans have been quietly shopping around a map of proposed legislative lines as part of the upcoming redistricting, as Queens minority groups have been advocating for lines of their own. The GOP blueprint is still in its infancy, according to a Republican source who spoke on condition of anonymity because the first draft of [...]

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Liu probe shocks Flushing

Posted by Joe Anuta and Howard Koplowitz in City Comptroller, City Offices on November 24, 2011 | No Comments

The Flushing community is stunned by the news that City Comptroller John Liu, who rose through the political ranks in the bustling Queens neighborhood, has been ensnared in a federal investigation into his campaign finances. Last week a fund-raiser for the mayoral hopeful was arrested on federal wire fraud charges for allegedly funneling $16,000 to [...]

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Hevesi wants barriers for Fresh Pond trains

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 28 on November 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

State Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) is calling on a city body to install sound barriers near the Fresh Pond Terminal in Ridgewood so residents will not have to hear loud freight trains passing by the neighborhood. Hevesi also urged the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council to compel train operators to buy more technologically advanced [...]