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Gillibrand gives Navy Cross to vet killed in Vietnam

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Congress, U.S. Senate on November 17, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) visited North Shore-LIJ’s Rosen Family Wellness Center on Veterans Day to give the family of a Vietnam soldier killed on the battlefield 45 years ago military honors he was due but never received until now. Vietnam veteran Tony Schiozzi visited the Patchogue cemetery where Marine Lance Cpl. Richard Kaler is [...]

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Halloran uses four-letter video to rally community

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, District 19, Public Advocate on November 17, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) was caught on video in Auburndale last month giving an expletive-laced tongue lashing to a car shop, but instead of letting the incident fade quietly into the past, he has worn it as a badge of honor at subsequent public appearances. “I’m not f—ing joking,” Halloran can be heard saying [...]

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House dismisses Meeks loan probe

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Congress, District 6, U.S. House on November 17, 2011 | No Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee said it will not look into a nearly $60,000 home equity loan received in 2010 by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) after the Office of Congressional Ethics determined there was no reason to believe the congressman violated House rules. But the committee said it will pursue a claim Meeks [...]

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Dromm fights for vet centers

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 25 on November 17, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) visited Elmhurst Memorial Hall last week to oppose various city fees levied on veterans organizations. “We must stand up and fight for our veterans,” the councilman said. Dromm announced his new legislation to do away with fees for city Fire Department permits, inspections and performance tests at the hall [...]

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Ackerman wants feds to raise boro lending limits

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Congress, District 9, U.S. House on November 17, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) said last week he was leading a bipartisan effort in Congress to stabilize the housing market in Queens and other high-cost areas by raising the limit on mortgages the government is allowed to guarantee. Ackerman sent a letter signed by 131 members of Congress last month, urging House leaders to [...]

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Braunstein renews fight against abuse

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, District 16, District 26, State Senate on November 17, 2011 | No Comments

In the wake of the Penn State sexual abuse cover-up scandal, state Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) is renewing his call for passage of a bill that would require New York colleges and universities to report on-campus violent crimes immediately to the authorities. “The recent scandal at Penn State University involving legendary football Coach Joe Paterno [...]