Bob Turner carries his ballot over to the voting machine in Breezy Point.

Turner win stuns boro in ’11

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Offices, Congress, District 23, District 24, District 27, District 9, Governor, Mayor, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

Heading into 2011, the Queens political scene was supposed to be uneventful, with District Attorney Richard Brown facing no opposition and the foregone conclusion that Democratic judicial candidates would defeat their Republican rivals as they have for every year in recent memory. And while the November elections went as expected — Brown won a sixth [...]

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Facebook likes Comrie for boro prez

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 27 on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) has been gearing up to make a big run during the 2013 election season, according to records, and the southeast Queens elected official is getting some major support online. Comrie, who will be term limited out of office in 2013, has not officially declared his run for borough president, [...]

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Gay marriage passage hits home in Sunnyside, Jax Hts.

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 10, District 11, District 12, District 13, District 15, District 24, District 25, District 26, District 7, District 9, Governor, State Senate, U.S. House on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

Before Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill June 24 that would legalize same-sex marriage in New York state, Astoria LGBT activist Brendan Fay and his husband, Dr. Thomas Moulton, helped same-sex couples in New York cross the border into Canada or into neighboring states to get married. Now he receives messages from people in Ireland [...]

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Beep rejects College Pt. spa

Posted by Joe Anuta in Borough President, City Offices on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

Borough President Helen Marshall gave two thumbs down to plans for another spa in College Point last week. The borough president decided not to approve plans to build the New York Spa of College Point, a two-story relaxation hub envisioned by property owner Kwang Nam Park that would go up in the neighborhood’s corporate park. [...]

Facebook group hints at Comrie run for borough president

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Borough President, City Council, City Offices, District 27 on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

The citywide elections may be less than two years away, but that hasn’t stopped a group of mysterious supporters from pushing Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) to be Queens’s next leader. A Facebook group called “Leroy Comrie for Queens Borough President in 2013” was launched this week and there were eight members as of Thursday [...]

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Qns. pols hail Legislature on middle-class tax cuts

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 15, District 38, Governor, State Senate on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

Most Queens residents will have more money in their pockets come tax time next year after the state Legislature earlier this month approved tax decreases for those making less than $300,000. The agreement changes the income tax structure and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the revisions will add $1.9 billion to the state’s coffers.? Under the [...]