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Koo makes switch to Dem Party

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 19, District 20, District 24, District 25, District 27, District 32, District 7, District 9, U.S. House on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) officially registered with the Democratic Party Monday at the Queens Board of Elections offices in Kew Gardens after running on the GOP line three years ago to win a seat on the Council. Koo is the wealthy owner of the Starside Drugs pharmacy chain and self-financed his campaign. “We cherish [...]

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City building accidents down 18%: Mayor

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 25, District 26, Mayor, U.S. House on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited an apartment complex under construction in Long Island City Monday to announce what he called a step in the right direction: an 18 percent drop in construction accidents citywide from 2010-11. “This is good for the agency. This is good for the public,” Bloomberg said. The mayor said there were 152 [...]

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Meng, Stavisky win Dem delegate spots

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, Congress, District 16, District 22, District 5, State Senate, U.S. House on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

Two northeast Queens lawmakers have been selected as delegates for the Democratic Party in the upcoming presidential elections. State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) hope their work will keep President Barack Obama in the White House. “I’m excited to represent Queens and represent New York state as we nominate Obama [...]

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Group set to protest in support of Huntley nonprofit associates

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Attorney General, District 10, State Senate, Statewide Offices on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

A nonprofit comprised of clergy and headed by the Rev. Charles Norris Sr. of southeast Queens plans to rally next week outside Nassau Supreme Court in defense of four associates of state Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica), who were indicted on grand larceny charges. The group, Clergy United for Community Empowerment, says the four associates — [...]

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Raise NY gambling age to 21: Addabbo

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in District 15, Governor, State Senate on January 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) said he supports raising the legal age to gamble to 21 from 18, saying the move would limit the number of youngsters with gambling addictions. “I believe the time is right to address the issues of gambling through raising awareness and legislation,” Addabbo said in a statement Monday. The [...]

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Liu returns contributions, IDs bundlers

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Council, City Offices, District 20, District 22 on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

Embattled city Comptroller John Liu returned nearly $50,000 in contributions and disclosed a list of his campaign bundlers as promised last week amid questions about the finances of his unofficial 2013 campaign for mayor. Nearly all of the $48,470 Liu gave back to donors was refunded on and after Nov. 16, the day a bundler [...]