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Former Mayor Dinkins honored at Black History event

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 13, District 35, State Senate on February 23, 2012 | No Comments

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) honored former Mayor David Dinkins with a Lifetime Achievement Award at his second Black History Month celebration. The city’s first black mayor received multiple standing ovations at the senator’s event, held at the Langston Hughes Library, at 100-01 Northern Blvd. in Corona, last Thursday. As the main honoree and [...]

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Boro Assembly members push to move Primary Day to June

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 22, District 23, District 25, District 30, District 33, District 34, District 38, District 39, State Senate on February 23, 2012 | No Comments

Eight members of the state Assembly from Queens have signed on to a bill that would push Primary Day for state races from September to June to offset a new federal law that would force New York to hold separate primaries for Congress and the U.S. Senate. The New York legislators want a single primary [...]

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City gives Crowley pass on ’09 campaign fines

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, District 30 on February 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s (D-Middle Village) campaign account was assessed four violations last Thursday by the city Campaign Finance Board, but she was not ordered to pay any fines. Although Crowley’s campaign was also ordered to give back the more than $8,700 left in her campaign account, the reason has nothing to do with the [...]

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Confusion, anger over Koo remarks

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, District 20 on February 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) is in hot water with some of his constituents over remarks made at a recent meeting, about downtown Flushing, but a community leader said some in the audience may have misunderstood what he was saying. Koo was speaking to a perennially packed room during the 109th Precinct Community Council’s monthly [...]

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Halloran scolds Dems over new Assembly lines

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 22, District 25, District 26, District 27, Governor on February 23, 2012 | No Comments

At a Republican gathering Sunday evening, City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) criticized the Democratic leadership in the state Assembly for redrawing legislative boundaries in a way that gerrymandered part of one northeast Queens district and minimized the voice of GOP voters. “Everywhere they could, they cut us in half,” he told members of the Queens [...]

Sunny Hahn attends the Queens GOP’s candidate school last month.

Queens GOP makes push to recruit Asian candidates

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, District 16, District 24, State Senate on February 23, 2012 | No Comments

The Queens Republican Party is making it no secret they are looking for an Asian candidate to run in the upcoming 2012 elections. The political organization has been disseminating a flier advertising a “special Asian candidate workshop” set for Feb. 25. The flier is topped with a picture of Uncle Sam saying “The Queens Republican [...]