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Vallone wants pencil-pushing cops patrolling neighborhoods instead

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Uncategorized on April 26, 2012 | No Comments

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) and the union DC 37 Local 1549, which represents the city’s clerical and administrative employees, called upon the New York Police Department last week to turn over 500 desk job positions to civilians. Vallone, chairman of the Council’s Public Safety Committee, said putting uniformed officers back on the street [...]

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Ulrich throws hat into race for Addabbo’s seat

Posted by Steve Mosco in Uncategorized on April 26, 2012 | No Comments

The youngest member of the City Council has declared his candidacy for the state Senate. Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) Tuesday he would challenge Sen. Joseph Addabbo’s (D-Howard Beach) for his seat in District 15, which stretches from Far Rockaway through Howard Beach and Ozone Park up to Forest Hills, Glendale and Middle Village. “For [...]

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Ex-GOP senator declines Avella rematch to stump for Halloran

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on April 26, 2012 | No Comments

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has two less challengers after Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) decided to run in another district and former Sen. Frank Padavan opted not to relive a heated previous campaign for his old seat. “I’m going to focus my efforts on getting Dan re-elected,” Padavan said at a recent event, referring to [...]

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Lancman, Nolan blast Glendale SSA office closure

Posted by Steve Mosco in Uncategorized on April 26, 2012 | No Comments

Residents angered by the closure of the Ridgewood/Glendale Social Security Office joined state Assembly members Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and Cathy Nolan (D-Ridgewood) to advocate for the reopening of the office on Myrtle Avenue. The office closed last year, rerouting anyone who needs Social Security assistance to an office in Rego Park — a major [...]

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New owner gives Whitestone eyesore makeover

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on April 26, 2012 | No Comments

The shovels have hit the ground at a Whitestone eyesore along Francis Lewis Boulevard. City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) laced up his working boots Tuesday morning and took to the vacant lot near the intersection of an abandoned corner property, at 24-19 Francis Lewis Blvd. in Whitestone, alongside property owner Robin Singh to help spread [...]

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Cuomo fills vacancy on board of MTA by naming Paterson

Posted by Philip Newman in Uncategorized on April 26, 2012 | No Comments

Former Gov. David Paterson has been appointed to the MTA board to fill the slot vacated by Nancy Shevell, wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney. Gov. Andrew Cuomo named the 57-year-old Paterson, a former state senator and the state’s first black governor, to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board. Paterson, who is legally blind, has worked [...]