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Gottlieb ends Congress bid

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

After a secret from his past surfaced, Jeff Gottlieb dropped out of the race for a Queens congressional seat last Thursday, and the man who replaced him bowed out a day later. Gottlieb, a 70-year-old city Board of Elections employee, went into panic mode after revelations emerged that he was charged with arson in the [...]

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Avella protests cluster of cell towers on office

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

The reception might be good near the intersection of 150th Street and Willets Point Boulevard in Whitestone, but state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said his calls haven’t been answered yet. The senator gathered with area residents Friday to protest what he called the poster child for the unwarranted expansion of the cell phone industry outside [...]

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Addabbo says Cuomo’s cuts go too far

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

A broad stroke from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s veto pen eliminated funding for too many local community groups, according to state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach). By vetoing 126 items in total, the senator said Cuomo sought to trim what he saw as unnecessary pork from the state budget, but Addabbo said the money was for [...]

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Rep. Israel crosses borders

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on April 19, 2012 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Hauppauge) said he would have no trouble crossing over the Queens border, much like he has reached across the political aisle in his career to try and solve the country’s biggest problems. Under newly redrawn congressional district lines, the Long Island congressman may soon represent voters from Little Neck, Douglaston, Bay [...]

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Lancman picks up union support

Posted by Steve Mosco in Uncategorized on April 19, 2012 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) accepted the endorsement of the Communications Workers of America District 1 Monday at the Verizon Call Center in Forest Hills in the four-way Democratic primary race for Congress. The candidate for the seat to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman stood with workers and leaders from the union [...]

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Comptroller audit cites flaws in city’s valuing of properties

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on April 19, 2012 | No Comments

Suspicious co-op and condo owners in northeast Queens had their calls of foul play validated last week when two city comptroller audits said the city Department of Finance unfairly and unjustifiably raised their property assessments. According to the audits, the Finance Department suddenly and drastically upped condo and co-op property values without warning, leading to [...]