Ron Kim – 2009 – Courtesy Ron Kim

Queens Dems endorse Ron Kim for Meng’s Assembly seat

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on May 31, 2012 | No Comments

The Queens County Democratic Party quietly endorsed Ron Kim in the upcoming election for the Flushing state Assembly seat currently held by state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing). Kim is a Flushing resident and former ombudsman for Govs. Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson. He was endorsed by the county on Monday, according to spokesman Michael Reich, [...]

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Communication workers endorse Crowley

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on May 31, 2012 | No Comments

The Communication Workers of America Local 1101 endorsed City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) Thursday in her bid for the Queens congressional district centered around Flushing, which is up for grabs in September. “Elizabeth Crowley has stood with our union and all workers throughout the city fighting for fair contracts and workers’ rights,” said Keith [...]

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Mittman holds news conference outside closed hospital

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Bayside allergist Dr. Robert Mittman held his first news conference yesterday, where as a so-called citizen candidate he sought to portray himself as different from the other three politicians in the Democratic primary, who he called “three peas in a pod.” Mittman stood outside the shuttered St. John’s Hospital amid a small group of family [...]

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Van Bramer gives honors to LIC Asians

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Uncategorized on May 31, 2012 | No Comments

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) presented proclamations to four dedicated residents of Long Island City and Astoria last week in recognition of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. “These four individuals represent the best in our district,” Van Bramer said. The councilman held his event May 23 at Skinny’s Cantina, a Mexican restaurant at [...]

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Avella gives kudos to four vets for Memorial Day

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Uncategorized on May 31, 2012 | No Comments

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) honored four veterans of World War II and the Vietnam War at his office last Thursday in anticipation of Memorial Day. While two of the honorees were unable attend, Avella said he was glad to recognize the veterans with Senate resolutions, presented at his district office at 38-50 Bell Blvd. [...]

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Ackerman endorses Meng, Green backs Lancman

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on May 31, 2012 | 1 Comment

Two candidates in the race for the redrawn congressional seat centered around Flushing picked up endorsements from prominent figures in city politics Tuesday. State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) got the nod from U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside), who holds the seat now but stunned the political establishment in March with the announcement he would leave [...]