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Praise for immigration fix mixed with doubt

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on June 21, 2012 | No Comments

President Barack Obama praised a federal memo released Friday that is set to give undocumented young people in Queens hope for a normal life, but drew cautious optimism from the borough and criticism from the county’s only Republican congressman. The memo ?instructs the U.S. Department of Homeland Security not to initiate deportation proceedings against certain [...]

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Velazquez nets presidential nod for primary

Posted by Steve Mosco in Uncategorized on June 21, 2012 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-Ridgewood) received a crucial — and prominent — endorsement last week in her bid for re-election in the 7th Congressional District. Highlighting efforts to create middle-class jobs and improve education, President Barack Obama endorsed Velazquez, citing the incumbent’s efforts to generate job growth in her community. “For the past two decades, [...]

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Candidates debate for new House seat

Posted by Steve Mosco in Uncategorized on June 21, 2012 | No Comments

The four Democratic candidates competing for the newly created Queens congressional seat faced off last week during a debate at the Our Lady of Hope School Auditorium in Middle Village. Close to 100 people packed the auditorium to hear City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village), state Assembly members Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and Grace Meng [...]

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Two challengers vie for Stavisky’s seat

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on June 21, 2012 | No Comments

The race for the Flushing state Senate seat is taking shape as hopefuls gather petitions, collect endorsements and knock on doors. Two challengers have emerged so far for the district currently represented? by Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone). The longtime lawmaker’s home was actually drawn into a different district during the decennial redistricting process earlier this [...]

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Mittman eyes health care

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on June 21, 2012 | No Comments

If elected to the new Queens congressional district centered around Flushing, Bayside allergist Dr. Robert Mittman wants to fight to change the health care system he said is in dire need of help.? Mittman sat down with TimesLedger Newspapers last week to talk about his platform in the race for the newly drawn district, which [...]

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Turner gears up for Senate

Posted by Steve Mosco in Uncategorized on June 21, 2012 | 1 Comment

U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) hopes to work with Democrats on the other side of the aisle if he is elected to the U.S. Senate in September, he told TimesLedger Newspapers in a sit-down interview last week. Turner, the representative of the 9th Congressional District, was a relatively unknown businessman before winning a special [...]