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Bayside reacts to post office’s closure rumors

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

In the wake of a whirlwind of speculation over whether or not Bayside’s post office would shutter, U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) stood up and demanded answers from the U.S. Postal Service. While the USPS said in a statement that rumors surrounding the Bayside post office’s closure were a simple “misunderstanding,” Ackerman said there were [...]

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Weiner packs funds to run

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

Scandal-plagued former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is sitting on several million dollars, which he could use in a run for mayor. According to a report filed with the city Campaign Finance Board, Weiner has close to $4.5 million in his war chest and he could receive $1.5 million in public matching funds, which are set [...]

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GOPers battle in race to Queens primary

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

Republican candidates looking to unseat state Sen. Joseph Addabbo are ratcheting up their efforts as they each vie to wrestle away their party’s nomination.? Forest Hills lawyer Juan Reyes and City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) exchanged barbs last week as both camps continued gearing up for the Republican Party primary set for this September. [...]

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Queens pols seek vote on microstamping bill

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on July 19, 2012 | No Comments

A Queens lawmaker called out state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and his party Monday, urging the Republican leader to bring a controversial gun control measure to a vote during a special session in Albany. Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) asked Skelos and his colleagues to visit the five boroughs, especially in light [...]

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Crowley sees cash slashed

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

A treasure trove of discretionary funds was allotted to members of the City Council recently — but the cash hauls were not doled out equally, as one Queens lawmaker’s funds were drastically slashed.? Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) received the lowest amount of funds in Queens, netting $378,321, a cut of more than $286,000 compared [...]

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Candidates clear initial obstacle in Flushing race

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on July 19, 2012 | No Comments

Candidates for the ?Flushing state Assembly seat will challenge each other in court before butting heads on the campaign trail, although a controversy surrounding one candidate has attracted the eye of the Queens district attorney. There will be primaries on both sides of the aisle Sept. 13, though the Democratic field is more crowded than [...]