Ulrich proud to buck party

Posted by Steve Mosco in Uncategorized on August 30, 2012 | No Comments

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) promised to make decisions based on principle, not party affiliation, if he is elected to the state Senate this fall after a campaign where the councilman finds himself battling both sides of the aisle. Ratcheting up his campaign efforts heading into a September primary on both the Republican and [...]

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AFL-CIO backs state Sen. Tony Avella

Posted by cngadmin in Uncategorized on August 24, 2012 | No Comments

New York’s AFL-CIO chapter endorsed state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) this week in his campaign for re-election. A spokesman with the AFL-CIO, Ryan Delgado, said the union decided to endorse Avella because of his work on issues important to the working class such as tax fairness. Avella was one of the first to say that [...]


State senator wants tough laws to punish perps packing heat

Posted by Steve Mosco in Uncategorized on August 23, 2012 | No Comments

Her son wanted to be a mechanic — instead, he ended up a tragic statistic in a sickening southeast Queens trend. Sharon Plummer remembers her son Shawn as a promising young man who shunned gang life in favor of automotive work, but when the 18-year-old was gunned down July in Far Rockaway, his potential was [...]


Assembly seat forum reveals odd positions

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on August 23, 2012 | No Comments

The MinKwon Center for Community Action held a candidates forum last week where hopefuls for the newly created Flushing state Assembly seat offered often vague answers to policy questions and in one case pledged support for a controversial program much maligned by immigrant rights groups. The seat up for grabs covers most of downtown Flushing. [...]


Myungsuk Lee accuses Liu of splitting Korean vote

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on August 23, 2012 | No Comments

A candidate for the Flushing state Assembly seat accused City Comptroller John Liu last week of systematically splitting the Korean community in current and past elections. Myungsuk Lee, a Korean newspaper owner, held a news conference Aug. 15 claiming he was lured into the election by Liu, only to have the Queens Democratic Party endorse [...]


Gillibrand bill gives credit to biz backers

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on August 23, 2012 | No Comments

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) unveiled proposed tax breaks for small business owners alongside state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) at a Flushing auto repair shop run by Audra Fordin, the fourth generation of her family to take the reins, but the first woman. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the most powerful [...]