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Meng camp refutes Halloran claims of poll tie

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on October 25, 2012 | No Comments

The race for the congressional seat based in northeast Queens is either neck and neck or a landslide — depending on the poll you read. City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) released a poll Monday showing that he is in a “statistical dead heat” with his opponent, state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing). Both are vying to [...]

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Weprin posts best attendance

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on October 25, 2012 | No Comments

Fourteen lawmakers represent the borough of Queens in the City Council, but only one posted a perfect attendance record over the last two years, according to statistics. In response to a TimesLedger Newspapers Freedom of Information Law request, the Council released attendance records for its members from January 2011 to the present. Of the 14 [...]

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Addabbo, Ulrich spar at debate

Posted by cngadmin in Uncategorized on October 25, 2012 | No Comments

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) and City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) sparred over their records and qualifications for Senate at a spirited debate last Thursday at Our Lady of Hope School in Middle Village, with Addabbo portraying himself as a leader who stands up for workers and families during tough fiscal times and [...]

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Candidates forum planned Thursday for Queens’ hottest races

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on October 18, 2012 | No Comments

The Juniper Park Civic Association is set to host a candidates forum this Thursday between hopefuls in hotly contested congressional and state Senate races. City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) and state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) are battling for a congressional seat based in northeast Queens and will field questions from a Daily News moderator and [...]

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Meeks has got Obama’s back

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Uncategorized on October 18, 2012 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) is fired up and ready to go, and he is on a mission to make sure others — especially minority communities — feel the same way.? Though he faces two challengers in the Nov. 6 election for his southeast Queens congressional seat, Meeks said the next couple weeks are all [...]

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New Council lines in works

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on October 18, 2012 | No Comments

The nonpartisan commission charged with drawing new City Council districts has isolated itself from criticism by not completing a comprehensive first draft, critics of the process contended at the final public hearing in Queens last week.? The New York City Districting Commission is composed of 15 appointees from the five boroughs who are supposed to [...]