Jerry Iannece hands out fliers outside PS 31 in Bayside Tuesday morning.

Rozic rejects voter apathy theory

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on October 18, 2012 | No Comments

Questions over voter apathy have left some supporters of Community Board 11 Chairman Jerry Iannece wondering how their candidate could have lost in September’s primary election. On Sept. 13, Democratic and Working Families candidate Nily Rozic, of Fresh Meadows, bested Iannece, the Independence candidate, in the Democratic state Assembly primary with roughly 500 more votes, [...]

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Senate races set as fall elections loom

Posted by Steve Mosco in Uncategorized on October 11, 2012 | No Comments

With November’s general election on the horizon, four different races for the state Senate have emerged, according to the city Board of Elections. According to a citywide candidacy list provided by the BOE, Senate races in the borough will be decided Nov. 6 for the 11th, 12th, 15th and 16th districts. In the 11th District, [...]

Bing Yui Lam of Bayside casts his vote.

Critics blast system as flawed as voter registration nears end

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Uncategorized on October 11, 2012 | No Comments

In August, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new initiative designed to lift the state’s dismal voter registration numbers, and as the Oct. 12 deadline to register for next month’s general election draws near, critics in Queens said there is no good reason those numbers should be so low. With less than 64 percent of eligible [...]

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Sunnyside councilman calls for stricter gun regulations

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Uncategorized on October 11, 2012 | No Comments

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) introduced five resolutions calling for stricter gun control last week in response to two recent shootings in the Queensbridge Houses. “This violence must end,” Van Bramer said in a statement. The councilman made the announcement after an unidentified woman was shot in the leg Oct. 3 at Queensbridge. The [...]

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Halloran owes state money, could face criminal penalties

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on October 8, 2012 | No Comments

The Albany district attorney is looking into City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) after the GOP congressional hopeful failed to fully reimburse the state and file campaign finance reports during a 2009 run, according to a report in the New York Post. Halloran’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment Monday afternoon, but the [...]

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Postal workers endorse Avella in Senate reelection bid

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on October 4, 2012 | No Comments

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) collected an endorsement from the Flushing Letter Carriers Association Branch 294 Thursday as he gears up for November’s general election against Republican and Conservative challenger Joseph Concannon. The Flushing Letter Carriers Association Branch 294 represents more than 1,500 postal workers in the northeast Queens community, the group said, and endorsed [...]