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Romney alienated Latinos: Pols

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Uncategorized on November 15, 2012 | No Comments

After President Barack Obama received record support from the Hispanic population during his re-election last week, Queens’ Hispanic legislators said it was the Republican Party’s hard-line stance against immigration reform that lost challenger Mitt Romney the vote. “This is not the party that shares our ideals,” said state Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights). A former [...]

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo greets colleague Malcolm Smith in Rockaway.

Dems get shaky Senate win

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Uncategorized on November 15, 2012 | No Comments

State Senate Democrats in Queens were confident they had won control of the upper house and had an opportunity to advance their agenda, but a Queens College professor said a majority may not equal unity. The Democrats have seemingly emerged victorious in five races across the state will determine the outcome of the makeup of [...]

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Israel welcomed to ranks of Queens politicians

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on November 15, 2012 | No Comments

With his victory in the election, U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Hauppauge) secured himself a spot as one of Queens’ new lawmakers. Israel, who ran against Republican Stephen Labate and Libertarian Michael McDermott, received more than 57 percent of the vote in the election, according to unofficial NY1 results.? He will now represent the newly drawn [...]

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Two new faces elected to Assembly from NE Queens

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on November 8, 2012 | No Comments

It was a successful Election Day for Queens incumbents running for re-election in the state Assembly Tuesday, with results showing no upsets in the borough and two new faces earning a trip to Albany. Four of the six Assembly races in Queens included incumbents looking to maintain their seats. All four were successful, including Assemblywomen [...]

Michelle Gonzalez brings her Yorkie Chiquita with her to vote in Ozone Park.

Turnout backlogs polls across Queens

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

Queens residents drawn out by the presidential race packed the polls in many parts of the borough, putting an additional strain on the city Board of Elections already burdened by the task of collecting ballots in neighborhoods destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Many areas hardest hit by the hurricane, like Breezy Point and Broad Channel, were [...]

Councilman Eric Ulrich (r.) enters the PS 63 with his wife Yadira.

Addabbo defeats Ulrich in key state Senate race

Posted by cngadmin in Uncategorized on November 8, 2012 | No Comments

State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) beat back a strong Republican challenge and held onto his seat with a decisive victory to win a second term, according to unofficial results from NY 1. The race pitted the incumbent against a 27-year-old rising star in the state Republican Party, City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), who [...]