Nily Rozic arrives at PS 154 in Fresh Meadows.

League of Conservation Voters has high hopes for Rozic

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on February 8, 2013 | No Comments

One of northeast Queens’ newest representatives in state government was chosen as part of a short list of environmentally promising officials, the New York League of Conservation Voters said. According to the pro-environment organization, state Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) was the only Queens official selected in a Top 13 list of recently elected lawmakers [...]

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Sen. Smith explains decision to join IDC

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Uncategorized on February 8, 2013 | No Comments

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) told a standing-room-only crowd last week that he joined the Senate’s new coalition government in order to get results for his community and he said the move has already paid off. In early December, five weeks after Superstorm Sandy hit and a month after Democrats appeared to have taken control [...]

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Queens remembers Mayor Ed Koch

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on February 8, 2013 | No Comments

Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of late Mayor Ed Koch last week as the outspoken and charismatic lawmaker was remembered in Queens with both fondness and sadness following his death at age 88. Koch, who served as mayor from 1978-89, died from congestive heart failure at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Reuters reported. Many borough lawmakers [...]

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Ex-Sen. Huntley pleads guilty to fraud charges

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Uncategorized on February 1, 2013 | No Comments

Former state Sen. Shirley Huntley pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court Wednesday to committing mail fraud in order to cover up a scam that bilked taxpayers out of $87,000. The embattled southeast Queens Democrat smiled at family members waiting in the courtroom as she arrived, and with her husband sitting by her side she admitted [...]

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Kim, Rozic sworn in as Assembly members

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on February 1, 2013 | No Comments

The borough’s newest state Assembly members kicked off their historic journeys as Queens representatives this week with two star-studded swearing-in ceremonies. Over the weekend, state Assembly members Ron Kim (D-Flushing) and Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) held separate celebrations in the company of family, friends, community leaders and elected officials from all levels of government. In [...]

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Liu hopes tax reform will shrink income disparity

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on February 1, 2013 | No Comments

City Comptroller John Liu believes the city’s cavernous income gap can be tackled through tax reform and a minimum wage increase, he told TimesLedger Newspapers in a recent interview at its offices. Liu has not formally declared his intentions for Gracie Mansion, but has raised more than $3 million for the widely expected run. City [...]