Candidates carve out concepts on how best to be Queens beep

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on March 29, 2013 | No Comments

The borough president’s job is not clearly defined in the City Charter, which has led the seven Democrats vying for the spot to mold their own ideal of how Queens should be run.? State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), businessman Everly Brown, City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), Director of Community Boards Barry Grodenchik, former state [...]


New Yorkers oppose fracking, poll shows

Posted by cngadmin in Uncategorized on March 29, 2013 | No Comments

A state senator from Queens cheered a poll released last week showing that for the first time New Yorkers are opposed to hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale by a clear margin. Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), a longtime opponent of the natural gas drilling method and ranking minority member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, [...]

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Silverstein steps out of City Council race

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on March 29, 2013 | No Comments

The Democratic field of challengers hoping to unseat City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) dropped by one this week after Bay Terrace’s Matthew Silverstein decided to end his candidacy. The Democratic state committeeman for the 26th Assembly District said he based his decision to drop his bid on the heels of what he called one of [...]


Van Bramer demands traffic study for Thomson Avenue

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Uncategorized on March 22, 2013 | No Comments

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) called for the city Department of Transportation to do a traffic safety study of Thomson Avenue last week in light of a car crash that killed a 16-year-old boy and injured four LaGuardia Community College students. “We are here to offer condolences to the family and friends of Tenzin [...]


Heroines given honors at community event in St. Albans

Posted by Steve Mosco in Uncategorized on March 22, 2013 | No Comments

In celebration of Women’s History Month, City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) honored more than a dozen women for their community contributions at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center in St. Albans Saturday. The Unsung Heroines gathering attracted close to 100 guests, who ate and laughed with one another before the councilman presented the [...]


Gound-level GOPers grow weary after coup

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on March 22, 2013 | No Comments

Members of the Queens Republican Party appear to be at odds with each other at all levels following a political coup earlier this year. Rank-and-file members who are fed up with turmoil at the highest levels of the borough and citywide party have discussed banding together on a more grassroots level to bring some cohesion [...]