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Jimmy Meng gets month behind bars

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on March 15, 2013 | No Comments

After former Flushing state Assemblyman Jimmy Meng was sentenced to a month behind bars Tuesday for taking an $80,000 bribe, his daughter, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Bayside), said her family was ready to move on. “I love my father very much. He made no excuses for his actions, took full responsibility for his behavior and [...]

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Candidates amass support for borough president bid

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on March 15, 2013 | No Comments

The endorsements are rolling in for candidates hoping to take the place of Queens Borough President Helen Marshall after this year’s elections. The Democratic field includes state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), businessman Everly Brown, City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), Director of Community Boards Barry Grodenchik, Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), former state Assemblywoman Melinda [...]

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Queens storefronts to get face-lift funds in hurricane bill

Posted by cngadmin in Uncategorized on March 15, 2013 | No Comments

A Queens state senator is pushing legislation that would give out $10,000 grants to small business owners with shops damaged by Hurricane Sandy in order to help them fix up their storefronts. Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), who introduced the legislation last week, said many businesses in his district, including Howard Beach, Broad Channel and [...]

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Flake nod causes stir in beep race

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

An opponent of former City Councilwoman Melinda Katz is disputing her endorsement by the Rev. Floyd Flake in the race for the borough president seat. Katz announced the endorsement Monday, and her campaign published a statement by Flake, who heads the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York. “I proudly endorse Melinda Katz as the [...]

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Avella renews flat tax fuel push to fight skyrocketing city costs

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

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said his patience was running dry as gas prices continued to go up in his home state. When he last spoke about rising fuel costs throughout New York in April, the average price for a gallon of regular gas was $4.15, according to data provided by the Oil Price Information [...]

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Weprin unlocks groups ban

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

Despite a recent uproar over the validity of civic-minded groups such as co-op and condominium organizations being allowed to meet in public schools, the city Department of Education assured them that the doors would remain open. In a letter addressed to City Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens), DOE Public Affairs Director James Dandeneau cleared the [...]