Duane campaign announces labor endorsement

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on July 30, 2013 | No Comments

Former state Assemblyman John Duane announced a key labor endorsement for his City Council campaign from the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Region 9A. Duane, who is running in a five-way Democratic primary for the seat currently held by City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone), said he is proud to announce support [...]

Iannece endorses Vallone for Council

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on July 30, 2013 | No Comments

Community Board 11 Chairman Jerry Iannece endorsed former political opponent Paul Vallone in his bid for City Council. Iannece ran for the same Council seat against Vallone and other Democrats in 2009, but did not win the nomination. The two combined for more than 4,000 votes in the 2009 Democratic Primary. Without a horse in [...]

Avella endorses Graziano for Council

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

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) endorsed Paul Graziano in his bid for City Council, gearing up for a five-way Democratic Primary in September. Graziano, a Flushing activist and urban planning consultant, said he was focusing his campaign largely on fighting over development in northeast Queens – calling it his No.1  issue. “Basically, I think our [...]

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Vallone city grant funds PS 17 academic program for summer

Posted by in Uncategorized on July 26, 2013 | No Comments

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) and Astoria nonprofit Zone 126 teamed up in early July to fund PS 17’s summer learning program for students, the organization said. Together, Vallone and Zone 126 secured $26,500 in funds to run the program at PS 17 in Astoria, which otherwise would have closed for the summer. Zone [...]

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Constantinides touts plan to clean Astoria

Posted by in Uncategorized on July 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

Astoria District Leader and City Council candidate Costa Constantinides announced a comprehensive five-point plan last week to clean up Astoria’s streets and parks, a plan he believes will benefit businesses and the community. Constantinides, joined by residents and small business owners, unveiled his “Don’t Mess with Astoria” plan July 15 at Steinway Street and 30th [...]

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Laurelton nonprofit prez pleads guilty to larceny

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Uncategorized on July 26, 2013 | No Comments

The attorney for Van Holmes, the president of a Laurelton nonprofit who pleaded guilty earlier this week to pocketing tens of thousands of public dollars, said his office will be paying refunds to the parents whose children were enrolled in Holmes’ now-defunct summer camp. “If [their claims] are accurate, they’ll get 100 cents on the [...]