NYC Comptroller John Liu

Public employee union to back Liu for mayor

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on July 23, 2013 | No Comments

Several leaders from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union are set to endorse city Comptroller John Liu for mayor Wednesday, the organization announced. The heads of several union divisions — DC 1707, DC 37 and the Civil Service Employee Association’s Local 1000 — are planning to give Liu the nod on [...]

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Comptroller’s jerk chicken wins southeast Queens cookoff

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Uncategorized on July 23, 2013 | No Comments

The Queens Campaigner has learned mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s path to victory, and it involves parsley and dates. The city’s public advocate won first place Sunday in the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival in Roy Wilkins Park. A source in the de Blasio camp did not divulge how the mayoral hopeful became such a jerk-cookoff [...]

Ackerman endorses Shafran in Council bid

Posted by Phil Corso in Uncategorized on July 22, 2013 | No Comments

Former U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman formally endorsed Austin Shafran in his bid for City Council.

State Sen. Tony Avella

Avella as beep to speak for all

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on July 19, 2013 | No Comments

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is hoping voters will spring for his no-nonsense approach to government and plans to run a more inclusive office should he be elected as the next borough president. Avella has represented portions of northeast Queens in the state Senate since 2009 and served in the City Council beforehand beginning in [...]

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Donations dry up for Sen. Smith after his arrest

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Uncategorized on July 19, 2013 | No Comments

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis), the embattled southeast Queens lawmaker who has taken heat in the past for treating his campaign account as a personal piggy bank, may have to make some lifestyle changes soon. Smith has been a cash cow in the past, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars from campaign donors who foot [...]

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McCaffrey, 64, laid to rest

Posted by in Uncategorized on July 19, 2013 | No Comments

More than 150 people attended the funeral Monday of Walter McCaffrey, a former city councilman who friends and officials described as a brilliant, warm ? and witty man dedicated to his community. Family and friends said McCaffrey, who was 64, died July 10 following a brief illness. McCaffrey had been suffering from complications after a [...]