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Flushing home gone after illegal teardown

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on August 2, 2013 | No Comments

The city recently fined a Broadway-Flushing property owner nearly $10,000 after his workers filed permits to alter a house on a historic block — but ended up destroying most of the structure except for two walls.? Activist and urban planner Paul Graziano, who is running to replace City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone), joined state Sen. [...]

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Weiner wades deep into Liu territory

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A former foe of city Comptroller John Liu helped emcee a Flushing campaign event this week for one of his rivals in the mayoral race: scandal-scarred Anthony Weiner. Deep in Liu territory, neighborhood activist Ethel Chen defended Weiner’s recent revelations that he continued his sexting spree a year after resigning from office in June 2011, [...]

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Astoria senator splits support in race

Posted by Joe Anuta in Uncategorized on August 2, 2013 | No Comments

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) gave his endorsement to one candidate for borough president, but forked over nearly $4,000 to another earlier in the year. The Senate minority leader gave the nod to City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) May 29, but months earlier pumped cash into state Sen. Tony Avella’s (D-Bayside) coffers. The two [...]