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Credit to lessen taxes for small properties

Posted by in Uncategorized on April 25, 2014 | No Comments

With the passage of a state budget earlier this month, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has secured an income tax credit for some homeowners ?within New York City that he says will give them a small but much-needed break from continuously rising property taxes. The senator was joined by homeowners and civic leaders in Glen [...]

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Pols demand funding for Jax Heights seniors

Posted by in Uncategorized on April 25, 2014 | No Comments

Several elected officials joined 150 senior citizens April 17 in Jackson Heights to demand city funding for three residence programs for older adults, two of them in Queens. The mayor’s 2015 preliminary budget cut $1 million in funding for three Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities, co-op programs that provide resources and services in housing developments that [...]

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Marthone returns to challenge Meeks

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Uncategorized on April 25, 2014 | No Comments

A southeast Queens accountant who brought up the rear of a four-way Democratic congressional primary two years ago is returning for Round 2. Joseph Marthone is vying to get his name on the ballot for the June 24 primary to challenge U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica), who is seeking a ninth term in office. Marthone [...]

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Weprin names five projects that win budget vote

Posted by in Uncategorized on April 18, 2014 | No Comments

School technology and community safety were among the items that topped the list of winning projects in this year’s participatory budgeting process for City Council District 23. Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) invited his constituents to the Queens County Farm Museum April 9 for his official announcement of the Top 5 projects that were chosen [...]

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Cats fined $11K for anti-Ulrich mailings

Posted by in Uncategorized on April 18, 2014 | No Comments

The city Campaign Finance Board fined mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis $11,473 for failing to identify himself as the financier of mailings criticizing City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) and submitting false documents to the board during the 2013 election season. A feud between Ulrich and Catsimatidis over the Queens GOP leadership spilled into the 2013 [...]

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Avella pens duelling bill detailing library reform

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Uncategorized on April 18, 2014 | No Comments

Several weeks after six out of seven of the borough’s state senators penned their names to a Queens Library reform bill, Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) introduced his own proposal that one-ups his mainline Democratic colleagues. Avella, who alienated himself from the Democratic Party in February when he joined the Independent Democratic Conference, introduced legislation Monday [...]