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Liu kicks off campaign

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To say John Liu has hit the ground running would be an understatement. Since he launched his campaign to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) last week, the former city comptroller has already marched in three parades, attended a flurry of events and amassed three union endorsements. A tireless campaigner, Liu never really slowed down [...]

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Forest Hills honors veterans during Memorial Day event

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Crowds gathered on Metropolitan Avenue Sunday to watch the Forest Hills Memorial Day parade, but some were disappointed the annual event did not draw the mayor. Tom Long, commander of American Legion Post 1424, said Memorial Day ceremonies seem to compete with cookouts more each year, but that he was most let down by Mayor [...]

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Whitestone bully unlikely to face charges

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A Whitestone cyberbully who school officials are still trying to identify will likely escape criminal charges as recent cyberbullying legislation passed in the state Legislature fell short of criminalizing online harassment. The bill, signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2012, required teachers to report any cyberbullying they witnessed to school administrators within a [...]

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Queens GOP leaders rip gov on education at Boro Hall

Posted by in Uncategorized on May 23, 2014 | No Comments

Queens Republicans say they are ready to school New York’s chief educator. Between chants of “Retract the Safe Act” and “No more Common Core,” about 20 Republicans gathered on the steps of Queens Borough Hall Tuesday to unveil a failing report card for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The GOP’s “interim performance evaluation” detailed the party’s disagreements [...]

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Sen. Stavisky launches re-election campaign

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A few days after a Democratic opponent declared his candidacy, state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) launched her bid for re-election last week. The seven-term senator announced her candidacy in a Flushing mall last Friday, surrounded by a long list of Queens Democrats, community leaders and other supporters. “I am proud to represent people who have [...]

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Woodside street renamed for late Walter McCaffrey

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The life and legacy of the late Walter McCaffrey was celebrated in Woodside Saturday when the corner of 61st Street and Woodside Avenue was renamed in his honor. Nearly 300 people watched as the sign for Walter McCaffrey Place was unveiled. “The late Walter McCaffrey will never be forgotten,” City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) [...]