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Jung to challenge Stavisky

Posted by in Uncategorized on May 16, 2014 | No Comments

Flushing activist and businessman S.J. Jung has kicked off a campaign to challenge state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) in a September primary. The former president of the MinKwon Center for Community Action made the announcement to run for the 16th Senate District Tuesday, contending the state needs new leadership to pass meaningful reforms to tackle [...]

Joseph Crowley (l.) and Elizabeth Perri

Crowley seeks 9th term in Congress

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U.S. Rep Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) will seek re-election for an eighth time in the 14th Congressional District that covers large sections of Queens and the Bronx this year. Only one person will challenge him in the general election in November, according to the city Board of Election. As vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus, [...]

Stephen LaBate and Lally

Lally drops suit over Labate’s petition signatures

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A lawsuit alleging that congressional candidate Stephen Labate gathered forged and fraudulent signatures on his campaign petitions was withdrawn this week after an attorney representing his opponent, Grant Lally, moved to dismiss the case in the middle of a court hearing, less than three weeks after Lally filed the suit. Lawyers for the two Republican [...]

State Sen. Tony Avella and former Comptroller John Liu

Dems lean on Liu to run for Avella’s seat

Posted by in Uncategorized on May 9, 2014 | No Comments

The Queens Democratic Party is actively courting John Liu to run against state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), who recently bolted from the Democratic Party to join the Independent Democratic Conference. U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights), who heads the Queens Democratic Party, said he has been in discussions with Liu over the last few weeks [...]

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Queens welcomes ruling on prayer at gov’t meets

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Queens elected officials were quick to praise the diverse roster of spiritual leaders tapped to give invocations at City Council meetings following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that opening local government meetings with sectarian prayers is constitutional. They were less vocal about how the decision bodes with prayer at NYPD precinct community council meetings. The [...]

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Flushing laments traffic

Posted by in Uncategorized on May 9, 2014 | No Comments

A group of 1,500 Flushing residents and business owners have had enough of the traffic and parking problems which have long plagued the neighborhood. The group submitted a petition to City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) last week calling on him to address transportation issues they said have hobbled the community. “While they started as minor [...]