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Facebook likes Comrie for boro prez

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 27 on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) has been gearing up to make a big run during the 2013 election season, according to records, and the southeast Queens elected official is getting some major support online. Comrie, who will be term limited out of office in 2013, has not officially declared his run for borough president, [...]

Facebook group hints at Comrie run for borough president

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Borough President, City Council, City Offices, District 27 on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

The citywide elections may be less than two years away, but that hasn’t stopped a group of mysterious supporters from pushing Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) to be Queens’s next leader. A Facebook group called “Leroy Comrie for Queens Borough President in 2013” was launched this week and there were eight members as of Thursday [...]

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Jamaica’s dollar vans alter routes to avoid jams

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 27 on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

Dollar vans in downtown Jamaica will be traveling a new route that will not only make it safer for motorists who ride through the streets daily, but also pedestrians who use the vans to get home. City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) met with several commuter van operators Dec. 14 at the corner of Archer [...]

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Huntley group charged with grand larceny

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Attorney General, District 10, State Comptroller, State Senate, Statewide Offices on December 15, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) went on the defensive last week after state prosecutors indicted four of her associates, including her niece, as part of an investigation into state money that went into a nonprofit that the senator created. Although state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli have not charged Huntley, [...]

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Flushing inaugurates first new Assembly member in 28 yrs.

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, Congress, District 26, District 27, District 7, U.S. House on November 10, 2011 | No Comments

Residents of the 27th state Assembly District began a new era for their community as they welcomed the first new Assembly member in nearly three decades to represent Flushing, Whitestone and Fresh Meadows. Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (D-Flushing) appeared at a formal ceremony Sunday before various borough and state officials, including Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan), [...]

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Boro pols officially welcome Goldfeder

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 22, District 23, District 31, District 32, District 9, Mayor, State Senate, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on November 10, 2011 | No Comments

Elected officials from all over the state gathered at Junior High School 210 in Ozone Park Sunday to pass the torch to the community’s newest representative in Albany. State Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) was inaugurated before his family, friends, community members and fellow elected officials. Goldfeder, who worked in the political offices of City [...]