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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 [...]

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Meng wants city to have its own liquor authority

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 20, District 22 on November 3, 2011 | No Comments

State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) paid a visit to the Palace Diner on Main Street last week — not to chow down on burgers and fries, but to dish with members of the Queensboro Hill Civic Association about 2012 legislative initiatives such as the creation of a city liquor authority and an English-language signage bill. [...]

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Republican Koo switches sides to endorse Weprin

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 20, District 22, District 24, Governor on August 25, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Peter Koo (R-Flushing) crossed party lines last Thursday to endorse state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) in his bid for the 9th Congressional District seat vacated by Anthony Weiner amid a scandal in June. Koo, who has endorsed Democrats in the past, including Andrew Cuomo when he was running for governor, said he [...]

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Meng defends dog owner in cemetery fight

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 22 on June 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) plans to introduce a bill to ensure all dogs can go to heaven alongside their owners. The legislation, which is being drafted, comes in response to a bizarre case out of Hartsdale, N.Y., in which the Hartsdale Pet Cemetery & Crematory told a man’s sister earlier this year that the [...]

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Signage fix eludes leaders

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 16, District 20, District 22, State Senate on May 5, 2011 | No Comments

The issue of English-language signage in downtown Flushing is dividing? the community like no other issue as new voices get involved in the fracas. For years signs with only a foreign ?language printed on them have adorned many businesses in downtown Flushing, angering many residents who speak only English. Now community leaders are working to [...]

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Flushing sign debate rages on

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 16, District 22, State Senate on April 21, 2011 | No Comments

The contentious debate over what to do about downtown Flushing businesses that do not have signs in English flared up again last week. An advisory board formed last year by state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) to address the topic met Friday to speak with representatives of city agencies and discuss ideas for how to encourage [...]