koodem_ft_2012_01_26_q3_santucci

Koo makes switch to Dem Party

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 19, District 20, District 24, District 25, District 27, District 32, District 7, District 9, U.S. House on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) officially registered with the Democratic Party Monday at the Queens Board of Elections offices in Kew Gardens after running on the GOP line three years ago to win a seat on the Council. Koo is the wealthy owner of the Starside Drugs pharmacy chain and self-financed his campaign. “We cherish [...]

belleroseredistricting_ln_2012_01_19_q2_rich

Civics want new election district

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 11, District 23, District 24, District 26, District 33, Governor, State Senate on January 19, 2012 | No Comments

Leaders from more than a dozen eastern Queens civic groups met in Bellerose last week, demanding their communities be united by the state task force that will redraw the area’s legislative lines for the coming decade. The state Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment is expected to release its first-draft maps within the [...]

Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner

Weiner now daddy to baby boy Jordan

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 9, Governor, U.S. House on January 5, 2012 | No Comments

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner became a first-time father late last month after his wife gave birth to a 7-pound boy, the New York Post reported. Weiner, who resigned from his Queens congressional seat earlier this year after a texting scandal, announced the birth of Jordan Zain Weiner in an e-mail to friends, calling his [...]

Bob Turner carries his ballot over to the voting machine in Breezy Point.

Turner win stuns boro in ’11

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Offices, Congress, District 23, District 24, District 27, District 9, Governor, Mayor, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

Heading into 2011, the Queens political scene was supposed to be uneventful, with District Attorney Richard Brown facing no opposition and the foregone conclusion that Democratic judicial candidates would defeat their Republican rivals as they have for every year in recent memory. And while the November elections went as expected — Brown won a sixth [...]

gaymarriagereview_all_2011_12_29_q1se_filestaff

Gay marriage passage hits home in Sunnyside, Jax Hts.

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 10, District 11, District 12, District 13, District 15, District 24, District 25, District 26, District 7, District 9, Governor, State Senate, U.S. House on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

Before Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill June 24 that would legalize same-sex marriage in New York state, Astoria LGBT activist Brendan Fay and his husband, Dr. Thomas Moulton, helped same-sex couples in New York cross the border into Canada or into neighboring states to get married. Now he receives messages from people in Ireland [...]

UlrichRomney_FH_2012_12_01_Q_Santucci,TL,STAFF

Ulrich to head Mitt’s 2012 Qns. campaign

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 19, District 20, District 24, District 32, District 9, U.S. House on December 1, 2011 | No Comments

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has tapped City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) to head his campaign operations in New York City. Ulrich, 26, is a rising star in the Republican Party who was first elected to the Council when he was 24. He is one of five Republicans on the Council and among three [...]