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British journalist cheers Lancman’s NY libel law

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 25 on February 9, 2012 | No Comments

A state law co-authored by state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) protecting journalists who report on terrorism from libel lawsuits in other countries that has since become federal law is now gaining traction across the pond. Back in 2008, Lancman and state Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) gained approval for the bill, which blocks so-called [...]

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Lancman will run in 2012 for U.S. Rep. Turner’s seat

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 25, District 9, U.S. House on February 9, 2012 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) plans to run for the congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) in the upcoming 2012 elections, he said Tuesday afternoon. Lancman filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to begin an exploratory committee, which would investigate the feasibility of a congressional run. “The voters [...]

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Proposal turns Lancman seat into a majority Asian district

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, District 24, District 25, Governor on February 2, 2012 | No Comments

Reactions were mixed after two state Assembly districts in eastern Queens were drastically changed last Thursday by a state panel in charge of redrawing political boundaries. Assemblymen Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and David Weprin (D-Little Neck) saw their districts — the 25th and 24th, respectively — morph to include different neighborhoods throughout northeast Queens, with [...]

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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 [...]

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City building accidents down 18%: Mayor

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 25, District 26, Mayor, U.S. House on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited an apartment complex under construction in Long Island City Monday to announce what he called a step in the right direction: an 18 percent drop in construction accidents citywide from 2010-11. “This is good for the agency. This is good for the public,” Bloomberg said. The mayor said there were 152 [...]

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Korean college student joins Lancman’s office as intern

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 25 on September 29, 2011 | No Comments

The office of state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) is building bridges to Asia in hopes of boosting its connection to the sizable Asian-American communities in his district. The face of the newest iteration of this ongoing effort is 26-year-old Kyung Rok Park, a University of Seoul student who is living for 12 weeks in [...]