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Avella issues plan to change Albany

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 11, District 16, District 24, District 26, State Senate on April 14, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said he is trying to reform Albany but is finding some resistance from his Republican colleagues ?during a visit last Thursday to North Shore Towers. Avella told the crowd he is the sponsor of a bill to limit state legislators to four terms, or 16 years, in office because he [...]

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Queensborough hosts inauguration of Tony Avella

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 11, District 16, District 25, District 26, State Senate, U.S. Senate on February 3, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) held his inauguration ceremony at Queensborough Community College Sunday, where colleagues voiced their high hopes for the freshman’s independent spirit. “He’s my kind of guy,” said U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who spoke at length about Avella before swearing him in on stage. “We are sure … he will not [...]

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Braunstein thanks voters at inauguration

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 11, District 26, State Senate on January 27, 2011 | No Comments

Queens leaders gathered in Auburndale Sunday afternoon to ring in the beginning of Ed Braunstein’s career as a state assemblyman. The Bayside Democrat was feted with a triumphant inauguration ceremony at the Auburndale American Legion Post No. 123 at 198-09 33rd Ave., which attracted local and national leaders alike to celebrate the swearing-in of the [...]

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Avella plans Albany shakeup

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Assembly, District 11, District 26, State Senate on January 13, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and state Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) said they were focusing on the state budget and ethics reform after being sworn into office last week.

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Braunstein defeats Tabone in northeast Queens Assembly race

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 22, District 25, District 26, District 27 on November 3, 2010 | 4 Comments

The increasingly bitter campaign for the northeast Queens state Assembly seat came to an end Tuesday night with Democrat Ed Braunstein’s victory over his Republican challenger Vince Tabone.

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Tabone’s residency, funds questioned by Braunstein

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, District 26 on October 28, 2010 | 4 Comments

Attacks have taken the front seat in the final days of the race to replace state Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside).

Over the past two weeks, the two Bayside candidates — Democrat Ed Braunstein and Republican Vince Tabone — exchanged barbs in a succession of debates and candidates’ forums.