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Queens delegation split over redistricting

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, District 12, District 24, District 25, District 27, District 29, District 36, Governor, State Senate on March 22, 2012 | No Comments

The contentious redistricting process that changed political representation in Queens came to a close Monday when a federal judge signed off on the new congressional lines, days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo did the same at the state level. Queens lawmakers from the state Assembly largely voted to approve the state lines, while those from the [...]

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State cyberbullying bill presented at Cambria Heights school

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 29, State Senate on October 20, 2011 | No Comments

An effort to curb cyberbullying through legislation made its way to Campus Magnet HS in Cambria Heights last week to raise awareness and get teens to document their experiences. State Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) is sponsoring a state bill co-sponsored by state Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-St. Albans) that includes cyberbullying as a misdemeanor if it [...]

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Scarborough to DEP: Pump out SE Queens

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, District 29 on September 15, 2011 | No Comments

The recent deluge of rain and subsequent flooding in southeast Queens have prompted state Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-St. Albans) to step up his calls on the city to expedite its plans to restart the water pumps that he said would alleviate the problem. Scarborough toured the streets of St. Albans during the weekend of Sept. [...]

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Dora Young remembered for forging SE Queens politics

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 14, District 27, District 29, District 31, District 31, District 35, State Senate on September 1, 2011 | No Comments

Dora Young was more than just a political activist in southeast Queens, she was an inspiration and guiding force to the community leaders and elected officials in the city. Nearly 200 mourners, including a Who’s Who of political heavyweights, gathered at St. Benedict the Moor Church in St. Albans Friday to honor the 89-year-old Democratic [...]

Longtime political activist Dora H. Young, 93, dies

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, Borough President, District 29 on August 23, 2011 | No Comments

Dora Young, the female Democratic district leader for the 29th Assembly District Part A, died Saturday following a long battle with an undisclosed illness, her relatives and colleagues said. Young, 93, served in the position for nearly 40 years and was active in the political scene in southeast Queens as the co-leader of the Guy [...]

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Ruben Wills wins former Councilman Thomas White’s seat, according to unofficial results

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Offices, District 10, District 14, District 28, District 29, District 31, District 33, State Senate, Uncategorized on November 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

Ruben Wills won the special election to fill the Council seat held by Thomas White with a modest lead over Nicole Paultre-Bell, unofficial election results from New York 1 said.