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Former Mayor Dinkins honored at Black History event

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 13, District 35, State Senate on February 23, 2012 | No Comments

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) honored former Mayor David Dinkins with a Lifetime Achievement Award at his second Black History Month celebration. The city’s first black mayor received multiple standing ovations at the senator’s event, held at the Langston Hughes Library, at 100-01 Northern Blvd. in Corona, last Thursday. As the main honoree and [...]

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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 [...]

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Assembly members in western Queens hold onto seats

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 23, District 28, District 30, District 34, District 35, District 36, District 37, District 38, District 39 on November 3, 2010 | No Comments

Despite a reported anti-incumbent, anti-Democrat mood across the nation, all the seated Democrats won another term in the state Assembly races in western Queens this year, according to unofficial election results from NY1.

Longtime Assemblyman Aubry retains his seat in Dem primary

Longtime Assemblyman Aubry retains his seat in Dem primary

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 35 on September 16, 2010 | No Comments

Despite having a Democratic opponent for the first time in years, state Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry (D–Corona) achieved victory over challenger Anthony Miranda, a retired policeman, garnering 63 percent of the vote and winning another two-year term in office, according to unofficial election results.

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Longtime assemblyman Aubry outraises and outspends challenger Miranda

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 35 on September 13, 2010 | No Comments

Community activist and retired city Police Department Officer Anthony Miranda hopes to break the 18-year tenure of state Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry (D-Corona), but Aubry’s finances are double those of his Democratic challenger. Aubry has raised and spent nearly twice what Miranda has collected and spent in the primary race for the 35th District seat since [...]

City’s biggest municipal union makes endorsements

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, Congress, District 10, District 10, District 11, District 14, District 15, District 16, District 23, District 24, District 26, District 28, District 30, District 35, District 37, District 38, District 39, District 6, District 9, State Senate, U.S. House on September 3, 2010 | No Comments

Representatives from DC 37, which represents 125,000 New York workers in various sectors and 5,000 retirees, released an incumbent-heavy list of endorsements of political candidates running for office in Queens and throughout the city, but also withheld its endorsement in several contested races.