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Lancman urges Legislature to pass DREAM Act

Posted by Phil Corso in Assembly, District 25 on March 8, 2012 | No Comments

Chasing her dream has become a nightmare. Emily Park is a case of why state Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) pledged to support the state DREAM Act Friday. The full-scholarship biology major at Queens College already earned a degree in neuroscience, but could not afford the leap to graduate school due to a roadblock barring [...]

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Roosevelt in Jax Hts fake ID haven: Pol

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, District 13, District 39, State Senate on March 8, 2012 | No Comments

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and state Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) have introduced legislation into both houses that Peralta said could help fight crimes that begin in Queens and spread throughout the tri-state area. “Fake IDs is one of the biggest issues at hand on Roosevelt Avenue,” Peralta said. The new legislation would [...]

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Goldfeder proposes first responder bill

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 23 on March 1, 2012 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) is sponsoring legislation that makes it easier to recruit and retain volunteer first responders. The bill has the support of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York, the assemblyman said. “Southern Queens and Rockaway have the highest number of volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance companies in all [...]

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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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Boro Assembly members push to move Primary Day to June

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 22, District 23, District 25, District 30, District 33, District 34, District 38, District 39, State Senate on February 23, 2012 | No Comments

Eight members of the state Assembly from Queens have signed on to a bill that would push Primary Day for state races from September to June to offset a new federal law that would force New York to hold separate primaries for Congress and the U.S. Senate. The New York legislators want a single primary [...]

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Halloran scolds Dems over new Assembly lines

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 22, District 25, District 26, District 27, Governor on February 23, 2012 | No Comments

At a Republican gathering Sunday evening, City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) criticized the Democratic leadership in the state Assembly for redrawing legislative boundaries in a way that gerrymandered part of one northeast Queens district and minimized the voice of GOP voters. “Everywhere they could, they cut us in half,” he told members of the Queens [...]