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Bill gives neighbors a voice

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Borough President, City Council, City Offices, District 11, District 19, State Senate on August 25, 2011 | No Comments

As the city Board of Standards and Appeals waits to reconvene the hearing involving a Bayside Hills home next month, City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) has introduced two pieces of legislation designed to give the community more recourse on uncharacteristic development. Halloran said the bills were partly inspired by the BSA process for the home [...]

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 [...]

Geraldine Ferraro

CB 6 signs off on Geraldine

Posted by Joe Anuta in Borough President, City Offices, Congress, U.S. House on May 19, 2011 | No Comments

The most appropriate thing to name after Geraldine Ferraro might be a street and that is exactly what Community Board 6 voted to do last week. Ferraro died at 75 in March, but during her life paved a road for female politicians after she became a congresswoman and then the first female to run as [...]

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Weiner, beep warn of boro budget pain

Posted by Joe Anuta in Borough President, City Offices, Congress, District 9, U.S. House on April 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

A Forest Hills congressman took the Republican Party to task Tuesday for the millions of dollars in proposed budget cuts that would harm the working-class and senior citizens of Queens and the borough president bemoaned belt-tightening at the city level after $5 million of funding for the long-awaited Queens West library branch become embroiled in [...]

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Queens’ Ferraro remembered as trailblazer

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Borough President, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 22, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on March 31, 2011 | No Comments

Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket and a congresswoman who championed Queens in the House for six years, died Saturday in Boston after a 12-year battle with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. She was 75. “I remember shedding a tear when she was nominated for vice [...]

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Nonprofits seek city funds

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Borough President, City Offices on March 3, 2011 | No Comments

From colleges to cultural groups and nonprofits that run foreclosure prevention programs, organizations pleaded their cases for a share of Borough President Helen Marshall’s discretionary funds in the city budget last week. Marcia Keisz, president of York College, asked for more than $1.8 million to bolster the college. “We would like to have $750,000 to [...]