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Pols blast USPS shutdown

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 11, District 19, District 5, State Senate, U.S. House on December 8, 2011 | No Comments

A group of postal workers and two politicians voiced their opposition Friday night to the U.S. Postal Service’s proposed closure of a College Point facility that could leave hundreds of jobs in limbo. Stephen Larkin, vice president of the Flushing chapter of the United Postal Workers Union, said that USPS has not made clear what [...]

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Ulrich to head Mitt’s 2012 Qns. campaign

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 19, District 20, District 24, District 32, District 9, U.S. House on December 1, 2011 | No Comments

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has tapped City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) to head his campaign operations in New York City. Ulrich, 26, is a rising star in the Republican Party who was first elected to the Council when he was 24. He is one of five Republicans on the Council and among three [...]

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Halloran uses four-letter video to rally community

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, District 19, Public Advocate on November 17, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) was caught on video in Auburndale last month giving an expletive-laced tongue lashing to a car shop, but instead of letting the incident fade quietly into the past, he has worn it as a badge of honor at subsequent public appearances. “I’m not f—ing joking,” Halloran can be heard saying [...]

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Protester crashes Turner inauguration

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 15, District 19, District 23, District 24, District 9, State Senate, U.S. House on November 17, 2011 | No Comments

Despite a disruption from a small protest, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Kew Gardens) was inaugurated Sunday at Metropolitan High School in Forest Hills before an enthusiastic crowd. The first Republican congressman to represent the district since 1923 received support from Republicans and Democrats at the ceremony. “We are here today because Bob Turner stood up [...]

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Meng wants city to have its own liquor authority

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 20, District 22 on November 3, 2011 | No Comments

State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) paid a visit to the Palace Diner on Main Street last week — not to chow down on burgers and fries, but to dish with members of the Queensboro Hill Civic Association about 2012 legislative initiatives such as the creation of a city liquor authority and an English-language signage bill. [...]

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Halloran claims city’s mistreating his district at meet

Posted by Rich Bockmann in City Council, City Offices, District 19, Mayor on November 3, 2011 | No Comments

With representatives from a number of city departments sharing the stage with him at Holy Cross High School on Francis Lewis Boulevard, City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) hosted his second annual town hall meeting, where he sharply criticized the city for what he characterized as either neglect, malfeasance or outright targeting of his northeast Queens [...]