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Confusion, anger over Koo remarks

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, District 20 on February 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) is in hot water with some of his constituents over remarks made at a recent meeting, about downtown Flushing, but a community leader said some in the audience may have misunderstood what he was saying. Koo was speaking to a perennially packed room during the 109th Precinct Community Council’s monthly [...]

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Koo makes switch to Dem Party

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 19, District 20, District 24, District 25, District 27, District 32, District 7, District 9, U.S. House on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) officially registered with the Democratic Party Monday at the Queens Board of Elections offices in Kew Gardens after running on the GOP line three years ago to win a seat on the Council. Koo is the wealthy owner of the Starside Drugs pharmacy chain and self-financed his campaign. “We cherish [...]

NYC Comptroller John Liu

Liu returns contributions, IDs bundlers

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Council, City Offices, District 20, District 22 on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

Embattled city Comptroller John Liu returned nearly $50,000 in contributions and disclosed a list of his campaign bundlers as promised last week amid questions about the finances of his unofficial 2013 campaign for mayor. Nearly all of the $48,470 Liu gave back to donors was refunded on and after Nov. 16, the day a bundler [...]

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer

Sanders, Comrie get human rights grades

Posted by Rich Bockmann in City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 20, District 21, District 22, District 23, District 24, District 25, District 26, District 27, District 28, District 29, District 30, District 31, District 32 on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) is going to have to make some room on his fridge. The chairman of the Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations had the best record of the Queens delegation on human rights issues last year, according to the Urban Justice Center’s 2011 Human Rights Report [...]

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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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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. [...]