Turner taps Weiner for advice

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 20, District 24, District 9, U.S. House on October 6, 2011 | No Comments

Newly elected U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Howard Beach) met with his predecessor, Anthony Weiner, for an hour last week to discuss ongoing issues in the 9th Congressional District. Turner requested the tete-a-tete to try and make his transition to Congress as smooth as possible for constituents, he said in an interview at TimesLedger Newspapers’ office [...]

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Republican Koo switches sides to endorse Weprin

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 20, District 22, District 24, Governor on August 25, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Peter Koo (R-Flushing) crossed party lines last Thursday to endorse state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) in his bid for the 9th Congressional District seat vacated by Anthony Weiner amid a scandal in June. Koo, who has endorsed Democrats in the past, including Andrew Cuomo when he was running for governor, said he [...]

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Pols weigh issues for Asians

Posted by Rich Bockmann in City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 20 on August 4, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilmen Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) and Peter Koo (R-Flushing) met with a handful of members of the Asian-American community last week to discuss how the ever-growing segment of the northeast Queens population is served and represented in that area. The July 27 meeting was the second with the Asian-American Advisory Committee, a group composed in [...]

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Koo calls out Bloomberg

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Council, City Offices, District 20, Mayor on June 9, 2011 | No Comments

Dozens of parents and teachers from Community District Education Council 25 joined together last Thursday at PS 107 in Flushing to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s threat to lay off more than 4,400 teachers under his new budget. The occasion — hosted by City Councilman Peter Koo (R-Flushing) and the District 25 chapter of the United [...]

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Signage fix eludes leaders

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 16, District 20, District 22, State Senate on May 5, 2011 | No Comments

The issue of English-language signage in downtown Flushing is dividing? the community like no other issue as new voices get involved in the fracas. For years signs with only a foreign ?language printed on them have adorned many businesses in downtown Flushing, angering many residents who speak only English. Now community leaders are working to [...]

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Koo fields questions both tough and touchy

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, District 20 on April 28, 2011 | No Comments

Flushing residents got a rare opportunity to cut through the bureaucratic tape at a town-hall meeting hosted by City Councilman Peter Koo (R-Flushing) last Thursday and they held nothing back. Representatives from city agencies had to answer to problems affecting the entire neighborhood, a block or the living room in someone’s house. The queries ranged [...]