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Search for Weiner replacement begins

Posted by Joe Anuta and Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 22, District 23, District 24, District 25, District 32, District 7, District 9, Governor, U.S. House on July 7, 2011 | No Comments

The heads of the borough’s two major parties are expected to name their nominees to replace former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner by later this week at the earliest after Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a Sept. 13 special election to fill the vacant 9th Congressional District seat in Forest Hills. Weiner resigned in disgrace last [...]

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Transportation tops at Gianaris town hall

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 12, District 22, State Senate on June 9, 2011 | No Comments

Cars parked on the sidewalk, livery cabs parked on 31st Street near the end of the N line and the preponderance of potholes peppered the discussion at a town hall meeting last Thursday for residents of the Astoria and Long Island City communities. The meeting, which has become an annual event, was sponsored by state [...]

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Talkin’ bout my generation, my dad and daughter’s, too

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 22, District 36 on April 7, 2011 | No Comments

Three generations of the Vallone family were on stage at Astoria’s Central Lounge last Thursday night, playing classics such as “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and “Rock Around the Clock” in celebration of City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.’s (D-Astoria) 50th birthday. “I’m overwhelmed and humbled by this,” said Vallone, who turned half a century on [...]

Vallones rock out with Ray Kelly — see the video here

Vallones rock out with Ray Kelly — see the video here

Posted by Rebecca Henely and Christina Santucci in City Council, City Offices, District 22 on April 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Three generations of the Vallone family were on stage Thursday night, playing classics such as “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” and “Rock Around the Clock” at Astoria’s Central Lounge in celebration of City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr.’s (D-Astoria) 50th birthday.

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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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Koch Bridge rename no hit with Vallone

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 22 on February 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

City politicians past and present have come out in support of renaming the Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City after former Mayor Ed Koch, but City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) said the bridge’s current name is too significant to be changed. “Mayor Ed Koch is truly a great man and deserving of an honor [...]