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Dromm fights for vet centers

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 25 on November 17, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) visited Elmhurst Memorial Hall last week to oppose various city fees levied on veterans organizations. “We must stand up and fight for our veterans,” the councilman said. Dromm announced his new legislation to do away with fees for city Fire Department permits, inspections and performance tests at the hall [...]

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De Blasio blasts detention ctr.

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 25, Public Advocate on October 13, 2011 | No Comments

The city public advocate is calling on the federal government to shut down the controversial immigration detention center in Springfield Gardens and rethink its partnership with the private organization that runs it. Bill de Blasio and a host of other New York elected officials gathered in Manhattan last Thursday to protest the GEO Group, which [...]

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Jax Hts stores welcome Liu

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Council, City Offices, District 25, District 39 on August 4, 2011 | No Comments

City Comptroller John Liu received an enthusiastic reception from Jackson Heights business owners when he visited the Indian and Bangladeshi commercial strips in the neighborhood last Thursday. Liu was joined by state Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights), City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and a group of business owners as he walked into sari shops [...]

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Dromm doles out $250K to immigrant, LGBT groups

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 25 on July 7, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) distributed his $250,000 member items for fiscal year 2012 among a wide variety of immigrant rights and LGBT rights associations, most of which are within his district. Dromm, who chairs the Council Immigration Committee, said he based his funding partly on that of his predecessor, two-term ?former Councilwoman Helen [...]

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Many parents attend Jax Hts. autism meet

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 13, District 25, State Senate on June 2, 2011 | No Comments

About 80 people, most of them parents of children with autism, gathered at the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights last week to speak to New York autism advocates about how to navigate the educational and medical systems as well as hear about services available to them and their children. “It’s very good that we have [...]

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Comrie targets Happy Meal toys with new legislation

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 25, District 27, District 28, District 29 on April 14, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) acknowledged that his recent crusade against childhood obesity would result in some shots at his own weight problems, but he is determined to make a difference and give his constituents healthier choices. Comrie’s Happy Meal legislation, which he introduced into the Council last week, would fine restaurants that give [...]