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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 [...]

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Facebook likes Comrie for boro prez

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 27 on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) has been gearing up to make a big run during the 2013 election season, according to records, and the southeast Queens elected official is getting some major support online. Comrie, who will be term limited out of office in 2013, has not officially declared his run for borough president, [...]

Facebook group hints at Comrie run for borough president

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Borough President, City Council, City Offices, District 27 on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

The citywide elections may be less than two years away, but that hasn’t stopped a group of mysterious supporters from pushing Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) to be Queens’s next leader. A Facebook group called “Leroy Comrie for Queens Borough President in 2013” was launched this week and there were eight members as of Thursday [...]

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Jamaica’s dollar vans alter routes to avoid jams

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 27 on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

Dollar vans in downtown Jamaica will be traveling a new route that will not only make it safer for motorists who ride through the streets daily, but also pedestrians who use the vans to get home. City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) met with several commuter van operators Dec. 14 at the corner of Archer [...]

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 [...]

Congressman Gregory Meeks

Meeks denies SE Queens Dems will oust him

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 27, District 31, District 6, District 7, State Senate, U.S. House on October 6, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) dismissed a published report that southeast Queens elected officials and U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-East Elmhurst), chairman of the Queens Democratic Party, met in secret to discuss replacing the Jamaica congressman. The New York Post, citing two unnamed elected officials who were “familiar” with the meeting, said the alleged [...]