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Council rejects Queens animal shelters

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 22, District 27, District 32, Mayor on September 29, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) criticized a bill passed by his fellow Council members and championed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that increases funding and the hours of operation for animal receiving centers but gets rid of a requirement for full-service shelters in Queens and the Bronx. “We will probably see it rain cats and [...]

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Comrie helps minorities join city’s Bravest

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

The FDNY has seen an increase in the number of minorities who have applied to be part of New York’s Bravest and an elected official in southeast Queens as well as the fire commissioner are crediting the rise to a more active recruiting presence in inner-city communities. City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), who has [...]

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Comrie praises McDonald’s for healthier menu choices

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

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) said he is happier now that one of America’s largest fast food chains has taken his considerations into account and changed its kids’ menu to be healthier. Comrie was joined by McDonald’s representatives at a branch in Cambria Heights Sept. 14 to introduce the new and improved Happy Meal [...]

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Dora Young remembered for forging SE Queens politics

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 14, District 27, District 29, District 31, District 31, District 35, State Senate on September 1, 2011 | No Comments

Dora Young was more than just a political activist in southeast Queens, she was an inspiration and guiding force to the community leaders and elected officials in the city. Nearly 200 mourners, including a Who’s Who of political heavyweights, gathered at St. Benedict the Moor Church in St. Albans Friday to honor the 89-year-old Democratic [...]

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Comrie praises new Happy Meal menu

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 27 on August 4, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) said he’s happier now that America’s largest fast food chain is rethinking its menu for kids. Comrie, who introduced legislation in April that would penalize restaurants that sold toys with fatty meals, applauded McDonald’s for altering its Happy Meals to include more healthy options, such as fruit and other [...]

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Quinn tours Central Library after city budget restoration

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 26, District 27, District 28 on July 21, 2011 | No Comments

Just weeks after City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) and the rest of her Council colleagues saved the Queens Library from massive cuts in the city budget, she took a tour and saw exactly where the money went. Quinn met with staff members at the Central Branch, at 89-11 Merrick Blvd., last week to thank [...]