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Leaders see parallel to ’69 Lindsay storm

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, District 25, District 29, Mayor on December 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

The thick blanket of snow that covered the Queens this week had residents furious at the pace of the city’s response, and borough politicians recalled a similar situation that occurred in 1969, when a blizzard took the city by surprise on former Mayor John Lindsay’s watch.

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Forest Hills pols want landmarking study for West Side Tennis Club stadium

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 16, District 28, District 29, District 9, State Senate, U.S. House on August 12, 2010 | 1 Comment

“We love that the tennis club is our neighbor,” Weiner said. “In the midst of rural Queens, a stone’s throw from the Long Island Expressway, we have grass tennis courts. We have a place that has history that goes back generations. As there are conversations about how to deal with the stadium, the community needs to have a voice.”

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Crowley, pols call for better rules on commuter vans

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, District 19, District 29, District 30 on August 5, 2010 | No Comments

Crowley, flanked by Council members Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) and Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone), said she wrote the bill in response to complaints from local residents, who protest the use of both unauthorized and uninsured private companies operating vans in Maspeth, as well as legitimate commuter van companies coming into the community when they are not authorized to operate in the Maspeth area.

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Katz to join law firm after term in Council

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on December 9, 2009 | No Comments

City Councilwoman Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills) announced last week she will join one of the country’s largest law firms, Greenberg Traurig, after leaving public office at the end of December. “I’m very excited about it,” said Katz, who lost her bid for city comptroller in September’s Democratic primary. Katz, whose Council term will end Dec. [...]

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Koslowitz headed to Council with victory over Schulman

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on November 4, 2009 | No Comments

Karen Koslowitz defeated Lynn Schulman and Bartholomew Bruno Tuesday in the race to replace City Councilwoman Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills), claiming a victory that sends the former councilwoman back to City Hall, according to unofficial results reported by NY1. Koslowitz, a Democrat, beat Schulman, a Democrat running in the general election on the Working Families [...]

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Katz seat contenders make last rounds to gather votes

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on October 21, 2009 | 4 Comments

The two candidates running to replace City Councilwoman Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills) are continuing their efforts to woo voters before the Nov. 3 general election  in a race that Karen Koslowitz and Lynn Schulman do not expect to be an easy win for either of them. Koslowitz, who is running on the Democratic and Independent [...]