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Dangerous fake pot should be banned: Wills

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 28, District 31, District 32 on March 15, 2012 | 1 Comment

At a number of bodegas in southeast Queens, customers can legally purchase a product that produces a marijuana-like high, but while the weed may be fake, the dangerous side effects are real. Basheer Ahmed, manager of the Bashir Famous Deli in Rochdale, Friday became the first to sign City Councilman Ruben Wills’ (D-Jamaica) pledge to [...]

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 [...]

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Boro pols officially welcome Goldfeder

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 22, District 23, District 31, District 32, District 9, Mayor, State Senate, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on November 10, 2011 | No Comments

Elected officials from all over the state gathered at Junior High School 210 in Ozone Park Sunday to pass the torch to the community’s newest representative in Albany. State Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) was inaugurated before his family, friends, community members and fellow elected officials. Goldfeder, who worked in the political offices of City [...]

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 [...]

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Richards plans to replace Sanders

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 31, District 31 on October 6, 2011 | No Comments

Over the last eight years, Donovan Richards has moved his way up the political ladder under the guidance of City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) and now he is aiming for City Hall. Richards announced that he will run to replace Sanders when the councilman’s third term ends in 2013, and he has started early work [...]

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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 [...]