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Goldfeder starts campaign from Howard Beach HQ

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 15, District 23, District 31, District 7, Mayor, State Senate, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on August 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

Some of the Queens Democratic Party’s heaviest hitters helped kick off the campaign of state Assembly candidate Phil Goldfeder at his Howard Beach campaign office last Thursday night. Goldfeder is running to replace former Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, who retired after taking the vacant Queens county clerk position. “He has shoes to fill, there’s no doubt [...]

Councilman Ruben Wills (front) speaks at a rally at the Friendship Center.

SE Queens pols give funds to needy groups

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, District 23, District 27, District 28, District 31 on July 14, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) has given out more than a million dollars in taxpayer money to more than ?a hundred of groups in southeast Queens during this fiscal year. His fellow southeast Queens members on the Council, Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) and James Sanders (D-Laurelton), have also parceled out large donations to community groups [...]

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Goldfeder has inside track to fill Pheffer’s vacant seat

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 23, District 24, District 31, U.S. Senate on June 16, 2011 | No Comments

Y. Philip Goldfeder, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) director of intergovernmental affairs, is expected to run for the seat vacated by former state Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (D-Rockaway Beach) and has the inside track to become the Democratic nominee in the yet-to-be announced race, a source close to Goldfeder told TimesLedger Newspapers. Goldfeder, who declined to [...]

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Boro pols mostly mum on Weiner scandal

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 25, District 31, District 5, District 6, District 7, District 9, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on June 9, 2011 | No Comments

The borough’s elected officials have not rushed to support U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills), with most declining to comment after the congressman owned up to tweeting a suggestive picture of himself wearing boxer briefs to a Seattle college student and admitted to having online relationships with six women. The strongest encouragement came from Weiner’s [...]

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Ulrich sole councilman who backs Walmart at hearing

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, District 31, District 32 on February 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) fought a lonely battle against a barrage of Walmart criticism in Manhattan last Thursday when the Council held its second hearing on the retail giant’s possible move into the five boroughs. Walmart has been eyeing a site in Brooklyn, and has attempted to sway public opinion in its favor [...]

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Bring back buyback: Sanders

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 27, District 28, District 31, District 6, U.S. House, Uncategorized on January 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

On the day the city celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., leaders in southeast Queens urged residents and law enforcement agencies to continue the civil rights leader’s work for peace by getting guns off the streets. City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) joined U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) and civic groups at the [...]