Qns. GOP factions head to court to settle dispute over leadership

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, District 32 on October 6, 2011 | No Comments

Two factions within the Queens Republican Party each elected their own chairman last week, setting up a court battle over who is the party’s legitimate leader. Queens GOP Chairman Phil Ragusa, who is recognized by the state GOP, was re-elected during a reorganizational meeting at Reception House in Flushing Sept. 28. Former City Councilman Tom [...]

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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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Deacy begins Assembly run at new Rock Beach office

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 23, District 32, District 9, Governor, U.S. House on August 11, 2011 | No Comments

Jane Deacy, who is running for the 23rd state Assembly seat vacated by Audrey Pheffer, officially opened her Rockaway Beach office Saturday to kick off what will be a short campaign designed to boost Republican political clout in the area. “It’s fast and furious,” she said in an interview inside the storefront office, at 112-20 [...]

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Search for Weiner replacement begins

Posted by Joe Anuta and Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 22, District 23, District 24, District 25, District 32, District 7, District 9, Governor, U.S. House on July 7, 2011 | No Comments

The heads of the borough’s two major parties are expected to name their nominees to replace former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner by later this week at the earliest after Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a Sept. 13 special election to fill the vacant 9th Congressional District seat in Forest Hills. Weiner resigned in disgrace last [...]

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Weiner seat attracts names

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 23, District 24, District 24, District 25, District 30, District 32, District 9, U.S. House on June 23, 2011 | No Comments

After three weeks of media frenzy surrounding Weinergate and a curt final press conference last Thursday, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner officially left Congress Tuesday, creating a unique political vacuum in his district that stretches across much of Queens into Brooklyn. The Forest Hills Democrat submitted his official resignation letter Monday and was out at midnight [...]

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Koo says he will run in 2013 at fund-raiser

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 20, District 32 on February 24, 2011 | No Comments

Flushing’s city councilman has announced he will be running to remain in that role for another four years. Peter Koo (R-Flushing) made the official disclosure before a crowd of hundreds at a gala ceremony at Mudan Banquet Celebration Center Feb. 17, drawing cheers of support and rousing applause. “Tonight I am raising money to help [...]