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Van Bramer pens pipeline safety bill after Pa. disaster

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 26, District 37 on February 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

In response to last week’s natural gas pipeline explosion in Allentown, Pa., City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) touted legislation Tuesday that he and his colleagues in government were writing to prevent the same thing from happening in western Queens, statewide and nationally. “We have to make sure these pipelines are not a danger,” Van [...]

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Elected officials join forces to promote marriage equality

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 11, District 13, District 25, District 26, District 34, State Senate on October 21, 2010 | No Comments

Legislators in Jackson Heights told their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender constituents as well as their allies Monday to vote for pro-marriage equality candidates in the Nov. 2 election.

“We are inches away of reaching that magical number 29,” said state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), referring to the number of votes needed in the Senate to pass a bill allowing people of the same sex to marry.

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Van Bramer lands $30K for anti-graffiti hotline

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, District 26 on August 19, 2010 | No Comments

Residents of Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Hunters Point, Dutch Kills, Blissville, Astoria and Maspeth can call 718-383-9566, Ext. 3, and put in a request for a local clean-up crew to remove any graffiti on their buildings. The clean-up crews will arrive within seven days and clean at no cost to the resident. Residents can also contact the hotline at vanbramerfightsgraffiti@gmail.com.

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Dromm, Van Bramer named Gay Pride grand marshals

Posted by Chauncey Alcorn in City Council, City Offices, District 25, District 26 on June 3, 2010 | 1 Comment

City Councilmen Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) and Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) are still riding high months after their historic election as the first two openly gay men to serve Queens on the Council, but this week they will be riding even higher. The pioneering duo will be riding floats as grand marshals of the Queens [...]

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Costco will take food stamps after Gioia’s prodding

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 26 on November 4, 2009 | No Comments

After a successful pilot program in Astoria and Brooklyn, Costco Wholesale announced last week that it would begin accepting food stamps at all locations nationwide, making one Queens elected official very happy. “This is a big victory for the millions of Americans who use food stamps, and Costco deserves a lot of credit for helping [...]

Weiner backs sole remaining Democrat Van Bramer for Gioia’s seat

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in City Council, District 26 on October 1, 2009 | No Comments

In a stunning display of political punctuality, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills) has endorsed Queens Library External Affairs Director Jimmy Van Bramer in the race for City Councilman Eric Gioia’s (D-Sunnyside) seat – two weeks after the primary election eliminated all other Democratic candidates. Van Bramer will face Republican Angelo Maragos for control of [...]