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Queens GOP split on prez

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 32 on March 1, 2012 | No Comments

As Republicans from around the country struggle to get behind a Republican presidential candidate, so too do Queens elected officials and former officeholders, according to a list of GOP delegates released last week by the city Board of Elections. Of the four current or former elected officials who are delegates to the 2012 Republican convention [...]

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City gives Crowley pass on ’09 campaign fines

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, District 30 on February 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley’s (D-Middle Village) campaign account was assessed four violations last Thursday by the city Campaign Finance Board, but she was not ordered to pay any fines. Although Crowley’s campaign was also ordered to give back the more than $8,700 left in her campaign account, the reason has nothing to do with the [...]

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Confusion, anger over Koo remarks

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, District 20 on February 23, 2012 | 2 Comments

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) is in hot water with some of his constituents over remarks made at a recent meeting, about downtown Flushing, but a community leader said some in the audience may have misunderstood what he was saying. Koo was speaking to a perennially packed room during the 109th Precinct Community Council’s monthly [...]

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Halloran scolds Dems over new Assembly lines

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 22, District 25, District 26, District 27, Governor on February 23, 2012 | No Comments

At a Republican gathering Sunday evening, City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) criticized the Democratic leadership in the state Assembly for redrawing legislative boundaries in a way that gerrymandered part of one northeast Queens district and minimized the voice of GOP voters. “Everywhere they could, they cut us in half,” he told members of the Queens [...]

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Dromm wants new drug law

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 13, District 25, Mayor, State Senate on February 16, 2012 | No Comments

When City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) criticized Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration for the large number of marijuana possession arrests made on his watch and advocated for legalizing medical marijuana, he said he was not dismissing the drug’s ill effects. “Nobody wants people to go into an addiction,” Dromm said. At a meeting of the [...]

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Civics urge Mormons to build on own Flushing lot

Posted by Joe Anuta in Borough President, City Offices on February 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

Flushing residents and civic associations want to know why the Mormon church is intent on constructing a chapel on 33rd Avenue that exceeds zoning regulations when it could build one on the land it already owns downtown. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has drawn the ire of Flushing civic associations for its [...]