Astoria dissected by Albany redistricting: Gianaris

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Congress, District 12, District 13, District 14, District 15, District 5, State Senate, U.S. House on March 29, 2012 | No Comments

Astoria lawmakers said they were disappointed by the new congressional and state Senate district lines, which splits the neighborhood across two districts. “The maps are horrible,” said Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria). “They divide communities that should not be divided, including Astoria.” Both of the new maps slice off part of the north section of Astoria [...]

Charles Rangel

Rangel looks past censure

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Congress, District 15, U.S. House on December 8, 2010 | 1 Comment

Despite getting the support of the Queens congressional delegation, the U.S. House voted 333 to 79 last Thursday to censure U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-Astoria) for improperly soliciting donations, improperly using a rent-stabilized apartment and tax evasion.

City’s biggest municipal union makes endorsements

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, Congress, District 10, District 10, District 11, District 14, District 15, District 16, District 23, District 24, District 26, District 28, District 30, District 35, District 37, District 38, District 39, District 6, District 9, State Senate, U.S. House on September 3, 2010 | No Comments

Representatives from DC 37, which represents 125,000 New York workers in various sectors and 5,000 retirees, released an incumbent-heavy list of endorsements of political candidates running for office in Queens and throughout the city, but also withheld its endorsement in several contested races.

Charles Rangel

Rangel faces trial before House Ethics Committee

Posted by Nathan Duke in District 15, U.S. House on July 29, 2010 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-Sunnyside) will face a trial before the House Ethics Committee to determine whether he violated ethics rules following a House panel’s recent investigation. The congressman, 80, who was first elected to the House in 1971, has been accused of accepting four rent-stabilized apartments in Manhattan as well as improperly using his [...]