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Pols blast USPS shutdown

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 11, District 19, District 5, State Senate, U.S. House on December 8, 2011 | No Comments

A group of postal workers and two politicians voiced their opposition Friday night to the U.S. Postal Service’s proposed closure of a College Point facility that could leave hundreds of jobs in limbo. Stephen Larkin, vice president of the Flushing chapter of the United Postal Workers Union, said that USPS has not made clear what [...]

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Turner’s election throws wrench in redistricting plan

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 24, District 5, District 6, District 7, District 9, Governor, Mayor, U.S. House on September 22, 2011 | No Comments

The victory by U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Howard Beach) in the race for the 9th Congressional District seat has complicated plans for the congressional redistricting that is set to take place next year. “It kind of flips things on its head,” said Alex Camarda of the government watchdog group Citizens Union in New York. “It [...]

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Qns reps urge House to extend mortgage limits

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Congress, District 14, District 5, District 6, District 7, U.S. House on September 15, 2011 | No Comments

Queens’ congressional members are pushing their U.S. House of Representatives colleagues to prevent financially strapped homeowners in the borough from falling into a deeper hole and exacerbating the housing crisis. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) sent a letter last Thursday to leaders of the House Appropriations Committee to urge them to extend the conforming loan limits [...]

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Weprin has huge money advantage

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 5, District 7, District 9, U.S. House on September 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

Political action committees have donated to Assemblyman David Weprin’s (D-Little Neck) campaign at a rate nearly 50 times as high as his Republican rival, Bob Turner, in the race for the 9th Congressional District seat, Federal Election Commission records showed. Weprin raised more than $291,000 from PACs while Turner received only $6,000, according to the [...]

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Ackerman bill seeks to jump-start housing market

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Congress, District 5, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on August 25, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) announced plans last week to introduce a bill he claims would assist in clearing the inventory of more than 3 million unsold existing homes while creating jobs in order to spur the economy. The congressman’s office said the proposed legislation, entitled the Homestead: Act 2, is modeled after the Homestead [...]

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Markell ’09 race broke rules on spending: City

Posted by Rich Bockmann in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 11, District 19, District 5, State Senate, U.S. House on July 28, 2011 | No Comments

The city Campaign Finance Board determined last week that the 2009 campaign of Debra Markell to fill the District 19 City Council seat left vacant by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) had committed two violations. The Democrat’s campaign failed to refund in a timely manner an inappropriate contribution it received and reported several improper post-election [...]