Civic leaders from around Queens and beyond gathered in Ridgewood Tuesday to name the campus of a new public school after the late congresswoman and activist Geraldine Ferraro. The five-story school, still under construction, will serve 616 students from pre-kindergarten to fifth-grade. It will be open for the 2014 school year. The Geraldine A. Ferraro [...]
Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, Borough President, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 11, District 13, District 22, District 27, District 7, State Senate, U.S. House on March 15, 2013 | No Comments
The endorsements are rolling in for candidates hoping to take the place of Queens Borough President Helen Marshall after this year’s elections. The Democratic field includes state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), businessman Everly Brown, City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans), Director of Community Boards Barry Grodenchik, Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), former state Assemblywoman Melinda [...]
Queens lawmakers denounced Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday for failing to vote on a recovery package that would help New York and New Jersey rebuild after being ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. “This is an act of spiteful indifference that will go down in history as a low point in a low era,” [...]
State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) officially kicked off his campaign for City Council last week at the Local 3 Headquarters in Flushing. More than 100 people attended the event, at 67-35 Parsons Blvd., including U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights), chairman of the Queens Democratic Party, and a number of other Queens politicians. In [...]
Posted by Joe Anuta in Borough President, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 11, District 13, District 22, District 27, District 7, State Senate, U.S. House on November 29, 2012 | No Comments
The field for Queens borough president is growing larger after state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) decided to throw his hat into the race this week, but at least one of his competitors is not sweating the extra competition. Avella had been rumored to be mulling a run for months, but told TimesLedger Newspapers Monday that [...]
U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) was caught on the NBC “Today Show” cameras dancing and mouthing along to Carly Rae Jepsen.