Congressman Joseph Crowley at an event last weekend.

Joe Crowley’s brother sued by GOP official

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Congress, District 7, U.S. House on November 3, 2011 | No Comments

Attorney John E. “Sean” Crowley is suing a California woman on disability, claiming he was never properly compensated for legal work he had done for her. She and her lawyer, who are fighting the fee, claim his congressman brother’s appointments create a conflict of interest. Sean Crowley is the brother of U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley [...]

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Meeks denies SE Queens Dems will oust him

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 27, District 31, District 6, District 7, State Senate, U.S. House on October 6, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) dismissed a published report that southeast Queens elected officials and U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-East Elmhurst), chairman of the Queens Democratic Party, met in secret to discuss replacing the Jamaica congressman. The New York Post, citing two unnamed elected officials who were “familiar” with the meeting, said the alleged [...]

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Obama’s ratings hurt Weprin: Observers

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 7, District 9, U.S. House on September 22, 2011 | 1 Comment

Democrats may have a 3-1 advantage over Republicans in the 9th Congressional District, but President Barack Obama’s unpopularity and the state of the economy sank state Assemblyman David Weprin’s (D-Little Neck) chances of winning the seat over Republican Bob Turner, according to political observers. “I think there was a lot of anger about the economy [...]

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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 [...]