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Turner nominates two boro groups for EPA award

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Congress, District 9, U.S. House on February 9, 2012 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) nominated two borough civic groups — CURES and the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers — last Thursday for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Environmental Quality Award. The yearly awards are given out in commemoration of Earth Day and honor people or groups that benefit public health and the environment. The [...]

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Ackerman eyes more of boro

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Congress, District 5, District 9, U.S. House on February 9, 2012 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) said he believes that when the state legislative task force on reapportionment?? releases its congressional district maps, his will contain more of Queens while the district held by his newest colleague, Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village), may be eliminated. “No matter how they draw it, I’m going to run in [...]

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Lancman will run in 2012 for U.S. Rep. Turner’s seat

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 25, District 9, U.S. House on February 9, 2012 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) plans to run for the congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) in the upcoming 2012 elections, he said Tuesday afternoon. Lancman filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to begin an exploratory committee, which would investigate the feasibility of a congressional run. “The voters [...]

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New lines mean Qns senate shift

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Congress, District 10, District 14, District 15, District 6, District 9, Governor, State Senate, U.S. House on February 2, 2012 | No Comments

State Sens. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), Shirley Huntley (D-Jamaica) and Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) may need to sign up for dance lessons if newly proposed district maps are approved because they will be doing the shuffle. “It looks like a switcheroo,” Huntley said in a telephone interview Monday, comparing how the new lines give her [...]

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Koo makes switch to Dem Party

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 19, District 20, District 24, District 25, District 27, District 32, District 7, District 9, U.S. House on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) officially registered with the Democratic Party Monday at the Queens Board of Elections offices in Kew Gardens after running on the GOP line three years ago to win a seat on the Council. Koo is the wealthy owner of the Starside Drugs pharmacy chain and self-financed his campaign. “We cherish [...]

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City building accidents down 18%: Mayor

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 25, District 26, Mayor, U.S. House on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited an apartment complex under construction in Long Island City Monday to announce what he called a step in the right direction: an 18 percent drop in construction accidents citywide from 2010-11. “This is good for the agency. This is good for the public,” Bloomberg said. The mayor said there were 152 [...]