Two Democratic candidates for the Flushing state Assembly are set to have new conferences Friday. Ron Kim is set to hold a press conference to call for an increase in the minimum wage at 12 p.m. outside of the state’s Department of Labor offices at 138-60 Barclay Ave., while Yen Chou is set to be [...]
A Rockaway debate between Phil Goldfeder and Jane Deacy Thursday seemed to be more about the past of the state Assembly hopefuls than what they promise to do in the future. The two candidates met at Peninsula Preparatory school, at 11-111 Rockaway Beach Blvd., to square off about positions on major Rockaway issues that they [...]
The club’s centennial celebration is honoring state Insurance Department Superintendent James Wrynn as its Man of the Year, state Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Ridgewood) as is Legislator of the Year, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Director of Government Relations Rosemary Kelly as its Woman of the Year and Freddy Delligatti, business agent for Plumbers Union Local 1 and vice president of the Queens Board of Business Agents, as its Labor Advocate of the Year.
City Council hopeful Tom Cooke is hosting a free “Meet the Candidate Brunch” Sunday at Whitestone’s Clearview Jewish Center. Cooke, a Democrat, is one of six contenders for Councilman Tony Avella’s (D-Bayside) seat this fall. His opponents include Democrats Jerry Iannece, Kevin Kim, Paul Vallone, Debra Markell and Steve Behar as well as Republican Dan [...]
Candidates in the running for the seat to be vacated by City Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Sunnyside) have faced off at forums on housing and immigration, as well as events for civic associations and blogs. Now they will tussle over the arts. Fractured Atlas and The Chocolate Factory Theater are hosting a forum on arts and [...]
Two candidate forums have been scheduled for this week for the glut of candidates vying for the seat of City Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing). The first candidate’s forum, held by Terence Park’s Our Political Coalition, will take place Monday night at the Korea Village Open Center located at 150-24 Northern Blvd. at 7 p.m. The [...]