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New lines lambasted for state office seats

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in District 11, District 12, District 13, District 16, Governor, State Senate on February 9, 2012 | No Comments

Civic groups, residents and community-based associations from across the borough lashed out Tuesday at the task force that proposed new district lines for state offices during a public hearing on the body’s plan at Borough Hall. When the lines for state Senate and state Assembly seats were unveiled last week, the drawn districts were widely [...]

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Task force lines pit Avella vs. Stavisky

Posted by Joe Anuta in District 11, District 12, District 13, District 16, Governor, State Senate on February 2, 2012 | No Comments

After a state body released redrawn lines for New York’s state Senate districts, cries of political gerrymandering were heard from northeast Queens all the way to Albany. In particular, political sources pointed to the proposed districts of Sens. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) and Tony Avella (D-Bayside), who would have to run against each other if the [...]

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Qns. residents slam Albany’s plan

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 10, District 11, District 12, District 13, District 14, District 15, District 16, District 24, Governor, State Senate on February 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

No matter how you slice it, the redistricting plan drawn up by a state task force last week was widely panned in Queens by critics who said the proposal breaks up communities and gerrymanders the lines. Every 10 years, districts for state Senate, state Assembly and congressional lines are redrawn to reflect population changes recorded [...]

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Civics want new election district

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 11, District 23, District 24, District 26, District 33, Governor, State Senate on January 19, 2012 | No Comments

Leaders from more than a dozen eastern Queens civic groups met in Bellerose last week, demanding their communities be united by the state task force that will redraw the area’s legislative lines for the coming decade. The state Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment is expected to release its first-draft maps within the [...]

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College Pt. spa plan gets Avella’s support

Posted by Joe Anuta in Borough President, City Offices, District 11, State Senate on January 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

The man who wants to open a new spa in the College Point Corporate Park got the backing of state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) last week, and the lawmaker questioned why the proposal was ever denied by both Community Board 7 and the borough president in the first place. “I thought it was a good [...]

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Avella trashes city’s garbage bin policy

Posted by Rebecca Henely in District 11, Mayor, State Senate on January 19, 2012 | No Comments

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) slammed the city Department of Sanitation Friday for fines that have been levied against residents for putting their trash cans out too early the day before collection. Avella said he suspected the levied fines, which are a minimum of $100 but can be as high as $300, were not supported [...]