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 [...]


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 [...]


GOP proposes own redistricting plans for Assembly, Senate

Posted by Joe Anuta in District 11, District 14, District 15, District 16, State Senate on November 24, 2011 | No Comments

State Republicans have been quietly shopping around a map of proposed legislative lines as part of the upcoming redistricting, as Queens minority groups have been advocating for lines of their own. The GOP blueprint is still in its infancy, according to a Republican source who spoke on condition of anonymity because the first draft of [...]


Boro pols officially welcome Goldfeder

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 14, District 22, District 23, District 31, District 32, District 9, Mayor, State Senate, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on November 10, 2011 | No Comments

Elected officials from all over the state gathered at Junior High School 210 in Ozone Park Sunday to pass the torch to the community’s newest representative in Albany. State Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) was inaugurated before his family, friends, community members and fellow elected officials. Goldfeder, who worked in the political offices of City [...]

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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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Dora Young remembered for forging SE Queens politics

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 14, District 27, District 29, District 31, District 31, District 35, State Senate on September 1, 2011 | No Comments

Dora Young was more than just a political activist in southeast Queens, she was an inspiration and guiding force to the community leaders and elected officials in the city. Nearly 200 mourners, including a Who’s Who of political heavyweights, gathered at St. Benedict the Moor Church in St. Albans Friday to honor the 89-year-old Democratic [...]