Flushing Hindu celebration draws political crowd

Flushing Hindu celebration draws political crowd

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, Attorney General, Congress, District 16, District 22, District 5, State Senate, Statewide Offices, U.S. House on September 13, 2010 | No Comments

A who’s who of election candidates and political figures were among the 3,000 people who came to the Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam Temple in Flushing for its annual Sri Ganesha Chaturthi celebration Sunday afternoon. More photos inside.

Freelancers Union releases full slate of endorsements

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Assembly, Attorney General, District 11, District 15, District 16, District 25, District 26, District 28, District 35, District 36, District 39, Governor, State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on August 13, 2010 | No Comments

Freelancers Union announced this week the Queens candidates it is endorsing in this year’s primary and general election campaigns, siding with politicians it believes “share their commitment to modernizing labor laws to meet the needs of the growing and evolving independent workforce.”

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Queens Democrats back Kathleen Rice for attorney general

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Attorney General, Statewide Offices on August 6, 2010 | No Comments

“Rice has the experience, the passion and the drive to continue Andrew Cuomo’s good work, and I have no doubt that she will be a great attorney general for Queens and for all of New York,” Queens Democratic chair Joseph Crowley said of the Democratic candidate.

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Harding admits $800K kickback

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Assembly, Attorney General, District 28, State Comptroller on October 14, 2009 | No Comments

Raymond Harding, the former chairman of the state Liberal Party, admitted he received more than $800,000 in exchange for doing political favors, including opening up a Queens state Assembly seat for former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi’s son, Andrew, the state attorney general said last week. But Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has said Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi [...]

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Carrozza moves back to Bayside amid GOP calls for investigation

Posted by Nathan Duke in Assembly, Attorney General, District 26 on July 8, 2009 | 1 Comment

The Queens County Republican Party has called for an investigation of state Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside) after she admitted in late June that she had been living out of the district since March. But the assemblywoman said Tuesday that she had moved back to Bayside last week. Queens GOP Chairman Phil Ragusa said the party [...]

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Monserrate asks Cuomo to enter leadership debate

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Attorney General, District 13, Governor, State Senate, Statewide Offices on June 17, 2009 | No Comments

State Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst) has sent a letter to state Attorney General Andrew Como asking for guidance in resolving the leadership quagmire in Albany, where the post of lieutenant governor is vacant. He is questioning whether his colleague, Sen. Pedo Espada (D-Bronx), could fill the leadership vacuum as president pro tem of the [...]