Candidates for Senate, Congress in the 3rd District, state Senate and Assembly have been invited for a forum to be held at ClearvIew Golf Course Clubhouse at 202-12 Willets Point Blvd., Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. The debate has been organized by Bay Terrace Community Alliance.
State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will discuss campaign finance reform and the need for comprehensive ethics at Stavisky’s campaign headquarters in Flushing at 37-02 Main St., at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Specific details have not yet been revealed, but the announcement comes following the State Supreme Court trial concerning the validity [...]
Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) made a final push for votes Monday in his run for Congress, visiting members of the Queens Community House Rego Park Senior Center and sticking to his talking points of saying he would fight to preserve Social Security and Medicare. Weprin is in a tight race with Republican Bob Turner, [...]
In a strange twist of fate, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s name is appearing on Republican nominating petitions that also have the name of former City Councilman Dennis Gallagher, who Brown’s office prosecuted in 2007 on sexual assault allegations. Gallagher has remained involved in politics since resigning from his Council seat as part of a [...]
U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) has joined the opposition to the federal government’s plans for reconstructing the St. Albans Veterans Hospital and sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, urging it to rethink the proposal to develop part of the acreage for private use. Last year, the VA selected St. Albans Village [...]