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Bring back buyback: Sanders

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 27, District 28, District 31, District 6, U.S. House, Uncategorized on January 20, 2011 | 1 Comment

On the day the city celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., leaders in southeast Queens urged residents and law enforcement agencies to continue the civil rights leader’s work for peace by getting guns off the streets. City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) joined U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) and civic groups at the [...]

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Monserrate’s unpaid attorney asks to be appointed by court

Posted by Rebecca Henely in State Senate, Uncategorized on January 20, 2011 | No Comments

Joseph Tacopina, the longtime attorney for ousted state Sen. Hiram Monserrate, filed papers earlier this month requesting to be Monserrate’s court-appointed lawyer after his scandal-plagued client said he could not pay him, but the U.S. attorney in Manhattan said no. Tacopina, attorney for the Manhattan law offices of Tacopina, Seigel & Turano, P.C., has long [...]

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Ackerman pushes gun law in wake of Ariz. shooting

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Congress, District 5, U.S. House, Uncategorized on January 20, 2011 | 7 Comments

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) has joined the chorus of lawmakers calling for tighter arms control after a gunman in Arizona shot a U.S. congresswoman in the head and killed six others, including a federal judge and the 9-year-old granddaughter of a former New York Mets manager. The congressman last week introduced legislation, entitled the [...]

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Boro residents cheer Ackerman at swearing-in

Posted by Joe Anuta in Congress, District 5, U.S. House, Uncategorized on January 20, 2011 | No Comments

At 6 a.m. two weeks ago, around 50 people gathered outside a darkened Bayside office building in the cold for the swearing in of the 112th Congress. The event was still a five-hour bus ride away in Washington, D.C., but residents were ready to make the trip in support their congressman, U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman [...]

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Avella earns ranking committee spots in Senate debut

Posted by Anna Gustafson in District 10, District 11, District 12, District 13, District 15, District 16, State Senate, Uncategorized on January 20, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is one of three freshmen Democratic senators to be appointed as ranking minority members of legislative committees in Albany, Sen. Democratic Leader John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) announced last week. Avella, who represents the 11th Senate District, is the ranking member for the Democrats of the Cities and Environmental Protection committees and [...]

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Peralta ascends Democrats’ Senate leadership ranks

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, District 12, District 13, District 14, District 39, State Senate, Uncategorized on January 20, 2011 | No Comments

In the nearly one year that Jose Peralta has been a state senator representing western Queens, his star has surely risen. Peralta was selected as one of four co-chairmen in charge of making sure Democrats recapture the Senate in 2012 and was chosen by Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) as Democratic whip – the [...]