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Gloria D’Amico, first female Queens County Clerk, dies at age 83

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Uncategorized on December 23, 2010 | No Comments

Gloria D’Amico, who became the first woman to serve as Queens County clerk, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. She was 83.

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Ruben Wills wins former Councilman Thomas White’s seat, according to unofficial results

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, City Offices, District 10, District 14, District 28, District 29, District 31, District 33, State Senate, Uncategorized on November 3, 2010 | 2 Comments

Ruben Wills won the special election to fill the Council seat held by Thomas White with a modest lead over Nicole Paultre-Bell, unofficial election results from New York 1 said.

Hevesi pleads guilty to corruption charge

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Assembly, District 28, Uncategorized on October 7, 2010 | No Comments

Alan Hevesi has pleaded guilty to a single felony count involving corruption at an arraignment hearing in State Supreme Court in Manhattan Thursday. Hevesi, who resigned as the state’s comptroller in 2006 following an earlier plea to charges that he misused his power, surrendered his passport and will be sentenced on Dec. 16, according to [...]

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Jefferson Democratic Club celebrates a century

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Uncategorized on September 16, 2010 | No Comments

In 1910, the U.S. Census reported 284,041 people lived in the entire borough of Queens. Impressionism was still the rage in the art world, Portugal became a republic and a box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes cost about 9 cents. On June 14 of that same year, a cadre of Flushing residents created the Jefferson Democratic Club. And 10 decades later on Sept. 7, its current membership celebrated its 100th year of serving area residents.

Residents call new voting machines easy to use as their debut approaches

Residents call new voting machines easy to use as their debut approaches

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Uncategorized on September 13, 2010 | No Comments

The machine, they said, looked suspect. It sat in the corner of the Maspeth Library’s conference room, looking like a small gray and black laptop and nothing like the big, bulky voting machines with the red levers city voters have been used to navigating for the past five decades. It inspired trepidation, this little scanner that quickly devoured the ballots fed to it.

Parkside co-founder Bill Driscoll leaves firm

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Uncategorized on July 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

A founding partner of the Parkside Group who has been involved in Queens politics for decades has left the political consulting and lobbying firm for Gotham Government Relations, a Long Island-based lobbying firm.