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Fedkowskyj mounts attack against Markey

Posted by in Uncategorized on September 5, 2014 | No Comments

After years of working on education policy, Dmytro Fedkowskyj hopes to school state Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Maspeth) in her first competitive primary. The Middle Village attorney said that while canvassing the western Queens district he met many who are unfamiliar with the 16-year incumbent or believe she has not done much for them in or [...]

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Queens Dem Party on the line Sept. 9

Posted by in Uncategorized on September 5, 2014 | No Comments

The Queens Democratic Party’s viability is on the line this primary season — if you let political pundits tell it. And they say its fate rests with the fraction of registered Democrats expected to cast ballots in state Sen. Tony Avella’s (D-Bayside) race against former city Comptroller John Liu. The Queens county organization recruited ?Liu [...]

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Republicans want to take state in another direction

Posted by in Uncategorized on August 29, 2014 | No Comments

Before some of the Republican candidates for statewide and local office reached the Queens Village Republican Club Tuesday, the audience was warming up for the rally. “Hey, hey, ho, ho — Andrew Cuomo’s got to go,” they chanted, as well as, “2-4-6-8. We are gonna save the Empire State.” The crowd was enthusiastic. “This is [...]

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer stands outside childhood home in Woodside.

Van Bramer’s family once homeless

Posted by in Uncategorized on August 29, 2014 | No Comments

After watching and reading accounts of protests and town hall meetings against new homeless shelters in East Elmhurst and Elmhurst, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) kept quiet because the controversy lay outside his district. Then he decided to act after taking part in an administration meeting at City Hall, where a deputy mayor spoke [...]

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Dems recruit Liu to depose incumbent

Posted by in Uncategorized on August 29, 2014 | No Comments

Despite a deal between the mainline Democrats and the Independent Democratic Conference to reunite, former city Comptroller John Liu said his primary opponent, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is not to be trusted. In February, the incumbent joined the IDC, which controls the Senate with Republicans, angering Queens Democrats and sparking Liu’s challenge. “You can [...]

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Richards shows constituents how to spend $1M

Posted by in Uncategorized on August 22, 2014 | No Comments

There is nothing like a good experience to push one to repeat it. That’s why City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) is moving along with his participatory budgeting efforts. After his experience in Far Rockaway last year, Richards decided to provide the same opportunity for his Rosedale, Laurelton and Springfield Gardens constituents. In response, he held [...]