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Lancman will run in 2012 for U.S. Rep. Turner’s seat

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 25, District 9, U.S. House on February 9, 2012 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) plans to run for the congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Middle Village) in the upcoming 2012 elections, he said Tuesday afternoon. Lancman filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to begin an exploratory committee, which would investigate the feasibility of a congressional run. “The voters [...]

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Weiner now daddy to baby boy Jordan

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 9, Governor, U.S. House on January 5, 2012 | No Comments

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner became a first-time father late last month after his wife gave birth to a 7-pound boy, the New York Post reported. Weiner, who resigned from his Queens congressional seat earlier this year after a texting scandal, announced the birth of Jordan Zain Weiner in an e-mail to friends, calling his [...]

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Turner win stuns boro in ’11

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Offices, Congress, District 23, District 24, District 27, District 9, Governor, Mayor, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

Heading into 2011, the Queens political scene was supposed to be uneventful, with District Attorney Richard Brown facing no opposition and the foregone conclusion that Democratic judicial candidates would defeat their Republican rivals as they have for every year in recent memory. And while the November elections went as expected — Brown won a sixth [...]

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Gay marriage passage hits home in Sunnyside, Jax Hts.

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 10, District 11, District 12, District 13, District 15, District 24, District 25, District 26, District 7, District 9, Governor, State Senate, U.S. House on December 29, 2011 | No Comments

Before Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill June 24 that would legalize same-sex marriage in New York state, Astoria LGBT activist Brendan Fay and his husband, Dr. Thomas Moulton, helped same-sex couples in New York cross the border into Canada or into neighboring states to get married. Now he receives messages from people in Ireland [...]

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Ulrich to head Mitt’s 2012 Qns. campaign

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 19, District 20, District 24, District 32, District 9, U.S. House on December 1, 2011 | No Comments

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has tapped City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) to head his campaign operations in New York City. Ulrich, 26, is a rising star in the Republican Party who was first elected to the Council when he was 24. He is one of five Republicans on the Council and among three [...]

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Protester crashes Turner inauguration

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 15, District 19, District 23, District 24, District 9, State Senate, U.S. House on November 17, 2011 | No Comments

Despite a disruption from a small protest, U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Kew Gardens) was inaugurated Sunday at Metropolitan High School in Forest Hills before an enthusiastic crowd. The first Republican congressman to represent the district since 1923 received support from Republicans and Democrats at the ceremony. “We are here today because Bob Turner stood up [...]