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Crime rise sets off call for cops

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in District 15, Governor, State Senate on March 1, 2012 | No Comments

With the 106th Precinct battling a surge in property crimes and the prospect of a convention center at Aqueduct Racetrack, state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) wants the precinct to be assigned more officers. Addabbo wrote to Police Commissioner Ray Kelly earlier this month, asking for more police protection in the area, which covers South [...]

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Rebuild VA hospital: Meeks

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Congress, District 6, U.S. House on January 19, 2012 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) described 2012 as a year of promise as he met with reporters in his Jamaica district office Tuesday. Meeks said one of his top priorities is figuring out how to appropriate funds “so we can build a full-service hospital for the veterans,” referring to the St. Albans VA Hospital.? [...]

Court dismisses Aqueduct lawsuit

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Governor on July 29, 2010 | No Comments

AEC, formerly known as Aqueduct Entertainment Group, sued the state in Schenectady Supreme Court – a suburb of Albany – after the Lottery decided not to grant the consortium a gaming license. Scrutiny of AEC intensified after it was awarded the VLT contract due to the involvement of influential southeast Queens minister the Rev. Floyd Flake, who had a 0.06 percent stake in the group.