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Meng, Stavisky win Dem delegate spots

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, Congress, District 16, District 22, District 5, State Senate, U.S. House on January 26, 2012 | No Comments

Two northeast Queens lawmakers have been selected as delegates for the Democratic Party in the upcoming presidential elections. State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) hope their work will keep President Barack Obama in the White House. “I’m excited to represent Queens and represent New York state as we nominate Obama [...]

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Weprin, Turner debate draws hecklers

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 9, U.S. House on August 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

Congressional candidates David Weprin and Bob Turner had to talk over loud cheers, boos, groans and hecklers as they squared off in a debate Monday night at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. When Weprin, a Democratic state assemblyman from Little Neck, claimed to the crowd that Turner, a retired television executive from the [...]


Cautious optimism from Queens reps

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 19, District 5, District 6, District 7, U.S. House on May 5, 2011 | No Comments

The borough’s elected officials said the death of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in which 76 firefighters from Queens were killed, was a tremendous achievement but cautioned that the killing does not mean the country no longer has to worry about terrorism. U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica), a member [...]

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Queens Dems split on Obama tax deal

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in Congress, District 14, District 5, District 6, District 7, District 9, U.S. House on December 23, 2010 | No Comments

The $858 billion bipartisan tax compromise bill President Barack Obama signed into law Friday exposed divisions on economic issues between Queens Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. While Reps. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica), Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) and Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) voted to approve the bill, Reps. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) and Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills) strongly opposed and voted against the legislation, which passed the House by a vote of 277-148.

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Queens Democrats maintain hold on Queens seats in U.S. House of Representatives

Posted by Anna Gustafson, Connor Adams Sheets and Ivan Pereira in Congress, District 14, District 5, District 6, District 7, District 9, U.S. House on November 3, 2010 | No Comments

Five Queens Democratic Congressional incumbents beat back challenges from Republican opponents Tuesday, securing the Democratic lock on the borough’s representation in the House as expected.


Paterson droll as ever during Queens visit

Posted by Jeremy Walsh in Assembly, District 22, Governor on September 25, 2009 | No Comments

Don’t count embattled Gov. David Paterson out just yet. The Manhattan Democrat maintained his characteristic sense of humor Friday at New York Hospital Queens as he fielded reporters’ questions about news reports that the White House had asked him not to run for election in 2010. “I’m running for governor and I think he’s running [...]