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Thompson visits NE Queens Multicultural Democratic Club

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Assembly, City Comptroller, City Council, City Offices, District 22 on November 24, 2011 | No Comments

As city Comptroller John Liu’s political future hangs ?in limbo amid a fund-raising scandal surrounding his 2013 mayoral campaign, Bill Thompson met with the Northeast Queens Multicultural Democratic Club in Flushing Sunday to discuss his campaign for the mayoral election. State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), a member of the club who was not acting in [...]

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Peralta gives black leaders recognition

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 13, District 21, District 25, State Senate on March 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

In celebration of Black History Month, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) bestowed honors upon three black New Yorkers for what they have done for the city, Queens and East Elmhurst. More than 130 people crowded into the meeting room of the Langston Hughes Library, at 100-01 Northern Blvd. in Corona, last Thursday as Peralta [...]

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Peralta touts Thompson for mayor in 2013

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Offices, District 13, Mayor, State Senate on February 25, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Jose Peralta (D-Jackson Heights) threw his support behind former city Comptroller Bill Thompson becoming Mayor of New York at his Black History celebration at Langston Hughes Library Thursday.

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Thompson blasts Bloomy, city with charge PS 147 is altering grades

Posted by Ivan Pereira in Mayor on October 14, 2009 | No Comments

Mayoral candidate William Thompson has blasted Michael Bloomberg and the city Department of Education after a published report revealed failing students at a Cambria Heights public school were allegedly being promoted to the next grade level. The city comptroller had harsh words for the department as he spoke outside PS 147 at 218-01 116th Ave. [...]

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Avella trounced by Thompson in mayoral primary

Posted by Nathan Duke in Mayor on September 16, 2009 | No Comments

City Comptroller William Thompson defeated City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in the Democratic mayoral primary and will now go on to face Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the Nov. 3 election. Thompson received 70 percent of the vote, while Avella took 21 percent and nonprofit manager Roland Rogers had 8 percent, according to unofficial numbers from [...]

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Bloomberg stumps at new Sunnyside office

Posted by Anna Gustafson in Mayor on September 9, 2009 | No Comments

Mayor Michael Bloomberg looked at the crowd packed into his Sunnyside office that opened last week and noted the diversity. “There are Latinos, Asians, Filipinos,” Bloomberg began. “And Dominican Republicans!” one woman shouted. “Peru in the house!” a man said, banging his hand against the wall. “Michael Bloomberg, Peru esta contigo,” another Peruvian told the [...]