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Pheffer seat contenders make final push to get votes

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, Congress, District 23, U.S. Senate on September 8, 2011 | No Comments

Less than a week remained for the two candidates vying for the 23rd state Assembly seat, and Republican Jane Deacy and Democrat Phil Goldfeder were combing the Rockaways trying to curry favor before the Sept. 13 election. In stark contrast to the congressional campaign being waged in the 9th District, the race between Deacy and [...]

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Ackerman bill seeks to jump-start housing market

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Congress, District 5, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on August 25, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) announced plans last week to introduce a bill he claims would assist in clearing the inventory of more than 3 million unsold existing homes while creating jobs in order to spur the economy. The congressman’s office said the proposed legislation, entitled the Homestead: Act 2, is modeled after the Homestead [...]

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Turner trails Weprin by six-point margin

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 24, District 7, District 9, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on August 18, 2011 | No Comments

State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) is holding a slim six-point lead over Republican Bob Turner for former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s seat, according to a poll released last week by Siena College. “Five weeks until Election Day and this special election is a wide-open race with both candidates trying to become more known to [...]

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Schumer wants Qns. utility facilities to be more secure

Posted by Rebecca Henely in Congress, U.S. Senate on August 18, 2011 | No Comments

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Sunday he would be introducing legislation requiring major utilities to conduct FBI background checks on employees who work in the areas most vulnerable to attacks or sabotage following a report that Al-Qaeda may be targeting the facilities. The legislation comes on the heels of a July U.S. Department of [...]

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Goldfeder secures Schumer’s backing

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, Congress, District 23, U.S. Senate on August 18, 2011 | No Comments

Phil Goldfeder’s state Assembly campaign got a major boost Monday after he was endorsed by his former boss, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). Goldfeder was Schumer’s director of intergovernment affairs for three years before stepping down a month ago to run for the Assembly seat that became vacant after Audrey Pheffer took the Queens county [...]

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Goldfeder starts campaign from Howard Beach HQ

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 15, District 23, District 31, District 7, Mayor, State Senate, U.S. House, U.S. Senate on August 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

Some of the Queens Democratic Party’s heaviest hitters helped kick off the campaign of state Assembly candidate Phil Goldfeder at his Howard Beach campaign office last Thursday night. Goldfeder is running to replace former Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer, who retired after taking the vacant Queens county clerk position. “He has shoes to fill, there’s no doubt [...]