Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer

Sanders, Comrie get human rights grades

Posted by Rich Bockmann in City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 20, District 21, District 22, District 23, District 24, District 25, District 26, District 27, District 28, District 29, District 30, District 31, District 32 on December 22, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) is going to have to make some room on his fridge. The chairman of the Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations had the best record of the Queens delegation on human rights issues last year, according to the Urban Justice Center’s 2011 Human Rights Report [...]

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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 [...]

NYC Comptroller John Liu

Liu campaign finance practices questioned

Posted by Connor Adams Sheets in City Comptroller, City Council, City Offices, Mayor on October 20, 2011 | No Comments

A series of alleged campaign finance irregularities has raised questions about City Comptroller John Liu, the former councilman from Flushing and a possible top-tier candidate to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2013. Last week The New York Times released a biting, front-page critique of Liu’s campaign finance practices since his election, forcing the city’s finance [...]

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Avella says Albany suits him

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, District 11, Mayor, State Senate on September 29, 2011 | No Comments

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) may be one of 62 senators, but the lawmaker said he has a stronger voice among his colleagues than when he was on the City Council, where he was one of 51 legislators — 48 of them Democrats. “I have more influence in Albany than I’ve had in the City [...]

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Council rejects Queens animal shelters

Posted by Rebecca Henely in City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 22, District 27, District 32, Mayor on September 29, 2011 | No Comments

City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) criticized a bill passed by his fellow Council members and championed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that increases funding and the hours of operation for animal receiving centers but gets rid of a requirement for full-service shelters in Queens and the Bronx. “We will probably see it rain cats and [...]

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3 fellow Dems confront Wills in Council race

Posted by Ivan Pereira in City Council, City Offices, District 28, District 29 on September 8, 2011 | No Comments

Voters in southeast Queens will be heading back to the polls Tuesday in the first step to determine who will be their City Hall representative for the next two years and the men who are vying for the spot are sparing no expense for the seat, according to campaign finance records. City Councilman Ruben Wills [...]