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Koslowitz paves way back to City Hall with primary win

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on September 16, 2009 | 7 Comments

Karen Koslowitz is headed back to a place she knows well: City Hall. Koslowitz beat her five challengers in the Democratic primary for City Councilwoman Melinda Katz’s (D-Forest Hills) seat as of Tuesday night, garnering 1,834 votes, or 25.89 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from the city Board of Elections. The former [...]

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Ethnic tensions, term limits dominate TimesLedger debate for Katz seat

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on September 2, 2009 | No Comments

The six Democrats running in a packed race for City Councilwoman Melinda Katz’s (D-Forest Hills) seat called for better health care and more schools in the district at a TimesLedger Newspapers debate last week during which the candidates also tackled the Cord Meyer rezoning, ethnic tensions and term limits in the run-up to the Sept. [...]

Video of three more TimesLedger City Council debates now available

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 23, District 25, District 29 on September 1, 2009 | No Comments

Full video coverage of three more of the TimesLedger/CNG debates held last week at Flushing Library can now be viewed in full at our sister site BoroPolitics.com. To watch City Councilwoman Helen Sears (D-Jackson Heights) trade barbs with challengers Daniel Dromm and Stanley Kalathara in our District 25 debate, click here. For the District 23 [...]

Chain fires former Stringer staffer after inflammatory racial Facebook post

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on September 1, 2009 | 10 Comments

The former deputy press secretary to Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer who resigned after writing inflammatory racial statements on her Facebook profile has been fired from her position as a campaign photographer for Democratic Council candidate Heidi Harrison Chain. Chain spokesman Glenn DiResto said the candidate vying to replace City Councilwoman Melinda Katz (D-Forest Hills) [...]

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Tweeting towards Katz’s Council seat

Posted by Stephen Stirling in City Council, District 29 on August 13, 2009 | 7 Comments

“Petitioning success!” one online status proclaims. “On the ballot,” a tweet says. “We need affordable housing,” another update reads. From Facebook to Twitter, candidates running for City 60-second blurb, Chain tells listeners that, if elected, her motto would be “how can we help” and that she plans on having a constituent hotline open 24 hours [...]

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Koslowitz raises most but Chain self-funds largest war chest in Katz seat race

Posted by Anna Gustafson in City Council, District 29 on July 30, 2009 | 4 Comments

City Council candidate Heidi Harrison Chain’s donations, including more than $20,000 she gave to herself, boosted her to top of the pack financially in the last filing period, but Karen Koslowitz raised more money than any of the other candidates vying for Councilwoman Melinda Katz’s (D-Forest Hills) seat in that time period. Democratic candidates Koslowitz, [...]