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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Gennaro criticizes state over hydrofracking rules

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, District 22, District 24, Governor on October 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

The state Department of Environmental Conservation released regulations last week concerning the controversial process of hydrofracking that calls for a 1,000-foot buffer zone between an upstate New York shale formation and the city’s watershed. Two Queens city councilmen criticized the regulation for being too soft and said the 1,000-foot zone is not enough to protect [...]

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Lancman praises Con Edison, Local 3 for Irene storm cleanup

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 24, District 25 on September 8, 2011 | No Comments

State Assemblyman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) presented a state proclamation Tuesday to electrical workers and Con Edison, thanking them for their efforts in removing downed trees and restoring power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Lancman, chairman of the Assembly Subcommittee on Workplace Safety, said Con Ed and members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical [...]

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DOT to install streetlights to deter Briarwood crime

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in City Council, City Offices, District 24 on July 7, 2011 | No Comments

After a rash of assaults and incidents of slashed tires and broken windows last month in Briarwood, the city Department of Transportation has decided to add more street lights in parts of the neighborhood, City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) announced. The lights will mostly be installed around the Briarwood Library, the councilman said. The [...]

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Weiner seat attracts names

Posted by Joe Anuta in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, District 23, District 24, District 24, District 25, District 30, District 32, District 9, U.S. House on June 23, 2011 | No Comments

After three weeks of media frenzy surrounding Weinergate and a curt final press conference last Thursday, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner officially left Congress Tuesday, creating a unique political vacuum in his district that stretches across much of Queens into Brooklyn. The Forest Hills Democrat submitted his official resignation letter Monday and was out at midnight [...]


Goldfeder has inside track to fill Pheffer’s vacant seat

Posted by Howard Koplowitz in Assembly, City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 23, District 24, District 31, U.S. Senate on June 16, 2011 | No Comments

Y. Philip Goldfeder, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) director of intergovernmental affairs, is expected to run for the seat vacated by former state Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (D-Rockaway Beach) and has the inside track to become the Democratic nominee in the yet-to-be announced race, a source close to Goldfeder told TimesLedger Newspapers. Goldfeder, who declined to [...]