Bill gives neighbors a voice

Posted by Rich Bockmann in Borough President, City Council, City Offices, District 11, District 19, State Senate on August 25, 2011 | No Comments

As the city Board of Standards and Appeals waits to reconvene the hearing involving a Bayside Hills home next month, City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) has introduced two pieces of legislation designed to give the community more recourse on uncharacteristic development. Halloran said the bills were partly inspired by the BSA process for the home [...]

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Markell ’09 race broke rules on spending: City

Posted by Rich Bockmann in City Council, City Offices, Congress, District 11, District 19, District 5, State Senate, U.S. House on July 28, 2011 | No Comments

The city Campaign Finance Board determined last week that the 2009 campaign of Debra Markell to fill the District 19 City Council seat left vacant by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) had committed two violations. The Democrat’s campaign failed to refund in a timely manner an inappropriate contribution it received and reported several improper post-election [...]


Political Action: Energetic supporters propel Kim in NE Queens primary

Posted by William Lewis in Assembly, City Council, District 19, District 28, District 38 on September 25, 2009 | No Comments

The Democratic primary race for the 19th City Council District seat in northeast Queens has ended with Kevin Kim in the lead over Jerry Iannece. The final results of this election, however, will not be determined until all the absentee ballots have been counted. It is believed there are about 1,000 absentee ballots to be [...]


Queens Democrats praise primary victor Kim

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Council, District 19 on September 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

Queens Democratic Party insiders said Kevin Kim’s win over his five opponents in the Sept. 15 primary stemmed from the candidate’s ability to not only galvanize his base but also to draw voters from across the district. Kim, U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman’s (D-Bayside) deputy director of community affairs, defeated Democrats Jerry Iannece, Paul Vallone, Steve [...]


Kim knocks off Dem-backed Ianecce in Avella seat race

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Council, District 19 on September 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

In a surprise upset, Kevin Kim defeated presumed frontrunner Jerry Iannece and four other Democratic opponents in the primary election Tuesday in the race to replace City Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Kim will now face off against Republican Dan Halloran in November. Kim, who is deputy director of community affairs for U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman [...]


Iannece acted ethically on developer issue: Government sources

Posted by Nathan Duke in City Council, District 19 on September 3, 2009 | No Comments

City Council contender Jerry Iannece said he did not violate any city laws by acting as Community Board 11’s chairman at a June meeting during which a Bayside developer who contributed to Iannece’s campaign discussed plans to expand its operations. Democrats Paul Vallone and Tom Cooke, both of whom are Iannece’s opponents in the race [...]